the best of Britain on holiday this year
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you live in the U.K. or are planning to visit from abroad, Britain offers
some spectacular destinations to choose from. The following article highlights
some of the top locations for a great holiday this year.
find out more about touring the U.K., Great
British Trips offers invaluable information and touring options including
great destinations, the best attractions and they can assist with planning
the best itinerary for your holiday.
explore just a few of the best, and often enigmatic, places to visit in
tour of London
those visiting for the first time, a trip to London is an absolute must-do.
This combination of history and modern city makes for endless entertainment,
theatre and cinema, fascinating visits to historic buildings, museums and
art galleries and the very best shopping and dining experiences.
to the Tower of London, a Royal fortress and historic castle located on
the north bank of the River Thames. Take a ride on the London Eye, a giant
Ferris wheel, also known as the Millennium wheel. Take a gander at Buckingham
Palace, Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral and Big Ben… and so many more.
The attractions never end, so you’ll probably need to come back a few times
to take everything in!
the mysteries of Stonehenge
those with an interest in history and the more esoteric side of life, this
prehistoric monument is a must-see. Located in Wiltshire in England,
8 miles north of Salisbury, this is one of the most famous sites of this
nature in the world.
consists of a ring of standing stones, set within earthworks. In the surrounding
area there is a hugely dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments
including many burial mounds. According to archaeologists, it was
built somewhere between 3,000 BC to 2,000 BC.
and its surrounding antiquities have been officially added to the UNESCO
World Heritage Sites list. There is a huge amount of historical and
mythical data available about Stonehenge with many theories as to why it
was built. Whatever the reason, this site is a fascinating place
to visit, especially on occasions like the summer solstice when tens of
thousands of people gather on the spot to celebrate.
A touch of Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon
Those interested in the
theatre can do no wrong by visiting William Shakespeare’s place of birth,
the lovely town of Stratford-upon-Avon.
In the town you will be able
to discover and visit the most beautiful historic buildings, including
Shakespeare’s home, a half-timbered, Tudor-style cottage complete with
appropriate furnishings and a lovely garden.
Visit Anne Hathaway’s cottage,
where Shakespeare’s wife lived close to the centre of town and where the
famous bard used to court her before their marriage. This Tudor farmhouse
still contains some of the original furniture and the gardens are truly
spectacular, a perfect image of an English garden.
Take a trip to Mary Arden’s
farm in Wilmcote just outside Stratford, where Shakespeare’s mother used
to live. You can visit the Tudor farmhouse and enjoy falconry displays
and demonstrations at the blacksmith’s forge, or even partake in archery
|To top off the ultimate
theatrical experience, visit the various theatres in the town and experience
the words of Shakespeare himself enacted on the stage.
End your stay by visiting
the place where the famous playwright was laid to rest. Shakespeare was
buried at the Holy Trinity Church in Stratford and his grave has become
famous for its epitaph, which some say was penned by the Bard himself,
laying a curse on anyone who might dare to move his bones:
Good frend for Iesvs sake
To digg the dvst encloased
Bleste be man spares
And cvrst be he moves
The modern spelling of the
inscription is included below:
Good friend, for Jesus'
To dig the dust enclosed
Blessed be the man that
spares these stones,
And cursed be he that
moves my bones.
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We hope this brief introduction
into just some of the fascinating destinations on offer in Britain inspires
you to visit soon.
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