GREAT BRITAIN

Great Britain essentials

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London tower

Location: The London Borough of Tower Hamlets, London

Built between 1078 and 1399 on the north bank of the Thames River, this castle complex and one of the most popular tourist attractions of London has served as a prison and royal residence. Currently it is housing Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom and is also still guarded by the famous Yeoman Warders. Also the famous White Tower is a must-see for a history aficionado.

 

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Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Location: Salisbury Plain, 3 kilometres west of Amesbury and 13 kilometres north of Salisbury, England. Train connections from London.

This remarkable prehistoric monument is the remains of a circle of the standing stones, believed to have been built between 3000 and 2000 BC. Currently the structure is managed by the English Heritage and is also popular ritual site of Neopagans.

Opening times.

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The Fens

Location: Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk in England. Train and bus connections from London.

This marsh region is located primarily on the coast of the Wash. As a whole it occupies an area of 3900 km². Notable settlements of the area are e.g. Wisbech, ”capital of The Fens”, Ely and Peterborough. The Fen Rivers way is a popular hiking trail.

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Canterbury Cathedral

Location: Canterbury, Kent County, England. Train connections from London.

This Romanesque-Gothic cathedral was founded originally in 597, but rebuilt completely during 1070 – 1077. It is the religious center of the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican communion.

Very idyllic sight and one of the tops of historic England.

Openíng times.

 

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Camdem

Camden Passage

Location: London Borough of Islington, London

This comfy pedestrian passage is famous for its antique shops and it hosts an antique market on Wednesdays and Saturday mornings. Passage also has the famous Camden Head pub, which holds comedy nights and concerts.

Brighton

Brighton

Location: East Sussex County, England. Train connections to London.

Brighton has been one of the most famous British seaside resorts since the Georgian era and it is located on the southern coast of England. It has appr. 280,000 inhabitants and many fancy bars, restaurants and sport facilities. It is the true festival centre of East Sussex. Notable sights include e.g. the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton Sea Life Center and the Royal Pavilion.

 

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London Eye

London Eye

Location: London Borough of Lambeth, England

This enormous Ferris wheel was completed in 2000 and is now a remarkable landmark on the South Bank of the Thames river. It is 135 meters tall and diameter of the wheel is 120 meters, making it currently Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel.

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Edinburgh

Old Town of Edinburgh (UNESCO)

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland. International airport. Train and buss connections from Aberdeen, Glasgow and London.

Oldest part of Edinburgh is an idyllic way to get acquainted with the Scottish urban life and it has been an UNESCO World Heritage Site with the New Town since 1995. It has a rich medieval atmosphere with the street plan of narrow alleys and cobbled paths, as well as Reformation-era architecture. Notable attractions are e.g. Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the National Museum of Scotland.

 

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Cardiff

Cardiff

Location: South Glamorgan County, Wales. International airport. Train connections to London.

Cardiff is the capital and largest city of Wales, situated on the southern coast of the country. It has approx. 346,000 inhabitants and it has unique lifestyle with music venues and Celtic Welsh language. Parks and other such green spaces cover around 10% of the city’s area, so it’s also a green settlement. Notable sights are the Cardiff Castle, Roath Park and the Cardiff Story museum.

 

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