United Kingdom of the Great Britain has been assiduous in preserving its traditions, but offers visitor much more than stately castles and pretty villages. A diversity of landscape, culture, literature, art and architecture as well as its unique heritage, results in a nation balancing the needs of the present with those of its past.
Lying in Northwestern Europe, United Kingdom or Great Britain is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea and the English Channel. The island’s landscape and climate are varied, and it is this variety that even today affects the pattern of settlement. The remote shores of the West Country peninsula and the inhospitable mountains of Scotland and Wales are less populated than the relatively flat and fertile Midlands and Southeast, where the vast majority of the country’s 58 million people live. Due to this population density, the south is today the most built-up path of the Great Britain.