Travel Guide to the United Kingdom

 

Places to See in the United Kingdom:

Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle
Cornwall, United Kingdom

Medieval Cornwall witnessed the construction of a great castle near the historical village of Tintagel. Named for the village, Tintagel Castle in the United Kingdom was built by one of the wealthiest men of his day, Richard, Earl of Cornwall, who hailed from the House of Plantagenet. Moreover, as the legendary birthplace of King Arthur, the ruins of Tintagel Castle have become a renowned tourist attraction....
Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace
London, United Kingdom

Buckingham Palace is a part of the legacy carried from Britainís Kings and Queens who built this official Royal Residence to be held in trust for future generations. It was intended to be a home for the members of the Royal family, working buildings of the official royal staff, entertaining official guests, and also for hosting formal events and ceremonies. Since 1837, the Buckingham Palace has remained one of the most famous icons of...
Durham Castle and Cathedral

Durham Castle and Cathedral
Durham, United Kingdom

The city of Durham in England is home to an amazing Norman castle that has been occupied by and used by University College, Durham since 1840. Although Durham Castle is a working castle and home to over 100 students, it is open to the general public for guided tours through this amazing historical landmark. The castle sits atop a hill over the River Wear on the opposite end of another famous landmark, Durham Cathedral. In 1986...
Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle
Warwickshire, United Kingdom

The amazing Warwick Castle is Englandís finest medieval castle and for nine centuries was at the heart of British history. Originally built in 1068 to keep people out, today the castle is Englandís second most visited castle behind only Windsor. The fortress was used as a defensive fortification until the early 17th century when Sir Fulke Greville converted the property into a country home. Throughout the years the castle has undergone various structural changes...
Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Built between 1705 and 1724 Blenheim Palace as a gift to John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace is the only non-Episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace. Blenheim is one of Englandís largest homes and due to its architectural significance was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1987. The palace was designed in the rare English Baroque style which to this day still divides the architectural appreciation as it did in the 1720s. Blenheim Palace is a unique combination...
Tower of London

Tower of London
London, United Kingdom

Sitting on the north bank of the River Thames is a historic fortress that is one of the United Kingdomís most well known monuments, the Tower of London. Originally a square fortress built in 1078 by William the conqueror, the tower has been expanded upon through the years and is currently the oldest building in use by the British government. The main function of the tower was to provide a fortress, royal palace and prison for high status prisoners. Since 1303, after being stolen from...
Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle
Berkshire, United Kingdom

The largest occupied palace in the world, Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England sits on land that has housed royalty since the 800s. Currently it is one of several places Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip call home, and on April 29th 2011, will be used as the venue for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. This residence, fortress, and palace is a grand way to spend an afternoon in merry olí England. Covering 484,000 square feet...
Stonehenge

Stonehenge
Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Take a step back in time to a world of magic, mystery, and sacred rituals. Stonehenge, located in Wiltshire, England, is an ancient monument begun in approximately 3100 BC as a series of earthen mounds and wooden posts. Completed around 1500 BC the only stone circle with lintels on top has kept its true nature and purpose a mystery to scholars the world over. It has been regularly misattributed to Druid priests; however there is no historical evidence of...
   

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