There are many attractions in the British Isles that are famous such as London Bridge, The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abby.
One great feature of life in London, for example, is the proliferation of the Taxi service, which is one of the most efficient in the world. You can hail one of the black vehicles just about anywhere in the city, and is a great way to get from place to place.
One attraction that one would not want to miss in London is the British Museum. Not only does it house a grand selection of English historical and cultural displays, but it always has a selected special display of some kind. Especially noteworthy are the displays on Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome and Ur.
Don’t miss the British food and the traditional pub experience. The beef and fish and chips are alive and well.
The Tower of London is an intriging place as it is the home of the British Crown Jewels, and as a prison, known for housing Anne Boleyn, the Queen under King Henry VII who could not produce a son, and was executed nearby.
Buckingham Palace and the changing of the guard is an experience to behold, and the guards do smile if you work at it.
Windsor Castle, located about an hour’s drive west of London is perhaps the oldest inhabited castle in the world, as it is one of the official residences of Queen Elizabeth. Some of the surviving buildings date all the way back to King Henry II to 1154, and many of the unbelievably posh apartments and rooms can be visited by the public.
The Big Ben clock tower is a very popular tourist attraction with its bell of 13 tons affixed within the tower. It is named after the man who first ordered the bell, Sir Benjamin Hall.
Stonehenge is another top attraction in the United Kingdom. It is one of the more notable prehistoric sites as it was constructed by a culture that left no records of the written variety, and is estimated to have been erected in the neighborhood of 2,500 BC.
Stratford-upon-Avon takes you the the hometown and birthplace of William Shakespeare, the noted English playwright, where his home is located. You can visit Anne Hathaway’s cottage and plenty of history about Shakespeare.
There are many more great tourist attractions in the United Kingdom, but these are some of the most interesting.