Places to visit in UK countries – holiday destinations & tourist map

Places to visit

Great places to visit in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Exciting cities, historic places rich in heritage, stunning countryside and beautiful coastlines. There are UK holiday destinations to suit everyone. Find out where to go in Britain with our guide to the best places to visit in the UK and our interactive tourist map.

  • Cities and towns
  • History and Heritage
  • National parks and scenic areas
  • Beaches and coastal areas

countries

Countries

England

Places to visit in England plus attractions, accomodation and more in Britain's largest country.

Countries

Northern Ireland

Vibrant cities with shopping, nightlife and festivals, outdoor activities, fabulous food and...

Countries

Scotland

Scotland is everything you imagine - whisky, golf, romance of the clans and a wealth of castles and...

Countries

Wales

Wales is an enchanting land of lofty mountain ranges, pristine beaches and ancient woodland. 

Beaches and coastal areas

Wales, bordered by England on the east, is a small country with a colourful history and spectacular landscapes, including 3 National Parks and 5 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

HISTORY & HERITAGE

Canterbury

Historic cathedral city of Chaucer’s Tales and a UNESCO world heritage site. ‘Pilgrims’ are still welcomed to this walled city for its shopping, restaurants and attractions.

HISTORY & HERITAGE

Portsmouth

Enjoy the waterfront city of Portsmouth; centuries of maritime heritage and miles of sea views. It's a breath of fresh air.

National Parks & Scenic Areas

Dartmoor National Park

Home to 368 square miles of ruggedly beautiful moorland, Dartmoor is Britain's most southerly National Park.

National Parks & Scenic Areas

Snowdonia National Park

You’ll find some of Britain’s most spectacular scenery in Snowdonia National Park and one of Britain's highest mountains.

The capitals

Belfast travel...

Belfast travel guide

Learn everything about Belfast from its historic landmarks like Belfast Castle and Belfast City...

Cities & towns

Cardiff

Cardiff, vibrant capital city of Wales offers visitors fantastic shopping, lively nightlife, a...

Cities & towns

Edinburgh

Visit one of the world’s most unique, historic and vibrant cities – the gorgeous Scottish capital,...

Cities & towns

London City Guide

This isn’t just another capital city, it’s a thriving metropolis with a unique personality formed...

  • Culture
    • Shakespeare in the RSC Source:© marpete, Flickr
      Writers and poets

      Britain has produced some of the world's greatest writers and the British landscape has inspired some of the world’s most famous stories,...

    • Glasgow Riverside Museum Copyright:Karen V Bryan
      Free museums

      History, design, science, nature, football, giant stuffed walruses – whatever your passion, you’ll find a museum to match it in...

    • Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
      Film locations UK

      Setjetters rejoice - Britain is one glorious, gorgeous movie set. Don't just take our word for it: filmmakers, cast and crew have filmed some...

    • Yorkshire Sculpture Park Source:socialBedia
      Free art galleries

      World-famous masterpieces by the legends of the art world and controversial installations and creations by modern-day geniuses. See them all at...

    • Oda Mae Brown, Ghost the Musical Source:Sean Ebsworth Barnes
      British theatre, opera and dance

      Britain is a nation of drama lovers and in the land that brought you Shakespeare, you'll never be far from some of the best and most varied...

  • Heritage
    • Stonehenge Source:matt crawford
      World Heritage Sites

      Did you know that Britain has 25 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? These range from sites of natural beauty like the Dorset and East Devon Coast to...

    • Eilean Donan Castle at night Source:Allan Gourlay
      Britain's castles

      Want to know a secret about British castles? They really are the stuff of your wildest dreams. Dramatically situated, packed with history and...

    • View towards Steel Rigg from Hadrian's Wall in Northumbria, Hadrian's Wall, near Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England © Britainonview.com / Rod Edwards
      Stately homes

      Once upon a time, stately homes were the exclusive privilege of royalty and landed gentry. Today, these spectacular country pads make for a...

    • The Pineapple, Dunmore Source:Taffy van Doorn
      Historic houses

      Why stay in a nondescript hotel when you can play Lord of the Manor at some of the oldest and most interesting buildings in Britain? Discover...

    • Buckingham Palace
      Top 10 royal attractions

      Get closer to the scandal, glamour and history of the British royal family with a look around our top 10 royal attractions.

  • Outdoors
    • The Deep Aquarium, Hull Source:© VisitBritain / Pawel Libera
      Britain’s wildlife

      Britain has a startling variety of natural habitats crawling with animals of every kind. You can also visit world-class zoos, gardens and parks...

    • Lily pads at the National Botanic Garden of Wales Source:Steve James
      Great British Gardens

      Britain is a nation of green-fingered garden lovers and we have some of the most famous green spaces in the world. From a whole rainforest...

    • Walking in the mountains
      Walking and hiking

      Experience the best of the great British outdoors on foot with thousands of miles of walking and hiking routes all over Britain. Wherever you...

    • Autumnal Punting in Cambridge Source:tad2106
      The 10 best ways to enjoy Britain's...

      From lakes, lochs and the sun-baked South Coast to wild Welsh waterfalls, we’ve toured Britain to bring you the best watery activities.

DiscountsAnd Deals

Save time and money before you travel!

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BritRail GB Consecutive Pass

Unlimited rail travel in England, Scotland and Wales.

BritRail GB Consecutive Pass
From £125
National Trust Touring Pass

Free entry to over 300 historic properties – a great value way to explore British heritage

National Trust Touring Pass
From £25