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Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon – this town is known as the birthplace of William Shakespeare , in the heart of the English countryside. You can learn more about his life, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the theaters of the Swan and Royal Shakespeare, to name a few. Afterwards, you can take a relaxing walk along the river or visit one […]

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Stonehenge

Stonehenge (Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire)—this is perhaps Britain’s oldest historic site (before even the Roman invasion of the country). Scholars and archaeologists believe that these tall heavy stones (that are formed in a circle on a field), go as far back as the Neolithic Age (around 3,000 BC), with the last changes made in the early […]

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Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle (Castle Wynd, Stirling) – located an hour northwest of Edinburgh, Stirling Castle is a great symbol of Scottish independence and a source of national pride. Knights, nobles and foreign ambassadors once flocked to the Royal Court at Stirling Castle to revel in the castle’s grandeur. In addition, several Scottish Kings and Queens have […]

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Portsmouth

Portsmouth – this has long been known as the home of the British Navy and one place that’s dominated by the sea. Its harbor has been a military port since the early days of King Henry VII (making this one of the historical and best cities to visit in the UK). You can visit the […]

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Nelson Monument

Nelson Monument (Calton Hill, Edinburgh) – looking like a tall stone telescope from afar, this is a monument for Admiral Lord Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. This monument contains a time ball which is dropped daily at 1:00 pm. The top of the monument provides visitors with views of the […]

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National War Museum

National War Museum (Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh) – located within Edinburgh Castle, visitors can learn more life for Scots at war from the field of battle to the Home Front. Visitors can also learn about the courage of Scots men and women in wartime, discover war stories and Scottish military life from weapons to the […]

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National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland (Chambers Street, Edinburgh) – visitors can explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, art and design, science and technology and Scottish history, all under one roof at this museum. One ongoing exhibit here is “Mammoths of the Ice Age” (providing visitors with details on the lives of these prehistoric […]

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Museum of Edinburgh

Museum of Edinburgh (Huntly House, 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh) — this is the “go to” place for learning more about the history of the Scottish capital from the earliest times to the present. Visitors can admire the silverware – work produced by metalworkers called hammermen whose craft guild owned part of this building in […]

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Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum (The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester) – Explore the world at Manchester Museum with its four floors of displays and exhibitions in 15 galleries, featuring collections from all over the world. Founded as a natural history museum in 1821, the University of Manchester-owned museum has grown to play host to a fascinating […]

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Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery (Mosley Street, Manchester) — this is the original useful museum, initiated in 1823 by artists, as an educational institution to ensure that the city and all its people grow with creativity, imagination, health and productivity. The gallery is free and open to all people as a place of civic thinking and public […]