Things to do in United Kingdom

The United Kingdom continues to rank as one of the top tourist destinations in the world, steadily attracting more than 32 million foreign visitors every year. This comparatively small island nation packs a touristic punch completely disproportionate to its size, with its small size and excellent transport networks making it easy to get around for travellers.

For tourists, England remains the most popular country in the UK, and the vast majority of travellers visiting England spend time in London. Many tourist attractions are found in the capital, such as the National Gallery, St Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, the Tate Modern, the Natural History Museum, Epping Forest, Science Museum and the incomparable British Museum. The only Top 10 UK attraction that isn't in London is Brighton Pier, the landmark feature of the UK's most beloved seaside resort. Other much-visited tourist attractions outside of London include Cornwall's Eden Project, Bath's Roman Baths, Canterbury Cathedral, Warwick Castle, the Lake District's Windermere Lake and the iconic Stonehenge.

The UK is blessed with ample natural beauty and is well-suited to walking holidays, with the Lake District, the Scottish Highlands and Wales particularly beguiling to hikers. But when the infamous weather doesn't oblige, many hours can be spent soaking up the culture in world-famous museums, galleries, shops and theatres. Another big drawcard is the surfeit of grand estates and old castles, conjuring up the worlds of Jane Austen and Shakespeare. For something more Dickensian, the UK is chock full of wonderful old pubs in which to while away the rainy days.