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.
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 Sitesand 7 Heritage Cities: Bath, Canterbury, Chester, Durham, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and York.
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 travellers. Use our Attractions & Events search to find attractions near your destination.
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.
Britain is a huge sporting nation, and is home to some of the world’s greatest sporting events – Wimbledon, the London Marathon, and the Grand National to name a few. Football is Britain’s biggest spectator sport, and Britain also gave the world golf, tennis, cricket and rugby – where better to see your favourite sport than its original home?
Top 10 Destinations are
Liverpool, Manchester, Cambridge, Bath, Newcastle, Cardiff, Brighton, Edinburgh, London, Belfast
There’s nowhere in the world quite like London. This isn’t just another capital city, it’s a thriving metropolis with a unique personality formed by its iconic landmarks, centuries of history, world-class shopping and achingly cool fashion, arts and food scenes.
You can’t go far in London without stumbling across one of the city’s iconic attractions. A 40-minute walk along the South Bank will take you past Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe, St Paul’s Cathedral and Tower Bridge. There are also eight Royal Parks to explore, and over 300 museums and galleries, many offering free admission.