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United Kingdom Vacations - Which One Fit To You?

Published at 07/17/2011 01:43:37

 The United Kingdom hosts the most popular and appealing tourism sites. It boasts a great variety of vacation spots that belie its relatively small size. The isles offer long and scenic coastlines, charming towns and villages filled with historic attractions and vibrant modern cities. Choose one of the many popular vacation spots in the United Kingdom to explore; or travel around this compact country to experience a full array of scenic mountains, coasts, lakes and valleys, all replete with the remnants of a long and storied history.

 London is one of the world’s premier city vacation destinations and the initial point of entry for most international visitors to Britain. The city is dominated by its instantly recognizable sights: Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey, to name a few. The bustling capital is packed with historical sites, museums, galleries, theatres, parks and gardens. The "tourist traps" are popular for good reason, but there are also many more unusual sights you might be interested in. Cornwall is another worth-visiting tourist spot. It is the western- and southernmost county in Britain and features a warmer climate than the rest of the nation. This, along with its sandy beaches, sheltered bays, surf spots, fishing villages and resort towns, makes Cornwall an enduringly popular destination in summer. The most popular towns to visit include Land’s End (the most westerly point in Britain), the artists’ colony of St Ives, Penzance and Newquay. The major historic attraction here is St Michael’s Mount, in Mount Bay opposite the village of Marazion.

 Wander in the footsteps of William Wordsworth in this land of lakes, fells, valleys and picturesque villages. The 900-square-mile National Park is an ideal destination for hikers and anyone who loves the outdoors. Here, Tolkien-esque place names--Buttermere and Borrowdale, Scafell Pike and Keswick--promise charmingly bucolic landscapes to explore, both on land and on water. Be sure to visit Wordsworth’s home in Grasmere; see the highest peaks in England; stop by the ancient Druid stones of Castlerigg Stone Circle, and take a boat trip on one of the many lakes. The Scottish Highlands is a wild and rugged region that retains a distinct culture to this day. Much of what is considered “Scottish,” including kilts, clans and bagpipes, is actually specific to Highland culture. In winter, the Cairngorm Mountains are a popular ski destination and home to the only herd of reindeer in the United Kingdom. The islands of the Highlands, like the Isle of Skye, Orkey and Shetland, remain unspoiled and remote. The region is home to wildlife not seen anywhere else in Britain, like puffins, ospreys and eagles, and Highland cattle with their thick fringes of red hair. Major highlights include Loch Ness, innumerable golf courses, whisky distilleries and ancient castles.

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 UK has helped shape the world we live in today. UK travel offers some of the best historic opportunities of anywhere in the world, and taking a trip to the United Kingdom is an excellent way to delve into the culture of one of the most influential empires in the history of the world. A UK vacation can encompass stops throughout the country, or it may be concentrated in one of the nations unique countries such as Scotland or Wales. However you plan to organize your UK travel a UK vacation is sure to be a memorable experience.