» Great Britain, Brighton – The Most Beautiful Observation Tower in England
Great Britain, Brighton – The Most Beautiful Observation Tower in England
Brighton is the most popular and famous sea resort on the English Channel. Once, this large city was a simple fishing village which became increasingly popular among English nobility in the 18th century. They travelled here to breathe fresh sea air and relax in luxurious spa. Today, Brighton is open to anyone. Its pebble beaches are lined with souvenire stores and various attractions.
Take your time and walk the pier thoroughly. It was built in the Victorian period. There is hardly any other in England that would match this one. Originally, there were three piers altogether. One was destroyed by a storm, the other has been in a state of decay for many years. The last stretches about half a kilometers from shore. Apart from souvenire stores and thrill-rides, there are joek stores or stands where you can buy the English classic fish and chips. Also, take a ride in Volk's Electric Railway which was built in 1833 making it the oldest electric railway in the world.
Nicméně na dobu 18. a 19. století najdete ve městě mnoho krásných památek. Jednou z nich je také královský pavilon (Royal Pavilion), jenž se nachází v centru města. Jakmile ho uvidíte, napadne vás, že ho sem snad někdo přemístil z Indie. Tato dříve letní královská residence pro krále Jiřího IV. totiž byla postavena v indo-saracénském stylu podle návrhu architektura Johna Nashe. Nejlépe si tento velkolepý palác užijete skrze komentovanou prohlídku. Mezi nejzajímavější místnosti v paláci jednoznačně patří opulentní sál, kde se konaly bankety, královské ložnice nebo hudební místnost. Jakmile opustíte palác, vydejte se na náměstí Sussex Square, kde jsou nádherné domy z počátku 19. století, z nichž některé jsou přístupné veřejnosti.
British Airways i360 is one of the newest attractions. This observation tower is the highest building in the city (161 m) and was built only in 2016. It also features the only vertical cable car in the world and its shape resembles a needle. The observation deck goes up to 140 meters and can hold up to 200 people at once while offering a splendid view over Brighton and the English Channel. Moreover, there is a small souvenir store and a tearoom.
Also, we highly recommend to visit the Toy and Model Museum situated beneath the train station. The museum's souvenir shop operates also as a visitor information center where you can learn information on events scheduled to happen in Brighton. Brighton Festival is one of such events which stretches across a period of three weeks every May. Artists from all around the world come here and the performacnes include wie variety musical genres from jazz, chamber music to church concerts. Moreover, you can visit film screenings and other cultural events..
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Text: Maxim Kucer
Photos: Wikipedia.org: Qmin, 9mal Kluger, Briantist, Hzh, Ian Stannard
Today we look to Brighton, more precisely to the local town hall, located on Bartolomějské Square near the coast. The neoclassical building from the 1930s serves not only as a municipal office, but also holds weddings and you can visit one unusual museum.
We visited the English city of Oxford last week. We saw a few sights and places of interest, but we missed Oxford University.
After a short break we return to England, more precisely to the county of Oxfordshire, where we visit one of the most famous university cities in the world - Oxford. This 160,000 center of education offers almost forty dormitories, amazing history, monuments, personalities and, last but not least, its noble atmosphere.
Last week we walked through the student town of Eton and today we head to Windsor. Perhaps the most sought-after landmark of the city, which is also its dominant, is Windsor Castle of the same name.
Join us to visit the breathtaking town of Windsor, less than 30 kilometers west of London. This historic mansion has been the home of the English royal family since time immemorial, its life-giving artery is the River Thames and its immediate neighbor is the equally famous town of Eton.
Today we visit the second oldest working aquarium in the world - the Sea Life Brighton. It is interesting not only because of its history dating back to 1872, but you can also take a walk through the longest English submarine tunnel.
After the natural and architectural beauty of Wales we will move to the south of England. More precisely to the historic region of Sussex, where our first stop will be the town of Lewes.
Cadair Idris is 893 meters high. It is located in the southern part of Snowdonia National Park and is located in northwest Wales. It is considered by many to be the second most beautiful and significant mountain in the area (just after the highest peak of Wales, Snowdon). The advantage is its significantly lesser fame, on the slopes you do not meet many tourists and you can enjoy undisturbed beautiful views of the surrounding wild landscape.
Bath was a spa town in the past, designed especially for sick and crippled visitors. At the beginning of the 18th century, however, it began to attract individuals with a desire for entertainment and relaxation in a picturesque setting. So over time, the visit to Bath became a tradition for many, and the city soon reached its greatest fame.
Pembrokeshire Coast is one of the three National Parks in Wales. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path, less than 300 km long, runs through the park and attracts many walkers and coastal fauna and flora every year. It is a landscape full of rugged and cliffs which are very typical in almost all of Britain, sandy beaches, wooded delta rivers, from which the landscape rises further inland to the tops of local mountains.
St Davids is less than 2,000 inhabitants, making it the smallest town in the UK. Most of its area is occupied by the Cathedral of St. David and the premises associated with it. This building also helped the city to its unusual status, it is the largest church building in Wales and it houses the remains of St. David, so obviously can not be part of the village, but the city.
Seven Sisters chalk cliffs are undoubtedly among Britain's greatest natural treasures. They are beloved by tourists and film makers who made it the dream place of the main protagonists in the movie Atonement (starring Keira Knightley).
The Gateway to the World. This is the nickname of a port city in south England sitting on the meeting of the Itchen and Test rivers.
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.
Last week we have seen one of the most famous district of London, Soho. Once it was a red light district. Today, however, we move on.
After the visit at beautiful Trafalgar Square we continue to see another sights in London.
After or Genoa walks we move northwest, to Great Britain and its capital, London.
The famous cathedral belongs to the greatest sights in the city. It is the seat of the archbishop of Canterbury, the highest church official of the Church of England. However, Canterbury has been important Christian location for a long time. In the early Middle Ages, St Augustin baptised Anglo-Saxons. In 597, he became the first English bishop. His grave lays close to the city walll. Its importance surpasses even that of the cathedral itself.
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