Famous British Landmarks - 55 Landmarks in Britain to See Story

By Lauren Kendrick

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Introduction

Famous British Landmarks - 55 Landmarks in Britain to See Story

Britain is undeniably one of the most beautiful areas of the world. With stunning coastlines,...

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Landmark 1

London Eye, London, England

Perhaps one of the most recognisable and famous landmarks in Britain is the London Eye....

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Big Ben, London, England

Situated near the River Thames, Big Ben stands to the north of Westminster Palace. It...

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Westminster Abbey, London, England

Westminster Abbey is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where royalty gathers for coronations and weddings....

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Tower of London, London, England

This is a really famous landmark in London, known for being the 900-year-old fortress that...

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Covent Garden, London, England

Covent Garden is a bustling shopping hub in London’s West End district. While it stretches...

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Tower Bridge, London, England

Tower Bridge is a famous bridge in London with a distinct blue steel structure. This...

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Buckingham Palace, London, England

Though some people may say it is a tourist trap, Buckingham Palace should definitely be...

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St Paul's Cathedral, London, England

St Paul’s Cathedral is an instantly recognisable landmark that stands at the highest point of...

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Natural History Museum, London, England

As one of the most famous museums in London, the National History Museum has many...

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Landmark 10

Brighton Palace Pier, Brighton, England

Brighton is a wonderful coastal city that attracts many visitors because of its colourful shopfronts...

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Windsor Castle, Windsor, England

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest castle that is currently occupied in the world....

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Blackpool Tower, Blackpool, England

A trip to Blackpool is a quintessential British holiday, and the Blackpool Tower is a...

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Landmark 13

Angel of the North, Gateshead, England

The Angel of the North is an unusual contemporary sculpture by the famous architect Sir...

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Landmark 14

Warwick Castle, Warwick, England

A visit to Warwick Castle is one of the most exciting days out in Britain....

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Landmark 15

Jurassic Coast, Dorset, England

This is a beautifully diverse part of England that was added to UNESCO’s list in...

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Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge is another famous landmark on the UNESCO list. Though it may appear to be...

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Landmark 17

The Lake District, Cumbria, England

The Lake District is the largest national park in England and is home to the...

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Landmark 18

Hadrian's Wall, Cumbria, England

Hadrian’s Wall is one of the most famous landmarks that the Roman’s built during their...

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York Minster, York, England

As the second-largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe, York Minster is an impressive Cathedral that...

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The Shambles, York, England

When you visit this old, cobbled street, you are transported back in time to fourteenth-century...

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Landmark 21

Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England

Known for its folklore relating to Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest is a National Nature Reserve...

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Landmark 22

Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool, England

At Liverpool’s historic waterfront sits the Royal Albert Dock, which is still used by boats...

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Landmark 23

The Roman Baths, Bath, England

Do as the Roman’s do, and explore the Roman Baths that are the heart of...

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Bath Abbey, Bath, England

Another place within Bath that illustrates the city’s important history is Bath Abbey. This is...

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Land's End, Cornwall, England

Land’s End can be found at the very south of Cornwall, at the bottom of...

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St Michael's Mount, Cornwall, England

St Michael’s Mount is a mini island separated from the Cornish coast by a stone...

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Eden Project, Cornwall, England

The Eden Project is an unusual attraction based in a reclaimed china clay crater. The...

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Landmark 28

Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, England

Stratford-upon-Avon, commonly referred to as Stratford, is a country town in the county of Warwickshire....

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The Cotswolds AONB, The Cotswolds, England

Similarly to the Lake District, it isn't easy to explore all that The Cotswolds offer...

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Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, England

Canterbury Cathedral is a spectacular building steeped in over 1400 years of English history. It...

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Richmond, England

Founded in 1840 from an exotic garden, Kew Gardens is known worldwide for holding the...

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Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Wales

First opened in 2004, with phase two being added in 2009, the Welsh Millennium Centre...

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Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales

Wales has a multitude of castles to visit, but Cardiff Castle in the centre of...

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Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly, Wales

Another beautiful castle in Wales is Caerphilly Castle. Gilbert de Clare built it in the...

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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Wrexham, Wales

This stunning Aqueduct that crosses the River Dee became a World Heritage Site in 2009....

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Portmeirion, Gwynedd, Wales

Sir Clough Williams-Ellis built this iconic tourist village between 1925 and 1975, and a charitable...

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Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd, Wales

Snowdonia National Park is an area of outstanding beauty that was established in 1951. Many...

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Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, Pembrokeshire, Wales

The coastal path covers 186 miles of outstanding coastal landscape in the Pembrokeshire Coast National...

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Swallow Falls, Betws-y-Coed, Wales

As they are such a stunning landmark, it's no wonder that Swallow Falls has been...

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Conwy Castle, Conwy, Wales

This is a medieval fortress that overlooks the town of Conwy in North Wales. Built...

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Landmark 41

St David’s Cathedral, St. David’s, Wales

St David’s Cathedral is a Romanesque-style Cathedral, famous for being attacked by Vikings and then...

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Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Famous for its vast, green spaces, Brecon Beacon’s National Park showcases Wales gorgeous landscape. If...

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Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle is the glorious beacon of the city. If you arrive in Edinburgh via...

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Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland

Marking one end of the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse is the Queen’s official...

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Dean Village, Edinburgh, Scotland

Dean Village in Edinburgh is a hidden village near the city centre that is exploding...

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Forth Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland

Initially opened in 1890, Forth Bridge is a distinctive steel structure that currently holds the...

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The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland

The Royal Mile is the road that stretches through the old town, between Edinburgh Castle...

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Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, Scotland

Holyrood Palace’s large Royal Park is located in the city centre of Scotland’s capital. For...

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Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow, Scotland

The Science Centre has sat on the south bank of the River Clyde in Glasgow...

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Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Glencoe is a picturesque village in the Highlands featured in several films, such as James...

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Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Is the Loch Ness Monster real, or is it just a myth? If you take...

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Ben Nevis, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Near Fort William sits Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in the UK. This mountain used...

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Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glenfinnan, Scotland

Harry Potter fans will love this popular British landmark. The Glenfinnan Viaduct is the famous...

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The Kelpies, Falkirk, Scotland

The Kelpies are famous for being the largest equine sculptures in the world. This pair...

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John O’ Groats, John O’Groats, Scotland

Taking its name from the Dutchman Jan de Groot, who was responsible for the ferry...

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Conclusion

In Summary

As you can see, Britain is far more than just London and has a rich...

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