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10 Famous Tourist Destination in England 

England is one of the finest travel destinations that you would love to visit. You can not visit everything in England on a single trip so; it is better that you plan endless weeks to explore. You can see the top 10 places to visit in England below.

Hadrian’s Wall

This is the wall built by the Romans to preserve their colony Britannia from the tribes in Scotland. It expands up to 117 kilometers towards the north of England from the Irish Sea to the North Sea. Roman Emperor Hadrian constructed Hadrian’s wall in 122 DA and was completed only after six years of initiation.

Currently, you can see only the stretches of this famous wall carrying history. Through this, the national path is followed from Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway.

Warwick Castle

Warwick is considered a famous architecture built initially up of wood by William the Conqueror in 1068. But later, it was reconstructed by stone in the 12th century. Today, it is recognized as one of the military architecture of the 14th century that still remained after the Hundred Years War.

Moreover, it was ranked in the list of Top 10 historic houses and monuments in 2001 and is still known as one of England’s top attractions.

Lake District

The largest National Park in the country, Lake District, lies in the northern-western part of England and the country of Cumbria. Mostly, visitors are attracted due to the presence of lakes, mountain, and hills that is imprinted by glacial erosion. This scenario is famous worldwide; this is the main reason people prefer England for the holidays.

Moreover, the site is also famous for hiking and climbing, which results in about 14 million domestic and international visitors per year.

Tower of London

The fact that the Tower of London served as a prison from 1100 to the mid-twentieth century. It was the most unique and the most haunted building in England, founded in the winter of 1066. The Tower of Londor was built as a part of the Norman Conquest of England and remained a royal residence before becoming a prison. It is said that the building consists of tales of ghosts that includes the tale of Anne Boleyn, occupying the tower.

The Cotswolds 

Understand the Cotswolds as a range of gentle hills lies in south-central England. The highest point of its altitude is 330 meters (1083 feet), and the site is known for the villages built up of stone. It is also seen as a historical town, stately homes, and gardens. The site attracts infinite visitors through its unique design, and the site is within easy striking distance of London and other various other English urban centers.

Durham cathedral

There is the most significant Norman building in Durham’s city in northeast England known as Durham cathedral. It is famous not only for its architectural value but also for its incomparable setting. Its construction was initiated on August 12, 1093, but various other major and minor additions have been made to few parts of the building. However, most of the part of the building remains true to the Norman design. It was also voted as England’s best-loved building by a nationwide BBC poll held in 2001.

York Minster

York Minster is one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in northern Europe. It dominates the skyline of York’s ancient city and includes all the major stages of Gothic architectural development in England. The foundation of the building was begun in 1230 and completed only in 1472. Inside the Cathedral, there is the largest expanse of medieval stained glass in the world known as The “Great East Window.”

Windsor Castle

The largest and oldest inhabited castle of the world, Windsor Castle lies only about an hour west of London. There is an especial fact about this castle, i.e., Queen Elizabeth II used to resides there officially and spent numerous weekends there. She used to prefer the castle both for state and private entertaining. Today, this place is open to national and international visitors throughout the year.

Big Ben 

Big Ben has been one of the top attractions of London that is 150 years old clock tower. It is mostly renowned and famous for its accuracy and massive bell. The world’s 3rd largest free-standing clock tower is 15.1 tons heavy, named after the man who first ordered the bell, Sir Benjamin Hall. It has shown in numerous movies presenting as a symbol of England and London.

Stonehenge 

Stonehenge is also another top tourist attraction in England as it is considered one of the important prehistoric sites in the world. It does not consist of any written records in the context of its culture, but evidence clarifies that the stones were raised around 2500 BC.

Moreover, many scholars believe that the monument was used as a ceremonial or religious center.

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