Must go places in the United Kingdom

Big Ben Tower

The Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower, commonly called Big Ben, are among London’s most iconic landmarks and must-see London attraction. Technically, Big Ben is the name given to the massive bell inside the clock tower, which weighs more than 13 tons (13,760 kg).  The clock tower looks spectacular at night when the four clock faces are illuminated. Millions of people come to London just to see Big Ben in real-life.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is recognized around the world as the home of The Queen, the focus of national and royal celebrations. Buckingham Palace is famous for the Changing of the Queen’s Guard ceremony. The spectacle begins when a troop of the Queen’s Life Guard rides from Hyde Park Barracks and past Buckingham Palace to change the guard at Horse Guards. This colorful spectacle starts daily at 11:30am April-July (alternate days thereafter) and lasts approximately 40 minutes.

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is famous because it’s London’s most striking bridge thanks to its Neo-Gothic architecture and lifting central sections. When it opened, it was the most sophisticated bascule bridge in the world. In tower bridge, you can immerse yourself in the architecture and engineering, and watch city life unfold in panorama from its high-level Walkway and Glass Floor. 

Stonehenge

Stonehenge is perhaps the world’s most famous prehistoric monument. It was built in several stages: the first monument was an early henge monument, built about 5,000 years ago, and the unique stone circle was erected in the late Neolithic period about 2500 BC. In the early Bronze Age many burial mounds were built nearby.

Big Ben Tower

World most recognized clock in the world

Buckingham Palace

A rare photo show inside the Buckingham Palace

Stonehenge

Stonehenge still contain a lot of mysteries

Interesting facts about the UK

1. Most people refer to the clock tower next to the Houses of Parliament as Big Ben. However, that is only the name of the 13-tonne bell inside. The actual tower is known as St. Stephen’s Tower.

2.Golf was invented in Scotland, and can be traced back to 1457. However, it was outlawed for a while by King James II of Scotland, as it detracted from the army’s training!

3.  British is the first country invented speeding ticket. The very first speeding ticket was issued to a driver named Walter Arnold in Kent in 1896, after he was caught going four times the speed limit.

4. Great Britain is home to the shortest scheduled passenger flight in the world. The 2.7 km flight from Westray to Papa Westray in Scotland has a scheduled time of one and a half minutes, although the record stands at 47 seconds.

5. The British drink more than 60 billion cups of tea a year – around 100 million each day.

6. While Loch Ness may be famous for the mysterious sightings of Loch Ness monster (also known as Nessie!) it also holds the record for being the largest body of freshwater in Britain by volume.

7. The Queen is also the only person from Great Britain who doesn’t need to possess a British passport in order to travel.

8.  The most famous British dishes include fish and chips, roast dinners, shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash and a classic full English breakfast.

9. According to experts, the British accent changes every 25 miles, and it’s thought a lot of the accents have developed as a result of geographic location, early settlers and immigration.

10. Shakespeare has been credited by the Oxford English Dictionary for increasing the number of words in the English language. It’s thought that his vocabulary contained over 20,000 words, and around 3,000 of these were added to our language.

Golf

Was invented in Scotland

Shortest flight in the world

Only 2.7 km across the bay

Cup of tea

Most popular drink in the UK

Fish and Chip

Traditional food in London & the UK

Best time to visit UNIted Kingdom

The United Kingdom can be visited at any time of year, as its climate is relatively temperate and, in general, doesn’t experience extremes during either summer or winter. Overall, spring (late March to early June) and autumn (September to November) are the best times to visit, when it’s usually warm and dry. At these times you’ll see beautiful spring flowers or the leaves changing hue in autumn, and avoid the much busier summer period.

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