The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which is more commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
England is rich in tradition and culture. It’s birthplace of Shakespeare, The Beatles, and many more noteworthy historical and celebrity status people. The capital city is London, which is an influential financial center and a city steeped in tradition, culture and art. England is also site of neolithic Stonehenge, Bath’s Roman spa and many other historical sites, as well as centuries old universities at Oxford and Cambridge.
Scotland is, the U.K.’s northernmost country, is a land of mountain wildernesses such as the Cairngorms and Western Highlands, interspersed with glacial valleys (glens) and lakes (lochs). Its major cities are Edinburgh, which is the capital, and Glasgow. Scotland is the home of golf, typified by the 16th century Oyld Course at St Andrews.
Wales is a country in southwest of Great Britain. Famous for its rugged coastline, mountainous national parks, distinctive language and Celtic culture Wales is fast becoming a popular tourist mecca. Cardiff is the capital, and is a refined coastal city with a vibrant nightlife. It is also home to a medieval castles and in the south is Gower Peninsula, with beaches at Swansea and Rhossili bays
Northern Ireland is part of the U.K. that is best known for its Norman castles, glacial valleys and mountains, as well as historical Celtic and Christian monuments. The capital city of Belfast is home to the political murals of the 20th-century ‘Troubles’ conflict, and the Titanic Quarter, showcasing the redeveloped dockyards where the famous ship was built.
Tourism is one of the UK’s major industries, accounting for billions of dollars of foreign income per year. Millions of visitors visiting the UK seek tours of cities and historical sites, as well as the countryside and coastal waters. Listed below are a number of UK tour operators…
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