For a small island nation Britain is one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse places on the planet with a plethora of gems to uncover. From watching the sun rise over Stonehenge on a midsummer’s day to visiting the Queen’s residence at Buckingham Palace, there really is something to cater for all tastes. So, next time you’re planning on traveling to this ‘green and pleasant land’, make sure you check out some of these stunning attractions.
One of the most picturesque and frequented areas of Britain is of course the aesthetic marvel The Cotswolds. An area of outstanding natural beauty, this majestic landscape covers six counties in south central England and offers a very British countryside experience. The area is surrounded by rolling hills and filled with beautiful honey-coloured limestone villages, pubs and outdoor markets. Take a picnic basket with you if you happen to visit in the summer or rent out a cottage and snuggle in by the fire in winter months.
This world famous landmark has been around for thousands of years and the origins of the site still confound scientists, historians and archaeologists to this very day. Stonehenge is made up of a ring shaped set of large structures which can be found in the English county of Wiltshire. Theories as to how the stones appeared range from alien invasions to Mayan tribes and it’s this sense of mystery that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the attractions each year.
THE EDEN PROJECT
Head down towards the south of England, Cornwall, and you will discover one of the UK’s leading destinations for conservational research. Opened in 2003, The Eden project is a place to explore the amazing relationship that exists between the humans and the fascinating world of plants – and the extent that we depend on vegetation for our very existence. The geodesic domes features two distinct biosphere’s for you to explore: the Humid Tropical Biome featuring a jungle environment and the Warm Temperate Biome, featuring plant species from the Mediterranean, South Africa and California. Whilst outside there is a series of landscaped gardens where you can admire a diverse collection of plants from the Wild Cornwall section to the terraced tea slopes.
THE CITY OF LONDON
A trip to the United Kingdom would not be complete without visiting England’s world famous capital. London is steeped in history yet boasts all the amenities of a 21st century city filled with diversity and incredible landmarks and attractions that will keep you busy for weeks.
Penetrated by the iconic River Thames, the city is home to Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, the British Museum, the Tower of London and an endless array of other famous sights and locations. You can visit Chinatown, take in a show in Leicester Square or indulge in one of Britain’s favorite pastimes with landmark bingo in one of the many halls in and around the capital. Drink in infinite pubs, shop down Oxford Street and then sit back and relax at one of London’s top hotels.