Best places to visit and tour in the United Kingdom
The United Kingdom consists of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Without a doubt, United Kingdom is rich in history being one of the most powerful colonial masters back in the days and one of the most powerful countries in the world.
With such history and development, you can be sure that the United Kingdom is no short of places to visit. The castles, the beautiful cities, the wonderful people, the museums and the galleries are just some of the things that makes the United Kingdom one of the best destinations in the world.
In this article we take a look at some of the top destinations in the country, and don’t be mistaken, the list is not a complete. There are just a lot of places that you can visit and have ultimate fun, the ones in this article are just some of our favorites. Check them out:
You can’t really say that you have toured the United Kingdom if you have not set your foot in one of the most elegant cities in the world. The capital is not short of places to explore most of which you can visit without necessarily having to use even a single pound.
One of the most known landmarks in the city is the tower bridge that is located on the river banks of Thames and not forgetting the white tower. While still in London, make sure to witness the changing of guard in the Buckingham palace the residence of the queen. It is even possible to take a tour to the state rooms but you will have to book in advance because this chance comes just a few weeks in a year.
Be sure to visit one of the museums in the city and if you are a soccer fun, you can be sure to watch an arsenal game live or visit the Stamford Bridge and watch a Chelsea game live.
The Scotland’s capital is another place you don’t want to miss. As a matter of fact, Edinburg is one of the most visited city in the United Kingdom and one of the most attractive cities in the world. The city has lots of preserved buildings and home to the Edinburg castle, a castle that has been in place since the 13th century. From this famous castle you can be able to explore some of the historic places that Edinburg has to offer.
One of the most notable place after the Edinburg castle is the Royal Mile, here you get to witness magnificent architecture and not forgetting the amazing restaurants in the place and splendid art galleries. Don’t leave Edinburg before you set your foot in royal botanical garden and the princess street which is quite famous for shopping and dining.
3. Medieval Salisbury and the ancient Stonehenge
Well, do you really want to miss out one of the world’s oldest heritage site? The Stonehenge has been in place for more than 4500 years. Stonehenge was built as a place of worship but these days it is one of the top tourist destination site in the country. The area covers around 20 kilometers and it offers a glimpse of how things used to be in the past and it is definitely one place you don’t want to miss. If you are interested, be sure to book for a chance in advance.
There are more places to tour near the ancient Stonehenge and one place you might want to consider visiting is the city of Salisbury that is located some 16 kilometers south of Stonehenge. In Salisbury you will get to visit one of the oldest cathedrals in England and home to the Magna Carta. Salisbury is also home to some of the finest medieval churches and the architecture in the churches is just magnificent.
It will not take you long to get to this wonderful town as it is only a short train ride from the capital of the nation. Once you get there, you can be sure that there are plenty of things to see and do. Windsor is the home to the famous Windsor castle and other attraction sites like the Legoland Windsor where you can be sure of having a fun family day. Royal Ascot is another place you don’t want to miss where you will be able to witness horse racing and if you visit on June you can stand a chance of witnessing the royal meeting.
Another city in England that you don’t want to miss while you are exploring the great united kingdom. York is the home to one of the most magnificent cathedrals and the largest church in the country. York minister dates back to the root of Christianity in the 3rd century but the elegant gothic structure was constructed like 1000 years after the church was constructed.
Get the opportunity to witness the stained windows that and the awesomely decorated interiors. Also be sure to visit the crypt that has been in place since the 11th century. While still in York, be sure to explore the city walls and do some shopping in the town and visit some of the museums in the city.
Manchester is normally the first stop for the people who wants to explore the northern England, wales or Scotland. There are many highlights in this famous city one of them being the Castlefield which is popular for the beautiful and well preserved canals, roman ruins, and Victorian houses. The place is also a home to some trendy shops and magnificent hotels and restaurants.
Other attraction sites in Manchester include the historic town hall and the Manchester cathedral as well as the many museums and art galleries. You can also be sure to watch a soccer match live in old Trafford as the most successful team in England, Manchester United take on an opponent.