The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, also known as Britain is a country placed north-west of Europe. UK principal tourist destinations are London, Edinburgh, Oxford, Cambridge, York and Canterbury.
It must be considered that the United Kingdom is made up of several nations so to visit it entirely it takes a longer period of time than a single nation. You must also consider whetever you want to visit a certain place in depth or superficially. An adequate amount of time to visit the whole UK should be between 2 and 3 weeks.
The best time to visit the United Kingdom is spring (late March to early June) and autumn (September to November) when it is usually warm and dry. The summer period is considered to be the high season and is crowded with tourists.
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|Time in UK||
UTC Greenwich Mean Time, WET)
Summer (DST) UTC+1 (British Summer Time, WEST )
|Religion (2011)||59,5% Christianity|
|Population||67.081.000 (2020 estimate)|
|Unesco World Heritage Sites||33|
The United Kingdom is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world. It has 33 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and hosts some of the most visited cities in the world: London, Edinburgh, Oxford, Cambridge, York and Canterbury.
The United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea separates Great Britain and Ireland. Northern Ireland shares a land border with the Republic of Ireland.
Afternoon tea in Great Britain is a real tradition. It is part of the British identity. Tea is often accompanied by small sandwiches, crumpets, vake, cones and biscuits suitable for soaking in tea. In fact, what cannot be misseing for drinking a traditional English tea is milk: it is said that the British have begun to add cold milk to this drink tio avoid cracking the porcelain cups in contact with the boiling water of the tea. Another popular theory is that milk was used to balance the natural bitterness of tea, giving it a smoother, more delicate flavour.
The United Kingdom has given birth to numerous writers who are now considered among the great classics of literature. Among these writers it is impossibile not to mention William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, the Brönte sisters and Jane Austen just to name a few.Visiting the UK it is great to be able to visit the places where they lived and which inspired the works of these writers.
As well a destination for mass tourism for its evidence of the Neolithic, Stonehege is a place of pilgrimage for many followers of Celtism, Wicca and other neo-pagan religions. Since 1986 it has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.