Best Of Britain: Heritage
Posted on June 29, 2014 by Admin
Here at Great Little Breaks, we love what the UK has to offer. Whether its walks, exciting attractions, historic monuments, or popular cities, we want to highlight the 'Best of Britain'! For the next few days will be sharing with you what we think is the best of Britain.
Britain has a full and rich history, from the Iron ages to the Roman Empire, the Tudors to the Victorians, and everything in between. No matter where you are in the UK, the area is certain to have a story of some kind.
This prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, South England, is one of the most famous sites in the world and attracts millions of visitors per year. Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set in earthworks, and its true meaning has never truly been found. Many believe the site to be an ancient burial ground, some believe it to be an ancient way of telling time, and others believe it is some sort of temple. 5000 years on, and this ancient site is still an iconic part of Britain.
Built to guard the Roman Empire in England, Hadrian's Wall stretches across the North East and North West of England. This world heritage site is the best known frontier in the entire Roman Empire. Along the wall there are many impressive sites, from Roman garrison towns to the most complete Roman fort in Britain. As well as a fantastic historical site, there is world-class archeology, beautiful views, and rare wildlife in its surroundings.
The Tower of London:
Another world-famous heritage site, the Tower of London is one of the city's most popular tourist destinations and attractions. The Tower has a rich and dark history, used throughout the years as an armory, a prison, an execution chamber, and a now a jewel house. Visitors are offered an insight into the diverse history of the Tower, as well as seeing the magnificent Crown Jewels, access to special exhibitions, and guided tours.
The Giant's Causeway is an area of around 40,000 interlocking basalt columns that were placed as a result of an ancient volcanic eruption. Located on the North East coast of Northern Ireland, the Giant's Causeway is now a popular heritage site, with an award winning visitor centre. The Causeway has inspired artists, writers, and captured imaginations for years, and is now part of the National Trust. The Giant's Causeway is one of the greatest natural wonders in the UK.
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