UK CITY GUIDES

The UK as a whole is an endlessly fascinating place to discover with its rich tradition, complex culture and infinite diversity.

Below we have listed all the cities which form part of the United Kingdom – which in itself includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Accompanying the list, we have added some small fun facts about each of the four countries forming the United Kingdom.

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Cities in England

In the 10th century, southern British were known as English but the word “England” only came into use in the late 15th Century.

London is the capital of England- other major cities include Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool, Newcastle and Leeds.

Bath is the only city in England to be given the status of World Heritage City by UNESCO

The gap between England and France is only 21 miles and the two countries are actually connected via the channel tunnel.


Cities in Wales

Wales is known as Cymru in Welsh.

The capital is Cardiff and it is the largest city in Wales – other major cities include Swansea, Newport and Wrexham.

Wales has been under English rule since the year 1284, to symbolise the unification the Crown Prince of England is referred to as the Prince of Wales.


Cities in Scotland

Scotland has over 700 islands which include the groups of Shetland, Orkney and the Hebrides.

The famous mountain Ben Nevis is the highest in Scotland standing at a height of 1344 metres (4409 feet).

Scotland is renowned for its culture and traditions which includes kilts, bagpipes and highland dancing.


Cities in Northern Ireland

The world famous series, Game Of Thrones employs more locals than the civil service in Northern Ireland.

The famously “unsinkable” liner which sank on its maiden voyage, The RMS Titanic was built in Belfast.

A Northern Ireland delicacy is the “Ulster Fry” which includes all things high cholesterol such as potato bread, black pudding, bacon, egg, sausage, soda bread, mushrooms, fried tomatoes and baked beans.



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