Top Tourist Attractions

This map of top tourist attractions in the UK are a mix of historical and modern-day, with some places perfect for families, others are more popular with tourists. One of the top attractions in this layer is the Beamish museum, which was voted one of the top 10 children's museums by the National Parenting Publications Awards. The Fitzwilliam Museum was founded in 1816 and housed an impressive collection including art, sculpture, prints, and drawings from Asia, Europe, North America, and antiquities from Ancient Egypt.

There are other great tourist places in London, including The Buckingham palace in London, Canterbury Cathedral, and top tourist attractions of Westminster Abbey with the coronation chair from where most Queens in England were crowned sitting on top.

The Buckingham Palace in London is an interesting yet historical palace with the best interior and exterior antique decor. It is a great place to visit with family, friends or as part of a group. The Palace is situated in London, and it was built in the 19th century by Edward Blore, with Buckingham House being the original name but was renamed after Queen Victoria's death.

The stone wall around the palace has five gates named "Watergate, quick fence, bridge gate, park gate and garden gate". Buckingham Palace is a Grade one listed building. The best time to visit the palace is in May when the ceremonial changing of guards with the Ceremonial Household Division and Foot Guards, which has all the pomp and pageantry of Britain's glorious history.

The Canterbury Cathedral is another top visitor destination that has been around for over 1000 years. The Canterbury Cathedral was known as the 'mother church of England' and is a top tourist attraction for locals and visitors.

Westminster Abbey boast of unique history. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the city of London that has been around for over 1000 years. The Westminster Abbey was designed by Sir Christopher Wren,  visiting the Wren Library. It is where most Queens in England were crowned, sitting on top.

The Black Country Living Museum is also a unique tourist attraction place in the UK, and it's a museum that was made to make people feel like they are taking a step back into history. It does this by recreating various parts of life from Black Country during the industrial revolution. Over 30 recreations all around Black Country, including homes, shops, pubs, and more!

Dundee is another city worth visiting if you're looking for some great tourist attractions in Scotland. The V&A museum Dundee has been built on an old jute mill that once stood - but now it's home to many incredible exhibitions covering everything from fashion design to architecture! You'll also find two permanent galleries here.

The UK is undoubtedly a great place to visit if you are looking for some top tourist attractions. One such destination is Portumna castle and gardens, which Trip Advisor voted one of the best things to see in Ireland. Nestled against the rugged backdrop of the Galtee Mountains and overlooking Lough Derg, Portumna castle and gardens offer visitors a perfect escape from their busy lives.

Emo Court Mansion is another popular tourist attraction place, with its stunning Georgian style architecture creating an elegant setting for weddings or any other special event.

Tate Liverpool Gallery Liverpool


Tate Liverpool is an art gallery and museum in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, and part of Tate, along with Tate St Ives, Cornwall, Tate Britain, London, and......

Albert Dock Liverpool


The vibrant heart of Liverpool's historic waterfront. The Royal Albert Dock is a complex of dock buildings and warehouses opened in 1846. Located on Liverpool's UNESCO......

Alnwick Castle


Alnwick Castle is a castle and country house in Alnwick, Northumberland. Alnwick Castle is home to Harry Potter-inspired events, dragon quest and an exciting history. Alnwick......

Alton Towers Theme Park


Alton Towers Resort claims to be the UK's biggest Theme Park. Thrill rides, short breaks, themed hotels, waterpark & spa. With over 40 rides and attractions......

Arsenal Football Club


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Ashmolean Museum Oxford


Founded in 1683, The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford's museum of art and archaeology. The collection was gifted to the university by the wealthy antiquary......

Bath Roman Baths


Constructed in around 70AD, these Roman Baths are a well-preserved thermae in the city of Bath, Somerset, England. The Roman Bath House is a temple......

BBC Studios Tour Mediacity


MediaCityUK is home to many of your favourite television programmes including Match of the Day, Blue Peter and BBC Breakfast. Join us on a BBC Tour and we’ll take you......

Beamish, The Living Museum of The North


Beamish, is a living, working museum, preserve an example of everyday life in urban and rural North East England towards the end of the 20th century.......

Beatrix Potters home


The home of Beatrix Potter, famous for the illustrated Tale of Peter Rabbit along with other childrens books. With the proceeds from the books and a......

Big Ben Clock Tower


Big Ben is one of the most incredible decorated and very huge clock towers in the world. Completed in 1859, the tower is designed in Pugin's......

Black Country Living Museum


The Black Country Living open air Museum is a key location for the epic drama Peaky Blinders. Covering 26 acres of former industrial land this place......

Blackpool Illuminations - Seasonal


Blackpool Illuminations is the No. 1 free light show in the world. This an annual lights festival, founded in 1879 and first switched on 18 September......

Blackpool Tower


Blackpool Tower is a tourist attraction in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, which was opened to the public on 14 May 1894. When it opened, Blackpool Tower was......

Blackpool Tower Dungeon


The Blackpool Tower Dungeon brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes and a ride in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough......

Blenheim Palace Park & Gardens


A world-class visitor attraction with a variety of cultural and sporting events, a wedding and banqueting venue, a unique filming location and producer of natural mineral......

British Motor Museum


The British Motor Museum in Warwickshire, England, holds the World's largest collection of historic British cars. There are over 300 classic cars on display from the......

