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    Top Places To Visit In The United Kingdom

    1. London

    Tower Bridge and The Shard

    "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." Samuel Johnson



    2. The Cotswolds

    Castle Combe

    The Cotswolds cover some of the prettiest countryside in the United Kingdom. There are many quaint villages dotted around the limestone hills.



    3. Scottish Highlands

    Eilean Donan Castle

    The Highlands of Scotland are one of the last great wildernesses in Europe. The area encompasses rugged peaks, deep lochs and old ruins.



    4. Edinburgh

    Balmoral Hotel's Clock Tower, with Edinburgh Castle in the background

    Edinburgh is a combination of both modern and ancient Scotland; from its medieval castle and Georgian architecture to its trendy bars and world famous festivals.



    5. Lake District

    Typical scenery in the Lake District

    The Lake District is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with high fells and as the name suggests many lakes. The Lake District is a haven for hikers.



    6. Cornwall and Devon

    Clovelly, Devon

    Cornwall and Devon are counties on the isolated extreme south-west peninsula of England. Home to Britain's best coastlines, beaches and seaside villages.



    7. Bath

    The Royal Crescent

    Bath is an old Roman City home to the only hot springs in England, where Roman bath complexes were built, hence the name. The city also displays some of the best Georgian architecture in the country.



    8. Yorkshire Dales

    Gunnerside, Swaledale

    The green rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales are exactly what many people imagine when they think of the English countryside.



    9. Oxford

    Punts on the Cherwell river

    The riverside city of Oxford is world renowned for its University with its stunning historic buildings and museums. Of course being a student city there are plenty of restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs.



    10. Stratford Upon Avon

    Shakespeare's Birthplace

    Stratford Upon Avon is most famous for being the birthplace of Shakespeare. The town is full of old, historic buildings and theatres, unsurprisingly displaying some of Shakespeare’s finest works.

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