The United Kingdom is a cultural and historical powerhouse. Formed by the union of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland the United Kingdom has almost everything for the perfect holiday. The United Kingdom is one of the ten most popular tourist destinations in the world.
Major attractions include the global city of London; the beautiful old streets of York, and the lochs and lakes of Scotland. Whilst the United Kingdom is often thought of as one distinct location, the four component countries all offer a distinct and multi-faceted experience.
One of the most-visited cities in the world, London has much to offer; famous shopping areas like Regent Street, Covent Garden and Leicester Square, contrast with sights like Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and the world-class Theatres of the west end.
Other popular cities include Scotland's capital city – Edinburgh with its famously imposing castle and cobbled streets, the Roman city of Bath and its regional capitals famed for their vibrant nightlife, modern art and culture such as Newcastle and Manchester.
As a country, of course, the UK’s urban centres are just but one part of its enduring appeal. Britain is often extremely beautiful, with seaside towns, national parks and mossy-stoned villages still in high popularity. Tourism to more remote regions like the chalk cliffs and sandy beaches of Cornwall, Northern Ireland's Giant’s Causeway and the frequently rainy Lake District are as popular and enjoyable as it’s ever been.
Above all, the United Kingdom provides a friendly and stable environment for travelling and offers an extremely diverse selection of experiences in what is a relatively small and easily travelled country.