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An Even Dozen "Must-See" Places in the United Kingdom

Best Places to Visit in the UK - The Unmissable Sights of Great Britain


What are the best places to visit in the UK, the most iconic sightseeing symbols of Britain? Everybody has their own idea of the best places, people and things that are the unmistakable images of the real United Kingdom.

I've made a sightseeing list too. I listed places I like to return to again and again. Then I listed places my foreign visitors enjoy or ask to be taken to, or remember fondly. Finally, I eliminated London places. London has so many iconic sights and things to do of its own that visitors sometimes overlook the other "must-see" places scattered all over the United Kingdom.

This, then, is my highly subjective sightseeing list of the best places to visit in the UK.

See what other people find "unmissable" in the UK.

Or vote for your favorite: Windsor Castle | Stonehenge | The Castles of Scotland and Wales | Stratford-Upon-Avon | Something Else

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Windsor Castle, The Queen's Favorite Home, Seen From the ThamesWindsor Castle - The Royal Family's Weekend Bolt HoleStonehengeStonehenge - A Mysterious Presence on the Salisbury PlainA traditional Welsh farmstead in Llyn Y Gabair,is dwarfed by the mountains of Snowdonia.Snowdonia - Deep Glacial Valleys and Some of the Oldest Rocks on EarthRomans in the UK - Excavations at Vindolanda, along Hadrian's WallHadrian's Wall - The Northern Border of the Roman Empire
York Minster From The City WallsYork Minster - The Largest Medieval Gothic Cathedral in Northern EuropePictures of the UK - Sacred Fountain at the Roman BathsThe Roman Baths and the Pump Room in UK City Of BathAnne Hathaway's Cottage, Stratford-upon-AvonStratford on Avon - Shakespeare's Home TownThe Iron Bridge - Where the Industrial Revolution began Iron Bridge - The Birthplace of Industry
Argyll and Sutherland's Highlanders on parade at Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh Castle - An Ancient Fortress in the Heart of a CityCaernarvon Castle and HarborCaernarvon Castle - A Symbol of Kingly Power in a Country Full of CastlesBrighton PavilionThe Royal Pavilion - Brighton - Irresistable ExcessNear St. Ives, Cornwall, in OctoberSt Ives Cornwall - Palm Shaded Beaches and Artists' Studios
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