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The British Museum

Entrance to the British Museum

Entrance to the British Museum

The British Museum is a comprehensive museum located in London, England. This museum is dedicated to the history of humanity and its culture. The museum was initially established privately in the year 1753, with its collections composed mainly of a single man’s collections, he was Sir Hans Sloane. Today, the British Museum has over 13 million objects from all over the world and is counted as one of the largest museum collections in the world.

In the year 1759, the British Museum was opened to the general public in the site that it currently is right now. As the collections of the museum grew, several branches of the British Museum were established, each dedicated to specific subjects. The most well known branch of the museum is still the original one that is located at Bloomsbury. Visitors are usually not charged admission fees unless there are notable exhibitions at the museum.

The British Museum houses a lot of pieces of history and culture from around the world. Read more about British Museum

The British Library

Forecourt outside the British Library

Forecourt outside the British Library

The British Library is relatively new to the National Library scene, it has only been around since 1973 however, and it is one of the most amazing libraries in the world and contains collections that are truly magnificent. It also has a document supply service that delivers documents all over the world.

What The British Library Has To Offer And Things To See

The British Library is definitely a place to visit if you are in that part of the UK. The British Library receives a copy of every publication that is produced in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The library’s collection includes over 150 million works, spanning most of the world’s known languages. Read more about British Library

Beaulieu

Beaulieu Palace & House

Beaulieu Palace & House

Beaulieu is an area unlike almost any other in the United Kingdom. For a small village on the edge of the New Forest, it boasts an impressive amount of tourist activities, yet remains largely unspoiled by the tourist traffic running through its streets each year. Beaulieu is certainly one of the places not to be missed on any trip to England.

Beaulieu Abbey

The first stop for many visitors will be Beaulieu Abbey, built in 1204 by a group of Cistercian monks. This peaceful and quaint attraction will be a delight for anyone interested in history, monasteries, art, and even ghosts. Here you can view exhibits on what life was like for a monk hundreds of years ago. Read more about Beaulieu

Buckingham Palace

Royal Arms on the gates outside Buckingham Palace

Royal Arms on the gates outside Buckingham Palace

One of the most well known structures in the world is the Buckingham Palace. Located in London, England and the official residence of the British monarchy, the beautiful building has been around for several decades. The original house is the building at the core of the additional structures and wings. The original structure was originally built for the Duke of Buckingham in the year 1703. In the year 1837, as Queen Victoria ascended the British throne, Buckingham Palace became an official residence of the British monarchy.

Changing Of The Guard At Buckingham Palace

One of the most awaited highlights of a Buckingham Palace tour is the changing of the guard. This event occurs at exactly 11:30 everyday during the summer months and every other day during the winter months. The changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace happens at the forecourt of the palace and is a tradition that has been going on for several decades now. Read more about Buckingham Palace

Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral At Night

Canterbury Cathedral At Night

The magnificent Canterbury Cathedral is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the United Kingdom. Visitors have been traveling to the Cathedral going back to the Middle Ages. The Cathedral is located in the center of the charming city of Canterbury situated in Kent. You can easily get there by car and when you arrive there is parking available in the center of the city of Canterbury and buses take people from the outer limits of the city to the center of the city every seven to eight minutes.

You and your friends can easily take a train from London to the Canterbury East station as well as to the Canterbury West station. The cathedral is within easy walking distance of both of the train stations. The Stagecoach East Kent provides bus transportation and the Canterbury bus station is a short walk to the Canterbury Cathedral precincts. You can also get to the cathedral from the London Victoria Coach station by taking a National Express coach. The Cathedral is easy to get to by plane including flying to the Kent International Airport.

The Canterbury Cathedral welcomes tourists but it is also utilized for local services as well as regional and national services and events. Read more about Canterbury Cathedral

Castle Howard

Exterior front of Castle Howard and lawn

Exterior front of Castle Howard and lawn

If you are looking for a great place to visit while on vacation take a tour of the Castle Howard which is located about fifteen miles northeast of York in Great Britain and is situated in one thousand acres of beautiful gardens and is a magnificent 18th century palace. The Castle is famous for its towering dome which according to historians was the first one constructed for a private residence in Great Britain. Tourists are amazed by the opulence of the Great Hall; the beautiful frescos located beneath the dome, the vibrant Turquoise Drawing room and the wonderfully decorated rooms.

