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The last time when we visited Windsor together we noted that it is one of the most beautiful castles ever. However, once you lay your eyes on Warwick, you realize that it constitutes significant competition to Windsor. Warwick is a massive medieval castle situated by the River Avona. It's history dates back to early Middle-Ages. In the year 915, it was built by the daughter of Alfred the Great, the King of Wessex. This castle soon became an important seat of power. Its lords were even called "kingmakers"
Today, we visit the town of Windsor located 30 kilometers west of London in Berkshire. This little town features beautiful half-timbered houses, winding streets, and cobllestone sidewalks.
Today, we spend a day in the city of Bath. The city is located in Avon Valley between the Mendip Hills and the Cotswolds Hills. The name of the city is linked to its purpose. The city lays on 2 thousand yer old Roman baths. Moreover, the city features amazing Georgian houses which are incredibly well preserved. The city was listed in UNESCO's world heritage in 1987.
The ancient city of York is the main city of northern England. There are amazingly well-preserved walls, altogether 5 kilometers long. This makes them the longest walls in Great Britain. You can even take a walk on them and it would be a walk long to remember. The wall was built in the 14th century and follows the places Roman buildings sites. Four original gates are also preserved.
Today, we continue in our getting around Manchester. First, we visit Heaton Park. Its 250 hectares makes it the largest park in Manchester. At the heart of the park, there is Heaton Hall, a neo-classical chateau made of sand stone. It is not open to the public at the present. In the park, there are many original buildings which received renovation. Moreover, there is a golf course, a observatory, or a museum.
Manchester – once the showcase of industrial Europe. Today, is the industrial glroy long gone but now the city thrives as trade, cultural and educational hub.
Birmingham is known mostly to the fans of sports for it was here where the European league was born as well as the sport of tennis (in the end of 1850s). The city was founded in the times of Anglo-Saxon immigraiton. However, it became the center of trade only in the mid 12th century.
Once, London was the largest city in the world. They ruled the entire British empire from here. Precious goods was imported from all around the world and ships departed for adventure and came back later. Today, people from all around the world come here – either to trade, work, admire amazing sights, enjoy local atmosphere or get a taste of world's cuisine.
If you happen to travel to England some day, you will surely want to visit its most famous city - London. And then ask yourself a question - what will I actually see apart the famous red buses and Big Ben? Is it worth it? Yes it is! London is the city of history, art, and culture. It is ideal for people who like museums, or galleries.
North Devon is a part of Devonshire, a county in the southwest of England. In the north it borders the Bristol Bay. This area is great for anyone intending to experience true English countryside and nature. Tourism and agriculture creates significant proportion of income of the local population. Thanks to that, the region has kept its 19th century atmosphere and its typical meadows, fields, and wild coastline.
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