Discover the countries of the United Kingdom

London Eye by night Adriano Aurelio Araujo/Flickr

London Eye by night ©Adriano Aurelio Araujo/Flickr

As you all know it, the United Kingdom includes four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. These astonishing countries are all abundant in excellent and unique visitor attractions. The UK is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Millions of tourists visit this amazing country yearly. Choose any of the four countries of the UK and you will surely have part of an unforgettable travel experience.

But if you have enough time and money, discover all the four countries of the United Kingdom. All the countries’ capital cities, the mysterious Stonehenge, the fantastic Giant’s Causeway, the Lake District, Loch Ness, the beaches and islands belonging to the UK are unique and excellent tourist destinations. I suggest you to visit as many as you can.


England with its fantastic capital city, London and further excellent cities, is a top tourist destination. London is one of the most popular and most significant capital cities of the entire world. It is home to innumerable landmarks, including the Big Ben, Tower Bridge, the London Eye, the Place of Westminster, the National Gallery, Madame Tussauds and so on.

Other important cities of England are: Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol, Newcastle, Birmingham, Leeds, Brighton, Bradford, Nottingham and so on. As for the natural attractions of the country, the major highlights are the Lake District, the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales, the Cotswold Hills and others.

London Eye by night Adriano Aurelio Araujo/Flickr

London Eye by night ©Adriano Aurelio Araujo/Flickr


The fantastic country of Scotland is also abundant in tourist attractions, dragging innumerable visitors every year. Edinburgh, its capital city and Glasgow, its largest city are both important tourist destinations, being home to excellent landmarks.

Besides some wonderful cities, Scotland is also home to numerous natural attractions. It is an astonishing country. The Scottish Highlands, the world famous Loch Ness, the islands of the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland are all unique sites to visit.

Edinburgh Castle Glen Bowman/Flickr

Edinburgh Castle ©Glen Bowman/Flickr


With Cardiff as its capital city, Wales is also very attractive for tourists. Swansea and Newport are also important cities of the country. The famous Snowdon National Park is one of the highlights of the area.

Anglesey Island is also very attractive for tourists. Besides, there are other national parks and Areas of Outstanding Beauty in Wales, including Wye Valley and the beautiful Gower Peninsula. Wales is an absolutely worth visiting area.

Northern Ireland

The northern part of the Irish island named Northern Ireland is also part of the UK. The capital city of the country is the wonderful Belfast. The Mourne Mountains and the unique Giant’s Causeway are important natural attractions of the country. Some of the most important cities are: Lisburn, Derry, Newry, Bangor, Newtownabbey and so on.

Giant's Causeway TS Drown/Flickr

Giant’s Causeway ©TS Drown/Flickr

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