England is a country steeped in history, and with 25 UNESCO World Heritage sites across the UK; there are plenty of historical attractions to take in during your trip.
Starting in the south of England, you'll definitely want to visit Westminster Abbey, a site that has been a magnet for tourists from around the world for centuries, affording them the opportunity to see the final resting place of several of England’s most notable figures, from Charles Darwin to William Blake. Afterwards you can take a walk along the River Thames to the imposing Tower of London, one of the capital’s most famous landmarks.
Head south-west to Wiltshire and you’ll discover Stonehenge, an extraordinary arrangement of ancient rocks that stand as a testament to the country’s pagan past. Visit around the summer or winter solstice and you'll witness hundreds of modern day druids descending on the stone circle to watch the sunrise. Bath is another unmissable sight in the South West, home to some impressive Roman Baths and the breath-taking Georgian architecture of Bath Abbey.
The north of England also has an abundance of charms. Hadrian’s Wall is a remarkable sight, and you can visit portions of it near Newcastle on the west bank of the River Tyne. Liverpool is a great place to gain an insight into England’s industrial past, with the Albert Dock representing the former industrial might of the region. Take the famous ferry across the Mersey and see all that this city has to offer.
If you’re looking to combine a historical holiday with some beach-combing, the Dorset coast is an excellent place to start, forming the world’s first natural World Heritage Site. The cliffs of the so-called “Jurassic Coast” comprise rocks dating back more than 185 million years, and there are hundreds of miles of marked footpaths to help you to experience the natural beauty of the area.
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