The world is filled with fascinating and amazing historical sites; including sites of ancient civilization. Over the years, these sites still stand. These sites or their ruins tell a story of human existence, past, commonalities and mutual experiences. Fortunately, for history lovers, Britain has a huge selection to choose from.
This Tower played an important part in England’s history. Built by William the Conqueror in 1078 as part of the Norman Conquest of England, this historic castle is home to the Crown Jewels, Yeoman Warders known as ‘Beefeaters’ and the legendary ravens. It is located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London and lies within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
William the Conqueror built the White Tower in the fortress center in 1078 and it was used as a prison in the 12th century. Her Royal Majesty’s Palace and Tower of London Fortress was founded just after the building of the tower in 1066.
ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL
St Paul’s Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in London designed and built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1710. Sir Christopher Wren was a brilliant scientist and mathematician and Britain’s most famous architect. The Cathedral is 574 feet in length and serves as the Cathedral of the Bishop of London as well as the mother church of the Diocese of London.
The Cathedral has an awe-inspiring interior and an elaborate stonework adorning the vault and piers. It’s an iconic and historic building that attracts visitors worldwide.
Stonehenge is regarded as a British cultural icon and one of the most famous landmarks in the United Kingdom.
This pre-historic monument evolved from 3,000 BC to 1,600 BC located in Wiltshire, England and consists of a ring of standing stones, each around 13 feet high, seven feet wide, and weighing around 25 tons. Its exact purpose remains a mystery. It. These stones are set in the Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England. After 5,000 years, Stonehenge remains a unique and awe-inspiring monument and is an exceptional culture survivor.
Another castle built in 1068 by William the Conqueror, is the Warwick castle which was later remodeled in 12th century stone. Warwick Castle was home to Warwick’s powerful Earls, including Richard Neville, Warwick’s 16th Earl, nicknamed ‘The Kingmaker’ for his role during the Roses Wars.
William Shakespeare, the Elizabethan playwright’s birthplace attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. Apart from the town which has so many attractions. Shakespeare’s birthplace is a tourist attraction. In that town, Ann Hathaway’s Cottage and Mary Arden’s mother’s house is just outside the city. Its located in Warwickshire, just down the road, in the picturesque river town of Stratford-Upon-Avon. The No visit would be complete without attending a production of the Royal Shakespeare Company at the famous River Avon Theater.
There are so many more historical sites in England so a trip there is worth making.