Worldwide +44 330 912 2303       Click to 

  

Global Coach Tours Blog

   

05

5 Famous Landmarks In Britain!

posted on
5 Famous Landmarks In Britain!

 

Britain has a treasure trove of historical sites that the whole world wants to see.

People come from all over to witness the facts behind the stories they have been told about our wonderful land, stories that are embedded in the very fabric of our historical sites.

They come by plane, train or automobile, but the most popular is by coach, joining fellow travellers on their journey of discovery.

 

1. Tower of London


People flock to see the Tower of London, officially the Queens Palace, which can be found in central London.

This magnificent Tower has played a significant role in English history and has become over time one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.

It has served various roles in its time, including being a treasury, an armoury, a public records office, the home of the Royal Mint, and of course, a prison and the home of the Crown Jewels of England. It was even at one time a menagerie whereby wild animals were kept in captivity for exhibition purposes!

You can visit the Tower of London with ease either by bus or coach.

  

2. York Minster

 

York Minster is the Cathedral of York, England, and can boast being one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe.

As with most cathedrals, this majestic Minster has a varied and complicated history regarding its build. It is safe to say that a wooden church construction was first built in 627, and numerous replacements and additions have been created over time, with the present Minster building having been completed in 1472.

The York famous Mystery Plays were allowed to be performed for the first time inside the Minster in 2000, and plan to return for a second time.

York Minster was also illuminated on 5 November 2005 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the York-born Guy Fawkes' gunpowder plot.

You can visit York various ways, but a  guided tour by coach does make it so much easier and value for money.

 

3. Edinburgh Castle


 

 Edinburgh Castle is a world famous icon of Scotland,  a majestic fortress situated on the Castle Rock, looking out onto the City of Edinburgh.

This historic fortress can be dated back to the Iron Age with many additions built over the years, as well as being involved in many historical conflicts through the ages.

Go there to see the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in all its glory and pay a visit during the annual Edinburgh International Festival.

 

 

4. Roman bathsBath


 The Roman Baths is a world famous historical site in the English city of Bath.

This well-preserved Roman site was created for public bathing and gives a fascinating insight into how the Romans lived.

  Join the thousands of tourists that visit each year by coach and experience a  guided walking tour of the town, learn about the historical significance of the region and soak up the decadent atmosphere it has to offer.

 

5. Stonehenge


 Cross Salisbury Plain to visit Stonehenge, the world's most talked about prehistoric monument, and stand in awe at the mystical stone monoliths which seem to have stood since the beginning of time.

Stonehenge is one of Britain's most famous destinations to visit and is part of an UNESCO World Heritage Site, but has baffled scientists, tourists and historians for centuries on why it is exactly there.

 New theories abound all the time, but just admire and enjoy this magnificent monument for what it is now and acknowledge that its true meaning may never be revealed!

Categories: coach tours | Tags: coach tour , Edinburgh Castle , England , global coach tours , London , Roman Baths , Stonehenge , Tower of London , York Minster | Comments: (0) | View Count: (6706) | Return

Post a Comment