The United Kingdom is the world's 8th biggest tourist destination, with 36. 115 million visiting in 2015. Four component nations make up the UK, and the end result is as many-layered as that fact would suggest. Its arts scene continues to be one of the most creative and successful in the world, its passions still run high on everything from politics to sport and its overall character is as modern as it is multicultural. Even the food’s good these days. As a country, of course, the UK’s urban centres are just one part of its allure. Britain is often extremely beautiful.