England is one of the autonomous regions that make up the United Kingdom. It borders to Wales and Scotland which all together make up the Island of Great Britain. Scotland is to the North of England and Wales is to the West. It is quite damp in England with the temperature not usually going below 32 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter or above 90 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer. For those who are planning to Travel to England, there are a number of places that are a must see.
One of the world’s most famous fortresses is the Tower of London and this is where the Crown Jewels are located. Visitors can take a tour to hear about how the Tower of London was used as a residence as well as a prison and they can also see the Ceremony of the Keys which takes place daily, though you will need to book tickets in advance.
Westminster Abbey is full of Gothic architecture and memorials of famous kings and queens. There are more than 3,000 famous people buried at Westminster Abbey including Charles Dickens, Sir Isaac Newton, and Charles Darwin.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana were married at this cathedral, so that may be reason enough for many people to visit. Others will want to visit this beautiful cathedral to experience the Whispering Gallery. The Whispering Gallery is within the two-hundred-and thirty-seven steps to the dome and people can hear a whisper from one hundred feet away. At the top of the stairs in the dome, amazing views of London’s skyline greet everyone.
Stonehenge is a historical site that dates to 3000 B.C. The slabs of Stonehenge weigh at least fifty tons each and no one really knows why they are there or the significance of them; though the stones are aligned with where the sun rises and sets during the summer and winter solstice.
Hadrian’s Wall is in Northern England and it was built by the Romans to keep people from Scotland out. The wall was completed in 128 A.D., but only part of the wall is visible today. There is a path that people can follow that will take them along where the entire wall was located.
Windsor Castle is one of the largest and oldest inhabited castles in England. Queen Elizabeth II lives in this castle on many of the weekends throughout the year.
The Big Ben Clock Tower is one-hundred-and-fifty years old and Big Ben refers to the bell in the tower and not the clock. The bell was named after the person who first ordered the bell, Sir Benjamin Hall. The clock is now considered a symbol of England and is the third largest free-standing clock in the world.
England is filled with many interesting attractions that people will want to learn more about. The kings and queens that have ruled England have fascinating histories and the best way to learn more about them and the history of the country is to visit there. Once a person arrives in England, they will wonder why they waited so long to visit for the first time.