Life in the UK

Famous British landmarks to visit

There is an abundance of famous British landmarks worth visiting in the UK. Here we look at some of the most famous British landmarks that you can visit here.


Buckingham Palace

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Buckingham Palace is recognised worldwide as the home of the monarch, the focus of national and royal celebrations, and the backdrop to the regular Changing the Guard ceremony.

Tower of London

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Explore London’s iconic castle and World Heritage Site. Get up close to the Crown Jewels in the year of the Platinum Jubilee, meet the legendary Yeoman Warders and ravens and see the Tower like never before.

London Eye

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The London Eye is the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel launched in 2000. It has won over 85 awards for national and international tourism, outstanding architectural quality and engineering achievement.

Big Ben – Westminster

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Big Ben is probably the world’s most famous clock. The iconic silhouette is instantly recognised and is one of the most Instagrammed landmarks on the planet. 6 monarchs and 41 prime ministers have come and gone since the bells first struck their now familiar music across Westminster.

St Paul’s Cathedral

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St Paul’s Cathedral is a vibrant church, a national treasure and a London icon. Guided tours run every day led by expert volunteers. Including interactive activities on the Cathedral floor exploring the history and architecture.

Natural History Museum – South Kensington

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Travel through 4.6 billion years of our planet’s history and help protect its future. What will you discover? The museum is a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre.

Brighton Palace Pier – Brighton

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Brighton Palace Pier has been through the wars and was primarily used as a landing stage for passenger ships that sailed from Dieppe in France. There are now 67,000 lights illuminating the pier each night, with a collection of amusement machines and rides.

Stonehenge – Wiltshire

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Uncover the incredible story of one of the world’s most famous places. Experience the unforgettable atmosphere of the Stone Circle and follow in the footsteps of the prehistoric people who lived here 4,000 years ago as you walk among the Neolithic houses. Dig deeper in the world-class exhibition, and take time to explore the monuments and mysteries of the wider Stonehenge landscape.

Windsor Castle – Windsor

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Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years.

Blackpool Tower – Blackpool

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The Blackpool Tower, built in 1894, is one of the most iconic buildings in the UK and one of Britain’s best-loved landmarks. It houses five amazing attractions, perfect for a fun-packed day for all to enjoy.

Lake District National Park – Cumbria

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The Lake District is a mountainous region in North West England, famous for its lakes, forests and mountains. Visiting the Lake District is one of the most popular breaks for people across the UK and from further afield. The Lake District National Park has a wide range of activities and attractions, as well as the natural beauty of the entire area.

Royal Albert Dock – Liverpool

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With the iconic Royal Albert Dock Liverpool being one of the prime locations to visit during a visit to Liverpool, visitors can take advantage of the impressive retail and leisure offering at the Dock, world class museums and attractions and some of the city’s finest independents.

The Roman Baths – Bath

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The remains of a bath-house built by the Romans during their conquest of the north of England has been recognised as a national monument.

Land’s End – Cornwall

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One of Britain’s best-loved landmarks, famous for its unique location, natural beauty and stunning scenery. There is plenty to offer those seeking a full day out – discover the cliff top trails, natural splendour, visit the fantastic value family attractions, and wander around the West Country Shopping Village.

Wales Millennium Centre – Cardiff

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The Wales Millennium Centre comprises one large theatre and two smaller halls with shops, bars and restaurants. It houses the national orchestra and opera, dance, theatre and literature companies, a total of eight arts organisations in residence.

Cardiff Castle – Cardiff

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Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance, walk through the gates and discover a story 2,000 years in the making.

Snowdonia National Park – Gwynedd

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Snowdonia’s uninterrupted landscapes contain a wealth of treasures to discover and enjoy. From remote hidden pools to magnificent high peaks, from rare and vulnerable species to a rich and unique culture.

St David’s Cathedral

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The Cathedral is the result of centuries of unbroken community and worship, from Dewi Sant’s day to the present. The enduring presence of this place in the face of history’s challenges is testament to its power as a centre of faith and hope.

Edinburgh Castle – Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Castle is one of the most exciting historic sites in Western Europe. Set in the heart of Scotland’s dynamic capital city, it is sure to capture your imagination. The scenery will take your breath away.

Palace of Holyroodhouse – Edinburgh

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Explore the Palace’s close associations with some of Scotland’s most well-known historic figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, and learn how today it is used by The King when carrying out official engagements in Scotland.

Glasgow Science Centre – Glasgow

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No matter what age you are, a visit to Glasgow Science Centre will be full of wonder. Be taken on fantastic journeys and entertained with mind-blowing sights and sounds. There are hundreds of interactive exhibits in the Science Mall, a Planetarium, Scotland’s biggest-screen IMAX cinema, a Science Show Theatre, a fantastic cafe and a shop filled with goodies.

Loch Ness – Scottish Highlands

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This beautiful loch located near Inverness is shrouded in mystery. Tales of a large monster living deep beneath the dark expanses of Loch Ness have circulated the world since the first photograph emerged in 1933. With over 1,000 eye-witness accounts, sightings and unexplained evidence, scientists continue to be baffled by the existence of Nessie. See for yourself on a boat trip and Nessie cruise from Inverness, Fort Augustus and Drumnadrochit.

Ben Nevis – Scottish Highlands

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Ben Nevis is the tallest mountain across the British Isles and the peak is over 4,000ft above sea level. The famous peak attracts 125k walkers a year. Whether you’re an avid ambler or you just love beautiful landscapes, bagging ‘the Ben’ is likely to feature near the top of your Scottish bucket list.

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