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Visiting Four Capital Cities in the United Kingdom

There are four different capital cities in the United Kingdom which are London - the capital of England; Edinburgh - the capital of Scotland; Cardiff - the capital of Wales and Belfast - the capital of Northern Ireland. To discover more about the United Kingdom, you should visit all four capital cities as they are quite different from each other. Now the question is: do you know them well? In this travel guide, we are about to tell you what to do and where to go in the capital city of each region. Let's go!

Tower Bridge, London, United Kingdom

London - the Capital City of England

As the capital city of not only England but also the United Kingdom, London has always been the no.1 UK's leading city. There are loads of things that you can do in such a vibrant and bustling city. You can browse around the city on foot and enjoy the stunning views of London for free. Look for the best handcraft products by local artists from the markets and have the best royal afternoon tea in town.

Top 10 Places to Go in London

  1. Big Ben

  2. Buckingham Palace

  3. Brick Lane Market

  4. Hype Park

  5. Oxford Street

  6. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

  7. Sky Garden

  8. St. Paul's Cathedral

  9. The British Museum

  10. Tower Bridge

Belfast City Hall, United Kingdom

Belfast - the Capital City of Northern Ireland

This capital city has a mix Irish and English cultural background which makes Belfast a place that you should totally visit in order to understand the United Kingdom a bit more. This city is best known of the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, where you can now find a museum and a memorial garden about this legacy in the city centre. Discover Belfast more by visiting many of their art galleries and outdoor spaces.

Top 10 Places to Go in Belfast

  1. Albert Memorial Clock

  2. Belfast Castle

  3. Botanic Gardens

  4. Saint Anne's Cathedral

  5. The Courtyard: Mural Square (The Duke of York)

  6. The Mac

  7. The Titanic Memorial Garden

  8. Titanic Belfast

  9. Ulster Museum

  10. Victoria Square

Victoria Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh - the Capital City of Scotland

This hilly capital city of Scotland - Edinburgh, offers overlooking gorgeous views of the Old Town and New Town in different areas of the city. This is where J.K. Rowling first started writing about Harry Potter series, where the magics began. In Edinburgh, you can drink a cup of breakfast tea in a local cafe and get some inspirations of simply everything, or go hiking and climb to the top of Arthur's Seat for the best view of Edinburgh.

Top 10 Places to Go in Edinburgh

  1. Calton Hill

  2. Dean Village

  3. Edinburgh Castle

  4. Grefriars Kirkyard

  5. Holyrood Park

  6. Museum of Edinburgh

  7. Palace of holyroodhouse

  8. Scottish National Gallery

  9. St Giles' Cathedral

  10. Victoria Street

Cardiff Castle, United Kingdom

Cardiff - the Capital City of Wales

The least touristy capital city of the United Kingdom goes to Cardiff. This Welsh city is nothing like other capital cities in the UK. You can visit the historic heritage sites like castle and cathedral and nature parks and gardens in the city. Cardiff is a seaside city. Make sure you visit the harbour and meet the seagulls before you leave.

Top 10 Places to Go in Cardiff

  1. Bute Park

  2. Cardiff Castle

  3. Llandaff Cathedral

  4. Museum of Cardiff

  5. National Museum Cardiff

  6. Norwegian Church Arts Centre

  7. Roald Dahl Pass

  8. Roath Park

  9. Wales Millennium Centre

  10. Wartime Shelters

Which capital city in the UK would you like to visit next?


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