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Travelling in Britain

Travelling in Britain. Pop Spots in Britain. Stonehenge, Wiltshire Roman Baths & Pump Room, Bath The Lake District National Park Stratford-upon-Avon Castles. Stonehenge.

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Travelling in Britain

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  1. Travelling in Britain

  2. Pop Spots in Britain • Stonehenge, Wiltshire • Roman Baths & Pump Room, Bath • The Lake District National Park • Stratford-upon-Avon • Castles

  3. Stonehenge • Stonehenge is a Neolithic and Bronze Age monument located near Amesbury in the English county of Wiltshire, about 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Salisbury. It is composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones, known as megaliths. There is some debate about the age of the stone circle, but most archaeologists think that it was mainly constructed between 2500 BC and 2000 BC. The older circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC. • The site and its surroundings were added to the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1986. It is also a legally protected Scheduled Ancient Monument. The monument itself is owned and managed by English Heritage whilst the surrounding downland is owned by the National Trust.

  4. Roman Baths The Roman Baths are a tourist attraction and historical place of interest in the English city of Bath. They are a very well preserved Roman site of public bathing, and have become a major tourist attraction. The first shrine at the site of the springs was built by Celts, and dedicated to the goddess Sulis, whom the Romans identified with Minerva; however, the name Sulis continued to be used after the Roman invasion, leading to the town's Roman name of Aquae Sulis (literally, "the waters of Sulis"). During the Roman occupation of Britain increasingly grand temples and bathing complexes were built, but after the Roman withdrawal these fell into disrepair and were eventually lost due to silting up. They were rediscovered in the 18th century and, as well as being a major archaeological find, they have from that time to the present been one of the city's main attractions, though the water is now considered unsafe for bathing, due to its having passed through the still-functioning lead pipes constructed by the Romans. The Thermae Bath Spa project aims to eventually allow modern-day bathers to experience the waters for themselves.

  5. The Grand Pump Room • Regarded as the social heart of Bath for more than two centuries, this striking neo-classical salon is the place to which hot Spa water is drawn for drinking. • The Pump Room contains a number of curiosities, including the Tompion clock, given to the city in 1709 by Thomas Tompion, England’s best known clockmaker.  You can also find sedan chairs here. • Today the Pump Room contains a restaurant that is open daily for lunch and light refreshments. Entertainment is by the Pump Room Trio and sometimes a solo pianist - a great place to wind down after a visit to the Roman Baths.

  6. Lake District The Lake District National Park is one of twelve National parks in the United Kingdom. It lies entirely within the county of Cumbria, and is one of England's few mountainous regions. All the land in England higher than three thousand feet above sea level lies within the Park. The Lakes, as the region is also called, were made famous during the early 19th century by the poetry and writings of William Wordsworth. This whole land of fells presents wonderful and mystic scenes for painters and photographers and many visitors are attracted there to go rambling, or simply to enjoy views of lake and mountain scenery.

  7. Stratford-upon-Avon Stratford-upon-Avon is a town in south Warwickshire, England. In 2001 the town had a population of 23,676. Stratford is known worldwide as the birthplace of William Shakespeare. It is also the administrative centre of Stratford-on-Avon District. Stratford is close to the UK's second largest city, Birmingham, and is easily accessible from junction 15 of the M40 motorway. The seven-mile £12m Stratford Northern Bypass opened in June 1987 as the A422. The town has good rail links from Birmingham (Snow Hill station, Moor Street station) and from London, with up to seven direct trains a day from London Marylebone. The town has a new cycle-path, and is on the canal network.

  8. Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British monarch (or sovereign), and the largest "working" royal palace remaining in the world. The expression "Buckingham Palace" or simply "The Palace" has become a common way of referring to the source of press statements coming from parts of the British Royal Family. In addition to being the London home of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace is a setting for state occasions, royal entertaining and base for all officially visiting heads of state, and is a major tourist attraction. It has been a rallying point for the British at times of national rejoicing and crisis.

  9. Warwick Castle Legend has it that the first fortifications of significance at Warwick castle were erected by Ethelfleda, daughter of king Alfred the Great, in the year 914. These almost certainly replaced even older wooden fortifications, which had proven ineffective against marauding Danes who had sacked the town in the reign of her father. They were part of a network of fortifications built to protect the Kingdom of Mercia. The remains of these ancient fortifications can still be seen on top of a large mound at the southern end of the castle's courtyard, which is known as Ethelfleda's mound, although most of these remains date from the Norman period.

  10. THANK YOU for YOUR ATTENTION!!! • REFERRENCE: • www.romanbaths.co.uk • en.wikipedia.org/wiki • www.lake-district.gov.uk

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