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Landmarks & Attractions

With breathtaking sights like Big Ben and the Angel of the North, the UK is the proud home of some of the most iconic landmarks in the world. There are countless more, from crumbling medieval ruins to stunning castles and cathedrals, and this section will help you find them. Chock-full of cool things to see and do, hidden or otherwise, the UK is a treasure-trove of wonders waiting to be discovered.
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One of Britain's archaeological highlights, Skara Brae neolithic village, coastline and bay. Credit to VisitBritain©Becki Enright
Landmarks & Attractions / Arts & Culture / Outdoors
World Heritage Sites
Castles
Architectural Landmarks
Hadrianswall
Pembrokeshire
Anglesey
Orkney
York
Castelo de Conwy, País de Gales

Built in 1283 by Edward I, Conwy Castle has certainly stood the test of time, not to mention...

Music & Festivals / Outdoors / Traditional Britain
Attractions & Tours
Historic
Heritage
Conwy
Wales

On its way to Hogwarts, in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), the flying...

Outdoors / Film and TV
Countryside
Historic
Harry Potter
Scotland
Afternoon tea on a bus
Traditional Britain / Food & Drink / Landmarks & Attractions
Afternoon Tea
Iconic Landmarks
London
Traditional Britain / Landmarks & Attractions / Outdoors
Traditional
Castles
Countryside
Stonehenge is a large henge or stone circle in Wiltshire, and an internationally recognised travel destination. Huge standing stones were dragged to the site and placed in the landscape in the era 2,500 BC. It is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Landmarks & Attractions
World Heritage Sites
Iconic Landmarks
View over the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons National Park
Arts & Culture / Music & Festivals / Outdoors
Architectural Landmarks
Attractions & Tours
Countryside
Landmarks & Attractions / Traditional Britain / Music & Festivals
World Heritage Sites
Traditional
Attractions & Tours

One of Northern Ireland's best...

Landmarks & Attractions / Outdoors / Activities
World Heritage Sites
Coast
Iconic Landmarks
Northern Ireland

Purchased by Queen Victoria in 1852, Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire has been the Scottish home...

Royal Britain / Landmarks & Attractions / Traditional Britain
Official Royal Residences
Castles
Heritage
Scotland

Piercing the sky next to London Bridge Station is the mighty Shard, Western Europe’s tallest...

Food & Drink / Arts & Culture / Landmarks & Attractions
Top Restaurants
Architectural Landmarks
Iconic Landmarks
London
England

This grand Victorian Gothic building is best known for its...

Film and TV / Music & Festivals / Arts & Culture
Sherlock Holmes
Attractions & Tours
Architectural Landmarks
England
Manchester