United Kingdom sightseeing
Tourists from all corners of the world visit the United Kingdom to discover their fascinating tourist attractions and check the famous English climate. Every year more than 34 million visitors go to the island making the United Kingdom the eighth biggest tourist destination in the world. The majority of visitors come from France, Germany, the United States, the Republic of Ireland and Spain. The cheap flights to the United Kingdom make it easy. The most frequently visited cites are London, Manchester and Birmingham. Some tourist attractions often visited by those holidaymakers are the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.
Meet famous people
There is one place in London, in the capital of the United Kingdom, where you are able to meet various famous people. What is more, you can take photos with them, but you cannot talk with them because they are all made of wax. The great tourist attraction in London is called Madame Tussaund. The museum was opened by wax sculptor Marie Tussaund in 1835. Today, it is a calling card of the city. However, tourists around the world can visit the museum, because there are many different offices for example in New York, Sydney, Vienna and Prague, but the museum in London at Marylebone Road is the biggest and the oldest.
The exhibition in museum is divided into eight categories. In every category are located different people according to their occupations. Some examples are Hollywood celebrities (e.g. Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Kate Winslet), Bollywood celebrities (e.g. Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Backhan), Film stars (e.g. Bruce Willis, Daniel Craig), Royal Family (e.g. The Queen, Price Charles), Cultural Personalities (e.g. Albert Einstein and Charles Dickens), Musical Personalities (e.g. Adele, Justin Bieber), World Leaders (e.g. Angela Merkel, Barack Obama), Sports Personalities (e.g. Usain Bolt and David Beckham).
The Tower of London
Another popular tourist attraction in London is definitely the Tower of London. The official name of the place is Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London. It is a castle from 11th century located by River Thames in the heart of London. It was included on the UNESCO's World Heritage Site on 1988. Today, the visitors are able to visit the restored chambers and the beautiful garden where live six ravens which job is to protect the Tower. The tours are provided by Yeoman Warders who look after the Tower of London. In 2014, over 3 million visitors went to the tourist attraction.
Do you have a day off during August bank holidays weekend? If you do, you should then visit the oldest West Indian carnival in Europe located in Leeds, in Chapeltown and in Herehills.
Leeds West Indian Carnival has been organized since 1967 and the three-day party attracts more than 150,000 people. The carnival was established by Arthur France who wanted to organize a carnival for people from Caribbean. Today, everyone can join and watch the colourful, full of talent performers and dancers carnival.
United Kingdom airports
The United Kingdom is an island which is home for over 40 airports. Furthermore, there are located more than 30 airports which serve more than 350,000 passengers a year. In the United Kingdom, passengers will find the largest and the busiest airports in Europe and in the world. The biggest airports in UK are: London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Manchester. The great number of airports means great development of the country and tourism – holidaymakers are able to purchase cheap plane tickets to the United Kingdom and visit the country without spending fortune.
Welcome to the busiest airport in Europe
London is a place where are located two huge airports which serve over 110 million passengers a year. It is a huge number and not many countries can have an equivalent numbers of travellers in their countries. The biggest and the busiest airport in the United Kingdom is London Heathrow which is located 22 kilometres (14mils) from London's city centre.
The history of the airport began in 1929 when the airport was established as a small airport. Nowadays, it is the busiest in the UK, in Europe and the sixth busiest in the world. The airport serves about 75 million passengers a year and it gives possibility to travel to 170 different destinations using more than 90 airlines. It serves all six inhabited continents and holidaymakers are able to use 5 terminals located at the airport. The busiest international routes are to New York, Dubai, Dublin, Honk Kong and Frankfurt.
The second huge airport in London
London is an enormous metropolis where live 8.5 million citizens who love travelling. It is nothing uncommon that one airport is too little for the city. For this reason, London Gatwick has been developed. What is more, it is the second biggest airport in the UK, too. It serves more than 40 million passengers a year and it provides two terminals. The airport was established in 1921 and in 1950s it was modified and transferred to be an international airport. The airport is located 47.5 kilometres and 29.5 miles from London city centre. It used to be the major airport in the United Kingdom which served flights from the United States (from 1978 to 2013).
Since 2013, London Heathrow has operated the bulk of those flights. Still, the airport provides international flights to America as well as to European cities. The most popular international routes from and to Gatwick Airport are Barcelona, Malaga, Dublin, Amsterdam and Geneva.
An airport in Manchester
The third busiest airport in the United Kingdom is located in Manchester – 14 kilometres or 9 miles from Manchester city centre. The airport serves international flights to fifth inhabited continents (with the exception of Australia). Some places worth mentioning are Toronto, Cork, Brussels and Las Vegas. The airport provides schedule flights, seasonal and seasonal charters to the most popular holiday destinations. The most frequently chosen destinations are to London, Dubai, Dublin, Tenerife, Amsterdam and Palma de Mallorca.
United Kingdom main cities
The United Kingdom consists of four countries – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each of those countries is important and they all create one kingdom – the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In the United Kingdom are located 69 cities, all those cities had to receive city status. In England there are placed 51 cities, in Scotland 7 cities, in Wales 6 cities and in Northern Ireland there are 5 cities. The biggest cities of the United Kingdom are London, Birmingham and Leeds.
The biggest city in the United Kingdom
The capital city of the United Kingdom and its most populous city is London. In London live 8,538,689 people – it is the most populous city in the European Union, the third in Europe after Moscow and Istanbul and finally - the 25th most populous city in the world. The city located by River Thames is a powerful city which is full of institutions connected with finances, culture, art and fashion. It is also a home for Royal Family – in heart of London is located their official residence – the Buckingham Palace.
London is also a place where are located numerous UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. Some examples of those magnificent sites are the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and St. Margaret’s Church. The capital of the United Kingdom is one of the most frequently visited cities in the world. In London, there is no time for get bored. The most significant tourist attractions are the London Eye, British Museum, the Tower of London and many, many more.
A green city
The second largest and second most populous city in the United Kingdom is Birmingham where live 1.1 million residents. The city is located in the central part of the Great Britain, in England. Birmingham is well-developed city which is based on service sector. There is highly developed transport, retail and education. It is the second city in the UK with the greatest number of universities. Birmingham is considered to be one of the greenest city in Europe. There are over 570 parks and plenty open, green space.
Birmingham is also a city of culture. In this city was born J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of the Lord of the Rings and there lived also Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the father of Sherlock Holmes. When it comes to music, Birmingham can be proud of talented and well-known musicians and bands such as Ozzy Osbourne and Duran Duran.
A city with carnivals
The third biggest city in the United Kingdom is Leeds which is located in West Yorkshire, in England. There live over 760,000 residents. Leed's history is very long – the city was settled in the 5th century as a village, today it is cultural, commercial and financial centre for West Yorkshire. During the stay in Leeds, it is noteworthy to see some tourists attractions, for example Leeds City Museum and Abbey House Museum. It is also worth take part in various festivals, including Leeds Carnival which is the oldest West Indian Carnival in Europe. The carnival is organized on Bank Holiday Monday and lasts 3 days.
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