Top Ten Places To See In England

England is the southern part of Great Britain and the largest country in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The country has a good position, it shares land borders with Scotland to the North and Wales to the West and the Channel Tunnel links England and France. England has a long and rich history which goes backs for all of 10 centuries with numerous battles and a long line of kings and queens. Many historical places still stay in good conditions; they become famous attractions to tourists in the UK and in the world. Visitors to England will enjoy the magnificent beauty and the fascinating history of The Tower of London, the Westminster Abbey, the Stonehenge and many others. Besides, England has a variety of tourist destinations to suit everyone, its national parks, blue flag beaches, theme parks, sporting venues, festivals and carnivals are another attractions to tourists. However, there are some places that no one wants to miss during their vacation here. Here is a list of top ten famous landmarks in England I think travelers will desires to see when they plan a trip to England.

1. Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

The British Parliament, the clock tower and Big Ben are recognized as symbols of the British nation. They are known internationally and once upon reaching London, they are first images that come in your eyes and in your mind. Their historic and cultural values make them famous and it seems like that the clock tower, the magnificent bell and the houses of Parliament put a face on the British nation more even than Buckingham Palace. The Houses of Parliament has a special structure, its style soon become one of typical characters of England’s architecture. The great bell – Big Ben, named by British Parliament, was run for the first time on May 31, 1859 and then become an attractive landmark in London. Coming here to listen to the bell tolling the hours is a good way to experience London’s lifestyle.

2. The Tower of London

The Tower of London

The Tower of London

The Tower of London, also call “Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress”, is an iconic symbol of London and one of the most visited sites in the city. Situated in the northern site of the River Themes, that ancient castle was first used as a fortress, a symbol of great power and dominance of William the Conqueror. The fortress was later expanded into an impressive building with about 20 towers. It used to be a place for executions and tortures the occasional home for British monarchs. Today, the Tower of London is famed for its Crown Jewels and the Jewel House, a safe place for crown jewels. If you have even a little knowledge of British history or have watched a few movies about British history you will know why The Tower of London is considered as one of the most famous tourist attractions in England. Once reaching here, you will be taken your breath away by its magnificent beauty, its interesting history and its unique ancient atmosphere.

3. Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

For those who love archaeology taking a trip to see Stonehenge is always a must. Stonehenge is an archaeologically interesting find in England. Visiting this place offers tourists a chance to go back to the history of human beings more than 3000 years before Christ in the area of Wilstone County, England. Stonehenge is a circular collection of large standing stones, creating strange shapes that each visitor may has their own story and explanation why Stonehenge was established. Some scholars see it as a place where human sacrifice may have been offered, some link its existence to astrology. There have been many different ideas about its establishment but whatever the history is, Stonehenge continues to challenge the curiosity of the modern man and attract thousands of visitors every years.

4. Oxford or Cambridge

Oxford or Cambridge

Oxford or Cambridge

Oxford and Cambridge are two giants in the English university system. Attending one of these two universities is a dream of most students in the UK as well as foreign students. These institutions rank among top best universities on the globe. Oxford and Cambridge were both founded in the 13th century and many scholars, theologians and philosophers of England have graduated from one of the two institutions. Besides the role of working universities, they are historical sites that attract many foreign visitors and students. They come to broaden their mind and express the reverence to the long history of the two oldest institutions in the UK. Taking a trip to Cambridge or Oxford promises a good trip and new experience, visitors can take part in many activities to enjoy their vacation.

5. Stratford-on-Avon

Stratford-on-Avon

Stratford-on-Avon

In literature, nothing better represents England than William Shakespeare. No doubt that you’ll have another idea. So, a day trip to Stratford-on-Avon – the homeland of the Bard of Avon – is a must when visit England. Here you can actually see the ancestral house of Shakespeare and the cottage where Anne Hathaway – Shakespeare’s lover – lived before marrying him. Her cottage is only a short distance outside the town and little changed since it was built in the 1500’s. It is a thatched cottage and looks quite quaint. Today, Stratford-on-Avon is one of the top tourist sites in England. For those who love Shakespeare’s plays taking the opportunity to one of Shakespeare’s plays performed by members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in the Shakespeare Memorial Theater is a wonderful thing in the life. Perhaps nothing is more thoroughly British than that.

6. The autumn in the Regent’s park

The autumn in the Regent’s park

The autumn in the Regent’s park

Regent’ park is a must-see in England. It is the largest grass area for outdoor activities in London. Besides offering visitors a wide variety of activities to take park in, Regent’s park has the Open Air Theater, London Zoo and many luxurious restaurants and café. Regent’s Park used to be a hunting ground of Henry VIII but now it is a place for physical activities for both adults and children. It has a large playground for children and lots of common, open land where visitors can go for a walk or sit to read a book in a peaceful atmosphere. There are many tennis courts for those who love this sport here. Visiting Regent’s Park you will know why locals and visitors like to relax here and why it is recognized as a top British tourist site.

7. London Tower Bridge in firework

London Tower Bridge in firework

London Tower Bridge in firework

London Tower Bridge is another tourist site in England that visitors can not miss. It is certain that without a tour of Thames and a close up view to London Tower Bridge, a trip to England would not be complete. The London Tower Bridge is very scenic; many photographers come to take beautiful photos of this site. The Bridge remind people to the nursery song “”London Bridge is Falling Down” although it actually not fall down but was save and rebuilt. Near by the Tower of London, the Bridge is one of the best places to contemplate firework in England.

8. Inside Westminster Abbey

Inside Westminster Abbey

Inside Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is a large Gothic church in London, England. It has stood over time as one of the most celebrated and unifying buildings and also one of the ten top British tourist site. Since 1066 British monarchs have been crowned at Westminster and the Abbey soon attracted the attentions of locals and visitors around the world. This famous official site is usually recognized as “Place of Worship House of Kings” where many British monarchs and leaders of the Realm have found their final resting place inside the Abbey. The structure inside the Abbey is very unique; it is easy to recognize among many other buildings. Thanks to its architecture, Westminster Abbey is a symbol of England and the U.K. A visit to Westminster will make your trip to England more perfect.

9. Windsor Castle at sunset, viewed from the Long Walk

Windsor Castle at sunset, viewed from the Long Walk

Windsor Castle at sunset, viewed from the Long Walk

Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England is the oldest and largest castle in the world and the Official Residence of Her Majesty the Queen. The Castle is famed for its history which goes back for about 1000 years. The Castle severs as a residence for the Queen and royal families. It is the largest operating castle in the world. Visiting here, you can walk through large parts in the castle and marvel at the collection of many art works and treasures in the keeping of the royal family. Sometimes, looking at the sky visitors will see a flag flying; it gives a notice that the queen is currently in residence. Today, through the reach of modern media, the image of Her Majesty is familiar to thousands of people in the world; a visit to Windsor Castle will be a chance to see most of the exhibitions of the royal families.

10. Buckingham Palace, England landmark

Buckingham Palace, England landmark

Buckingham Palace, England landmark

Buckingham Palace is one of the most famous landmarks in England. It is internationally known as the home of the British Royal family. Although Buckingham Palace is now used for many official event held by the Queen, the State Rooms are opened to welcome visitors every year. According to the statistics, Buckingham Palace receives over 50,000 visitors as guests to banquets, lunches, dinners, receptions and the Royal Garden Parties every year. The Palace is furnish and decorated with many priceless art works that is part of the Royal Collections. Visiting Buckingham, you will marvel at a variety of valuable works of one of the most well-known art collections in the world today. If you are planning for a tour to England, don’t miss a chance to visit one of the most famous palaces in the world.

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