Tour attractions in United Kingdom
Stonehenge is the most famous prehistoric monument in Britain. It is a circle of stones. Stonehenge was a large earthwork a bank and ditch arrangement called a henge, constructed approximately 5,000 years ago. Stonehenge is situated on Salisbury Plain in the county of Wiltshire.
Blenheim Palace is near Oxford. It was created by the well-known landscape gardener "Capability" Brown and given by the English nation to John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough, in recognition of his victory in 1704 over French and Bavarian troops. Built between 1705 and 1722, characterised by diverse inspiration and a return to national roots, it is a perfect example of an 18th-century princely home.
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Under the orders of Roman Emperor Hadrian built in 122 A.D. The 118 km long wall is on the border between England and Scotland. The listing was extended in 2005 and now includes two sections of the border line of the Roman Empire at its greatest extent in the 2nd century A.D., part of what is known as the Roman Limes.
Windsor Castle has been a royal residence for over 900 years and one of the homes of Queen Elizabeth ll. Windsor Castle has dominated the river Thames for over 900 years. It was built by the Normans from timber and later rebuilt in stone.
Buckingham Palace is one of the most popular landmarks in London. It is the London home of the British Royal family. The Palace has around 600 rooms, including 19 State rooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 78 bathrooms, 92 offices, a cinema and a swimming pool. It also has its own post office and police station.
Located in the ancient walled city of York, there has been a place of worship on the site since around 630AD. The plan view of York Minster reveals the cruciform to which a lot of Christian churches were built. The building consists of a nave, a chapter house, a transept, an east wing, a crypt, and three towers. It is also host to some of the most spectacular stained-glass windows in the whole of the UK, some dating back to the twelfth century.
The Tower of London
The Tower of London has been home to the crown jewels ever since 1303. It has been used extensively as a prison throughout history; particularly known for its imprisonment of high profile prisoners. Such luminaries to have been held at the 'Bloody Tower' include Sir Walter Raleigh, Guy Fawkes, Rudolf Hess, the Krays, and assorted Kings and Queens. It was readily equipped with a torture chamber for extracting confessions and alleviating the tedium, and executions were carried out within the grounds or more commonly on nearby Tower Hill.
The Hertfordshire museum has been part of the Natural History Museum since 1937 and its remarkable collections were once the private passion of its founder, Lionel Walter, second Baron Rothschild, who amassed the largest natural history collection assembled by one individual. Visitors can experience the fascinating world of a Victorian collector, and see a huge variety of wild, weird and wonderful specimens from across the animal kingdom – from the extinct quagga to dressed fleas.
Brownsea Island offers beautiful landscape for enjoying the wonders of nature from the patchworks of woodland and grassy fields in the peaceful and secluded interior, to the cliffs and beaches of the coastline, which offer wonderful views across the harbors to the Purbeck Hills. The island is home to a flourishing population of the scarce and threatened red squirrel and offers winter shelter to avocets a black and white bird with a long, curved beak.
Harrods of Knightsbridge is one of the largest department stores in the world, with over one million square feet of retail space and over 330 departments. It has a distinctive logo of a green background with the gold lettering of Harrods. This massive shop can see up to 300,000 visitors flow through its doors.
The London Eye has become one of the iconic sights of London. Opened in March 2000 the wheel is a metaphor for the turning of the century. The London Eye is 135m/443ft high and weighs 2100 tones. There are 32 capsules attached to the wheel which travels gently at a speed of 26cm per second. Each rotation takes 30 minutes in which time you can marvel at the views that span up to 40km in all directions.
Alton Towers Theme Park
Alton Towers is one the UK’s biggest tourist attractions in every way attracting millions of visitors every year. Located in the beautiful grounds of a semi-ruined gothic country house near Stoke-on-Trent in the West Midlands, the theme park provides a wide range of activities and adventures to suit people of all ages. Alton Towers is the home of many of the UK's best known rollercoaster’s including Nemesis (Europe's first inverted roller coaster), Oblivion, Air, Corkscrew and Rita - Queen of Speed.