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Reasons to visit and love United Kingdom

England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland: where to travel in UK?! Every part of the Kingdom is fantastic for its history, stunning landscapes, yummy food and multicultural people! The UK is a dynamic nation you will fall in love with!

Zorhan Mokoele | TDO local expert from South Africa

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By Debra Stein

Hi! My name is Debra Stein. I have travelled all over the world, and now I have a thousand stories to tell. I love dogs, Italian food, and partying, although I’m not the greatest dancer.

a Oxford based traveler

Monuments and Landmarks
The United Kingdom boasts some of the greatest and most popular landmarks in the world. It is an amazing place for sightseers because of places like Buckingham Palace, Stonehenge, and Big Ben. Just being able to witness some of these places makes the whole trip enjoyable. And these places are not only great for sightseeing, but they are also beautiful sceneries that make great photographs. It is quite easy to find many spectacular landmarks in the UK, so if you are a photographer or an album-maker like me, then the United Kingdom would make a beautiful background for you to get your shots. And there are many more places to see, so hop in your car or on the top of a double-decker bus. Make sure you bring your camera along.

Sports
If you are a sports lover, then the United Kingdom is a great place for you to max out your team spirit. I have never seen people as passionate about sports, especially football. That is not too inexplicable because the United Kingdom has possibly the biggest league in the world, the English Premier League, as well as many other leagues in the countries. You have probably heard about Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, or some of the other clubs. Not only do you get the opportunity to watch them play, but you also get to visit some stadiums, which are masterpieces in their own right. Sports are huge in the UK, and being a part of it is an enthralling experience.

Shopping
London is possibly the shopping capital of the world, with all the biggest brands in fashion, technology, and more, showcasing and selling their best products here. It is a great place to shop for clothes because they have so many you will find the ones that suit your needs exactly. Going to London on a tight budget is not very easy because there will be a lot of things that’ll attract you. My advice is to go well-prepared for some impulse buying.

Beautiful Dining
The United Kingdom is home to some of the biggest chefs in the world, and it comes as no surprise that they have great restaurants that provide superb dining experiences. The English breakfast is one of the most popular meals around the world, and there are many restaurants providing their versions of the English breakfast. The Scottish Breakfast is also an excellent dish, and what would a trip to the UK be without you tasting their awesome fish and chips? With so many different dishes and restaurants to choose from, you can go on an amazing gastronomic adventure.

History and Culture
If you are as big a fan of history as much as I am, then your time in the UK will be nothing short of fascinating. There is so much beautiful history, and they have great museums and tours to show you some of the most historical places and to tell some of the most interesting stories. The story of the sword in the stone is one of my personal favorites, and I still believe that the prophecy will be fulfilled someday.

The people
Whether it is the accents, the unbridled wit, or their sarcastic sense of humor, I found the people to be the greatest part of all my trips there. A hilarious and beautiful set of people, it is no wonder that they birthed some of the greatest performers of all time.

These are just a few reasons why the United Kingdom will be on the top of your list of tourist destinations, and I have not even mentioned things like the London Eye or the Beatles. There are so many things to enjoy, and I hope you do visit the UK soon, so you can have a lovely experience as well.