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United Kingdom

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Welcome to our United Kingdom travel guide for attractions tours and other information. Britain offers a wealth of wonderful attractions, from the natural landscapes, coastline and wildlife, historic buildings and monuments and vibrant activities and events in the modern cosmopolitan cities.

Still with its constitutional monarchy, Britain has a great depth of history preserved in the many castles, stately home and royal residences.

There are of course the many ancient monuments to be found throughout Britain, from Stonehenge in England, Standing Stones of Callanish in Scotland and Bryn Celli Ddu Burial Chamber in Scotland.

Over time we will be expanding our listing of wonderful attractions throughout Britain, in the meantime you can check out our current listing.

If you want to include other great British attraction, just send us an email with the details, including website (if applicable) and any images that you can provide permission for us to use here.

• United Kingdom Attractions

Ancient Monuments
• Across the United Kingdom there are may examples of ancient monuments that date back to the Neolithic period. Some of the best known examples include Stonehenge and Hadrian’s Wall in England, Standing Stones of Callanish in Scotland and Bryn Celli Ddu Burial Chamber in Scotland.
• With castles everywhere, from ruins to restored homes and tourist attractions, there is no shortage of getting up close and personal to some of the wonderful heritage to be found in the United Kingdom. Wales alone has over 600 castles, abbeys and holy wells, whilst England have many royal residence still occupied by Royalty. To find out more about castles, follow our links to the individual countries of the UK or contact the local tourism centres, who will be able to provide you with information and maps.
National Parks
• Britain has 15 national parks, a diverse collection of areas encompassing mountains, meadows, moorlands, woods and wetlands.

Unlike countries like Australia, there is a large amount of land within the National Parks that is owned by private landowners. Farmers and organisations like the National Trust are some of the landowners, along with the thousands of people who live in the villages and towns. National Park Authorities sometimes own bits of land, but they work with all landowners in all National Parks to protect the landscape.

The national parks include:
  • England, 10
    — The Broads, Dartmoor, Exmoor, the Lake District, the New Forest, Northumberland, the North York Moors, the Peak District, the South Downs and the Yorkshire Dales.
  • Scotland, 2
    — Cairngorms and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.
  • Wales, 3
    — The Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire Coast and Snowdonia.

National Trails
• National Trails are long distance routes for walking, cycling and horse riding through the finest landscapes in England and Wales. In Scotland the equivalent trails are called long distance routes. There are 15 Trails in England and Wales (when complete 2 of these will be suitable for use by horse riders and cyclists along their entire length) and 4 in Scotland.

National Trails pass through some of the most stunning and diverse landscapes in Britain. There is something to suit everyone, from short walks to a 630 mile adventure.
Shetland Islands
• The Shetland Islands, a subarctic archipelago, are a group of over 100 islands located off the northeast mainland coast of Scotland. The largest of the islands is known as Mainland, other islands include Yell, Unst, Fetlar, Bressay, Whalsay, East and West Burra, Muckle Roe, Papa Stour, Trondra, Vaila, Foula, Fair Isle, and the Out Skerries group.

Dominated and influenced by the coast and sea, the islands have a rich history that date back to the Neolithic time. With less than a third of the islands being populated, the region is a wildlife paradise, where visitors have the chance to spot whales, seals and otters, as well as being home to over a millions birds such as fulmars and puffins.
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