Historic Attractions

The UK has a wide range of historic attractions located across the UK in cities, towns, villages and in the countryside. Attractions range from world famous iconic attractions that include St Paul’s Cathedral in London and Edinburgh Castle to a choice of historic country estates, which include houses & gardens that provide fascinating heritage attractions. The UK includes a choice of castles, forts and caves from yesteryear; offer an insight into the culture and history of the UK. Among the most popular attractions are the Royal Palaces and residences including the world famous Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Sandringham and Palace of Holyroodhouse.

The countries of the UK, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are compact in size but visitors will find there are a plethora of interesting historical sites, cultural attractions & places of interest. Visitors can find attractions right across the UK including in urban and rural locations and along the coastline.

England includes London’s sites of historical and cultural interest including St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and many more. Historic estates and houses include Althorp in Northamptonshire, Longleat House in Wiltshire, Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, Chartwell House in Kent and in Hampshire. Castles include Leeds Castle in Kent, Arundel Castle in West Sussex, Hever Castle in Kent, Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire and Broughton Castle in Oxfordshire.

Scotland includes the famous sites in the capital Edinburgh including iconic Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse, St Giles’ Cathedral, Holyrood Abbey, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and more. Glasgow includes Glasgow Cathedral and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Other attractions include the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Ayr, Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, St Andrews Castle in Fife, Urquhart Castle in the Scottish Highlands and Linlithgow Palace in West Lothian.

Wales includes the sites in and around Cardiff in including Cardiff Castle, Castell Coch, Caerphilly Castle and St Fagans: National History Museum. Other attractions include Beaumaris, Conwy, Harlech and Caernarfon Castles in north Wales part of the impressive Castles & Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd World Heritage Site. Other attractions of historical interest include Caerwent Roman Town in Gwent, Cosmeston Medieval Village in Penarth and the Wales National Roman Legion Museum in Newport.

Northern Ireland includes Belfast’s attractions including Belfast City Hall, Botanic Gardens, Belfast Castle, The Belfast Barge, Linen Hall Library and Malone House. Other attractions include Navan Fort in Armagh, Historic Walls of Derry in Derry/Londonderry, Carrickfergus Castle, Carrickfergus, Grey Abbey in Newtownards, Scrabo Tower and Country Park in Newtownards and the Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast.


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