Popular destinations UNITED KINGDOM

Basic information
   Official national languageEnglish
   CapitalLondon
   Area242,900 km2
   Populationca,66,907,066 (2019)
   Currencypound sterling (GBP)
   Web | Code | Tel..uk | GBR | +44

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is made up of four countries; England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Landenweb has chosen to deal with each individual country.

Stonehendge EnglandPhoto:Simon Wakefield Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic no changes made

Tourism to the UK has become one of the major economic sectors with a total value of almost £80 billion. In total, more than 2 million people work in the tourism sector, which is about 7.5% of the total workforce. England has many tourist attractions, we limit ourselves here to some of the best known. Stonehenge near Salisbury is surrounded by a mystery. Here you see a circle of megalithic stones that date from around 2300 BC. It is almost certain that the monument was used as a cemetery, but it could also be a health center or a place of sacrifice. Today, people come to this magical place to experience the solstice. Read more about Holidays and attractions in England

Caernarfon Castle WalesPhoto:Manfred Heyde Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported no changes made

Wales draws in the natural beauty of its landscape, castles and many legends. There are rugged mountains, cool forests, mysterious lakes, a beautiful coastline and many picturesque towns and villages. There are also beautiful hiking trails, and you can climb and canoe in the national parks. Historical sites attract tourists from all over the world. In addition to many museums, there are also more than a hundred impressive castles and remains of Roman fortresses and settlements. Read more about Holidays and attractions in Wales

Dark Hedges Northern IrelandPhoto: Ky0n Cheng in the public domain

There are plenty of places to visit in Northern Ireland.The Giant's Causeway, known for its polygonal columns of layered basalt, is a rock formation and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Due to a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago, it is the centerpiece of a protected area of natural beauty and has attracted visitors for centuries. Northern Ireland is also the place where many recordings were made for the "Game of Thrones" series, which has many fans worldwide. In any case, a visit to the Dark Hedges is recommended, Read more about Holidays and attractions in Northern Ireland

Jacobite Train ScotlandPhoto:96tommy Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic no changes made

The tourist industry has now become one of the most profitable parts of the Scottish economy. With a few exceptions, there is no question of large scale. Well-known are the visits you can make to the whiskey distilleries (Malt Whisky Trail). There are more than a hundred distilleries open to visit. The taste difference in whisky can be from mild to smoky. Especially the Single Malts are popular and can be quite expensive in terms of price. Read more about Holidays and attractions in Scotland

Sources

www.landenweb.com/england

www.landenweb.com/northern-ireland

www.landenweb.com/scotland

www.landenweb.com/wales

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated September 2020
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