Top 5 Places to Visit in UK

While there are hundreds if not thousands of interesting places to visit in the UK, this article attempts to tout just a select few. Some of these choices are obvious but others may surprise you. Whatever the case may be, the following is arguably the Top 5 places to visit in the UK.

1) London, England - There is no question that the top destination to visit in the UK is London. With thousands of international flights arriving at either Heathrow or Gatwick, tourists flock to one of the most famous cities in the world. From the venerable Big Ben to Buckingham Palace to the eerie Tower of London, there are tons of sites to see and enjoy.

2) Stonehenge, England – The most famous historical site in all of the UK is Stonehenge, in the English county of Wiltshire. Most historians believe that these structures were built approximately 4,000 years ago and may have been used as ancient burial grounds. This stone structure is a tremendous tourists destination, in particular during the summer solstice and is one of the most famous sites in the world.

3) Edinburgh Castle, Scotland – One of the most famous and grandest of castles in the UK is the Edinburgh Castle in the city of Edinburg. This castle is by far the biggest tourist attraction in Scotland and the city has thrived with tourism for years. The Edinburgh Castle has the grand distinction of housing the Honours of Scotland (Scottish Crown Jewels). International flights arrive at the Edinburgh Airport, which is the busiest airport in Scotland.

4) Stratford Upon Avon, England – Another one of the most famous places in the UK is Stratford Upon Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, who is considered to be the greatest writer of the English language. Millions of visitors come to this city approximately 160 km from London.

5) The Giant’s Causeway – Located on the northern tip of Northern Ireland, the Giant’s Causeway is an incredible act of Mother Nature. This unique area comprises approximately 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. This site, along with Stonehenge is distinguished for its inclusion of World Heritage Sites. The opening of the Giant’s Causeway Tramway in 1847 was significant in making the Causeway one of the biggest tourist attractions in the UK.