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<ul><li><p>7/29/2019 Buckingham Palace is the Queen</p><p> 1/7</p><p>Buckingham Palace is the Queen's official London residence andis used to receive and entertain guests on state, ceremonialand official occasions for the Royal Family. The palace wasoriginally built in 1705 for the Duke of Buckingham.</p><p>Read more: http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/buckingham-palace.htm#ixzz2N95gPsdU</p><p>St James's Park is the oldest Royal Park and is surrounded bySt James's Palace, Buckingham Palace and the Houses ofParliament.</p><p>The park is one of the prettiest in London with spectacularflower beds, a lake with two islands and fountains. One of theislands is called Duck Island because it is home to a variety ofwild fowl including many breeds of duck, geese and gulls. Oneunusual attraction is the opportunity to see the pelicans beingfed at 14:30 everyday.</p><p>During the summer, you can hire deck chairs, listen to bandsplay during lunchtime and early evening and enjoy a picnic inthe park's serene surroundings. There is also an excellentcafe/restaurant where you can relax and read the days papers.</p><p>Read more: http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/st-jamess-park.htm#ixzz2N96LOBXQ</p><p>Trafalgar Square is a square in the centre of London and is</p><p>named after the battle of Trafalgar. The focal point of TrafalgarSquare is Nelson's Column which towers 151ft above thesquare with an 18ft statue of Nelson on top.</p><p>At the bottom of Nelson's column are four bronze cast lionsthat appear to be on guard.</p><p>There are four plinths within the square. Three of them supportpermanent statues of General Sir Charles James Napier, Major</p><p>General Sir Henry Havelock and King George IV andThe FourthPlinthdisplays a piece of contemporary art that is on a</p>http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/buckingham-palace.htm#ixzz2N95gPsdUhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/buckingham-palace.htm#ixzz2N95gPsdUhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/st-jamess-park.htm#ixzz2N96LOBXQhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/st-jamess-park.htm#ixzz2N96LOBXQhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/the-fourth-plinth.htmhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/the-fourth-plinth.htmhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/buckingham-palace.htm#ixzz2N95gPsdUhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/buckingham-palace.htm#ixzz2N95gPsdUhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/st-jamess-park.htm#ixzz2N96LOBXQhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/st-jamess-park.htm#ixzz2N96LOBXQhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/the-fourth-plinth.htmhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/the-fourth-plinth.htm</li><li><p>7/29/2019 Buckingham Palace is the Queen</p><p> 2/7</p><p>changing programme.</p><p>Read more: http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/trafalgar-square.htm#ixzz2N96grMi8</p><p>Trafalgar Square used to be famous for the thousands ofpigeons that congregated there and one of the attractions wasto feed them. However, the pigeons caused a lot of mess withinthe square and it is now forbidden to feed them.</p><p>Read more: http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/trafalgar-square.htm#ixzz2N96mPNcU</p><p>The Tower of London is one of London's most popular andiconic tourist attractions. Built by William the Conquerer in theearly 1080s the Tower's role has been as a fortress, palace and</p><p>prison.</p><p>One of the main reasons to visit the Tower is to see theworking collection of Crown Jewels. There are 23,578 gems inthe collection including one of the world's most famousdiamonds; the Koh-i-Noor. Find out who dared to try and stealthe Jewels in 1671 and whether they succeeded.</p><p>Many people lost their heads in the Tower and the Prisonersexhibition looks at some of the Towers more infamous inmatesincluding Anne Boleyn, Edward V, Guy Fawkes and Sir ThomasMore. The Tower's history as a prison continued during the twoworld wars and still held executions.</p><p>Read more: http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/tower-of-london.htm#ixzz2N974V2gj</p><p>he business of Parliament takes place in two places, the Houseof Commons and the House of Lords. Parliament exists tochallenge the work of government, approve new laws anddebate government policy and current issues.</p><p>Westminster Hall is a striking building and is officially a royal</p><p>palace. Standing on the banks of the river Thames theParliamentary buildings hold many important historical stories,</p>http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/trafalgar-square.htm#ixzz2N96grMi8http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/trafalgar-square.htm#ixzz2N96grMi8http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/trafalgar-square.htm#ixzz2N96mPNcUhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/trafalgar-square.htm#ixzz2N96mPNcUhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/tower-of-london.htm#ixzz2N974V2gjhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/tower-of-london.htm#ixzz2N974V2gjhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/trafalgar-square.htm#ixzz2N96grMi8http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/trafalgar-square.htm#ixzz2N96grMi8http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/trafalgar-square.htm#ixzz2N96mPNcUhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/trafalgar-square.htm#ixzz2N96mPNcUhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/tower-of-london.htm#ixzz2N974V2gjhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/tower-of-london.htm#ixzz2N974V2gj</li><li><p>7/29/2019 Buckingham Palace is the Queen</p><p> 3/7</p><p>most famously Guy Fawkes.