The United Kingdom, consisting of four main entities, England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, and is twice the size of New York State. The United Kingdom is home to over 63 million people, yet only has a landmass of 241,590 square kilometres.
The major cities within the United Kingdom are London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Leeds, Bristol, Manchester, Bradford and Newcastle upon Tyne.
The United Kingdom is home to some truly amazing and wonderful landmarks such as Caernarfon Castle, Snowdonia National Park, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Stonehenge, Edinburgh Castle, Loch Ness, Melrose Abbey, The Giants Causeway, The Bushmills Distillery and Belfast City.
But how could we forget the beautiful Northern Ireland, with its lush green rolling hills and comedic people who of course are always up for a pint of Guinness. Northern Ireland is almost 14,000 square kilometres in size, and is home to over 1.8 million people.
The major cities in Northern Ireland are of course Belfast, Derry, Lisburn, Newtownabbey, Bangor, Greater Craigavon, Castlereagh, Ballymena, Newtownards and Newry.
On your list of must see places would have to be the Mussenden Temple, Belfast Castle. The Ulster Museum, the Mourne Mountains, Penrhyn Castle, Slieve Gullion and the Scrabo Tower.