Preparing for the Finest UK Experience

Setting foot in the United Kingdom is a  lifelong dream for many. Personally, it is a dream too – a longing evoked by years of reading literature and watching movies that featured mesmerizing English countryside. I felt and breathed fresh royal air while reading historical romances that featured the Moorish marsh and the landscapes of medieval England and I also walked with Sherlock Holmes finding adventure in the streets of 18th century London. I could only sigh daydreaming about places I’d want to see in this marvelous country.

I even prepared a list, some sort of itinerary of places, sights and landmarks that I will visit once I made it there. I’d definitely visit Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Salts Mill in Yorkshire, the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and of course the National Gallery in London to see some of the world’s greatest works of art. My list comes complete with touristy attractions as well including picturesque locations that are a feast for any photographer. For once in a lifetime events such as this, I’d don’t want to miss out visiting some of the most photographed places that made Great Britain a dream destination, places detailed as below.

Stonehenge

The Stonehenge – An odd structure in Wiltshire, this prehistoric monument never ceases to baffle nor awe visitors on how our ancestors could have carried these stones and arrange them where they are now.

Durdle Door, Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast – A World Heritage Site located in Dorset can easily make one’s jaw drop. Who would want to miss seeing Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous cliffs spanning the Mesozoic Era? Here you can gape at the amazing representation of some million years of geographical history.

isle of harris
South Harris

Isle of Harris – a spectacular seascape in Scotland that never fails to lure the unassuming onlooker. The place offer white sand beach in front and views of distant snow-capped mountains not far in the distance.

tower bridge
Tower Bridge during the Olympic Games

The Tower Bridge at Night – something contemporary, but this suspension bridge and bascule over the River Thames is much talked about for its scenic views at dusk.

And of course, I have a list of castles too! You haven’t been to Britain if you haven’t explored a few of its 600 or so castles it is famous for. A few down my list includes St. Michael’s Mount in Cornwall, the Warwick Castle, the Bodiam Castle, Stokesay Castle, Cardiff Castle, the Windsor Castle and a couple more around Wales. Britain is huge country and to explore it, one would need a lot of time. A couple of days would be nice, a couple of months would be so much better!

St. Micheal's Mount sunset
St. Micheal’s Mount sunset

4 Comments

  1. lovely joy merced

    August 30, 2014 at 11:46 am

    It’s one of my dream too, i hope i can visit this breathtaking place!

  2. Mona Verdida

    September 3, 2014 at 3:07 am

    There surely are a lot of spots in the UK that are so mysterious yet so beautiful! I’d love to travel to one of these spots someday especially the Stonehenge.

  3. David D'ANgelo

    September 11, 2014 at 5:32 am

    Stonehenge would be my first destination if I go to the UK plus all the historical destinations… wish I could be there soon.

  4. Karen

    September 23, 2014 at 3:33 am

    I’d like to set foot first at Stonehenge, second is the Jurrasic coast.

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