The United Kingdom is a delightful destination with many wonderful sites and experiences. In the British Isles, London offers many days worth of experiences for the traveler. The list is seemingly endless: Buckingham Palace, the London Tower, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Tate Gallery, The Thames River, Trafalgar Square, Downing St, Westminster Abbey, Horseguards, St James' Park, St James' Palace, Clarence House, Pall Mall: Reform Club, Speakers' Corner, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Albert Hall Memorial, Kensington Palace, Museum District, the West End, London Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum, the list goes on. As you venture out into the area surrounding London, you have Stonehenge, Warwick Castle, Oxford, the ancient Roman city of Bath, and Cambridge as well as Stratford on Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare.
Of course if you have time there are many other places to see and things to do all over the UK. Throughout England, Wales, and Scotland there are castles, gardens, palaces, Roman ruins, and beautiful historic houses to explore. Visit Liverpool and take the Beatles Tour; venture to York, the former Viking settlement of Yorvick; or take a trip to the Ironbridge Gorge, popularly known as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Scotland also has many wonderful areas: from the historic cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow to the golf paradises such as Troon, Aberdeen, and the original course at St. Andrews. The list goes on and on. Wherever you want to go and whatever you want to do in the UK, we can take you there!
● Enjoy historic London’s many, many sites
● Spend a day at a castle
● Enjoy the beauty and nature of Scotland
● Golf at Saint Andrews (1st Golf Course)
● Explore Shakespeare’s Stratford upon Avon
● See a top level Musical at a West End theatre
Facts & Statistics:
Name: United Kingdom
Languages: English, Welsh, Scots Gaelic
Currency: Pound sterling (£)
● The United Kingdom (UK) is an island nation in north-western Europe, composed of the countries of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (also known as Ulster).
● The English love their tea. They consume more tea per capita than any other country in the world.
● The 409 escalators in the London subway cover a distance every week which is approximately equivalent to several trips around the globe.
● Did you know that the Windsor Castle is the oldest royal residence in the world that is still being used by the royal family.
● The saying “taking the bull by its horns” comes from the Greek myth of Hercules saving Crete from a raging bull by seizing its horns.
● Contrary to popular belief that Big Ben refers to the world famous clock, it is actually the name of the thirteen ton bell. The tower itself is known as St. Stephen’s Tower.
● The London Eye is the tallest observation wheel in the world and each rotation takes about 30 minutes.
● The treasures contained in the British Museum span two million years of world civilization.
● William Shakespeare Facts: Macbeth is thought to be one of the most produced plays ever, with a performance beginning somewhere in the world every four hours!
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