The UK is one of those places in the world where nearly every city is a tourist destination that is home to spectacular tourist attractions. This is why a trip to the UK often involves choosing a single destination to explore for a week or two. Why not spend your next holiday in good ol’ England?
Top Tourist Attractions in England
1. Hadrian’s Wall
Also known as the Roman Wall, Hadrian’s Wall is one of those historical structures in England with celebrity status. It has appeared or was used as inspiration in books, movies, music, and even games. Although you would only see stretches of this famous wall when you visit, it is still worth exploring. Follow a national pass from Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway to get a glimpse of the entire length of the wall.
2. Warwick Castle
Built by William the Conqueror in 1068, Warwick Castle was originally a wooden structure that was later rebuilt in stone in the 12th century. The facades’ refortification has made it one of the most recognizable examples of military architecture of the 14th century. It was also named Britain’s Top 10 Historic Houses and Monuments in 2001.
3. Big Ben
Big Ben is like the Eiffel Tower to Paris, an iconic structure that is always associated with London and has become a symbol of England. The 150-year old Clock Tower is the world’s second largest four-faced chiming clock, and houses a 13-ton bell.
Who hasn’t heard of England’s Stonehenge, which is popularly believed to be an alien installation? It is, after all, among the most important prehistoric sites in the world. There are no written records about its origins as well, making it a favorite subject to debate. Regardless of where or how it came to be, Stonehenge is undoubtedly one of England’s must-see attractions.
There’s plenty more to see when you visit England.
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