You often have heard about the wonders of the world but have you ever heard about the wonders of United Kingdom? Well believe it or not, United Kingdom have its own wonders which are amazingly beautiful. Although they all are not natural, but they are really wonders. Here is the list of 10 wonders of the United Kingdom.
Below is the list of 10 amazing wonders of the United Kingdom:
10. Tower of London
Tower of London, also known as the House of Crown Jewels, is a historical yet beautiful castle which has both literary and historical value in English culture. The Norman Conquest of England gave birth to this tower in 1066 and it served as a Crown of Jewels, public records, armory, home of Royal Mint, treasury, etc.
9. British Museum
British Museum has the title of being the largest museum of London which was established in 1753. Egyptian and Greek history is displayed in this museum along with different collections of above 8 million works. It is a great tourist attraction as well.
8. Windsor Castle
Build in the total area of 13 acres, Windsor Castle is known to be biggest house in the world. It was built in the 11 century and depicts the architecture of that time. It has been the weekend home for Queens for centuries.
7. York Minster
York Minster is the largest Gothic Cathedral in England and is a famous tourist attraction. It was built more than 250 years ago and is still visited by thousands of people every day. The beautiful architecture and the stained glass window is worth watching.
6. The Seven Sisters White Cliffs
A series of chalk cliffs, called The Seven Sisters is situated in the East Sussex within the Seven Sisters Country Park and is bounded by the coast. A natural soothing atmosphere, The Seven Sisters is surrounded by hundreds of visitors every month.
5. Stratford Upon Avon
Popular as the birth place of a celebrated writer Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is situated in the south Warwickshire. The beautifully designed building in the most populous town of Stratford-on-Avon receives more than 4 million visitors including tourists as well.
4. Tower Bridge
The Tower Bridge is near the Tower of London from which it inherits the name. The bridge is an amazing place for photography and it was established in 1894. It is equipped with a bascule and suspension bridge which looks pretty fascinating.
Stonehenge has the great historical value and was built around 3000 BC. It is the archeological wonder of the United Kingdom which is also included in the natural wonders of the world. It is one of the most appealing sites in United Kingdom.
2. Big Ben & Elizabeth Tower
One of the most enchanting towers of United Kingdom, Big Ben & Elizabeth Tower is situated near the Palace of Westminster. The tower was constructed in the 18th century and its official name was the Elizabeth Tower but was renamed at the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 2012. The four-faced chiming clock studded in the tower is the largest in the world and the tower being the third largest free-standing clock tower.
1. Buckingham Palace
Known as the Buckingham House, this palace has over 750 rooms including 188 bedrooms for staff, 19 state rooms, 52 guest bedrooms and many more. The palace was built in 1705 for the Duke of Buckingham. Since then, it has been serving as the residential place for the ruling families of UK and monarchs. It is currently the residency of Britain’s Queen.