The UK is one of the most prominent countries in Europe. It consists of England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland. England is also one of the most visited countries in the world.
England has got a vast and fascinating history with wonderful traditions. There are many stunning locations, picturesque countrysides, ancient castles and palaces.
London is famous for its commercial as well as beautiful landscapes. There are many exclusive shops, excellent restaurants, parks and much more.
The Tower of London was built as a royal residence which was later used as a prison. It was built in 1066 and is considered as one of the most famous buildings in England. The major attraction is the White Tower which houses many interesting exhibits. Many crown jewels are also exhibited here.
Number 221b Baker Street is undoubtedly London's most famous addresses. It is home to the fictional character Sherlock Holmes. It has now turned into a museum and is a protected building. The residence of the fictional detective has been recreated at this Georgian town house and is visited by thousands of Sherlock fans every year.
The Tower Bridge which was opened in 1894 is one of London's best-known landmarks. A speciality of the bridge is that it could be raised in just 90 seconds. There is a glass covered walkway across the top of the bridge.
St Paul's Cathedral also attracts many travellers every day.
The most famous tourist site in England is undoubtedly the prehistoric monument Stonehenge in Wiltshire. The standing stones of Stonehenge are believed to be constructed from about 3000 BC to 2000 BC. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is considered as a British icon. These Bronze Age circles were believed to have been a burial ground. It is still a mystery how people could transport such heavy stones to from its origin to Stonehenge.
The Windsor Castle in Berkshire which was once the summer palace of the British royalty was built in 1078 as a fortress. It is built around two courtyards. There is also a 6-mile long park that is simply stunning. It is the longest-occupied palace in Europe and the largest inhabited castle in the world. The palace has got Gothic, Victorian and Georgian architecture and is surrounded by extensive parkland.
The Lake District is a wonderful and awe-inspiring mountainous region in northwestern England. This popular holiday destination is famous for its lakes, hills and forest cover. It is also a national park and it is home to the highest mountain in the country Scafell Pike.
If you want to visit the picture-perfect villages of England then you should head to Cotswolds. It has got mesmerising hill ranges, alluring valleys, meadows and beautiful villages. Places of interest include Garden of Sudeley Castle, Beverston Castle, Calcot Manor, Tetbury Market House, Tetbury Market House and Newark Park.