Top 5 most attractive towns in the United Kingdom

London

Image of Big Ben and London Eye in London, photo by TJ Morris/flickr

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as its name sais, includes the island of Great Britain and the north-eastern part of the island if Ireland and many smaller islands. It consists of four administrative territories: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The United Kingdom is one of the most beautiful countries of the world owing to its natural and cultural heritage. There are several places you should visit in the United Kingdom, especially the spectacular historical towns of all the four administrative territories. Below I will present the most attractive towns of the country.

 

London

The capital city of England and the United Kingdom is the most visited town of the country and perhaps the most beautiful one. Located on the River Thames, the city’s history goes back to its foundation by the Romans. This wonderful city has some of the world’s most attractive and visited sites. One of the most attractive buildings of London, the Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It is located close to the other tourist attraction, the Westminster Abbey, the gothic church and place of coronation, also burial place of the royal family. Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British monarch.

I suggest you spend a couple of days in London, because there are so many spectacular places to visit, you won’t be able to visit them in one day. The most visited attractions of the city are: the British Museum, the National Gallery, the Tate Modern, the Natural History Museum, the huge Ferris wheel called London Eye, the Science Museum, the Tower of London, the National Maritime Museum, Madame Tussauds wax museum and so on. There are also several theatres, opera houses and ballets, museums and art galleries, orchestras and concert halls, picturesque parks and gardens you should visit during your holiday in London.

London

Image of Big Ben and London Eye in London, photo by TJ Morris/flickr

York

The beautiful city of York, founded in 71 AD by the Romans, is situated at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in the county of North Yorkshire, England. York has a rich cultural heritage and it is a very popular town for the tourists. This cultural, romantic city is one of the most attractive towns of England. There are numerous attractions in the city: the Yorkshire Museum that houses some of the finest collections of archaeological and geological finds in Europe; the National Railway Museum with giant halls full of trains and railway legends; one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, the York Minster; the York Castle Museum which is one of Europe’s best-known museums with authentic recreated streets where you can experience the sights and sounds of Victorian Britain. The other attractive site of York is the Clifford’s Tower which was originally built by William the Conqueror. The York Dungeon is also a famous attraction which presents the history of the dungeon using actor led shows and scary special effects. There are sightseeing tours and even boats that help you view as much attractions as you can in this gorgeous city.

York Minster

York Minster, photo by jack_spellingbacon/flickr

Cardiff

Also known as the capital of Wales, the city has several attractions. The city is characterized by innovative architecture, high class entertainment and quality shopping possibilities. The magnificent Cardiff Castle, the impressive Millennium Stadium or the National Museum of Wales are just some of its must-visit attractions. The Wales Millenium Center, Cardiff Bay and the Llandaff Cathedral are also popular for the tourists who visit York. There are also theatres, museums, opera houses and galleries for the adepts of art and culture.

Edinburgh

The capital city of Scotland is the second largest city of the country. The Old Town, as well as the New Town are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The annually organized Edinburgh Festival is very popular with the visitors. If you are planning to visit the city, you can not miss to visit the spectacular Old Town and the North Bridge. You can find the following attractions in the Old Town: St. Giles’ Cathedral, the Royal Museum of Scotland or Surgeons’ Hall. The Edinburgh Castle is one of the United Kingdom’s most impressive castles. There are also medieval palaces, Gothic churches and amazing museums and galleries in Edinburgh, not to mention the gorgeous Railbridge or the Royal Mile.

Edinburgh

View over Edinburgh, photo by Stylva/flickr

Belfast

The birthplace of the Titanic owns some of the best historical landmarks and fantastic attractions. Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and one of the country’s most impressive cities. The most popular site of the town is perhaps the impressive Belfast Castle. Other attractions are the following: the Lagan River, the basaltic Cavehill, the building of the Belfast City Hall and the Big Wheel, the Cathedral Quarter area with several old buildings, the Grand Opera House, the Botanic Gardens, the building of Queen’s University and so on. As you can see, there are several attractions that can make your holiday gorgeous at Belfast!

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