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Great Britain sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

Hoo Lion First settlers appeared on the territory of the modern Great Britain yet during prehistoric times, so there are more than many old buildings, interesting museums and historic landmarks in the country. Stonehenge remains one of most famous and mystic symbols of the country. There are many theories about the purpose of the monument. Some scientists believe that this is an ancient religious monument, and others assume it is an old observatory.
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London is the oldest city in the country. It was founded yet during the times of the Roman Empire, and at that time London was known as Londinium. There are several buildings that remind of first settlers and that period in the history of the city. The border with Scotland is the location of a very interesting landmark – Hadrian’s Wall. The wall was built in the 2nd century by order of Emperor Hadrian and was named after him. The purpose of the wall was to protect the city from barbarian attacks. City gates in Colchester and Lincoln have survived till our days. These ancient cities also feature ruins of historic buildings, old temples and protective facilities.
Despite the fact that the exploration of the country started yet during the prehistoric era, there are many wonderful pieces of nature in the country. Kent Country is considered the most picturesque and beautiful part of the UK. Sometimes it is even called “the garden of the United Kingdom”. Another unique nature reserve has appeared near Lake Loch Ness, which is famous because of numerous legends. The largest national park in the country is located in the so called Lakeland. Here travellers will be offered to participate in excursions to the Hebrides and the Orkney Islands, as well as in rides to the “Bird Island” officially known as Bass Rock. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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When it comes to architecture landmarks, Westminster Abbey has the honourable right to be mentioned first. The building of the abbey started yet in the 11th century. There are graves of kings and noble people in territory of the sanctuary. The history of Westminster Abbey is tightly connected to the history of British royal families and aristocracy. Buckingham Palace and the park in front of it are very famous landmarks of the medieval period. Luxurious halls and rooms of the palace keep priceless relics, jewellery of the royal family and a big collection of art. While talking about famous buildings, it’s simply impossible to fail to mention London Tower. During its 9 centuries long history, Tower changed its status many times; it was a fortress, a king’s residence, a treasury, an observatory, but it was always an important building.
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Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks in Great Britain
♥   National Park 'Norman Island' . On the map   Photos
♥   Park 'Prickly Pear' . On the map   Photos
♥   Park 'Queen Elizabeth II' . On the map   Photos
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin restaurants in Great Britain
♥   Restaurant '99 Station Street' Burton-on-trent. Type - Traditional British. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'A Cena' Twickenham. Type - Italian. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'A. Wong' Victoria. Type - Chinese. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'AG’s' Turners Hill. Type - Modern cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Abbey' Ballasalla. Type - Modern British. On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Remaining castles and fortresses of Great Britain
♥   Castle 'Abergavenny Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Abergeldie Castle' Grampian. On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Aberllynfi Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Aberystwyth' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Ackergill Tower' . On the map   Photos
Map of all palaces
Palaces in Great Britain open for public
♥   Palace 'Blenheim Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Bridewell Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Castle Howard' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Chatsworth House' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Falkland Palace' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Great Britain from our review series

Tenby Resort

From the series “Small flamboyant towns painted with Van Gogh colors”
There are some beautiful little towns in Britain, among which the most popular tourist destination is Tenby. This town is located on the Bay of Carmarthen, in the south of Wales. That’s a popular seaside resort. The modern town is home to about 4 900 people, while the number of tourists who annually visit these scenic spots, is ten times more.

The first mention of the modern town dates back to the 11th century. The territory has preserved many majestic historic buildings. The main historical symbol of Tenby is the Gate of Five Arches. Only a part of the once extensive fortifications has survived to these days. Facades of many historic buildings are painted in bright colors, so while walking through the ancient streets you will get a rainbow mood.

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Bibury Town

From the series “The most cozy towns full of Zen”
Bibury is considered the most beautiful town in England. The place is attractive not only for its historic architecture and a special way of life, but also because of the unique peaceful ambience. The first mention of the town dates back to the second half of the 11th century. Today, the place features a unique atmosphere of past centuries. This is largely due to the well-preserved architecture. You can see old stone houses by the river. The water channel is spanned by a small footbridge.

It seems that the time in this wonderful English town has sunken hundreds of years ago. The pace of life here is very unhurried. Guests of the town will be surprised by plenty of opportunities to escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. In addition to exploring the town, travelers still have plenty … Read all

Bishop Rock Island

From the series “The most cozy towns full of Zen”
Located in the Atlantic Ocean, the island of Bishop Rock is a true champion of the Guinness Book of Records. It is the smallest of the built-up islands in the world. The first lighthouse on the island was built in the mid 19th century. Reliable granite blocks with a total weight of around 6 000 tonnes were used to build the facility. The height of the lighthouse is 49 meters, and there is a helipad on its top. Until 1992, the superintendent lived permanently in the lighthouse of Bishop Rock. After that the lighthouse was automated.

Today, it is a popular tourist attraction. Boat tours to the ancient lighthouse are regularly conducted. Sometimes travelers are even allowed to land on the small island. Surrounded by the sea, it looks really tiny. The length of the island is about 46 meters, … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Great Britain

London
British Museum. The British Museum, which exhibits more than 6 million items, is one of the largest museums in the cultural history of the mankind. This is the place where you will be able to see exhibits from around the world that throw light upon history and culture from ancient times to the present. Every day, the British Museum attracts a lot of visitors, and the reason for this is not only its rich collection. The large building made in the neoclassical style is also the location of … Read more
Edinburgh
The National Museum of Scotland. The National Museum of Scotland is the place where one can learn about the formation of the Scottish landscape, first citizens, the creation of the nation and about the changes, which have happened not only in Scotland, but in the whole country due to various inventions and discoveries. Marvellous art objects and simple everyday life items tell visitors about the Scottish history and the efforts that locals applied to develop their culture and self-consciousness. … Read more
Blackpool
Manchester
The city develops quickly, so from the middle of XVIII century Manchester becomes a large center of cotton industry. After the opening of the Manchester Canal this place also becomes one of the main transport crossings of the country. Nowadays Manchester has become a major transport, trade, financial and industrial center of the UK. In addition to well-developed industry this city is the center of British history and culture. In Manchester, not London, have first appeared repertory theaters. … Read more
York
Cathedral is the main symbol of this city. Its building started yet in the 13th century and lasted for over than 400 years. It was built instead of a small Christian village. As the building has taken so long, the church represents a mix of absolutely different architectural influences. The oldest region of York is the location of remains of fort wall and city gates. Here you can also see a small museum devoted to previous centuries. Many years ago Viking tribes had huge impact on the … Read more
Glasgow
Nowadays Glasgow is a city of contrasts because this place combines the remains of the past industrialization and modern stylistic richness. This city was the second most important city of the British Empire with London occupying the first place. It is also considered one of the most impressive and unforgettable cities full of sights referred to Victorian period. That time was famous for the contrast between poor quarters for working people and amazingly posh emperor mansions. In the end of … Read more

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