8 Iconic UK Landmarks You Can't Miss

8 Iconic UK Landmarks You Can't Miss
The Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clock tower in London, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

The region that gave us Beatles, Darwin, Big Ben, the Queen and so many other icons, deserves a shout-out

Precious Kamei
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The United Kingdom (UK) is made up of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. When we talk about the United Kingdom, we can't help but be reminded of the royal family, the Big Ben, the ancient Stonehenge, football, Oxford, The Beatles! These are just a few of so many iconic aspects of the UK. Here is a photo series of nine such iconic UK landmarks that you just can't miss out on. Let these be inspiration enough for you to plan a trip to the UK.


Stonehenge
Stonehenge, one of the oldest sites in the worldThe prehistoric site of Stonehenge dates back to 3000 BC, making it one of the oldest sites in the world. What's the purpose of these massive stones, why put them there of all the places, there are a lot of questions such as these that makes Stonehenge an eerie and mysterious site.

Tower of London
The Tower of LondonTower of London is one of the most prominent building in England. It has played the role of a prison, a palace, a treasury, and many others in the past. The building was built in 1078 by William the Conqueror. Here the exhibits range from Crown Jewels to prisoners and the types of executions.

Cotswolds
Pretty cottages along High Street in WorcestershireGloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Worcestershire, and Warwickshire together form this beautiful destination. The natural beauty of the grasslands and the woodlands, combined with pretty and neat villages makes Cotswolds a choice destination. Explore Cotswolds on foot and you won't regret it.

Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of BerkshireWindsor Castle is the official royal residence and the world's oldest continuously occupied castle. Here lies the famous graves of Henry VIII, Queen Victoria, among many others. One of the most visited places in the UK, Windsor Castle holds plenty of stories from the past.

The Houses of Parliament
A view of Houses of Parliament and Big Ben from Westminster bridgeVisit London and not see the Big Ben? Impossible. The Houses of Parliament and its famous Big Ben clock tower are probably landmarks you are first going to visit. Situated right on the bank of River Thames, the Houses of Parliament is also the Palace of Westminster. The palace is where the House of Commons and the House of Lords meet.

Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace in LondonOne of the most prominent buildings in London, the Buckingham Palace is the Queen's working residence. The palace dates back to the 18th century and only certain parts of the palace is open to visitors. Don't miss the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony while you are there.

Cambridge and Oxford
An aerial view of Cambridge
Christ Church Dining Hall at the University of Oxford
A visit to the UK is incomplete without visiting the two prominent universities. These two centuries old universities have marvelous architecture. King's College Chapel in Cambridge and the dome of the Radcliffe Camera building of Oxford University are two examples of striking architecture.
 
Abbey Road
Abbey Road was made famous by the 1969 Beatles album coverWho doesn't know the famous Beatles album cover with the iconic zebra crossing? The iconic crossing is just outside Abbey Road Studios in northwest London. You can't miss this if you are a Beatles' fan.

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