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UK Tourist Attractions

UK counts itself as one of the topmost tourist destinations of the world. There are several places among the UK tourist attractions to see and things to do not only in the city of London but also throughout countless counties around it. England is famous not only for its cities but also for its beautiful countryside and the different heritage sites that are present there.

UK tourist attractions
 

  • Stratford-upon-Avon
    This is better known as the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Located on the river Avon the place is a must see for tourists merely for its completeness – it has the house of birth and the house in which Shakespeare died. There is the Royal Shakespeare Theater as well as associated museums.
  • Stonehenge
    A popular one among all the UK tourist attractions this is one of England’s prehistoric monuments and possibly the most mysterious of all. It is located in the English county of Wiltshire. This location consists of large stone slabs that are positioned erectly from the ground. It is counted among the World Heritage sites of UNESCO.
     
  • The Tower of London
    This historic monument is located on the northern banks of the River Thames. It was originally built by William the Conqueror on 1078. It served as a fortress, a royal palace and a prison. As a prison the tower has found itself mentioned in many plays and stories of the time. Presently it is under the care of Historic Royal Palaces that is an independent charity.
  • The London Eye
    This is a major tourist attraction that became operational in the year 2000. Built on the eve of the new millennium it was also called the millennium wheel. The giant Ferris wheel is the largest of its kind in Europe and especially popular among tourists to London.
  • Buckingham Palace
    This is the official residence of the royal family in London. Tourists to the UK can get a glimpse of the palace in the summer months when 19 state rooms are open to the public. These rooms are full of some of the best treasures among royal collections that include rare paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and sculpture by Canova.
  • Windsor Castle
    This is the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen. With a history dating back to more than 1000 years Windsor Castle is the oldest and the largest among occupied castles of the world. A tour of the castle could be an experience of a lifetime. However official timings should be checked and confirmed beforehand.
  • Westminster Abbey
    This is a royal Church where coronations and burials of English monarchs are held. This Gothic monastery church in London makes for an everlasting experience for tourists with some of the best examples of medieval architecture.
  • Madame Tussauds
    This wax museum in London is probably one of the most unique among UK tourist attractions. It was established by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud. It has wax models of eminent people from all over the world. The life like wax images are a must see for the visitors.

Shopping in UK is one of the interesting Tourist Attractions in UK with various interesting items. Alfie's Antiques Market, Bayswater Road, Camden Passage Market, Grays Antiques Market and Portobello Road Market in London are some of the hottest shopping spots in UK.