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The United Kingdom’s rich history and culture, its famous landmarks and fascinating attractions, making it not only a popular travel destination for many, but hugely influential in the wider world. There are far too many places to choose from, each one completely unique and exceptional from another. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the United Kingdom or the UK) is first and foremost, a constitutional monarchy comprising much of the British Isles. This Union is comprised of four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The capital and largest city of the United Kingdom is London. UK’s climate conditions are often windy and wet, so it is recommended to always be prepared for a change of weather when going out, usually donning a jumper and a raincoat when it’s not winter. During summer, temperature can reach 30ºC (86ºF).

Some of the world’s most beautiful and interesting structures are found in the UK. There’s the Edinburgh Castle (has been used for a thousand years and is in excellent condition), the Big Ben in London, the historical Stonehenge in Wiltshire, the York Minster Cathedral, Stratford-Upon-Avon (Shakespeare’s birthplace and hometown), Oxford and Cambridge universities, as well as the spectacular and a World Heritage site, the Giant's Causeway.

Travelling outside the country is always welcoming experience. Whether it’s in Europe or North America, the change of scenery, whether drastic or not so much, offers a world of possibilities. In the neighbouring Kingdom of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is a no-brainer. With its impressive architecture and lovely (and often romantic) bridges and canals, its charm is undeniable. More so, its reputation for tolerance, high degree of freedom towards other religions and cultures as compared to other countries in Europe, and its relaxed attitude is definitely refreshing. Some of the famous places to visit in Amsterdam are: the Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Nieuw Dakota (a young exhibition space that displays the city's exciting contemporary art scene), and the Red Light District. Year-round festivals of different types of art and performances take place, and if you’re on a tight budget, there are several museums and attractions that you can visit for free. If you’re planning to visit the United States, then New York is definitely a great destination to visit. Home to immigrants from more than 180 countries, New York is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Its diverse population is inarguably of the best reasons that make the city infinitely fascinating, aside from being the centre for media, culture, food, fashion, art, research, finance, and trade. The New York skyline is awe-inspiring, with famous landmarks and skyscrapers erected in the city.

But if you prefer to travel within UK, there are innumerable places that you can visit as well:

  1. London: England’s capital and largest city. According to the Australian actor Samuel Johnson, "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford".  Experience the best of London by visiting the Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster, British Museum, and watch Wimbledon (commences in late June).
  2. Dublin: Ireland’s capital. The city can be easily navigated by foot, including nearby suburbs filled with many upmarket delicatessens and boutiques. Visit its numerous churches and cathedral within the city centre, including St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland. There’s also the Chester Beatty Library that you can enter for free, and the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) in Ballsbridge, one of the suburbs outside the city.
  3. Edinburgh: Scotland’s capital. The city combines medieval relics, Georgian architecture, and a powerful layer of modern life with contemporary avant-garde. In Edinburgh, medieval palaces are located near its best of modern architecture, Gothic churches, and beautiful museums and galleries – numerous, awe-inspiring places that you can sightsee and visit. There’s the Edinburgh Castle in Old Town, Abbey and Palace of Holyroodhouse, the royal residence, Camera Obscura, which provides a 360-degree view of all of Edinburgh, Museum of Scotland, and Royal Museum, among others.

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