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England – Britain's biggest country

Learn everything about England from its beautiful landscapes and historic World Heritage Sites to its vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. You'll also find useful travel information such as a map of England, accommodation booking and information on famous attractions and events.

Beautiful coastline, charming villages and world-class cities

England is the biggest country in Britain, and is home to the largest city in Europe. It's also home to over 600 miles of beautiful coastline and some of the world's top tourist attractions. England is divided into 9 distinct regions, each with its own unique personality, history and culture - from the rolling hills of the Cotswolds and charming Cornish villages to the bustling city life of London and the dramatic coastlines of the North East. So no matter what kind of holiday you want, you'll find the perfect destination in England.

Culture & heritage

England is home to 21 of Britain's UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Hadrian's Wall in the North East, Stonehenge in the South West, Canterbury Cathedral in the South East and the Tower of London and Maritime Greenwich in London. You can also find all 7 of Britain's Heritage Cities in England.

Attractions

In every region of England there are hundreds of fantastic attractions to enjoy. As well as London's world-famous attractions, you'll find historical sites like Stonehenge, ecological attractions such as the Eden Project and great family attractions ranging from zoos and safari parks to picnic spots and beaches. Use our Attractions & Events search to find attractions near your destination.

Britain – an ancient nation with a dynamic spirit

Learn everything about Britain from its unique history and traditions to its vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. You'll also find useful travel information such as a map of Britain, accommodation booking and information on famous attractions and events.

Something for everyone

Britain is made up of the United Kingdom of Great Britain (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) together with the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Britain is a diverse nation full of contrasts; whichever direction you travel you will find a wide variety of landscapes and diverse cultures to explore. England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are all unique countries with their own customs, cultures and traditions. There’s something for everyone in Britain – from the wealth of natural and historical heritage to the vibrant and cosmopolitan towns and cities.

Culture & heritage

Britain has a rich and fascinating history dating back to around 6500BC, and all over Britain you’ll find monuments marking its history – from Stonehenge to Buckingham Palace. Britain is also home to over 25 cultural and natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 7 Heritage Cities: Bath, Canterbury, Chester, Durham, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and York.

Attractions

In every corner of Britain you’ll find hundreds of great attractions, ranging from small local museums to world-famous attractions like Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Britain’s great attractions cover everything from museums & galleries to food & drink, and there’s something for everyone – from families to budget travelers. Use our Attractions & Events search to find attractions near your destination.

Shopping

Britain is the shopping hotspot of Europe, and wherever you are in Britain, the choice of shops is endless. Shop for vintage clothes at street markets; shop for bargains on the high street; discover unusual gifts and new designers at unique boutiques and shop for everything under one roof at fantastic department stores – you’ll find them all in Britain.

Journey to the ancient Celtic kingdom of Wales, land of castles

Learn everything about Wales from its beautiful scenery and historic landmarks to its vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. You'll also find useful travel information such as a map of Wales, accommodation booking and information on famous attractions and events.

Packed full of natural beauty

Wales, bordered by England on the east, is a small country with a colorful history and spectacular landscapes, including 3 National Parks and 5 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At only 170 miles from north to south and 60 miles east to west, it's no surprise that you're never far from a mountain or the sea. But Wales is also home to vibrant cities, traditional villages and great tourist attractions. Welsh - the native language - is spoken by many people in Wales, and is one of the oldest languages in the world.

Culture & heritage

Wales is rich in history, culture, myth and legend. Known as 'the land of castles', it is home to 641 famous fortresses - more per head than anywhere else in the world. Wales is also home to 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and although Cardiff, the capital city, dates back to Roman times, it's actually Britain's youngest city.

Attractions

The history and myths of one of the world's oldest civilizations have created an unforgettable range of sights to explore; Roman forts, 641 castles, and countless sights linked to Kind Arthur and Merlin the magician. And from small country villages to the buzzing cities with their vibrant music and nightlife, there are fascinating local attractions to explore everywhere.

Shopping

Like most capital cities, Cardiff is a shopper's paradise. Queen Street is the city's main shopping area, where you'll find all your favorite high street shops. If you prefer everything under one roof, head to St David's Shopping Centre, and for unique boutiques and cafés, the Victorian Arcades are a must-see.

From deserted glens to Edinburgh's stylish streets, discover Scotland, a land of startling variety

Learn everything about Scotland from its historic natural landmarks like Loch Ness and Neolithic Orkney to its unique blend of traditional and modern culture.

Some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world

Scotland is a diverse and extraordinary country, with a rich and fascinating history. The country has nearly 800 islands, only 300 of which are inhabited, and these islands are home to some of the most beautiful landscape in the world. A land of contrasts, Scotland boasts vibrant and exciting cities to visit and breathtaking lochs, mountains and coastlines that shouldn’t be missed. Scotland is bordered by England on the south, the Atlantic Ocean on the west and the North Sea on the east.

Culture & heritage

Every inch of Scotland is steeped in culture and history, something that the Scots are immensely proud of. Scotland has produced some of the world's best writers, painters, sculptors, poets and musicians, and continues to do so. These great talents can often be seen at Scotland's many festivals, most notably the Edinburgh International Festival.

Attractions

Scotland's diverse and exciting history is reflected in many of its attractions. Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the city's Old Town is a must-see. A visit to the Heart of Neolithic Orkney (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) is an unforgettable experience, as is a trip to any of Scotland's fantastic Whisky distilleries. And of course, you can't visit Scotland without trying to find Nessie at Loch Ness.

Shopping

When it comes to shopping, Scotland's cities really shine. If you want to shop for bargains on the high street, head to Murraygate in Dundee. But if you've got a bit more cash to splash on designer labels, Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh's city centre is the place for you. Or if you're hunting for one-off vintage finds, Glasgow's West End is a haven for vintage shoppers.

Northern Ireland – Discover Britain's smallest country

Learn everything about Northern Ireland from its historic landmarks like the Giant's Causeway to its vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. You'll also find useful travel information such as a map of Northern Ireland, accommodation booking and information on famous attractions and events.

Steeped in history, culture & myth

Northern Ireland is the smallest country in Britain, and is situated in the northeast corner of Ireland. Northern Ireland's size makes it easy to travel around - once you've established a base, you can visit the country's main attractions on easy day trips. For sheer variety of landscape, the country feels bigger than it is; breathtaking mountains and glens, World Heritage Sites and an inland sea - everything's packed neatly together.

Culture & heritage

Northern Ireland is steeped in history, culture and myth. As well as being one of the country's biggest attractions, the Giant's Causeway and the Causeway Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And you'll also find a number of historical abbeys and priories, gardens, stately homes and national parks all around the country.

Attractions

There are countless must-see attractions in Northern Ireland. The Causeway Coast is home to some of the country's most popular attractions, including the Giant's Causeway and the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. The historic walled city of Londonderry is an attraction in itself; its setting, architecture and famous walls make a great day out.

Source: www.visitbritain.com

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  1. louise:
    Dec 30, 2011 at 01:35 AM

    We are going to England next summer just before the Olympics, there's gonna be a real buzz there, can't wait!






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