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Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Stonehenge is probably the best known monolitic monument located in Wiltshire county in England. Stonehenge is composed of a circle of large standing stones surrounded by smaller bluestones. The purpose of this monument is unknown yet, but there ...

18 votes

Tower of London

Tower of London

History of Tower of London goes back to 1066 when William the Conqueror founded the fortification to protect his forces against hostile Londoners. In 1078 the White Tower was built giving its name to the whole castle complex. During its long ...

museum castle

33 votes

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is an important Gothic church located next to the Palace of Westminster. Since 1066 it is a traditional place of coronation of English rulers (Harold II was the first king crowned here). The abbey is also the burial place for ...

religious

21 votes

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle was built by William the Conqueror in 11th century as a part of fortification system of London. During the 13th and 14th century the originally wooden fort was rebuilt into much larger and more spectacular royal palace. The castle is ...

castle

15 votes

London Eye

London Eye

London Eye is currently (2014) the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe. When constructed in 1999 it was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world. The wheel has diameter of 394ft (120m) and its total height is 443ft (135m). This new tourist attraction ...

view point

17 votes

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle was built during Medieval Ages on top of the volcanic Castle Rock. Originally it served as a royal castle until 1603 when Scotland united with England and Ireland with a single ruler. Since then Edinburgh Castle served as a military ...

castle

5 votes

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is a London's famous landmark and a must see sight for all London's visitor. Construction of this bascule bridge was finished in 1894 and it was named "Tower" because of its location next to another famous landmark of London the Tower ...

37 votes

Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark is a clipper that serves as a museum ship from 1954. Located in Greenwich in London it became an attractive tourist destination until May 2007 when it was wastly damaged by fire. Restoration works are almost finished and reopening of ...

museum

14 votes

HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast

HMS Belfash is a light cruiser built for Royal Navy in 1938. During its active duty it took part in various operations of World War II as well as Korean War. Since 1971 it is permanently anchored on the river Themes in London where it serves as a ...

museum

11 votes

Major tourist attractions in United Kingdom are Stonehenge, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, but there are many other interesting places to visit in United Kingdom.

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