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.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh


The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is one of the world's leading botanic gardens. Visitors can discover a history dating back nearly 350 years, learn about its plantings and walk......

Royal Clarence House


Clarence House is a British royal residence on The Mall in the City of Westminster, London, which stands beside St James's Palace, was built between 1825......

Royal Observatory Greenwich


The Royal Observatory, Greenwich (ROG; known as the Old Royal Observatory from 1957 to 1998, when the working Royal Greenwich Observatory, RGO, temporarily moved south from Greenwich to Herstmonceux) is an observatory situated on a......

Royal Opera House


The Royal Opera is a British opera company based in central London, resident at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Along with the English National Opera,......

Sandringham Royal Park


Sandringham House is a country house in the parish of Sandringham, Norfolk, England. It is the private home of Elizabeth II, whose father, George VI, and......

Shakespeare's Birthplace


Shakespeare's Birthplace is a restored 16th-century half-timbered house situated in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, where it is believed that William Shakespeare was born in 1564......

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre


Shakespeare's Globe is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse for which William Shakespeare wrote his plays, in the London Borough of Southwark, on......

Shugborough Estate


Shugborough Hall is a stately home near Great Haywood, Staffordshire, England. The hall is situated on the edge of Cannock Chase, about 5.8 miles east of......

St George's Chapel


St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in England is a chapel built in the late-medieval Perpendicular Gothic style. It is both a Royal Peculiar and the......

St Pauls Cathedral, London


St Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in London, the capital of the United Kingdom. As the seat of the Bishop of London, the cathedral serves......

Stonehenge


Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England, two miles west of Amesbury. It consists of an outer ring of vertical sarsen standing......

Stowe School and Georgian Landscape


Stowe is one of the finest of Georgian landscape gardens comprising valleys and vistas, narrow lakes and rivers with more than 30 temples and monuments, designed......

Tate Modern Gallery Southwark


Tate Modern is an art gallery located in London. It houses the United Kingdom's national collection of international modern and contemporary art, and forms part of......

Tatton Park Neo-Classical mansion and Gardens


Tatton Park is one of the UK’s most complete historic estates.  It is home to a Medieval Old Hall, Neo-Classical Mansion, 50 acres of landscaped gardens,......

The British Museum


The British Museum, in the Bloomsbury area of London, England, is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection of some......

The Eden Project Biomes


The Eden Project is a visitor attraction in Cornwall, England, UK. The project is located in a reclaimed china clay pit, located 2 km from the......

The Edinburgh Dungeons


The Edinburgh Dungeon is an underground tourist attraction in Edinburgh's city centre, on East Market Street, which uses live actor shows and interactive rides to show......

The Fitzwilliam Museum


The Fitzwilliam Museum is the art and antiquities museum of the University of Cambridge. It is located on Trumpington Street opposite Fitzwilliam Street in central Cambridge. From......

The Gobbins Cliff Path


A walk along the Gobbins cliff path is more than just a fun day out in nature. It's a journey through time and into the elements You'll gain......

The John F. Kennedy Arboretum


Dedicated to the memory of John F. Kennedy, whose great-grandfather, Patrick, was born in the nearby village of Dunganstown. The John F. Kennedy Arboretum covers a......

The London Dungeons


The London Dungeon is a tourist attraction along London's South Bank, England, which recreates various gory and macabre historical events in a gallows humour style. It......

The Macallan Distillery


The Macallan distillery is a single malt Scotch whisky distillery in Craigellachie, Moray, Scotland. The Macallan Distillers Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Edrington......

The Mary Rose Museum


The Mary Rose Museum is a historical museum located at Historic Dockyards in Portsmouth in the United Kingdom run by the Mary Rose Trust. The Mary Rose......

The Old Bushmills Distillery


The Old Bushmills Distillery is a distillery in Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, Founded in 1784 and now owned by Casa Cuervo of Mexico. Bushmills Distillery......

The Old Vic Theatre


The Old Vic is London’s independent not-for-profit theatre, a world leader in creativity and entertainment. We aim to be a surprising, unpredictable, groundbreaking, rule-breaking, independent beacon......

The Oval Cricket Ground


The Oval, known for sponsorship reasons as the Kia Oval, is an international cricket ground in Kennington, in the London Borough of Lambeth, in south London. The Oval has been the home ground of Surrey County......

The Royal Albert Hall


The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington, London. One of the United Kingdom's most treasured and distinctive buildings,......

The Royal Mews Buckingham Palace


The Royal Mews is a mews, or collection of equestrian stables, of the British Royal Family. In London these stables and stable-hands quarters have occupied two......

The Savoy Hotel London


The Savoy is the only luxury hotel on the River Thames, perfectly located in the heart of all that London has to offer. At the forefront......

The Shambles of York


The Shambles is an old street in York, England, with overhanging timber-framed buildings, some dating back as far as the fourteenth century. It was once known......

The State Rooms - Buckingham Palace


Grand, 19th-century, state reception chambers, including the palace throne room. The State Rooms are the public rooms in the Palace where The Queen and members of......

The Titanic Belfast


Titanic Belfast is a visitor attraction opened in 2012, a monument to Belfast's maritime heritage on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard in......

The View from the Shard


The View from The Shard is a tourist attraction based in London's tallest building, The Shard. The attraction offers visitors views from the skyscraper, with two......

The York Dungeons


York Dungeon is a tourist attraction in York, England. York Dungeon depicts history of the dungeon using actor led shows, special effects and displays of models......

Theatre Royal Bath


The Theatre Royal in Bath, England, was built in 1805 (rebuilt in 1853). A Grade II* listed building, it has been described by the Theatres Trust......

Thorpe Park Resort


Thorpe Park Resort, commonly known as Thorpe Park, is an amusement park located in the village of Thorpe between the towns of Chertsey and Staines-upon-Thames in......

Tower Bridge London


Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, built between 1886 and 1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower......

Tower of London


The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. It lies......

V&A Museum Dundee


V&A Dundee is a design museum in Dundee, Scotland, which opened on 15 September 2018. The V&A Dundee is the first design museum in Scotland and......

Victoria and Albert Museum, Kensington, Central London


The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is the world's largest museum of applied arts, decorative arts, and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.27......

W5 Science & Discovery Centre


W5 is Belfast’s award-winning science and discovery centre and provides a unique experience as well as fantastic fun for visitors of all ages. Visitors can immerse......

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter


Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter is a walkthrough exhibition and studio tour in Leavesden, southeast England, owned by Warner Bros.......

Warwick Castle


Warwick Castle is a medieval castle developed from a wooden fort, originally built by William the Conqueror during 1068. Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire,......

Westminster Abbey


Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, England,......

Whipsnade Zoo


ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, formerly known as Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, is a zoo and safari park located at Whipsnade, near Dunstable in Bedfordshire, England. It is......

Windsor Castle


Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire.Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and......

Winterfell Castle & Game of Thrones Doune Castle


Ireland's premier Game of Thrones Tour Visitor Attraction. Meet the real-life Direwolf Dogs & explore over 20 key Game of Thrones tour filming location hotspots on the ancient......

Wookey Hole Caves


Wookey Hole Caves are a series of limestone caverns, a show cave and tourist attraction in the village of Wookey Hole on the southern edge of......

World Museum, Liverpool


World Museum is a large museum in Liverpool, England which has extensive collections covering archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences. Special attractions include the......

York Minster Cathedral


The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York, commonly known as York Minster, is the cathedral of York, England, and is one of the......