- Capital: London
- Time Zone: GMT
- Currency: Sterling Pound
The well named kingdom count in its ranks: Scotland, Wales, England (which together, form Great Britain) and Northern Ireland, with their own unique cultures and traditions. For centuries, exporting its language and culture, the UK has become a model in many areas. Its advantages give high standards: vast natural heritage through its green hills, mountains and coastline, lakes and national parks; enormous potential historic image of his castles, churches and museums; incredible range of activities in the country of music, theater, football and golf.
Sprawling city, both temple of classicism in English and ultra trendy, business and avantgarde kingdom, London is more than a city, it is a universe! Center of European capitalism, home of all cultural experiments, London is an elusive city, a mosaic of districts and the queen of allparadoxes. Must sees in London are: Piccadilly Circus, London Eye; for a panoramic view of the city, Hyde Park; for a moment of rest. For shopping, visit Harrods or Oxford Street, for designers and haute couture, New Bond Street is a must. The main tourist attractions: the London Bridge, Big Ben, takes a cruise on the Thames; see the Parliament, the Royal Palace, St. James Park, the British Museum and many more!
Stonehenge, whose name means “suspended rocks” is inscribed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO and attracts nearly a million visitors per year. It is described as a sanctuary consists of stones circles arranged in a pattern whose astronomical significance is still being explored. This sacred place and the nearby Neolithic sites are an incomparable testimony to prehistoric times. Stonehenge is one of the most impressive monuments in the world due to the size of its megaliths, the complexity of the series of concentric circles, and its architectural design
For many, Edinburgh is the gateway to Scotland; we visit it before going into the Highlands. It is the city of culture and ideals, art and literature, philosophy and science. The Scottish capital, the second tourist destination in the United Kingdom, is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its medieval and Georgian districts. This city has a unique personality and we can only return again and again to discover each new facet: its iconic castle, pubs atmosphere in pure traditional Scottish style, its many green spaces where is good to rest, museums, and especially its many festivals that are a reason to celebrate and have a good time in good company! Cheers!
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