The United Kingdom is home to several natural and man-made wonders of the world. The city has been bestowed by nature and scenic beauty. However, in the city, you can find several the ancient majestic and iconic monuments.
Listed below are the 10 natural and man-made wonders in the United Kingdom.
10. Big Ben and Elizabeth Tower – Big Ben is one of the iconic and renowned monuments in the world. It is a clock tower situated near the palace of Westminster. Since 2012, the tower is also known as Elizabeth Tower in the honor of Diamond Jubilee celebration of Elizabeth II. The clock is world’s third tallest support free standing towers with four faced clock.
9. Stratford-upon-Avon – The place Stratford-upon-Avon is popular as the birthplace of famous Elizabethan play writer William Shakespeare. The beautiful place is located near South Warwickshire. It is one of the most popular and visited towns by the visitors in the United Kingdom. The town observes the influx of 4.9 million visitors from all across the world.
8. Buckingham Palace – The Palace is one of the most renowned royal palaces in the world. The majestic palace was built in the year 1705 for the Duke of Buckingham and his royal family. The palace has 775 magnificent and luxurious rooms including 12 staterooms, 52 royal bedrooms, and 188 normal bedrooms. The palace is surrounded by a lush green sprawling lawn. Several dignities visit the palace to attend royal garden parties and banquets.
7. Tower Bridge – Tower Bridge is one of the most iconic and majestic examples of manmade engineering. The bridge looks amazing when the two bascules are elevated to pass the ships. The wonder was built in 1894 over the Thames River. The bridge is close to another iconic monument Tower of London from which its name is derived. The length of the tower is as long as the modern day twenty story building.
6. Tower of London – Tower of London is an amazing castle located near the central London on the north bank of Thames River. The castle has a deep and intriguing history behind it. The tower was built in 1066 during the conquest of Norman in England. The tower has been captured several times by various rulers. The tower has been used for several purposes such as an armory, treasury, home to royal family and the crown jewel of the country.
5. York Minster – In Europe, the York Minster cathedral church is considered to be one of the most important medieval monuments. Since 250 years, it is one of the most admired and biggest North European Gothic Cathedral.
4. The Seven Sisters – It is a series of undulating white cliffs that are visible from miles. On the sea, it looks like series of chalk downs. The area is surrounded by beautiful landscape. The seven sisters are part of South Downs.
3. Windsor Castle – It is one of the biggest castle in the world where the queen spends her weekends. The castle was built during the conquest of William in the 11th century. The castle was spread across 13 acres of lush green land.
2. British Museum – The British Museum is one of the amazing monuments built in 1753 dedicated to the history of humans and civilization. The museum is known for the finest collections of antiques from various civilizations across all the continents.
1. Stonehenge – It is one of the world famous archaeological wonders in the United Kingdom. It is remnant of Neolithic and Bronze Age monument in the country. Few archaeologists have termed it as an astrological monument built by ancient civilization but its original purpose is unclear. Researchers believed that the monument was built during 2000-3000BC.