United Kingdom Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 84%, the United Kingdom is the ultimate travel destination for generations of backpackers. It is often the place that many visit after taking that first journey away from home. Why does the UK hold such a sway over so many PlanetHoppers!? The answer is amazingly simple - it contains destinations that rank amongst the most recognizable and famous of any country in the entire world. Drum roll please. Stonehenge, the Tower of London, the Giant's Causeway, the London Eye, the White Cliffs of Dover, Hadrian's Wall, Big Ben, the British Museum, Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey, Lock Ness, Piccadilly Circus, Abbey Road, and the Royal Scotsman - to name only a few. No wonder the place has such a strong pull on so many PlanetHoppers!
Events & Festivals
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Readjust your cultural radar with a visit to the Rock of Gibraltar, an enormous rock monolith perched at bottom of Spain and the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea that has fired the imaginations of sailors and land lovers alike f....
Take in the pomp and circumstance of Buckingham Palace's Changing of the Guard, one of the most recognized ceremonies in the world. It is also one of the most popular tourist destination in the UK, so get to the palace early to ....
Pace yourself as you join in the fun of an Edinburgh Rose Street Pub Crawl, a street affectionately nicknamed "The Amber Mile". Many "crawlers" take part in a unique game called the "Rose Street Challenge", where the object is t....
Watch your step as you traverse the interlocking basalt columns of Giant's Causeway, one of Northern Ireland's most amazing natural wonders. As legend would have it, the Irish warrior Fionn mac Cumhaill built the causeway to wal....
Follow in the footsteps of a long line of inmates who found themselves locked in the Tower of London for their supposed crimes. With a role call that includes such famous names as Anne Boleyn, William Wallace - Braveheart - and ....
Take a trip on the London Eye, the largest Ferris wheels in Europe. Located on the banks of the Thames River and reaching to a height of 135 meters (~ 443 ft), it provides spectacular views of the surrounding city and the perfe....
Walk around the monolithic pillars of Stonehenge, one of the world's oldest landmarks. To this very day, no one can say for certain what the true purpose of these solitary rocks perched in the middle of the windswept English coun....
|Coordinates:||54 00 N, 2 00 W|
|Currency:||British Pound (£ GBP)|
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- Location: United Kingdom