United Kingdom at a glance

Use this UK travel guide to prepare for your trip to the United Kingdom. England, London, city of contrasts. The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace to City Hall; traditional pubs to the Ministry of Sound; from Picadilly Circus to street art in Shoreditch; from the Tower of London to the Shard; from Hyde Park to Kensington Roof Garden; from the British Museum to the Tate Modern, discover the thousand facets of this great city. Then set off to explore the smaller cities, from Cambridge to Manchester, from York to Canterbury. See Stonehenge at the solstice. Stroll through the thatched-roofed villages of Somerset and the golden hued towns of Cotswolds. Eat fish and chips in Cornwall and a full English breakfast in Kent.
Then Scotland. Follow a route through the moors, from lochs to haunted castles, tasting whisky and haggis, if you dare. Go to Wales to watch a rugby match, walk the trails of Snowdonia National Park, and experience the cult ‘Prisoner’ series in the unlikely village of Portmerion. Cross the sea to North Ireland for the historic and contemporary frescoes of Belfast, the impressive Giant's Causeway, the dancing trees of The Dark Edge, the famous road of Game of Thrones.

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