This sovereign state and island country is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea, although it is now linked to Calais in France by the Channel Tunnel. It consists of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and is governed from London, the capital city.|
Although tiny, covering just 245,000 km2 (94,600 square miles) the UK was the world’s foremost power in the 19th and 20th centuries with an empire which covered every continent across the globe. It has a rainy, temperate climate with historic cities, rugged highlands of Scotland, many national parks and quaint rural villages.
Our UK Webcams can take you wherever you want to go – underground at Wookey Hole, along the harbour at Stonehaven in Aberdeen, or down the streets of many British towns.