When I think of England I can’t help but think of places like the Tower Bridge, or the beautiful Buckingham Palace, or perhaps cheering for Manchester United. And who can forget the Beatles? There is so much history to be found here including the leftovers of ancient Rome with Hadrian’s Wall and the ancient buildings like the Canterbury Cathedral. Trying to see everything there is to see and experience in England is a feat that would be quite difficult to accomplish, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. If you visit the cities you’ll find the amazing streets buzzing 24/7 with fantastic food and drink, and exquisite museums to spend your days browsing. When the sun goes down you can step out to some night clubs, the theater, or many other music events that seem to be happening all the time. After experiencing all this you can go out to the country and enjoy the wilderness or a quaint cottage by the sea. It doesn’t matter how old your are or who you’re travelling with, there’s always something to do in England.
Top 10 Attractions in England
10. Hadrian’s Wall
Hadrian’s Wall was constructed by the Romans to keep safe their colony from the ancient groups that were in Scotland. It goes for almost 75 miles through the northern part of England from the Irish to the North Sea. They started building it in 122 AD after Roman Emperor Hadrian took a look at the location, and it was mostly finished in about six years. Today you can only see parts of this wall that still exist today. If you’re interested there’s a trail that goes all along where the wall used to be.
9. Warwick Castle
Initially made of wood and constructed by William the Conqueror, Warwick Castle was remade out of stones in the 1100’s. During the 100 Years War, the side facing the town was remade, thus resulting in one of the most famous examples of military buildings from the 14th century. It was named one of the most historic places in England in 2001.
8. Lake District
The Lake District is the biggest park in England as is in the north western part of Cumbria. There are hills and mountains created by the glaciers eroding over the years, thus making it quite impressive to look at. It is one of the best places to hike win England and has 14 million tourists visit each year.
7. Tower of London
You might not know this, but the Tower of London has both the Crown Jewels and it was used as a jail until the 1950s. Before it because a jail it was the home for the royal family of England. There have been many stories of different ghosts living in the tower, and thus it is the most haunted place in England.
6. The Cotswolds
In the southern central part of England there’s a place called the Cotswolds which is a mountain range with old villages and towns. It’s actually quite close to London, even though it has a lot of natural beauty. .
5. Durham Cathedral
The most important Norman structure in England is Durham Cathedral. It’s importance is derived from it’s location and how it was built. it was made in 1093 and over the years has had many different construction projects competed upon it. It is one of the people of England’s most favorite and cherished buildings.
4. York Minster
York Minster is one of the biggest Gothic cathedrals in Europe. It’s located in York and has all the big aspects of Gothic structures that occur in England. Inside it you can find the “Great East Window” which is one of the largest pieces of stained glass that exists in the entire world.
3.. Windsor Castle
The biggest and most ancient castle that still exists in the world and has people living in it is Windsor Castle. Queen Elizabeth II lives there during the weekends many times during the year and will occasionally hold events there. Some parts of the castle date back to 1154, and luckily you can still visit much of the grounds and interior.
2. Big Ben
Big Ben is one of the most well-known parts of London that gets millions of visitors each year. This huge clock dates back to over 150 years. The clock is actually named after the bell that is inside the clock, and it weigh s thirteen tons. You might think that it’s the biggest, but it’s actually the third biggest clock in the world. Due to it’s fame, the clock has been depicted in many different movies over the years.
Stonehenge is one of the oldest attractions in the world. The history behind it is still unknown as the people who made it didn’t leave behind much evidence of their existence. We think that the stones were put there in 2500 BC, but we still don’t know why it was there. If you ask most educated people, they think that it was used for religious ceremonies.