If you are planning a trip to the UK, you may find yourself wondering, “What are the top 10 places to visit in the UK”. We came up with this list to help you out. The UK or United Kingdom is short for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and actually includes England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
Scotland is located in the north of the UK and divided into fifteen regions. Five great destinations to visit include Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hebrides Islands, Isle of Skye and Orkney Islands. Scotland is full of castles and breathtaking landscapes.
2. Edinburgh, Scotland
Visit the Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles Cathedral, or Mary Kings Close just to name a few places. The last location is actually under the city and is historically accurate of the city from the 16th to 19th century. This city requires an article all to itself and even that wouldn’t do it justice.
3. Argyll & The Isles, Scotland
Places to visit in this area include Inveraray Castle, Inveraray Jail, Loch Fyne and Benmore Botanic Gardens. This region is famous for its seafood cuisine and historical sites.
England is full of things to do from historical trips to current sporting events. There are castles to visit, shopping to do, local cuisine to experiment and no shortage of museums and historic sites. You can find things to do in the city or in the country, from the sea to camping.
5. Stonehenge, England
A must-see, Stonehenge is a prehistoric stone circle that is believed to have been constructed roughly 3100 BC. It is believed to be a center of worship, although its true purpose is not known. It is located in Wiltshire County, two miles from Amesbury and eight miles from Salisbury.
6. London, England
Of course, you can’t visit the UK without visiting London and famous locations in the city including the Tower Bridge, the British Museum, the Tower of London, Big Ben, House of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace, just to name a few locations. This is another place that needs an entire book to do justice to the places that should be visited.
Wales is located in the southwest of the UK. The region has been invaded numerous times by many peoples including the Romans and Anglo-Saxons. Some must-see locations include Harlech Castle, the National Museum, Caerphilly Castle and the Rhondda Heritage Park. There are no shortage of castles and historical sites in Wales … we found over fifty castles, four abbeys or priories, five cathedrals, and fifty one churches.
8. Brecon Beacons, Wales
The Brecon Beacons is a mountain range in the south of Wales. Perfect for people who love the outdoors, there are market towns, breathtaking landscapes and castles.
9. Northern Ireland
The island of Ireland is located in the north west of Europe and east of Great Britain and divided into Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom. Northern Ireland is a great place for outdoor activities including golfing, walking, cycling and canoeing. There are plenty of historical places and castles to visit as well and don’t forget the beaches.
10. Belfast, Northern Ireland
There is plenty to do and visit in Belfast. If you love to visit historic sites and buildings, you can go to the Parliament Buildings, the Creggan Parish Church and Graveyard, and the Linen Hall Library. There are a number of historical tours available as well including a ghost walk Belfast.
So, there you have it, the top ten places to visit in the UK. Enjoy your trip!