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The United Kingdom (UK) is an island country situated in the North West
of Europe surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, North Sea, Irish Sea and the
English Channel. The UK is a European Union member state and has a
constitutional monarchy. The country is diverse and unique and has much history
Almost one hundred thousand visitors flock to London, the UK's capital city, every day. It is an important historical and political city with famous sites such as Buckingham Palace, the official home to Queen Elizabeth II and The London Eye, the largest wheel in Europe. Other major attractions in London include; The Tower of London known for its historical prisoners, Westminster Palace with its world recognized clock tower Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Madame Tussauds the wax work museum and the London Zoo. London is also famous for the River Thames which travels through the city, and its West End Shows where many renowned actors and actresses take to the stage.
Southern England has some dramatic coastlines and
wonderful beaches. Popular tourist destinations include the South West counties
of Cornwall and Devon, famous for their coasts, beaches and their
local history of smuggling.
North of England
In the North of England, there are countless places for you to visit. The stunning Lake District is England's largest National Park and is home to the highest mountain in England. Other places that are worth visiting include the ancient Roman monument of Hadrian's Wall and Alnwick castle, which served as one of the settings for Hogwarts School in the Harry Potter films. You may also wish to visit some of the metropolitan and historical cities and towns that are located in the North of England such as Manchester, Newcastle, Chester and Liverpool.
Scotland borders England and is at the most Northern
part of the UK. Its stunning landscape reflects its dramatic history. Like the mainland, Scotland also has 790
The country of Wales has a wealth of history, which
is evident when you visit its many castles and fortresses.
Northern Ireland has 200 kilometers of National Trust
coastline with superb sandy beaches and many ‘must see' sites including Giant's
Causeway, a world heritage site. Volcanic eruptions formed the basalt stone
columns over 60 million years ago. Giant's Causeway is so incredible that some people
still refer to it as ‘the eighth wonder of the world'.