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Top Ten Best Places To Visit In The United Kingdom

Mar 9, 2008
If you're a hog for beautiful architecture and rich history, then you couldn't possibly think about missing out on the sights and sounds of the United Kingdom. This place, with its beautiful castles and heavenly Cathedrals, is any architecture enthusiast's dream. Its beautiful green landscapes are a sight to behold, too. Indeed, you'll be hard-put to find a place more picturesque than the United Kingdom.

1.) London

A trip to the UK will never be complete if you don't explore the city of London first. There, you can see the world-famous Big Ben, a huge clock that stood the test of time, and you can also find the Westminster Palace, the Westminster Abbey, and St.Paul's Cathedral - all are great sights to behold. Of course, let's not forget about all of London's restaurants, parks, and shopping centers, and truly, London isn't a city that you should bypass.

2.) Stonehenge

Few structures in the earth are as mysterious as the Stonehenge. Built over 5000 years ago, this massive conglomeration of huge stones made to fit together like altars still pose a mystery to all those who see it. Up until now, there's nobody who knows how the Stonehenge was built or what it was for.

3.) Bath

Bath, as its name implies, is known for its many hot springs. You will see here several baths, which are perfect spots to get some much needed rest and relaxation. Here, you can get your share of steam and water in the famous Roman Baths, or better yet, the great baths themselves.

4.) Scottish Highlands

There's no better way to commune with nature than to spend a few days in the Scottish highlands, and there, you can go hiking through the long winding paths or go kayaking through the raging rivers. It has varied flora and fauna that's the stuff of the great epics about the knights of old. You can even visit some of the big fortresses of the old Scottish warlords, and indeed, you'll feel like you've stepped into a romance novel. Also, you can go to the Eilean Donan Castle, where parts of the movie, Highlander, were filmed.

5.) Canterbury

People who want to go to Canterbury are probably going there for the beautiful and historic Cathedrals and churches. There, you can find the famous Canterbury Cathedral, hailed by many to be the grandest Cathedral in the whole of England. Here, you can also find the oldest church in England, the Church of St. Martin.

6.) Oxford

The picturesque town of Oxford is the home of the esteemed Oxford University, one of the most esteemed universities in the whole world. Also, from the city of Oxford, you can go to the Costwolds, a beautiful sample of the gentle hills of England's countryside. You can even see quaint brick houses littering the place, and for added effect, you can go horseback-riding through these parts.

7.) York

If you're one for visiting old towns that make you feel like you've traveled back in time, then the town of York is the place for you. It's complete with a huge Cathedral, picturesque houses, and a big wall surrounding the city. It's one of the most well-preserved cities in the whole of United Kingdom.

8.) Wales

The United Kingdom is a place filled with fantasy and romanticism, so if you're into these kinds of things, you surely can't miss Wales since it's the Castle Country. In Wales, you'll find a variety of castles of different sizes and types. There's Beaumaris Castle, Caernarfon Castle, and many others, and they have towers, parapets, draw-bridges, everything that you can find in your old fairytales. It'll surely be a magical experience.

9.) Winchester

Winchester is one of the oldest towns in England. Subsequently, it has become one of the most historic places in all of the United Kingdom. It is quite well preserved and really does have beautiful architecture, and you'll even find a Cathedral there.

10.) Stratford-upon-Avon

The UK is one of the countries which have produced several very brilliant minds. In Stratford-upon-Avon, you can find the graves of Anne Hathaway. Of course, you will also see the legendary Shakespeare's grave.
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Jonathan Williams is the travel writer for Destination Guide TV - the place to share travel videos. Visit http://www.destinationguide.tv/uk to view or share UK travel videos.
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