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.

HMS Belfast


HMS Belfast is a Town-class light cruiser that was built for the Royal Navy. She is now permanently moored as a museum ship on the River......

HMS Victory Famous Warship


HMS Victory is a 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, ordered in 1758, laid down in 1759 and launched in 1765. She is best known for her......

Holy Island of Lindisfarne


The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, commonly known as either Holy Island or Lindisfarne, is a tidal island off the northeast coast of England, which constitutes the......

Home of Charles Darwin Down House


Down House is the former home of the English naturalist Charles Darwin and his family. It was in this house and garden that Darwin worked on......

Houses of Parliament


The Palace of Westminster serves as the meeting place for both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Informally known......

Imperial War Museum, Southwark


Founded as the Imperial War Museum in 1917, the museum was intended to record the civil and military war effort and sacrifice of Britain and its Empire during......

Jorvik Viking Centre


The Jorvik Viking Centre is a museum and visitor attraction in York, England, containing lifelike mannequins and life-size dioramas depicting Viking life in the city. Visitors......

Kenilworth Castle


Kenilworth Castle, in the town of Kenilworth in Warwickshire, England, was founded during the Norman conquest of England; with development through to the Tudor period. The......

Kensington Palace


Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England. It has been a residence......

Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves


Kents Cavern is a cave system in Torquay, Devon, England. It is notable for its archaeological and geological features. The cave system is open to the......

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens


Kew Gardens is a botanic garden in southwest London that houses the "largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world". It was founded......

Kilkenny Castle


Kilkenny Castle was built in the twelfth century and has been the principal seat of the Butlers, earls, marquesses and dukes of Ormond for almost 600......

Knole Palace


Knole is a country house and former archbishop's palace situated within Knole Park, a 1,000-acre park located immediately to the south-east of Sevenoaks in west Kent.......

Legoland Windsor


Legoland Windsor Resort, styled and also known as LEGOLAND Windsor, is a theme park and resort in Windsor, Berkshire in England, themed around the Lego brand.......

Leicester Square Cultural Centre


In 1631 the 2nd Earl of Leicester started construction of a large residence which included a large square open to the public in 1750. Leicester House......

Leith Hall Garden and Estate


Leith Hall has played witness to Scottish history since 1650, with ten generations of the Leith-Hay family having lived here until just after World War II.......

Liverpool Football Club


Liverpool Football Club is a professional football club in Liverpool, England, that competes in the Premier League, the top tier of English football. Domestically, the club......

Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition


The exhibition was opened by explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes. It takes visitors through seven themed areas exploring Loch Ness from its beginings to the third millenium.......

London Coliseum Theatre


The London Coliseum is a theatre in St Martin's Lane, Westminster, built as one of London's largest and most luxurious "family" variety theatres. Opened on 24......

London Eye


The London Eye, or the Millennium Wheel, is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is Europe's tallest......

London Palladium


The London Palladium is a Grade II* West End theatre located on Argyll Street, London, in the famous area of Soho. The theatre holds 2,286 seats.......

London's West End Theatres


Check out the latest London shows and see what’s on in London theatre with our handy theatre listings guide! See which West End shows are brand new or coming......

Longleat House Elizabethan Stately Home


Longleat is an English stately home and the seat of the Marquesses of Bath. A leading and early example of the Elizabethan prodigy house, it is......

Lord's Cricket Ground


Lord's Cricket Ground, commonly known as Lord's, is a cricket venue in St John's Wood, London. Named after its founder, Thomas Lord, it is owned by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and is the home......

Lyric Theatre Belfast


The Lyric Theatre, or simply The Lyric, is the principal, full-time producing theatre in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The theatre was first established as The Lyric Players in 1951 at......

Madame Tussauds London


Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in London; it has smaller museums in a number of other major cities. It was founded by wax sculptor Marie......

Manchester City Football Club


Manchester City Football Club is an English football club based in Manchester that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. Founded in......

Manchester Museum


Manchester Museum is a museum displaying works of archaeology, anthropology and natural history and is owned by the University of Manchester, in England. Sited on Oxford......

Manchester United Football Club


Manchester United Football Club is a professional football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of......

National Botanic Gardens Ireland


The Ireland National Botanic Gardens are renowned for the exquisite plant collections. They are home to over 15,000 plant species. There are exquisitely restored and planted......

National Botanic Gardens Kilmacurragh


The estate came to Thomas Acton in 1854 dueing a period of unprecedented botanical and geographical exploration. In 1996, a 21-hectare portion of the old demesne......

National Botanic Gardens Of Wales


The National Botanic Garden of Wales is a Botanical Garden located in Llanarthney in the River Tywi valley, Carmarthenshire, Wales. The garden is both a visitor......

National Maritime Museum Cornwall


The National Maritime Museum, Cornwall is located in a harbourside building at Falmouth in Cornwall, England. The building was designed by architect M. J. Long, following......

National Motor Museum Beaulieu


The National Motor Museum is a museum in the village of Beaulieu, set in the heart of the New Forest, in the English county of Hampshire.......

National Museum of Scotland Edinburgh


The National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland, was formed in 2006 with the merger of the new Museum of Scotland, with collections relating to Scottish antiquities, culture and history, and the adjacent Royal Scottish......

National Railway Museum York


The National Railway Museum is a museum in York forming part of the Science Museum Group. The museum tells the story of rail transport in Britain......

National Showcaves Wales


Dan yr Ogof, located at the National Showcaves Centre for Wales, is a 17-kilometre long cave system in south Wales, about 5 miles north of Ystradgynlais......

Natural History Museum London


The Natural History Museum in London is a natural history museum that exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. It is......

Newhailes 17th Century Palladian Villa


Newhailes is one of the most impressive 17th century Palladian villas in Scotland. Home to peaceful woodland walks, extensive structural and decorative detailing and once one of the most......

Old Naval College Greenwich


The Old Royal Naval College is the architectural centrepiece of Maritime Greenwich,[1] a World Heritage Site in Greenwich, London, described by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as being of......

Palace Of Holyroodhouse Edinburgh


The Palace of Holyroodhouse, commonly referred to as Holyrood Palace or Holyroodhouse, is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. Located at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, at the opposite end to Edinburgh Castle,......

Palace Theatre Manchester


The Palace Theatre, Manchester, is one of the main theatres in Manchester, England. It is situated on Oxford Street, on the north-east corner of the intersection......

Peak Cavern Showcave


Set in the middle of the picturesque Peak District village of Castleton, the approach to Peak Cavern is awe-inspiring. A riverside walk takes you past centuries......

Portmeirion


Portmeirion is a tourist village in Gwynedd, North Wales. It was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of......

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard


Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is an area of HM Naval Base Portsmouth which is open to the public; it contains several historic buildings and ships. It is managed by the National......

Portumna Castle and Gardens


Portumna Castle is a unique example of the transitional Irish architecture of the early 1600s. Built by the fourth earl of Clanricarde, Portumna Castle was the......

Punting along the river in Oxford


Suitable for novices and experts alike, students, corporate parties, families and groups of friends can all experience this quintessential Oxford experience of punting on the river......

Rock of Cashel Irish Monument


The Rock of Cashel is set on a dramatic outcrop of limestone. Rock of Cashel isiconic in its historic significance and possesses the most impressive cluster......

Royal Air Force Museum, Barnet


The Royal Air Force Museum London is located on the former Hendon Aerodrome. It includes five buildings and hangars showing the history of aviation and the......