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Most beautiful buildings in the UK

Thanks to our listing regulations the small and overcrowded island called Britain is home to some magnificent historical buildings but not all of the most beautiful buildings in the UK are the older ones as you’ll see from the following images.

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English Heritage call this one of the most important buildings in the UK and it’s hard to argue against Westminster Abbey’s inclusion within any list of the country’s most important buildings. It’s also one of the nation’s most beautiful treasures.

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As the caption in the image says Rievaulx Abbey is an oasis of peace. It’s also one of the most beautiful buildings in the UK. Unfortunately this building which was erected between 1147 and 1167 is in ruins but it still represents the most dominant architectural style of the period.

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As the caption in the image says Rievaulx Abbey is an oasis of peace. It’s also one of the most beautiful buildings in the UK. Unfortunately this building which was erected between 1147 and 1167 is in ruins but it still represents the most dominant architectural style of the period.

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Proving that the nation’s prettiest buildings don’t have to be historic isn’t difficult when you see The Shard. The design does divide the nation as there are some that believe it’s too modern for the London skyline but this one’s universally praised for its aesthetics.

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The Tate Modern is based in the former Bankside Power Station. This makes it unique and arguable beautiful but there are some that believe the building’s façade can’t compete for beauty with anything on offer within its walls.

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All Saints on Market Street, London is the next on our list. The decorative and functional nature of William Butterfield’s design was more than enough to convince us to add this church to the list.

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All Saints on Market Street, London is the next on our list. The decorative and functional nature of William Butterfield’s design was more than enough to convince us to add this church to the list.

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30 St Mary Axe (or The Gherkin as it’s widely known) is an usually shaped building that sprung into the London skyline between 2001 and 2003.

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This is one of the prettiest Scottish buildings you’ll ever see. Edinburgh Castle dates back to the 12th century.

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This is one of the prettiest Scottish buildings you’ll ever see. Edinburgh Castle dates back to the 12th century.

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