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Amidst the castles, historic monuments, and royalty that is still present, you will find contemporary attractions, and incredible shops for those who have a day of shopping in the cities they visit.
On your visit to the country, there are several cities that deserve attention, such as London and Derbyshire, with their amazing castles and universities. Bournemouth, with its amazing academic lifestyle. And the land of the Beatles, Liverpool. Running away from this common list, we made a selection of cities that you hear about a little less, but which certainly, deserve to get in the script:
This is a vibrant city located on the south side of the county of Derbyshire, which has been transformed by the fate of its production of its historical silk, and its well-known Rolls Royce with the production of engines, and now, to some extent, tourism. That's right. Derbyshire Christmas parties are becoming quite a sensation among foreigners that want to experience the "England in small," as well as that famous English party joy.
The cosmopolitan city of Derby is now a great place to shop, stroll, and socialize, and is very close to the Peak District, and the National Forest. Many of the tourist attractions and residence shops in the downtown district of Derby Cathedral, and around the areas known as the Cornmarket, Iron Gate, Sadler Gate, the Strand, and the Market Square, which is where the Local Tourist Information Center is located, within the Assembly Halls.
With a suggestive name, Bath, in the south-west of England, has its fame due to the well-known thermal baths coming from three springs in the city. Located in Somerset County, it is said that the city was founded by the Romans, who discovered that its waters had miraculous healing properties, and from that the Roman Empire built spas.
From the Elizabethan era to the Georgian era, Bath became a thermal complex with access only to the wealthy class of the population, a period in which many constructions of Georgian architecture were made, such as the Royal Crescent. Regardless of the time when the place became known (some say that its fame already existed before the Romans arrived there), the fact is that, until the present day, the water that comes from the springs keeps its gifts curative for many evils, and Bath was decreed as a World Heritage Site.
Bournemouth is part of the coast of England, and along with Brighton, fights for the title of best beach in the south of the country. One of the reasons is the great quality of life in the place, and the natural wonders that spread through the 11 km of its border.
The city is only an hour and a half from London, and you can visit it on a weekend in the English capital. Bournemouth is a large international student center, with many courses and universities.
Due to the busy academic life, the city also has a bustling cultural life at night, mainly in the summer, when the bathhouse is full of visitors. Bournemouth has one of the best beaches on the English coast. Unlike what we imagine of the English, serious and rigid, in this city, you will see how calm life is, and the lifestyle of the residents is carefree. There, they have a stripped-down style, they like to rest in their gardens and practice a lot of water sports. In addition, one of the most charming things in Bournemouth is the cleanliness of the city, its tree-lined streets, and the safety, traces of a beautiful inner city.
Located on the Salisbury Plain, Stonehenge is two hours from London, boasting all its mystery, a conundrum almost as large as that surrounding the Pyramids of Egypt. The monolithic complex is the most important prehistoric monument in the country, and to this day there has been nothing in the world to match it. In a simple way, we can classify it with a stone altar, used for about five thousand years, without anybody discovering the reasons for which it was constructed. Despite this, the theories are diverse: druid rituals, ceremonies to honor the sun, and even a portal to the beings of other planets.
Another mystery lies in the way the "bluestones" made it up there. After studies, they were found to be from the region of the mountains of Wales, 400 km from where they are today, and were probably transported by sea. After the end of Stonehenge occurred, around 1600 BC, many of its stones disappeared, even being carried by visitors. It was only in 1918 that the site was recovered, reinstating even the giant stones that were almost falling. When visiting the place, the questions about the reasons why the monument was made, who built it, and many other doubts arise. This must be one of the reasons why, until today, thousands of people will be there to check the attraction closely.
Finally, there is no way to leave the capital out of a script in England: London, one of the largest cities in the world. Also the capital of the United Kingdom. For a long time it was the greatest economic and political influence in the world, beginning its decline in the first half of the twentieth century amidst the World Wars.
Although it is no longer as glorious as it once was, the city still has a lot of economic and political importance, as well as being one of the main tourist destinations around the world. Amidst historic and modern tourist attractions, there are the imposing shops of Oxford Street, the luxurious shops at Knightsbridge and Bond Street (where Harrods is located), Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. Its main monuments are the London Eye, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the British Museum, and the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, the legendary Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, and Royal Albert Hall.