The castle took over one hundred years to complete and during the construction of the castle lakes, temples, monuments as well as a grand mausoleum were created. The house as well as the grounds has been changed by the generations of family members. The Castle Howard is still considered to be the home for the Howard family and is a very popular tourist attraction which welcomes about two hundred thousand tourist on a yearly basis.

Tourists are allowed to take their time while touring the castle and enjoy viewing the gorgeous bedrooms of the castle and the wonderful Long Gallery as well as the Chapel. Read more about Castle Howard

Chatsworth House

View of Chatsworth House and Lake with Fountain

View of Chatsworth House and Lake with Fountain

Chatsworth house is the country estate of the Duke of Devonshire, whose coat of arms reads “Cavendo Tutus” – Latin for “safety through caution.” Spend your next long weekend like the royals, as a guest of nobility at Chatsworth house.

History Of Chatsworth house

You’ll find Chatsworth house in Chatsworth, Derbyshire, of course, in the U.K. Chatsworth is located three-and-one-half miles northeast of Bakewell, if you know where that is. If not, get a GPS unit that will take you right to the car park.

The Chatsworth estate has housed a mansion since the 16th Century. In Anglo Saxon times, after the Norman Conquest, Chetel’s Manor was deposed, and a neighboring family named Leche acquired the property.

In 1553, Sir William Cavendish, Treasurer of the King’s Chamber and second husband of Bess of Hardwicke, the Countess of Shrewsbury and daughter of Derbyshire squire John of Hardwick, began to build a new home on the estate. Read more about Chatsworth House

Chessington World of Adventures

Visitors on a rollercoaster at Chessington

Visitors on a rollercoaster at Chessington

Whether you love thrill ride adventures or animal adventures, Chessington World of Adventures offers loads of fun adventure activities for every member of your family.

Adventures for Very Young Children

The youngest members of the family have plenty to do at Chessington World of Adventures. The little ones can enjoy puppet shows in Dragon’s Tale Theatre while parents enjoy a cup of tea and a few moments of relaxation. While you’re in Land of the Dragons, visit the Sir Walter Squirtalot fountain – but only if you don’t mind getting a little wet! Children who meet certain height restrictions can play in the dragon’s playhouse or ride the Sea Dragons boat rides, the old fashioned Carousel in Toytown, or the Tiny Truckers ride, also in Toytown.

More fun awaits the youngsters at the Fun Fort Amusement Centre and the Events Stage, both located in Market Square.

Adventures for Older Children

A park full of thrill rides awaits older children who meet minimum height requirements. Read more about Chessington World of Adventures

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo

The Chester Zoo is the largest zoo in the U.K., with over 100 acres of grounds and 11 miles of pathways. This zoo boasts an impressive monorail system with stations close to the monkeys, which is an easy way to cross the zoo. During the summer months, riding a waterbus through the zoo is an excellent manner in which to view the animals. The “must-visit” exhibits are examined below.

Asian Plains

This is a mixed exhibit that houses the Blackbuck, Burmese Brow Antlered Deer, Swamp Deer, and the rarest deer in the world, the Philippine Spotted Deer. Up above the paddocks are two great picnic spots where you look down at the animals.

Elephants of the Asian Forest

The Chester Zoo is proud to boast the best breeding record involving Asian elephants of any zoo in the UK. In 1977 the first birth of an Asian elephant in the U.K. was recorded when Jubilee was born. Read more about Chester Zoo

Eden Project

The Eden project

The Eden project

Eden Project, located at Corwall in the United Kingdom, is an all-encompassing environmental compound. The Eden Project consists of a wide number of domes housing various plant species collected from different corners of the world, with apiece following an innate biome. There are primarily two biomes and another one is under planning.

The domes are predominantly shaped like hexagon in addition to a small number of pentagons, which are used to interlock the entire construction in concert. Each of the domes look like a transparent cushion, however, made up with tough plastic material. While one dome facilitates tropical environment, the other contributes to warm temperate.

Layout and Planning

The entire Eden Project is built using abandoned china clay trench. Read more about Eden Project

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