The United Kingdom includes the countries of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is a state full of history, shaped by kings, queens and wars. A very rich culture in an equally vast area.
Embark on a tour of the United Kingdom. Everything you need to see is here.
This region of the United Kingdom is not well known, but it has a lot to offer.
Start your itinerary in the capital city of Belfast. Here you will find important monuments of the country’s history, such as the City Hall, designed after Queen Victoria made it a city of the United Kingdom. The Queen’s University and the Northern Ireland Parliament Building are also beautiful architectural achievements.
You can learn more about the city’s culture in the two main museums: the Ulster Museum or the Titanic Belfast, which retraces the history of the famous liner with the world’s largest exhibition, on the very spot where the Giant of the Seas was built.
Take the road to visit Northern Ireland along the most beautiful coastal route in the world: the Causeway Coastal Route. This approximately 200 km route will take you along the coastline for a breathtaking view. En route, stop in Bushmills to discover the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a pathway formed by 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns, some of which are up to 11 meters high. Legend has it that it was born as a result of a clash between the Scottish giant and the Irish giant.
Then stop at the whisky distillery, the local emblem.
Finally, you arrive in Londonderry or Derry, a walled city where you can discover striking murals around the Bloody Sunday of 1972, where Catholics and Protestants clashed in a bloody way.
Start your itinerary with the Scottish capital: Edinburgh, a city rich in history. Built on a volcano, you will be able to admire its unmissable castle, built in the 11th century and which has seen so many royal adventures. Several sites are worth a visit, such as the Royal Botanic Garden, the National Museum of Scotland, the Royal Palace of Holyrood and the many sumptuous cathedrals in the city.
Its districts are classified as world heritage by UNESCO.
For Harry Potter fans, you can visit Greyfriar Cemetery, where the best-selling author was inspired to name her characters, or stroll down the 18th-century shopping street, Victoria Street, which inspired the famous Chemin de Traverse.
Then go to the Isle of Skye, one of the most beautiful places in Scotland. Very touristic, the views are incredible. For the must-see sites to do at least once in your life: the Old Man of Storr which is the emblem of the island. It is a rocky monolith, 55 m high, in a breathtaking setting, which continues on the most beautiful hike, lasting three hours. On the way you can stop at the Bride’s Veil waterfall, which will offer you a nice surprise. Also worth a visit is Quairing, with a breathtaking view, and Fairy Pool, which takes you along a river lined with small waterfalls.
How to visit Scotland without passing by Inverness and the famous lake of the loch Ness, where according to the legend, hides the monster named Nessie. For the most courageous, boat trips are organized. Hiking is also available on more than 45 km.
Cardiff, capital of Wales, will be your starting point. You will find the castle of Cardiff of course, but also the Millenium Stadium, impressive on match days, in this country where soccer and rugby are religions.
A little further away, in Conwy, you can visit the Snowdonia National Park, the highest mountain range, which was used as a training ground for the ascent of Mount Everest.
Drive along the coast of Wales to St David’s Cape, which separates the Celtic Sea from the Irish Sea. The town of St David’s, the patron saint of Wales, is the westernmost point of the Pembrokeshire coastal route. Here you will find the city’s oldest and most beautiful cathedral.
The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park offers breathtaking views along its 600 square kilometers of trails. Definitely one of the most beautiful national parks in the UK.
Last but not least, there are so many things to see and do in England.
First of all, London, the world capital. London is a lively city, with many tourist sites such as Big Ben, Tower Bridge, London Eye, the Palace of Westminster, or Buckingham. Iconic neighborhoods, famous in movies or literature, huge shopping malls, and a frenzy around pubs and restaurants like the Sushi Samba and its view of London. London is one of the country’s must-sees.
But around the famous capital which is London, there are also beautiful regions to discover. Like Cornwall, located in the southwest of England. It is one of the favorite destinations of the English thanks to its coastline and its soothing countryside. The South West Coastal Path is the best way to discover the region. Every turn of the road will offer you exceptional scenery. Many must-see sites await you, such as the Rame Peninsula, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Britain.
A little further inland, the Yorkshire region is also worth putting on your itinerary. Yorkshire is the largest historic county in England. Its national parks will offer you vast and impressive landscapes. Dozens of castles and abbeys will immerse you in the history of England.
A little further north, in the Yorkshire Dales, stop in Nidderdale to discover Fountains Abbey, founded in 1132 and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved abbeys of that time. Not far from there, you can also discover the Lady of the Crag, a chapel carved in the rock in the 15th century. Quite impressive.
The United Kingdom is so vast that it is impossible to list everything in one article. Despite its austere and rainy image, it has incredible riches to offer its visitors, both in the beauty of the landscapes, and in the aura of the historical buildings that have shaped its history.