Welcome to our Things To Do in UK Section…
The UK or “The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” is a sovereign country in western Europe.
The UK is situated off the north-western coast of the European mainland (Islands in Green), and the UK includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and many smaller islands.
Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland.
Apart from this land border with the Republic of Ireland, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to its east, the English Channel to its south and the Celtic Sea to its south-south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world.
The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland (made of up Northern Ireland, part of the UK and the Republic of Ireland, seperate from the UK).
With an area of 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi), the UK is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world. It is also the 21st-most populous country, with an estimated 66.0 million inhabitants (as of 2017).
The UK is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy. The current monarch is Queen Elizabeth II, who has reigned since 1952, making her the longest-serving current head of state. The UK’s capital and largest city is London, a truly global city and financial centre with an urban area population of 10.3 million. Other major urban areas in the UK include the conurbations centred on Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow and Liverpool.
The UK consists of four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Their capitals are London, Belfast, Edinburgh, and Cardiff respectively. Apart from England, the countries have devolved administrations, each with varying powers. The nearby Isle of Man, Bailiwick of Guernsey and Bailiwick of Jersey are not part of the UK, being Crown dependencies with the British Government responsible for defence and international representation.
The UK is a developed country and has the world’s fifth-largest economy by nominal GDP and ninth-largest economy by purchasing power parity. It has a high-income economy and has a “very high” Human Development Index, ranking 16th in the world.
It was the first industrialised country and the world’s foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The UK remains a great power with considerable economic, cultural, military, scientific and political influence internationally. It is a recognised nuclear weapons state and is sixth in military expenditure in the world. It has been a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council since its first session in 1946. It has been a leading member state of the European Union (EU) and its predecessor, the European Economic Community (EEC), since 1973; however, a referendum in 2016 resulted in 51.9% of UK voters favouring leaving the European Union, and the country’s exit is currently being negotiated. The UKis also a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Council of Europe, the G7, the G20, NATO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Interpol and the World Trade Organization (WTO).
As mentioned previously the UK is made up of 4 countries, England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and is an island nation that is situated in northwestern Europe.
Please find some of the best Things To Do in the UK that we were able to find…
Here you will find Things To Do In Every Part of The UK including:
Things To Do In England
England is birthplace of William Shakespeare, Sir Francis Drake, Captain Cook, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Sir Isaac Newton, Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, Sir Winston Churchill, David Bowie and The Beatles, is home to the capital city, London, a globally influential centre of finance and culture which is home to Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, The Tower of London, The London Eye, The Shard, Excel, O2 and many other interesting attractions (see www.thingstodoinlondon.co.uk and www.thingstodoinessex.co.uk for more of these attractions and things to do).
Other big cities in England worth a visit are:
- Birmingham – See Things To Do In Birmingham
- Manchester – See Things To Do In Manchester
- Leeds – See Things To Do In Leeds
- Liverpool – See Things To Do In Liverpool
- Bristol – See Things To Do In Bristol
- Newcastle – See Things To Do In Newcastle
Things To Do In Wales
Wales is a country in southwest Great Britain known for its rugged coastline, mountainous national parks, distinctive Welsh language and Celtic culture. Wales is birthplace to Dylan Thomas, Aneurin Bevan, Owain Glyndwr, Richard Burton, Gareth Edwards, Sir Tom Jones and Dame Shirley Bassey, is home to the capital city, Cardiff, a fast growing capital city and a refined coastal city with a nightlife scene and a medieval castle with ornate Gothic Revival interiors. Cardiff is home to the Millennium Stadium (Principality Stadium), Millennium Centre, The Senedd, Cardiff Castle, Motorpoint Arena and the Cardiff Bay area as well as many other things to do – see www.thingstodoincardiff.co.uk and www.thingstodoinpenarth.co.uk for some of these.
Wales is rich with Castle, Mountains, Scenic Views, Adventure Attractions and many other things to do in Wales. In the northwest of Wales, Snowdonia National Park has lakes, glacial landforms, hiking trails and a railway up to the peak of Snowdon as well as many other Things To Do In North Wales.
Other Big Cities & Town in Wales worth a visit are:
- Swansea – See Things To Do In Swansea
- Llanelli – See Things To Do In Llanelli
- NPT – See Things To Do in NPT
- Bridgend – See Things To Do In Bridgend
- Merthyr – See Things To Do In Merthyr
- Pontypridd – See Things To Do In Pontypridd
- Newport – See Things To Do In Newport
- Cwmbran – See Things To Do In Cwmbran
- Caerphilly – See Things To Do In Caerphilly
- Chepstow – See Things To Do In Chepstow
- Monmouth – See Things To Do In Monmouth
- Abergavenny – See Things To Do In Abergavenny
- Wrexham – See Things To Do In Wrexham
Things To Do In Scotland
Scotland, the U.K.’s northernmost country, is a land of mountain wildernesses such as the Cairngorms and Northwest Highlands, interspersed with glacial glens (valleys) and lochs (lakes). Its major cities are Edinburgh, the capital, with its iconic hilltop castle, and Glasgow, famed for its vibrant cultural scene. Scotland is also famous for golf, the game first played at the Old Course at St Andrews in the 1400s.
Scotland is birthplace to Robert the Bruce, William Wallace, John Logie Baird, Alexander Graham Bell, Sir Alex Ferguson, J.K. Rowling, Sean Connery & Andy Murray, is home to the capital city, Edinburgh. Edinburgh is Scotland’s compact, hilly capital. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views, and Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials. These sites are well worth a visit and there are also many other Things to do in Edinburgh.
Scotland is also rich with Castle, Mountains, Scenic Views, Adventure Attractions and many other things to do in Scotland.
Other Big Cities & Towns in Scotland worth a visit are:
- Glasgow – See Things To Do In Glasgow
- Aberdeen – See Things To Do In Aberdeen
- Dundee – See Things To Do In Dundee
- Paisley – See Things To Do In Paisley
- East Kilbride – See Things To Do In East Kilbride
Things To Do In Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom. The country is known for its Norman castles, glacial valleys and mountains, Celtic and Christian monuments, and coastal links golf courses. Northern Ireland is birthplace to Oscar Wilde, C S Lewis, Seamus Heaney, Alex “Hurricane” Higgins, Sir George Best, Kenneth Branagh, Van Morrison & Dame Mary Peters, Liam Neeson & Rory McIlroy, is home to the capital city, Belfast, which is home to the political murals of the 20th-century ‘Troubles’ conflict, and the Titanic Quarter, showcasing the redeveloped dockyards where the famous ship was built and a contemporary museum, Titanic Belfast.