The United Kingdom is famous for many things like fish and chips, tea, Big Ben, red buses, black cabs and people like David Beckham, Gordon Ramsey and the Royal Family. The world is replete with beautiful places to visit, and one of them is undoubtedly Britain. In today’s article, we’ve shared with you 6 places you need to visit when you travel to Britain. We’re quite sure that you’ll fall in love with these places and book a trip ASAP.
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument, located in Wiltshire, England. This site has baffled scientists and historians for centuries. This historical monument consists of a ring of standing stones. Each stone is 13 feet in length and 7 feet in width weighing 25 tons. Stonehenge is considered to be a British cultural icon, and it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Till date, no one knows why Stonehenge was made, but scientists date it back to 3000 to 2000 BC. One thing to keep in mind is that Stonehenge is easy to get to from London, so make sure you pay a visit to this gorgeous site when you vacation to the UK.
Bath is one of the most beautiful cities in Britain. This city, however, was made by the Romans with the sole purpose of being their key spot for relaxation. The stunning Georgian architecture is breathtaking and will make any book lover reminisce novels by Jane Austen. The waters in this city at the ancient Roman Baths are still a major attraction. In fact, this city is so beautiful that the whole city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nevertheless, the city also has a magnificent collection of museums, galleries, theatres, music and sports.
Oxford is one of the most beautiful towns in the UK. It’s no doubt that the biggest attraction here is the University of Oxford with its second-largest library in Britain; bibliophiles from all over the world have long been smitten by this library and its collection of over 12 million books. There are also beautiful parks and gardens that you can visit in Oxford. If you are interested in palaeontology than pay a visit to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. If you’re a foodie, there are some famous restaurants you can find in Oxford like Oil’s Thai, The White Rabbit, Yeti, Atomic Burger and many more.
4. Windsor Castle
This glorious castle is open all year round, and it’s an ideal place to visit during the day. This castle is believed to be the Queen’s particular favourite. Inside the castle, you’ll find St. George’s Chapel. In case you didn’t know, some vaults in the chapel have tombs to several monarchs. One of the best features of this castle is probably the State Apartments, where the Queen’s Dining Room and Dining Hall have painted ceilings and wood carvings in the walls. The palace is also home to magnificent artworks by Michelangelo, Rubens, Leonardo da Vinci, and more.
5. Leeds Castle
This is the second castle we have added to our list of the best places you must visit in Britain. This castle is probably the most beautiful castle in all of Britain. It’s surrounded by a body of water that perfectly reflects it like a reflection in the mirror. This castle was the residence of Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII. The opulence of the palace can be seen through its glamorous halls and beautiful setting. The gardens of this castle are known for their yew hedge maze. Some have even called this castle ‘the loveliest in the world’.
6. Kew Gardens
Officially called the Royal Botanic Gardens, which is now a World Heritage Site, is located at Kew Park in Middlesex, England. This exotic garden has a Herbarium which is home to over 8.5 million preserved plant and fungal specimens – one of the largest in the world. Moreover, the library this garden holds has over 75,000 volumes of illustrated plant literature. Nevertheless, Kew Gardens is a vital botanical research and education institution that employs over 1,100 staff members. If you have a passion for gardening or plants, then this is a must-visit place for you.