Romantic England

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englandAhh, England. For many, it is a place for artists, writers, dreamers, and the romantics. It is a country where history and literature have flourished, and up to now I am so proud of how well our culture was preserved. If ever you’ll pay England a visit this summer and want to see the romantic side of it, here are my suggestions.

Roman Baths

The Roman Baths allow tourists to witness how public bathing was performed during the 19th century England. This attraction receives about 1 million visitors every year and is considered as one of the wonders of the Western World.

University of Cambridge

With 31 colleges and a student population of 18000, this collegiate university is certainly one of the most popular not just in the UK but worldwide. It is also the second oldest university in the English-speaking world and the centre of public research here in the UK.

Hadrian’s Wall

Designed to become a defensive fortress in Roman Britain, the construction of Hadrian’s Wall was started in 122 AD during the reign of Emperor Hadrian. Because of the efforts of John Clayton in the 19th century, visitors can still see a portion of the wall today.

The Malvern Hills

A range of hills in Worcestershire, Herefordshire, the 3000 acres of open countryside contains mostly metamorphic and igneous rocks which are around 680 million years old. Of course, visiting the place will never be complete without climbing the highest point at the Worcestershire Beacon and viewing the wooded slopes.

York Minster

The York Minster is the largest cathedral in Northern Europe and is also considered as one of the best. It was constructed during the 14th century and was attached a school and library during the 18th century. The Gothic nave, stained glass and chapter house reminds guests of the medieval era.

Shakespeare’s Hometown

If you are a fan of literature, you definitely won’t want to miss Shakespeare’s Hometown. The home of the world’s greatest writer has been carefully preserved to magically bring you back to the days of this world-renowned poet and playwright.

Stonehenge

Believed to have been created from 3000 BC to 2000 BC, this is a place where you can have a feel of both the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. The Stonehenge is considered as one of the world’s most famous sites, making it to the list of UNESCO’s “World Heritage Sites” in 1986. According to 2008 studies, it might have served as a burial ground in the past.

Of course, you can sense that romantic vibe wherever you are in Great Britain, but they are my top picks. For more suggestions, you can visit http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/9853121/Britains-most-and-least-romantic-places.html

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