Around the royal wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, England is gaining additional appeal as a travel destination. Travelers will find rocky coasts, castles and rolling green countryside in this part of Britain.
London offers some of the best museums in the world, famous sights and an exciting nightlife with lots of live music. This mix is attractive. The English capital is the most visited city in Europe, attracting millions of tourists every year.
With a visit to one of the countless castles, you can immerse yourself in the history of England. Many of these old buildings are well cared for and preserved. So does Dover Castle, a medieval fortress high above the white cliffs of Dover.
At the traditional “Tea Time” for “Five O’Clock Tea”, black tea is served with milk. The country’s tea culture emerged in the mid-17th century. There are also scones, a soft pastry. The scones are best eaten warm with jam and clotted cream, a kind of thick cream.
England also stands for modern building with architects such as Norman Foster and David Chipperfield. In London, you can swim at the Aquatics Center designed by architect Zaha Hadid for the 2012 Olympics.
The Two Stone Circles are the most famous prehistoric monument in England. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is still unclear whether the stones served as a temple complex, observatory or burial ground. The stones of the inner circle were erected around 2500 BC.
The former industrial center of Manchester has transformed into a modern city with trendy bars and clubs. World-renowned musicians, artists and actors perform at the Manchester International Festival every two years.
There are countless large-scale landscaped gardens in England, but there are also many small flower gardens open to the public. A famous example of English garden art is Stourhead Garden, southwest of London. The complex was opened in 1740 as a total work of art made up of meadows, lakes, forests, vantage points and visual axes.
Anyone who is a Beatles fan comes to Liverpool. The houses in which three of the mushroom caps spent their childhood still stand in the suburbs of the city. Liverpool also has Penny Lane, the street the band sang about, the Beatles Story Museum and the Cavern Club, the basement club where the Beatles have played hundreds of times.
The southwestern part of England has a surprisingly mild climate by English standards. But what makes Cornwall special above all is the nature and landscape: rough, steep rocky coasts, small fishing villages and long sandy beaches. It is also an ideal setting for detective stories by Agatha Christie or novels by Rosamunde Pilcher.
His works elevated the English language to art. In the county of Warwickshire, one gets particularly close to the poet William Shakespeare. His birthplace and classroom can be seen in Stratford-upon-Avon. His world-renowned plays are regularly performed throughout England, including at the Globe Theater in London.
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