As far as sightseeing is concerned, there are always landmarks that you will wish you have seen after you visit a place. This can make most people sad, but if they get informed on time, they will most likely not feel anything but happiness. When you have the right information, you can plan your trip ahead and make it better, simply by knowing what to visit and how to organize your schedule.
If you plan on visiting the UK, you should know which landmarks and sights to visit. Here are the most important ones that you shouldn’t miss.
Big Ben in London
Everyone has heard of Big Ben but what they haven’t, is hear it ring on the hour. Big Ben makes a lot of noise so don’t be surprised when it starts blasting if you are there when a new hour is marked. If you are already in London, it would be a crime not to visit Big Ben and see/hear it in action. There are even tours of the clock tower itself, so make sure to give it a visit.
Stonehenge in Wiltshire
One of the most famous landmarks in the world, it would be a shame not to see Stonehenge, in Wiltshire. It is a landmark that has many people guessing. Many video games and movies, even TV shows, have been made on the topic. Some attribute the henge to druids, others to gods, aliens, or any other technologically advanced being, or even magical. Stonehenge is also located in a very lovely area, with lots of woods to explore.
Lake District National Park in Cumbria
Lake District is a national park that actually contains many lakes. It is one of the best places to visit if you like water. It is suggested to spend at least a couple of days exploring the Lake District because it will take time to soak in all of its beauty, particularly if you want to travel by water.
Hadrian’s Wall in Cumbria
When in Rome, or Cumbria in this case, you should take your time and visit Hadrian’s wall. It is the most famous structure that the Romans left behind during their time in England. The wall was built to keep the barbarians from the North away because divine providence told Hadrian to keep his empire whole. The wall runs from coast to coast and is about 80 miles or 130 kilometers long. It is a long walk if you want to see the entirety of the wall and all its forts, but well worth it.
Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire
Robin Hood is one of the most popular legends to have come out of England and tied to him is the Sherwood Forest where he hid and did most of his operations from. Sherwood Forest is a national park that has plenty of wildlife and a diverse biosphere in general. Visiting it is a pleasure, especially if you like caves, of which there are also many.
There are thousands of British landmarks to see, so start with these!