Places of interests in UK
Brighton lies on the southern coast of England. It is a famous seaside for holidaymakers.
In Canterbury there is the famous cathedral with the grave of the archbishop Thomas Beckett who was murdered there. Thanks to this event, the cathedral was a popular destination for pilgrims from all over Europe.
Brighton – a beach resort
Bath is a health spa with warm springs used since Roman times
Salisbury Plains are famous for a place called Stonehenge. These are giant stones in a circle. They are assumed to be 3000 years old. Nobody knows why it was build. It could have been an observatory, a calendar or a place for ceremonies.
The coast of Cornwall is called “English Riviera”. There are sandy beaches and palm trees.
Stratford-upon-Avon is the birthplace of William Shakespeare.
Oxford has been a university town since 12th century. It lies on the river Thames. a popular means of transport especially for students is bicycle. Today there are 35 colleges.
Cambridge lies on the river Cam and it´s university town as well. Those two universities are big rivals and every year they organise rowing competitions.
Liverpool. This industrial town is famous as the birthplace of Beatles. It became one of the world´s greatest pots.
In York there is the largest Gothic cathedral. Around AD 122 Roman Emperor Hadrian ordered a Hadrian’s Wall to be built to keep out enemies.
The Lake District is a National Park. There are many lakes. The biggest one is Lake Windermere.
Loch Ness is the most famous lake in the Highland region by fame about Loch Ness monster.
Glasgow is an industrial city and a seaport; it is the largest city of Scotland.
London is the capital of the UK. It is the 9. largest city in the world. London is situated on the river Thames in south-east England. It was founded by the Roman settlement. The great fire in 1666 destroyed almost all the city. There is the oldest underground in the world (in England called tube).
The city is the oldest part of London. There are many banks and offices.
The British Museum is renowned for its vast collection of world art and artifacts. It hosts one of the most comprehensive collections in the world.
In the Natural History Museum there are expositions of dinosaurs or gemstones.
The Tower of London. This building dates back to the 11th century. Although today the Tower of London is a famous tourist attraction, in the past it was a fortress, a palace, a prison, and even a place where money was made. Today the Tower is home to the famous black ravens, the Crown jewels, and the Beefeaters in their colorful uniforms. Every evening at 10 p.m., tourists can watch the famous ceremony of the keys, when the tower is locked for the night.
The Tower Bridge stands next to the Tower. It is the most famous bridge of London.
Trafalgar Square was named in honor of Admiral Nelson´s victory and death at the Battle of Trafalgar. The statue of Admiral Nelson stands at the top of nelson´s Column. The square is the place where all big political demonstrations are held.
The famous National Gallery forms one side of Trafalgar Square.
Buckingham Palace is home of the Monarch. It was originally built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham.
Greenwich is the seat of the National Maritime Museum where the Royal Observatory is.
Houses of Parliament. After an old building had burnt was built a new one. The only part, which escaped the fire, was Westminster Hall. There is also famous clock-tower with Big Ben.
Downing Street 10 is the official home of British Prime Minister since 1731
Westminster Abbey is a gothic cathedral dating from 11th century. Britain´s Kings and Queens are crowned here. It is also place where many state occasions and royal weddings take place
St. Paul´s Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in the world. It is seat of the Bishop of London and it is one of the largest cathedrals in the world. The latter was destroyed in the Great Fire.
Whitehall is the street, where government offices are. Horse Guards Parades takes place there.
Famous shopping centers in London are Oxford Street, Regent Street, and Piccadilly Circus which is the busiest and noisiest place in London. It is always crowded by people and traffic.
London has many parks too. The most famous is Hyde Park.