Otázka: UK places
In the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland there are many interesting places.
Oxford and Cambridge are the old university towns.
Stratford-upon-Avon is the birth place of William Shakespeare and the place where his plays are performed at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre.
Canterbury is an ancient city with a majestic cathedral.
Winchester is the other old cathedral town. Once was Winchester the capital of England.
Salisbury is in Salisbury Plain where we can see a beautiful historic monument of Stonehenge which is giant stone circle which are more than 5.000 years old. The purpose of this construction is unknown – probably religious and astronomical reasons.
Bath is worth seeing for the remains of its Roman bath built 2.000 years ago.
Exeter is the country of many national parks for exam Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks.
Birmingham is at the geographical heart of England and it is the second largest city in Britain. We can see interesting Victorian architecture here.
In Manchester we can visit the Museum of Science and Industry, The Air and Space Museum.
In the city of Durham we can find a massive 11th century castle and a beautiful cathedral, both situated on cliffs high above the river Wear.
The White Cliffs of Dover – Dover is a major ferry port and is only 34 kilometers from continental Europe. On a clear day you can even see France. But it is these iconic cliffs that mark the gateway to Great Britain. The White cliffs are also a symbol of national’s strength.
The Lake District is the National Park with beautiful Windermere Lake – it is the region where romantic poets Coleridge and Wordworth wrote their poetry.
In London there are interesting places, for example:
- The House of Parliament
- Downing Street 10
- Westminster Abbey
- St. Paul’s Cathedral
- The Tower
- Tower Bridge
- Trafalgar Square
- The National Gallery
- The British Museum
- Buckingham Palace
- Windsor Castle
- Kew Gardens
- The Post Officer Town
- And parks like Hyde Park, St. James’s Park, Green Park and Regent’s Park
- Is full of mystery and beauty. There are snow-capped mountains, green valleys, sea resorts, big cities and little seaside towns. Cardiff, Newport and Swansea are the biggest cities here.
- Is historically and culturally separate country from England.
The biggest city is Glasgow, an old Victorian town, the cultural center and the heart of the arts in Scotland. The city has also some of the finest museum and galleries in Europe.
Edinburg is dominated by its imposing 12th century castle – Holyroodhouse.
The North of the country is a large and magnificent lake and mountains area. The biggest lake is Loch Lomond and Loch Ness is famous for “Loch Ness Monster”.
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