The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland occupies most of the territory of the British Isles and consists of 4 countries. They are England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Their capitals are London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.
There are a lot of interesting places in Great Britain, which are worth visiting. One of the most famous and mysterious sites is Stonehenge.
Another mysterious place is Lock Ness, one of the lakes in Scotland, where people think a large monster lives.
The Lake District is the largest National Park in England. Its situated in the north-west of England and contains a lot of beautiful lakes. The English say that the Lake District is the loveliest spot that man has ever found.
Windsor Castle is the oldest royal residence in the world that is still being used by the royal family! Its almost 1000 years old! Its also believed that the castle has lots of ghosts including those of Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I, King George III and Charles I.
Cardiff is Europes youngest capital city! It became the capital of Wales in However, the history of Cardiff dates back more than 2000 years to the Romans.
Liverpool is the sixth largest city in Britain. This name literally means a pool with muddy water. The symbol of Liverpool is an imaginary bird called Liver Bird.
The Beatles and other pop bands made Liverpool famous all over the world.
Oxford and Cambridge are the oldest and the most prestigious universities in Britain.
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and the most marvelous and romantic city in Europe.
Holyrood Palace is a royal residence of Queen Elizabeth II when she visits the capital of Scotland.
London is one of the greatest cities in the world.
The Tower of London was rebuilt in 1079 by William the Conqueror.
The Palace of Westminster (the Houses of Parliament) was built by Edward the Confessor in the 11 th century.
St.Pauls Cathedral was built after the Great Fire of 1666 by Sir Christopher Wren.
Trafalgar Square is the heart of tourists London and the geographical center of the capital.
Buckingham Palace is a royal residence of the Queen.It is a place where she lives much of the time.When the Queen is in London you can see the Union Jack above the Palace. When the Queen is on holiday in summer the Palace opens to the public.
The London Eye is the tallest observation wheel in the world. It is 135 m high. Since opening in March 2000 it has become a symbol of modern Britain