Attractions in the United Kingdom

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There are plenty of places to see and visit in the United Kingdom. Whether you love hiking or cycling, United Kingdom is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in the United Kingdom

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    1

    Mam Tor

    Hiking Highlight

    Probably the one of the most popular peaks in the Peaks, and when you see the views you can understand why.

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    2

    Snowdon Summit

    Hiking Highlight

    The views from Snowdon's summit can be spectacular on a clear day—you just shouldn't expect to be rewarded with them on your trip. As typical in this part of the …

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    3

    Ben Nevis Peak

    Hiking Highlight

    Bring warm clothes in summer as well. It's really cold up there.

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    Arthur's Seat

    Hiking Highlight

    Absolutely go up to the sunset ...

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    5

    Hollins Cross

    Hiking Highlight

    The footpath up to the top of Mam Tor includes a lot of steps, like a massive staircase. You can take a lot of the strain & fatigue away by …

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    Lewis
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    6

    Glenfinnan Viadukt

    Hiking Highlight

    Glenfinnan is home to the monument of the same name at Loch Shiel and the Aqueduct, on which the Jacobite travels four times daily between Fort William and Mallaig. He also stops in Glenfinnan.

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    7

    Ditchling Beacon

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Ditchling Beacon is the third-highest point on the South Downs, with spectacular views - it's a great climb to test the legs on.

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    8

    Cat Bells

    Hiking Highlight

    The hike along Cat Bells is extremely popular - and for good reason. The walk is absolutely classic: fun terrain, spectacular views, lots of places to stop for picnics. It …

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    Dan
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    9

    Conic Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    An exhausting climb, but rewarding views from Conic Hill to Loch Lochmond. Definitely take anti-midge remedies, it just teems with the critters

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    10

    Buckingham Palace

    Hiking Highlight

    Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of the British monarchy since 1837. The palace has 775 rooms, including 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 …

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    Dan
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    11

    Tower Bridge

    Hiking Highlight

    Tower Bridge is one of London's famous bridges and one of its most iconic landmarks. From the bridge, you get a breathtaking view over London. The bridge was opened in …

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    Dan
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    12

    Ben Nevis Mountain Path

    Hiking Highlight

    A very nice way. Non-slip shoes for the way, sometimes he goes over larger stones and when going down the stones can be quite slippery. Warm clothes for the summit …

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    13

    Giant's Causeway

    Hiking Highlight

    Giant's Causeway is probably the most popular natural attraction in Northern Ireland—if not all of Ireland itself. These peculiar rock formations are said to have been formed by a giant …

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    Palace of Westminster

    Hiking Highlight

    The Palace of Westminster is a Victorian Gothic masterpiece designed by Sir Charles Barry and A.W. Pugin to replace the medieval parliament buildings which burnt to the ground in 1834. …

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    St. James‘s Park

    Hiking Highlight

    St James’s Park is the oldest Royal Park in London and features a large lake that is a sanctuary for ducks, geese, swans, and pelicans. The park includes The Mall …

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    Piccadilly Circus

    Hiking Highlight

    Hot Spot ... just around the corner: Westend ... A must for musical fans.

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    17

    Land's End

    Hiking Highlight

    The most westerly point of England offers a stunning scenery and a perfect spot for hikes, for instance along the heritage trail.

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    18

    Richmond Park

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Go between 6-7am and the park is closed to cars!

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    19

    St Ives

    Hiking Highlight

    The picturesque fishing harbour and seaside town of St Ives is a real gem on the Cornish coastline. With distinctive cobbled streets—lined with independent shops, traditional eateries, and fisherman’s cottages—as …

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    Two Tunnels Greenway

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Riding through the 2 tunnels is a unique experience. They feel chilly in summer and warm in winter. Bicycle lights are not necessary but are helpful especially if you are …

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