</p><p>UK residents can attend debates, watch committees, take atour of Parliament and climb the Clock Tower</p><p>Overseas visitors can attend debates and watch committeeswhen Parliament is in session, and can tour Parliament everySaturday and during the Summer Opening</p><p>Read more: http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/parliament.htm#ixzz2N97XjKW7</p><p>Big Ben is the great bell inside the clock tower at the Houses ofParliamentin Westminster, London. The name is also used torefer to the tower itself.</p><p>The clock tower is located at the north end of the Palace ofWestminsterin Central London and was built in 1859.</p><p>The tower is known as Big Ben because that was the nicknameof the largest bell in the clock tower which was originally calledthe Great Bell.</p><p>The tower is 96 metres high and there are nearly 400 steps tothe top.</p><p>It is not open to the general public or foreign visitors. Only UKresidents are allowed to climb Big Ben and tours needs to be</p><p>pre-arranged a tour through your MP or a Lord.</p><p>Read more: http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/big-ben.htm#ixzz2N97rE6Nl</p><p>Stonehenge is a circle of ancient stones erected between3000BC and 1,600BC. It is one of the most important</p><p>prehistoric monument sites in Britain.</p><p>It was constructed in three phases and it has been estimatedthat this took more than 30 million hours of labour. The</p>http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/parliament.htm#ixzz2N97XjKW7http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/parliament.htm#ixzz2N97XjKW7http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/parliament.htmhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/parliament.htmhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/parliament.htmhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/parliament.htmhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/big-ben.htm#ixzz2N97rE6Nlhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/big-ben.htm#ixzz2N97rE6Nlhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/parliament.htm#ixzz2N97XjKW7http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/parliament.htm#ixzz2N97XjKW7http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/parliament.htmhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/parliament.htmhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/parliament.htmhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/parliament.htmhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/big-ben.htm#ixzz2N97rE6Nlhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/big-ben.htm#ixzz2N97rE6Nl</li><li><p>7/29/2019 Buckingham Palace is the Queen</p><p> 4/7</p><p>Bluestones and Sarsen stones were carried hundreds of milesto the Wiltshire site. Mystery surrounds the stone circle as towhy it was built. Some think it was designed as a place toworship the sun, others believe it may have been a place of</p><p>sacrifice.</p><p>Visitors are not permitted near the stones unless pre-arranged.Viewing is behind a fence that runs around the stone circle</p><p>Read more: http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/stonehenge.htm#ixzz2N986xrdE</p><p>Hadrian's Wall was built in AD122 and stretched for 73 milesfrom the east to west coasts in northern England.</p><p>It was built by the Roman Empire as a military fortification toprevent raids from the Scottish and survives today some 1800years on. The majority of the wall is still intact and can beexplored on foot. There are turrets and milecastles at regularintervals where troops would have been stationed to defendEngland.</p><p>Several of these sights are now tourist locations and havevisitor centres with museums.</p><p>Read more: http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/hadrians-wall.htm#ixzz2N98PAIDh</p><p>Canterbury Cathedral is one of the oldest and most famousChristian structures in England and is listed as a World HeritageSite. It is the cathedral of the Archbishop of Canterbury, leaderof the Church of England and the worldwide AnglicanCommunion. Its history dates back to to 597AD when St</p><p>Augustine was sent as a missionary to establish his seat (or'Cathedra') in Canterbury. One of the most pivotal events in theCathedrals history was the murder of Archbishop Thomas</p><p>Becket in 1170. The Cathedral has since been the attraction forthousands of Pilgrims as told in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.</p>http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/stonehenge.htm#ixzz2N986xrdEhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/stonehenge.htm#ixzz2N986xrdEhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/hadrians-wall.htm#ixzz2N98PAIDhhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/hadrians-wall.htm#ixzz2N98PAIDhhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/stonehenge.htm#ixzz2N986xrdEhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/stonehenge.htm#ixzz2N986xrdEhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/hadrians-wall.htm#ixzz2N98PAIDhhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/hadrians-wall.htm#ixzz2N98PAIDh</li><li><p>7/29/2019 Buckingham Palace is the Queen</p><p> 5/7</p><p>Architecturally the Cathedral is very impressive due to its sizeand ornate detail. There is also a large display of stained glasswindows, some of which have survived from the late 12th and</p><p>13th centuries. To explore the Cathedral in full, you can hire anaudio guide available in 7 languages or join a guided tour withexperts who can answer your questions.