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Top 5 Tourist Attractions in the United Kingdom

Although London does not quite get as many tourists as Paris, the most popular city destination in Europe, the United Kingdom as a whole certainly does take some beating in the number of visitors per year. There are popular tourist attractions across the length and breadth of the United Kingdom although London, as the capital and with its history, probably has the top attractions in the UK.
As the United Kingdom is fairly small in size, the UK top travelling destinations outside of London are reasonably quick and easy to reach, especially from London.
Many of the best destinations in UK are history related but there are some attractions that are because of their natural beauty alone or perhaps because of their uniqueness.
Here are 5 of what may be the most popular destinations for visitors to the UK:
5:The Lake District

 District

The Lake District


Situated in North West England, the Lake District is the largest National Park in the country. Each year 14 million visitors come to see the inspiring scenery of mountains, hills and Lakes forged into magnificence by thousands of years of glacial erosion
4:Stratford-Upon-Avon
Stratford-Upon-Avon

Stratford-Upon-Avon


This is one of the most visited destinations in the UK. This is a relatively quiet Market town in central England that is situated, as the name would suggest, on the banks of the River Avon. The popularity of this town came about because of its links to the writer William Shakespeare and it is due to his enduring fame that Stratford remains a popular tourist attraction.
3:Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle


This is the largest and oldest permanently inhabited castle in the world and still is one of the official residences of HM Queen Elizabeth 11. The surface area of the castle alone is 13 acres and as it is still the residency of the serving monarch, it is often the scene for formal pageantry. The town of Windsor built up around the castle and also has a lot to offer the visitor or you can just sit by the river and watch the elegance of the magnificent Swans, all of which belong to the Queen.
2:Stonehenge
Stonehenge

Stonehenge


One of the most famous landmarks in the world, yet one about which probably the least is known. Millions of tourists over the centuries have wondered over this circle of rocks but still little is known as to what purpose they served or to whom. The rocks have stood tall in the one place for 5,000 years; placed there 1,000 years before the Pyramids of Egypt were built yet still it can only be speculated as to why.
1:London
London

London


This capital city is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world and has something for almost everyone. There is the history of the Tower of London and Big Ben or the pomp and ceremony of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. There are at least a dozen world class museums plus the incredible wax works of Madame Tussauds and cruises down the famous River Thames starting from the foot of the magnificent London Eye.