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Cheap Flights to the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is composed of four constituent nations, namely, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The UK is culturally diverse and serves as a melting pot for people all over Europe. It also boasts of places that are rich in history, scenic countryside and beautiful coastlines.

England is by far the most popular destination among the four nations that comprise the United Kingdom. Considered as the biggest country in the UK, it is divided into nine regions - all culturally distinct, and has its own charisma and history. It is also home to twenty-one UNESCO Heritage Sites. Some of the more popular tourist destinations in England include the Tower of London, Big Ben, Palace of Westminster, London Eye, Roman Baths and the Stonehenge. When travelling to England, do not miss visiting some of the world’s most important museums including the Victoria and Albert Museum, National History Museum in London and the British Museum.

Scotland, on the other hand, has about 800 islands with only about a third of these are inhabited. Visitors typically discover Scotland's literary heroes by doing the Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour or sample the country's best whiskies by visiting its famed whisky distilleries. Other popular tourist spots in Scotland include Arthur’s Seat, Loch Ness, St. Giles’ Cathedral and Her Majesty’s Yacht Britannia. Do not miss visiting the castles and palaces in Scotland particularly the Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and Stirling Castle. Scotland is also home to some of the country’s more popular museums including the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Tourists who adored King Arthur and Merlin the magician will definitely have a fun time in Wales. Merlin's Hill, the Preseli Hills, and Carmarthenshire are just a few of the places related to the legend of King Arthur and Merlin. Wales is also popularly known as the land of castles, there are 641 fortresses situated in this country. These include the Caernarfon Castle, Conwy Castle and Beaumaris Castle. Other tourist areas and sites in Wales include the Snowdonia, Great Orme, Cardiff Bay and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Wales is also home to some interesting museums including the St. Fagans National History Museum, National Museum Cardiff and the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Do not miss a visit to the Welsh Mountain Zoo, which is a conservation zoo home to rare animals such as tigers, snow leopards and red pandas.

Lastly, Northern Ireland is the smallest country in the UK where you can find historical abbeys and priories. It is also home to the picturesque Dunluce Castle, a medieval castle situated on the edge of cliff. Some other castles found in Northern Ireland include the Antrim Castle, Carrickergus Castle and Belfast Castle. Other interesting sights in Ireland include the Grand Opera House located in Belfast, the Botanic Gardens and Lyric Theatre, both also located in Belfast. Some inspiring museums to visit while in Northern Ireland are the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum and the Ulster Museum.

Visit the United Kingdom now and experience its rich history and beautiful landscape. Search for the cheapest flight tickets and promo airfares to the United Kingdom with Skyscanner Philippines.

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