London is undoubtedly one of the world's finest cities. In addition to numerous monuments from its more glorious past, London is equally well-known for its pageantry and tradition. London has something for everyone - wide boulevards buzzing with excitement far into the night, quiet squares and explorable alleyways. Visit this famous city's parks, museums, galleries, monuments, abbeys and churches, skyscrapers and ruins, Georgian squares. Take in such events as the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower, or the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, or even one of the many theatrical productions. Some of the most exclusive shops are found along Oxford, Bond and Regent Streets. An old favorite and one of the world's premier institutions is Harrods - offering everything from Chanel suits and sliced salmon to caviar and even pets.
Explore 2000 years of history in the street, buildings and museums that chronicle York's outstanding beauty and vibrant heritage. Witness the beauty of Yorkshire with ease. The city's night clubs, themed pubs and restaurant offer a variety of activities and York has major events for cultural events and conferences. Visit the famous York Minster, award-winning Jorvik Viking Centre, National Railway Museum, Yorkshire Museum and Castle Museum. York offers a unique shopping experience and a lesson in history. Shop Victorian in Swinegate Walk and be entertained by street performers in Coppergate.
When the temperature rises in Bath, join the crowds to picnic or laze around in Royal Victoria Park, just below the Royal Crescent, with a duck pond, botanical gardens and a grotto to explore. Alternatively, Parade Gardens is picturesque spot next to the river and in the heart of the city. You can sit in a deckchair and enjoy views of the Weir and Pulteney Bridge. Then there is the more secluded Sydney Gardens Jane Austen often visited. Take a free walking tour around the centre of Bath or hire some bicycles from Avon Valley Cyclery behind the railway station and cycle along the canal. Visit Prior Park - a Capability Brown landscape garden on a hill above Bath with views of the city and a remarkable Palladian bridge. Choose from boat trips on the river and the canal, while the boating station of Forrester Road hires out punts for a quintessentially English experience.
Liverpool – just saying the name automatically brings the world’s most famous group to mind – The Beatles. Liverpool however has more to offer visitors though than just Beatles memorabilia. Located on the Irish Sea on the mouth of the Mersey River, Liverpool is one of England’s most important seaports, second only to London. A bustling port for the exchanging of goods, it is also a passenger port for those traveling to Ireland. Several churches in the city are notable; among them is the Anglican Cathedral, built in 1904 which is one of the largest ecclesiastical structures in the world. There are several museums in the city as well, the Walker Art Gallery and the Merseyside County Museum.
Brighton is a famous English seaside holiday town, conveniently located only 76 km from London, and is known as “London-by-the-Sea.” This once sleepy fishing village became a popular destination when in 1750 a doctor prescribed the drinking of seawater and sea-bathing to his patients for ailments. It then became a fashionable resort in the 1800s, visited by the prince and king. Today, visitors enjoy surfing and sunbathing on Brighton Beach, walking the arcade on the Palace Pier, the many small shops and restaurants, the diverse community, and rich cultural and music scene.
Windermere is England’s largest natural Lake District fed by numerous rivers and for centuries aided transportation for heavy materials. Protected since 1951, its valleys, woodlands and lush green make this beautiful picturesque countryside an ideal area to experience the great outdoors. Surrounding Windermere are towns and villages where tourists can shop, eat and rest. Approximately one mile from the lake lays a railway station, Lakeside Pier and Aquarium of the Lakes where the world of wildlife and freshwater creatures are revealed. It’s a destination spot for cruises, sailors, rowers and swimmers, but that doesn’t mean adventure is limited! There is Treetop Trek Aerial, Climb 365 and High Adventure Balloon Flights for extreme adrenaline enthusiasts, family-friendly cycle fun, hound trailing, horseriding and even bird spotting. Windermere is a fun outdoor getaway for all ages!
Cambridge is a university city in Cambridgeshire, England 50 miles north of London. The town has surpassed periods of farmstead settlements dating back 3,500 years from the Roman era, the Medieval period, Early Modern Cambridge, the Industrial Era and currently in the 20th century. Centuries old of history is transparent in the local government, commonly played sports, architecture and agricultural production. Amongst the green open spaces, fields of daffodils, and grazing cattle is the prestigious University of Cambridge founded in 1209 by runaway Oxford scholars. The university birthed philosopher Sir Isaac Newton, writer Lord Byron, molecular biologists Francis Crick and James Watson, and many more Noble Prize winners.
Visitors can stroll through King’s College and walk the halls of many influential people before them, sit through a university lecture open to the public, punt down the River Cam, admire wonderful art and sculpture in the Fitzwilliam Museum, and cycle the Backs Gardens. The annual summer festivities encourage visitors to participate and appreciate the town, its history, and magnificent architectures.
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