List of described attractions by territorial division

United Kingdom consists of four countries as well as of three crown dependencies and 14 overseas territories.


Countries

England
Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales

Crown dependencies

Guernsey
Jersey
Isle of Man

Overseas territories

These territories have separate pages in Wondermondo and are not described in this page.

Anguilla
Ascension Island
Bermuda
British Antarctic Territory (reviewed together with the whole Antarctica)
British Indian Ocean Territory
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Falkland Islands
Gibraltar
Montserrat
Pitcairn Islands
Saint Helena
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia
Tristan da Cunha, including Gough Island
Turks and Caicos Islands

United Kingdom - map

Wikipedia article about United Kingdom

Featured:

Dwarfie Stane

Dwarfie Stane
Dwarfie Stane.
Wikimedia Commons, user Grovel / CC BY 3.0

In the central part of Hoy Island is located mysterious monument of the past - Dwarfie Stane - enormous sandstone slab left by glacier.

Some 5,000 years ago people with unknown methods and unclear purpose hollowed out this stone, creating a passage with two side chambers. Passage was plugged with a 1.5 tons heavy stone plug - door.

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Main attractions

Landmarks and attractions of British overseas territories here are not described.

United Kingdom is one of the most important countries in world economy and culture. Throughout many centuries this island country has enjoyed relative political stability and wealth. As a result we can enjoy here countless amazing and well preserved values of art and history.

It is not easy to single out the most amazing features - but among the highlights of United Kingdom can be mentioned:

Castle Stalker, Scotland
Castle Stalker, Scotland.
Torcello Trio, Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

Natural landmarks

Natural landmarks in United Kingdom are somewhat overshadowed by the magnificence of man made heritage. Nevertheless here are located numerous charming and amazing natural landmarks. Below are listed few selected ones:

Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland
Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland.
Wikimedia Commons, user Patrice78500/ public domain

Cliff formations

Caves

Fingal's Cave, Scotland
Fingal's Cave, Scotland.
luxpim, Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Other natural landmarks

Man made landmarks

Urban planning monuments

Chester city, England
Chester city, England.
Nadia Priestley, Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

Castles

Caernarfon Castle, Wales
Caernarfon Castle, Wales.
Anne-Lise Heinrichs, Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Palaces

As mentioned above, according to the British tradition palaces are residences of royalty or bishops. Nevertheless numerous other residences in United Kingdom qualify as palaces by their size and splendour and are reviewed as such by Wondermondo.

Castle Howard, England
Castle Howard, England.
jo-h, Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Churches and monasteries

United Kingdom has large number of magnificent and historically very interesting church buildings and the selection of few best ones leads to very subjective results.

Canterbury Cathedral, United Kingdom
Canterbury Cathedral, United Kingdom.
Hans Musil, Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA-3.0.

Ancient settlements

Skara Brae, Scotland
Skara Brae, Scotland.
yellowbook, Flickr / CC BY 2.0.

Ancient burials and megaliths

Stonehenge
Stonehenge, United Kingdom. Photo by
Hardo, Flickr, CC-BY-SA-2.0

Parks and gardens

Bridges

Tower Bridge, London
Tower Bridge, London. Photo by
szyszo, Flickr, CC BY 2.0

Museums

Other man made landmarks

Hadrian's Wall - ancient fortification in United Kingdom
Hadrian's Wall, United Kingdom. Photo: A.Cuerden, Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share Alike 3.0 6 March 2011 Gatis Pāvils

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