Windsor Castle. Originally built by King William the Conqueror. Today the castle is an official residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Visit the magnificent State Apartments. Hampton Court Palace. The Palace was started by Cardinal Wolsey in 16thc. King Henry VIII brought his wives here. Later King William III and Queen Mary II commissioned Sir Christopher Wren to rebuild it. Vast Tudor kitchens and gardens with the world-famous maze.
Bath. Famed for its Roman baths and glorious Georgian architecture. Stonehenge. A prehistoric stone circle. How was it built and by whom? Come and find out all about it. Warwick Castle. Everything that you imagine in a castle, including a dungeon. Stratford-upon-Avon. Birthplace and burial site of William Shakespeare. Come and see where he lived. Cotswolds. A range of scenic hills with pretty villages. Some cottages have thatched roofs.
Kew Gardens. Home of the Royal Botanic Gardens with a world-wide reputation. 300 acres of plants from many countries. A centre of study and plant conservation. Syon Park. The London home of the Duke of Northumberland since 16thc. with some fine Robert Adam interiors. Knole. The largest private home in England and birthplace of the writer Vita Sackville-West. Important collection of paintings and furniture. Sissinghurst. A 6 acre garden created by Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West.
Oxford. Famous for its ancient university. Visit the college buildings and go punting on the River Cherwell. Harry Potter connections. Blenheim Palace. Still home of the Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Canterbury. The town where St. Augustine founded English Christianity in 560 AD and Thomas Becket was killed in 1170. The cathedral is the mother church of the Anglican religion, seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Leeds Castle. The "loveliest castle in the world", set in the middle of a lake, surrounded by 500 acres of parkland and gardens. Aviary and maze.
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