The United Kingdom, officially United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is an independent state in Western Europe created in 1707, consisting of Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and Northern Ireland.
UK comprises multiple facets, from the vibrant urban pulse of old habits to avant-garde culture, splendid beaches and rocky mountains. Here is locates London, one of the largest cities in Europe, and some of the most famous attractions in the world -Stonehenge, the White Cliffs of Dover, St. Paul's Cathedral and the London Eye. UK is divided into several regions, each with its own history, culture and traditions.I n North Country (northern region) you will discover the splendor of the lakes, mountains, castles, coast and national parks, combined with the medieval city of York and animated cities of Liverpool and Manchester, famous for football culture and music.
The Midlands (middle region) there are the vibrant cities of Birmingham and Nottingham, and a mixture of culture and history in the city where Shakespeare was born, Stratford-upon-Avon. London is the largest financial center in the world and is full of cultural attractions suitable for all ages. The Eastern part is a corner of primordial nature, with seaside resorts and university town of Cambridge. The other historic university city, Oxford, is located in south-east; on the south coast you will find excellent beaches and resorts such as Brighton and the historic towns and cathedrals of Winchester and Canterbury. Country (western region) offers the rocky coast of Cornwall, with excellent conditions for surfing, while in south-west you can visit the picturesque villages from Cotswolds,Somerset, Devon, Salisbury Cathedral and Stonehenge.
Becoming a single nation 1,000 years ago, UK has its origins in the beginning of civilization, this being reflected in the attractions offered. Due to the variety of invaders, settlers and immigrants who arrived here over the centuries, Britain enjoys a rich cultural mix and it is today one of the favorite destinations of visitors from around the world.
By Maria Morari
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