Great Britain is a Union which is old more than 300 years. This island was the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century and played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science.
Britain is packed with historic monuments, royal palaces, and some of the world’s top museums. It is a popular tourist destination in Europe and many people travel to its shores each year to sample the delights the country has to offer.
There are so many great places in the United Kingdom, however, this time we are sharing our list of the top 10 best places to visit in this wonderful country. Enjoy the view!
Cirque of Sligachan, Scotland
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Scotland could be one of the most enticing countries in the world if, and only if the sun was not as shy to shine as it is. But when the sun is out, this could be one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It is not exotic we know, but to feel immersed in natural beauty, one nature offers for free is mindblowing. You can experience some of the most beautiful skylines and mountainous backdrop within the United Kingdom. Perfect to visit during the period of mid-June to mid-September. You’ll fall in love with the environment. Bring a rain jacket just in case!
Tower Bridge with Trailing Lights, London
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One cannot visit London without sightseeing Tower Bridge. The 127-year-old bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become a world-famous symbol of London. As a result, it is sometimes confused with London Bridge, about 0.5 miles upstream. At night, one can admire the lights from the bridge itself and the passing cars. This could turn you into a great amateur photographer. Superbe engineering.
Isle of Skye, Scotland
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Once again we bring you back to beautiful Scotland. It is better known for its rugged landscapes, picturesque fishing villages, and medieval castles. The largest island in the Inner Hebrides archipelago, it has an indented coastline of peninsulas and narrow lochs, radiating out from a mountainous interior. When weather permits, it is heaven on Earth. Find yourself a fish n chips shop, and admire the outside view and cold winds which you will not want to trade for anything.
Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Surely one might be already tempted to visit the Yorkshire Dales without having read about it, by simply having gone “wow” to what you saw. When there is rain there are masses and masses of unlimited greenery. And that’s the advantage. The landscape looks like it straight out of the Queen’s gardens. It looks sculpted. It looks like thousands of gardens come at night secretly to keep this looking like a secret gem. Nature in all its glory and literally, fit for a king.
Old Royal Naval College, London
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The iconic riverside estate has five centuries of rich history linking an incredible cast of monarchs and famous British figures. The Painted Hall is the jewel in the undisputed crown and one of London’s ‘hidden gems’. The Old Royal Naval College is the architectural centerpiece of Maritime Greenwich, a World Heritage Site in Greenwich, London, described by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. Worth the detour and not to be missed when in London.
Grasmere by Wolfy, Cumbria
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Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in Cumbria, England, in the center of the Lake District, named after its adjacent lake. It is the northern town in England before entering Scotland and has terrific restaurants too. A stunning area one could get lost for hours on end looking at its cheerful historical beauty. Mesmerizing Bed and Breakfast places, lovely river, small town footbridges, lushes of green garden, and flower beds.
Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland, UK
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Built to guard the wild northern frontier of the Roman Empire in AD122, Hadrian’s Wall was more than just a barricade. It was a vibrant and multi-cultural occupied military zone of mile-castles, barracks, ramparts, forts, and settlements; sprawling almost 80 miles in length from the North Sea to the Irish Sea. The building of the Wall required vision and an outstanding level of engineering skill. The wall is set amongst the wild beauty of Cumbrian and Northumbrian landscapes.
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A top-rated London attraction and within top things to do when in London, both during the day, and to experience at night as well, it welcomes over 3 million visitors a year. The London Eye, or the Millennium Wheel, is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is Europe’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel. One might say you have the best view of London and its river Thames.
The Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye, Scotland
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The Fairy Pools are located at Glenbrittle on the Isle of Skye. The Fairy Pools are beautiful rock pools of crystal clear spring water fed by a series of waterfalls from the Cuillin Mountains. Free to visit at any time, the spectacular Fairy Pools are located near the village of Carbost in Glenbrittle on the Isle of Skye. Many tributaries of the River Brittle run down from the Cuillin into the glen including a stream with waterfalls known as the Fairy Pools, a popular place for walkers.
Buckingham Palace, London
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One cannot mention going to the UK, without visiting London let alone without visiting Buckingham Palace. Bathing in history, it brings tens of millions of tourists each year to stand and look at the relief of Her Majesty’s guards, the only time you’ll see them move! The Queen has ruled for longer than any other Monarch in British history, becoming a much loved and respected figure across the globe.