Top Sights in England
When travelers come to England, they expect double-deckers, village pubs, thatched cottages, tea with cream, eccentric and unfriendly aristocrats and rain, rain, rain. If you have never been to England before, well, you will be surprised that it really does not rain as much as you’ve heard, that fast food Indian and Chinese restaurant outnumber those traditional “Fish & Chips” shops and that in relatively small area you can see a lot of tourist attractions, more than you have actually imagined. England has a lot to offer – magical capital that you need weeks and months to explore, breathtaking countryside, well-known pub culture and impressive historical monuments. England is not only London, so you should look for some accommodation in other cities or for nice lovely England cottages (vakantiehuizen Engeland in Dutch, casas Inglaterra in Portuguese etc.). But, what are main tourist attraction in England? We will mention top 3 sights outside of the city of London you should definitely visit.
1. Stonehenge. One of the most recognizable British sights that draws a crowd due to its mystery and spirituality. No one knows exactly what was it built for, but this ancient Neolithic stones ring is one of the most popular world’s prehistoric sights. Magnificent Stonehenge is the part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
2. Durham Cathedral located in the northeast part of England is one of the greatest Norman buildings in Europe. Durham Cathedral’s foundation stone was laid in August, 1093 and since then many parts of this building were added and reconstructed, but the major part remained true to the Norman design. Not only its architecture, but also its breathtaking setting make Durham Cathedral one of the best-loved English building.
3. Hadrian’s Wall, was build from 122-116 AD in order to protect Britannia from Scottish tribes. Even though it was stretching for 73 miles across the North of England, from the North Sea to the Irish Sea, nowadays only stretches of this Roman wall are visible.
Well, we just wanted to give you hint. London is definitely incredible city, but it is certainly not the only reason to visit England. Come and experience it yourself!