Things to do in the United Kingdom
The UK is home to some of the most stunning historical attractions in the world, vibrant cities, picturesque National Parks, beautiful lakes and stunning landscapes. With so much choice there is plenty on offer when it comes to things to do in the United Kingdom.
Take a city tour of London and enjoy the sights, including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, west end theatres and award-winning restaurants and bars. Take a boat trip down the river Thames, get a bird’s eye view of the city from the London Eye, visit the Tower of London which houses the crown jewels or marvel at Big Ben, London’s iconic national timepiece.
If you are planning a list of things to do in the United Kingdom with a trip to Scotland, enjoy the capital city, Edinburgh and its wide choice of attractions. Edinburgh Castle is well worth a visit. This spectacular old fortress with city views attracts thousands of tourists each year. Other popular tours and attractions include: the Museum of Scotland Natural History and Industrial Exhibits, Mary King’s Close for haunted tours and Arthur’s Seat, an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views. Belfast in Northern Ireland was the birthplace of the Titanic, which famously struck an iceberg and sunk in 1912. The renovated dockyards’ Titanic Quarter is well worth a visit and includes a museum, built to resemble a ship’s hull and the Titanic Slipways.
Discover the dramatic landscapes of Northern Ireland on a day trip to the Giant's Causeway. Go to the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge near Ballintoy, and see the ruins of Dunluce Castle on route. The Giant's Causeway is an area of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is located in County Antrim on the north coast of Northern Ireland. Cardiff is situated on the south coast of Wales where the River Taff meets the Severn Estuary. The revitalized waterfront at Cardiff Bay include the Wales Millenium Centre, home of the national opera. Shopaholics should stroll down to Mermaid Quay for a choice of boutiques and quirky shops.
Wherever you visit in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Island you will never be short of things to do in the United Kingdom.