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15th February 2013

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By: Andrew Connor

One of the most captivating destinations in Europe is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island. Located at the northwestern coast of continental Europe, the UK experienced warm summers and mild winters, making it a great destination for some outdoor recreation and adventure. Many people often confuse Britain, England and the UK, and perceive this as one and the same. But, England is just part of the UK alongside other countries Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Because the UK is such as vast and diverse sovereign state both in geography and culture, it offers a thousands things to any tourist who is hoping to discover a rich history and culture. Here are top destinations in UK that you shouldn’t miss.

London

As one of the most popular cities, London is visited by around 14 million tourists each year, making it the most visited city in the world. It is the capital city of England and the UK. It is also the largest city in the UK with an estimated 8 million population. Also known as multicultural city, London is home to a diverse races and culture groups. It is like the New York City of Europe, leading in commerce, fashion, education, music, arts, entertainment, sports, finance, tourism, and more. It’s like a large urban hub with strong historical roots. From towering skyscrapers to historical palaces, theatres, and famous landmarks, London offers a wonderful combination of old and new.

The Buckingham Palace is where the British Royal Family resides. It is an astounding piece of architecture and landmark with hundreds of rooms and several acres of gardens. Another famous landmark in London is the Palace Westminster or the House of the Parliament located at the north of the River Thames. These landmarks offer a rich history that dates back to the 17th century. Tourists can enjoy the nice tour of the palaces and behold such beautiful landmarks. If you are visiting the city, make sure you also visit the iconic Tower Bridge and the London Eye.

If you want to experience the local scene, head off to London’s famous pubs. Londoners are known for their enthusiastic drinking culture and brewing traditions. With more than 7000 pubs, you can’t miss a good nightlife experience. Visit a classic London pub, and you might just get to drink the best ale and listen to music on vinyl.

Edinburgh

This city is the capital of Scotland. Also known as the Athens of the North, Edinburgh is considered a centre of arts, literature, and philosophy. It is the second most visited city in the UK, owing to its famous art festivals each year. The Old Town of Edinburg was listed as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in 1995. Many tourists hope to experience the Old Town’s medieval street layout. Edinburgh also offers great tourist attractions including the National Museum of Scotland, Corstorphine Hill, Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh Castle, and the former underground city called the Royal Mile. You can take a tour of the scary prehistoric castles and haunted houses if you’re up for a different kind of tour.

Liverpool



If you are a fan of the Beatles, Liverpool is one destination you shouldn’t miss. Enjoy a great journey of Beatles history through tours offered daily. You can visit the European Peace Monument dedicated to John Lennon, Penny Lane, the actual Strawberry Fields of the band’s popular song, and take a trip back in time and discover the Beatles Hidden Gallery, which features a great collection of photographs of the Beatles tour from 1963-1964.

Aside from being home to one of the most famous bands in the world, Liverpool is a city of rich culture and heritage. In 2008, it was awarded as the European Capital Culture. If you plan to visit the city, don’t miss these famous landmarks on your itinerary - Liverpool Cathedral, Merseyside Maritime Museum, St. George’s Hall, Echo Wheel of Liverpool, The Williamson Tunnels, and the Liverpool Waterfront.

To know more about UK and other European cities, check out videos and details at Travelplus.tv. Watch videos and plan your next trip to some of the world’s great cultural and urban destinations.

About the Author:

Andrew Connor is a travel and leisure blogger. He is currently working as a travel writer and web consultant for http://www.traveplus.tv. You can find more info on website travel here in this site.

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