Famous places in UK
Bryan Dearsley, a former UK resident and frequent visitor, spent eight weeks touring England in the summer of 2023 while working for Planetware. England offers an array of options for vacationers looking for top attractions and things to do. From historic sites and exciting cities to cultural traditions, England is a small but influential country filled with an abundance of fascinating history.England is easily accessible, with most of its popular tourist destinations being well-connected by trains and buses. Driving is also an option, with a well-planned system of motorways connecting various points of interest. Whether traveling by car or public transport, tourists are guaranteed an unforgettable experience.To help tourists make the most of their travel itinerary, below is a list of the best places to visit in England.
Located ten miles north of Salisbury on Salisbury Plain, Stonehenge is Europe’s best-known prehistoric monument. Visitors need to purchase a timed ticket in advance to guarantee entry. Exhibitions at the Stonehenge Visitor Centre provide fascinating insights into life during Neolithic times. They explain how the megaliths were erected between 3000 and 1500 BCE through audio-visual experiences and the display of more than 250 ancient objects. Authentic replicas of Neolithic Houses showcase the tools and implements of everyday Neolithic life. Staff and volunteers provide demonstrations of traditional skills from 4,500 years ago. Visitors can reserve early morning or late evening access to the circle through English Heritage, which manages the site.
Tower of London, City of London:
The Tower of London is one of the top attractions in London. It has served as a prison, palace, treasure vault, observatory, and menagerie. Built-in 1078 by William the Conqueror, the White Tower is home to amazing exhibits, such as Line of Kings. The world’s oldest visitor attraction, the collection was established in 1652 with a remarkable display of royal armor. Other highlights include the impressive Crown Jewels exhibition, classic Yeoman Warder Tours, the Royal Mint, and exhibits and displays regarding prisoners and executions. The Tower of London covers some 18 acres, so visitors have much to explore.
The Roman Baths and Georgian City of Bath, Somerset:
Bath is a remarkably beautiful city in Somerset that boasts more fantastic tourist attractions than one can visit in a day. Most famous for the 2,000-year-old Roman Baths built around the city’s rejuvenating hot springs, Bath is equally well known for its honey-colored Georgian Townhouses, such as those located on Royal Crescent. Some 500 of the city’s buildings are considered of historical or architectural importance, a fact that has resulted in the entire city being granted World Heritage status. Among the most interesting places to visit are the Holborne Museum with its large collections of artworks, silver, and period furniture, the famous Assembly Rooms, star of countless period dramas on TV, the Jane Austen Centre, and its neighbor, Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein.
The British Museum, Bloomsbury, London:
The British Museum is undoubtedly one of the top free things to do in London. It holds more than 13 million artifacts from Assyria, Babylonia, Egypt, Greece, the Roman Empire, China, and Europe. The Ancient Egyptian collection is the largest outside of Cairo, and the hoard of Roman silver dating from the fourth century known as the Mildenhall Treasure is nothing short of spectacular. Guided tours, workshops, and lectures are available, along with dining and shopping opportunities on-site