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United Kingdom (UK) comprises four constituent nations which are England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It occupies all of the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern portion of the island of Ireland and most of the remaining British Isles. The capital and largest city of the United Kingdom is London.

Many cities and towns in the United Kingdom are of interest to travellers. None more so than London, the capital city of the United Kingdom and one of the most important cities in the world. This is also the most visited city in the country and home to its principal tourist destinations. Another popular destination is Birmingham, the UK's second largest city features great shopping and is home to the famous Balti cuisine and a strong industrial heritage. Bristol is a historical city famed for its Georgian architecture and nautical heritage, also the home of trip-hop music. Cardiff is the capital of Wales, host to a proud coal-shipping past, modern architecture, Doctor Who and one of the most successful urban regeneration projects in the country. Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, home to the largest arts festival in the world and numerous tourist attractions which have made it the second most visited city in the UK. Liverpool is a buzzing city, famous for its prominence in music (specifically The Beatles), sport and nightlife. Manchester is a thriving bohemian music scene and home to the world's only new work arts festival as well as being the third most visited city in the UK.

Big Ben (formally known as the Elizabeth Tower) is without doubt one of the world's most iconic buildings. Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, is a magnificently situated royal fortress located on one of the highest points in the city. The castle has been in continuous use for 1000 years and is in excellent condition. Stonehenge is an ancient stone circle located near the cathedral city of Salisbury in Wiltshire. Your trip to the UK won’t be complete without visiting Shakespeare's birthplace. Stratford-Upon-Avon is home of the Royal Shakespeare Company. The ancient and world-renowned universities of Oxford and Cambridge are testament to the English education system. The Giant's Causeway sixty miles from Belfast on the north coast of Northern Ireland is a World Heritage site and a natural wonder. Angel of the North is a staggering contemporary steel sculpture in Gateshead.

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