England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, as a group, is known as the United Kingdom. These countries are all intimately affiliated but are unique and separate, offering a diverse collection of attractions for the tourist.
This group of the top 60 tourist attractions in the United Kingdom includes one of the top vacation areas for Brits as well as several wonderful, medieval villages and a great museum.
15. British Museum, London, England — Without doubt one of the world’s greatest museums, the British Museum has one of the most extensive collections of artifacts on Earth, with over 8 million works.
14. Stratford-upon-Avon — The birthplace of William Shakespeare, as well as his wife, Anne Hathaway, is an important stop on any itinerary to England.
13. York, England — the northern English city of York has impressive medieval walls and a wonderful cathedral, the York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe.
12. Lake District, England — This region in the northwestern part of England is an important vacation area for Englanders and is also associated with William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, among other literati.
The Cotswolds, England — The names of the towns are unusual and rather interesting, such places as Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, and Moreton-in-Marsh. They are all similar in that each village is small with buildings largely made from the same type of dark stone. The ensemble is incredibly charming.