United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or simply UK has an image of a country with rainy and wet weather, the Foggy Albion, as it is often called in Mass Media, studded with monuments to genius poets, castles with ghosts and internationally known universities. But actually Great Britain is really great – great place to live and great destination to travel to. The quantity of fantastic attractions known all over the world is tremendous in these lands.
10 Great places to see in Great Britain
The London Eye, the Buckingham Palace, the Westminster, Madame Tussauds Museum – we are hearing these names since our childhood, and many of us dream visit them. Alongside with the Pyramids of Egypt and futuristic constructions in UAE, many buildings of London have a status of the most precious samples of architectural heritage of mankind. And it is definitely worth seeing.
Once a capital of Industrial Revolution and the biggest trade port in the country, and now the capital of The Beatles fandom – Liverpool seems to have a destiny to be an important spot on Britain’s map. Visit it and check, what is unusual in the atmosphere of this city to inspire musicians on creating the immortal hits.
This place is a real Mecca for those in search for classic British education. Oxford University with its emerald lawns and wise professors, symbolizes the British nation itself. And if you want to comprehend the soul and spirit of this nation – come to visit Oxford town.
Ancient temple located in Wiltshire, England, and built by enigmatic and unstudied druids. This Neolithic building still puts many unsolved questions and has a fame of mysterious construction.
Barely there is any other lake in the world that can compete with the Loch Ness in its fame. People believe that in this lake there is an ancient pangolin, probably a dinosaurs or a giant whale at worst. And locals carefully maintain this profitable legend.
The embodiment of everything we know about kings and queens, aristocratic families and their age-old history. Windsor Castle is located in the county of Berkshire and bears the name of a ruling royal dynasty which will sooner or later also become a part of a history, adding another one noble page to the annals of the castle’s history.
This castle, towering on the hill in Scotland is the cradle of all the stories and legends of King Arthur. It is not surprising that annually thousands of young and not really young people are visiting this place in hope to take the legendary Excálibur out of the stone.
White Cliffs of Dover
For centuries the first thing shipmen saw, reaching the shores of the England, were snowy white chalk rocks and cliffs stretching along he seashore for almost 20 kilometers. Albion – one of names this country is known around the world – is related to these very cliffs, as “albis” in Latin means “white”.
Madame Tussauds Museum
Every living celebrity dreams of becoming an exhibit in this museum of wax figures, as only a decent, somewhat outstanding people can be awarded of such honor. Almost like a “Sir” title from the Queen of England.
Canterbury Cathedral, situated in a county of Kent, had gained its international fame thanks to the medieval treatise named “Canterbury tales”, telling the adventures of pilgrims that have been coming to these lands out of anywhere.
The high time to visit UK
Contrary to popular belief, Great Britain is not a country with constant fogs and rains. This country thanks to the Gulf stream that brings warm water close to its shores, has one of the mildest climates in the world. The high season is June to October, and spring is vice versa rainy and windy. And the most fabulous time to visit this country is the New Year Holidays.
The city on Thames
Both economic and cultural center of the country, London, a city, highly attractive for tourists, as majority of sightseeing places are situated either within the precincts of the city or not far from it. Here in London, modern quick path of life is harmoniously combined with the presence of thousands of years of history.
All eyes on us – the London Eye
Tired of the string of historically important buildings and places, you’ll want to freshen up and recollect the reality. For this purposes a giant ferris wheel in the center of the capital of the UK – the London Eye – have been created. Visit it to forget about troubles and once again remember childish excitement.