There are many great cities to visit while in the United Kingdom. If you are doing a trip specific to London, Ireland, and Scotland, here are some must see places.
The Scottish Highlands
The northern, rugged portion of Scotland, the Highlands can summon up vision of lochs, tartan, kilts, and Mel Gibson from Braveheart. However, its true beauty lies within the mountain ranges. Sparsely populated with people, it certainly makes up for it with mountains, including the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis. Even with the beautiful bounty of mountains, the Highlands most popular attractions are the EileanDonan Castle and the Loch Ness Lake, home of the famous and illusive Loch Ness Monster.
The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is full of history, from the iconic Edinburgh Castle right down to its cobblestone streets. Edinburgh has more than 4,000 historic sites between the Old and New towns, including Edinburgh’s most famous street, the Royal Mile. The Royal Mile connects Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyrood house and today is home to some of the best shopping and restaurants in Edinburgh.
One of the most famous cities in the world, London is over encumbered with art galleries, museums, shopping, dining, parks, theatres, and music venues. London has been the pinnacle of art, music, literature, and theatre throughout history. On top of all that, London houses true royalty, from Buckingham Palace to the crown jewels. There are so many attractions in London that one could not possibly see it in just one go. While staying in London, try The Montcalm London Marble Arch luxury hotel.
One of the seven wonders of the medieval world, Stonehenge attractions millions of tourists every year. Composed of large standing stones in a circular setting, this structure dates back to 2500 BC and was not completed until 1600BC. Besides being one of the most iconic historical structures, Stonehenge is also home to some of the most important Neolithic and Bronze Age finds in the United Kingdom.
The capital of the Republic of Ireland, the medieval buildings in the city include the 13th century Dublin Castle and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Temple Bar is a popular spot for nightlife and in the cultural quarter, the Irish Film Institute stands. A big shopping area is Grafton Street, which is also famous for its buskers.
The capital of Northern Ireland, this port city is the birthplace of the Titanic. The dockyards have been renovated since then, but several museums can still show the history of this port. Belfast is also famous for its political murals which document the “Troubles” of the 20th century. Belfast is also home to the Titanic Studio which films the incredibly popular television show, “Game of Thrones.”