</p><p>Read more: http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/canterbury-cathedral.htm#ixzz2N98o6xHR</p><p>Tintagel castle stands in ruins on the dramatic cliffs of theCornish coastline.</p><p>It is famously linked to the legend of King Arthur who was saidto have been born at the castle and a cave has been namedafter Merlin. The site was originally a Roman settlement but thecastle that exists today dates back to the 13th century.</p><p>Visitors have to park in the village and either walk to the visitorcentre or take advantage of a Land Rover service which isoperated in the summer season.</p><p>Its location on top of a cliff also makes it a hazardous attractionand may be unsuitable for those with small children.</p><p>Read more: http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/tintagel-castle.htm#ixzz2N9980lfO</p><p>Edinburgh Castle is a formidable fort that was built by David I</p><p>on an extinct volcano is Scotland's capital. Originally built in1130 the Castle represents over 800 years of Scottish historyand is a World Heritage site. St Margaret's chapel was also builtin 1130 and survives as the oldest building in Edinburgh.Edinburgh Castle was home to the Kings and Queens ofScotland when staying in the city. It was not as comfortable asHolyrood Abbey but offered far greater protection.</p><p>All visitors can take a free guided tour around the palace where</p><p>they can see the Great Hall built in 1511 and the State roomswhere Queen Marie de Guise died in 1560 and her daughter</p>http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/canterbury-cathedral.htm#ixzz2N98o6xHRhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/canterbury-cathedral.htm#ixzz2N98o6xHRhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/tintagel-castle.htm#ixzz2N9980lfOhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/tintagel-castle.htm#ixzz2N9980lfOhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/canterbury-cathedral.htm#ixzz2N98o6xHRhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/canterbury-cathedral.htm#ixzz2N98o6xHRhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/tintagel-castle.htm#ixzz2N9980lfOhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/tintagel-castle.htm#ixzz2N9980lfO</li><li><p>7/29/2019 Buckingham Palace is the Queen</p><p> 6/7</p><p>Mary Queen of Scots gave birth to James VI in 1566.Alternatively you can hire an audio guide available in severallanguages.</p><p>The history of the Scots is uncovered in various exhibitions andmuseums including The Honours of Scotland (crown jewels),Prisons of War Exhibition, Scottish National War Memorial, TheRegimental Museum Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards</p><p>Read more: http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/edinburgh.htm#ixzz2N99xKZfB</p><p>The London Eye was formally opened by the then PrimeMinister, Tony Blair, on 31 December 1999, although it was notopened to the public until 9 March 2000 because of technical</p><p>problems.</p><p>Since its opening, the Eye has become a major landmark andtourist attractionand one of the iconic sights of London. From</p><p>January 2011, it's official name was changed to the EDF EnergyLondon Eye.</p><p>At 135m high The London Eye is the tallest ferris wheel inEurope and travels gently at a speed of 26cm per second. Eachrotation takes 30 minutes in which time you can marvel at theviews that span (on a clear day) up to 40km in all directions.</p><p>This is the UK's most popular paid for visitor attraction, visitedby over 3.5 million people a year.</p><p>Read more: http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/london-eye.htm#ixzz2N9BcIMnN</p><p>Westminster Abbey is located in London just to the west of thePalace of Westminster. The Abbey is a living church where</p><p>worship still takes place today and it is also the traditionalplace of coronation and burial site for English monarchs. St</p>http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/edinburgh.htm#ixzz2N99xKZfBhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/edinburgh.htm#ixzz2N99xKZfBhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/london-eye.htm#ixzz2N9BcIMnNhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/london-eye.htm#ixzz2N9BcIMnNhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/edinburgh.htm#ixzz2N99xKZfBhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/edinburgh.htm#ixzz2N99xKZfBhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/london-eye.htm#ixzz2N9BcIMnNhttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/london-eye.htm#ixzz2N9BcIMnN</li><li><p>7/29/2019 Buckingham Palace is the Queen</p><p> 7/7</p><p>Edward the confessor's shrine is at the heart of the AbbeyChurch and is surrounded by the tombs and memorials of manygreat men and women from British History.</p><p>More than a 1000 years worth of treasures such as paintings,stained glass and textiles are on view to the public within thestunning Gothic architecture of this church.</p><p>For an additional price there are verger-led tours, guided toursand audio guides available in German, French, Spanish, Italian,Russian, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese.</p><p>Read more: http://www.tourist-information-</p><p>uk.com/westminster-abbey.htm#ixzz2N9CP2vrt</p>http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/westminster-abbey.htm#ixzz2N9CP2vrthttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/westminster-abbey.htm#ixzz2N9CP2vrthttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/westminster-abbey.htm#ixzz2N9CP2vrthttp://www.tourist-information-uk.com/westminster-abbey.htm#ixzz2N9CP2vrt</li></ul>