England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom and each one of them is an ideal tourist destination although London, the capital of England is the most popular, flowed by Scotland, Wales and Ireland. England provides a plethora of tourist attractions such as the Big Ben, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, and West End in London and other places like Stonehenge, Lake District, York, Durham, Bath, Oxford and Cambridge in other parts of the country. Scotland offers historic grandeur and its attractions include Edingburgh Castle, the untamed Munros, the Highlands, and the Loch Ness. Wales offers unspoilt and ruggedly beautiful places and a large network of National parks and conservancy areas.
There is no doubt that the best time to visit the countries of the UK is the summer period from June to August as this is probably the only time when tourists can get the best weather and the longest days. Moreover, the days are warm without being uncomfortable although you can never be sure of rain that can take place at any time of the year. Moreover, the best festivals and events take place during this time. Most educational institutions in the UK take a summer break during this period and you can see most local people also on the roads or near the various attractions of the cities. Travelling from one place to another is also fun.
A large number of festivals and events take place during the summer months such as the Edinburgh International Festival that takes place in August/September. It is the largest arts festival in the world and it transforms Scotland’s capital into a vibrant arts hub. Moreover, the Notting Hill Carnival in August is only next to the Rio Carnival in being the biggest street party in the world. The London Marathon in April attracts more than 30,000 participants every year who can enjoy a scenic tour of London. The Glastonbury Festival in June attracts top musicians from all over the world to take part in one of the world’s most famous outdoor music festivals. London presents a plethora of high culture options at its various museums, art galleries and theatres including the Tate Modern and Natural History Museum. The Royal Parks of London, particularly Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are delightful places to relax during the summer when tired tourists can spread out on its lush green meadows and relax. The other important attractions include Stratford-upon-Avon that features photogenic Tudor houses and is home to the Royal Shakespeare Company and Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland which is one of the most spectacular natural attractions in all of Europe.