Buckingham Palace


Buckingham Palace is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often......

Caernarfon Castle


Caernarfon Castle – often anglicised as Carnarvon Castle or Caernarvon Castle – is a medieval fortress in Caernarfon, Gwynedd, north-west Wales cared for by Cadw, the......

Canterbury Cathedral


With origins dating back to 597AD Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent, is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England. It forms part......

Cardiff Castle


Opened in 55AD Cardiff Castle is a medieval castle and Victorian Gothic revival mansion located in the city centre of Cardiff, Wales. The original motte and......

Castle Howard Palace


Built between 1701 and 1811, Castle Howard is a stately home in North Yorkshire, England, within the civil parish of Henderskelfe, located 15 miles north of......

Castletown House and Parklands


Beautiful eighteenth centure hourse and parklands on the banks of the river Liffey. Casteltown house was build in 1722for William Conolly. Today, Castletown is Castletown is......

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace


Changing the Guard is a formal ceremony in which the group of soldiers currently protecting Buckingham Palace are replaced by a new group of soldiers. The......

Chatsworth House Stately Home and Gardens


Chatsworth House is a stately home in the Derbyshire Dales, 3.5 miles north-east of Bakewell and 9 miles west of Chesterfield, England. The seat of the......

Chelsea Football Club


Chelsea Football Club is an English professional football club based in Fulham, West London. Founded 10 March 1905, the club competes in the Premier League, the......

Chessington World of Adventures Resort


Opened in 1931, and owned by the Merlin Entertainment Group, Chessington World of Adventures Resort is a theme park, zoo and hotel complex in Chessington, Greater......

Chester Cathedral


Chester Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral and the mother church of the Diocese of Chester. It is located in the city of Chester, Cheshire,......

Chester Zoo


Chester Zoo is a zoo at Upton-by-Chester, in Cheshire, England. Chester Zoo was opened in 1931 by George Mottershead and his family. It is one of......

Clovelly Old Village


The picturesque, ancient, fishing village of Clovelly is uniquely special and was once owned by the Queen of England. It combines a rich environment and an historic village, with so much to......

Conwy Castle


Conwy Castle is a fortification in Conwy, located in North Wales. It was built by Edward I, during his conquest of Wales, between 1283 and 1289.......

Corfe Castle


Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of the same name on the Isle of Purbeck peninsula in the English county of Dorset. Built......

Crumlin Road Gaol


HMP Belfast, also known as Crumlin Road Gaol, is a former prison situated on the Crumlin Road in north Belfast, Northern Ireland. Opened in 1846, Closed......

Culzean Castle and Country Park


Culzean Castle is a castle overlooking the Firth of Clyde, near Maybole, Carrick, on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland. It is the former home of the......

Cutty Sark, Greenwich


Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship. Built on the River Leven, Dumbarton, Scotland in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line, she was one of......

Doneraile Estate


The Doneraile Estate is a 160-hectare landscaped parkland and wildlife estate. The house was built by the St Leger family around 1645 on the site of......

Duke of York's Theatre


The Duke of York's Theatre is a West End theatre in St Martin's Lane, in the City of Westminster, London. It was built 10 September 1892......

Edinburgh Castle


Edinburgh Castle is a historic castle in Edinburgh, Scotland. It stands on Castle Rock, which has been occupied by humans since at least the Iron Age,......

Edinburgh Zoo


Edinburgh Zoo, formerly the Scottish National Zoological Park, is an 82-acre non-profit zoological park in the Corstorphine area of Edinburgh, Scotland. The land lies on the......

Emo Court Mansion


Emo Court is a quintessential neo-classical mansion. The famous architect James Gandon set to work on Emo Court in 1790. The estate was home to the......

Exeter Cathedral


Exeter Cathedral, properly known as the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter in Exeter, is an Anglican cathedral, and the seat of the Bishop of Exeter, in......

Exploris Aquarium


Exploris is a public aquarium situated in Portaferry, Northern Ireland. The facility is located on the shores of the Marine Nature reserve of Strangford Lough, which......

Fota Arboretum and Gardens


The arboretum and gardens are on Fota Island. The arboretum extends over 11 hectares and contains one of the finest collections of rare, tender trees and......

Frogmore House


Frogmore House is a 17th-century English country house owned by the Crown Estate. It is a historic Grade I listed building. The house is located on......

Giant's Causeway


The Giant's Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic fissure eruption. Located in County Antrim on the north coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles......

Haddo House Stately Home


Haddo House is a Scottish stately home located near Tarves in Aberdeenshire, approximately 20 miles north of Aberdeen. It has been owned by the National Trust......

Hampton Court Palace


Hampton Court Palace is a Grade I listed royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, 12 miles south west and upstream of central......

Hardwick Hall Elizabethan Mansion


Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire is an architecturally significant country house from the Elizabethan era, a leading example of the Elizabethan prodigy house. Built between 1590 and 1597 for Bess of Hardwick, it was designed by......

Harrods Department Store London


Harrods Limited is a department store located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, London, England. The store occupies a 5-acre (2 ha) site and has 330 departments covering 1.1 million sq ft (100,000 m2) of......

Highclere Castle The Real Downton Abbey


Highclere Castle, stately home in Hampshire, England, owned by the earls of Carnarvon. The castle has more than 200 rooms and stands on a tract of about 1,060......