The United Kingdom (UK) in Europe are four smaller countries which are partly independent of each other. The UK today is a unique mix of cultures with a special history and maintained traditions in combination with a dynamic modern life and is known for its hilly inland and the old buildings that can be found everywhere. Despite an unfortunately often bad reputation about the weather, it is a popular holiday destination, with the city of London as the most important tourist attraction. But the UK has also many other special places such as the rugged nature of Scotland and Wales, cute English villages on the countryside and also some trendy cities. Everywhere tourists can count on a genuinely interested 'warm welcome'.