XcelTrip opens you best cities for visiting in England: Oxford, Bristol and Stratford
Every traveler's favorite list to England contains Stonehenge, the prehistoric circle of standing stones, and Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace, but there is much more to this country in the British Isles which is also famous for its natural hot springs and stone Georgian architecture. London has something for everyone, from a rich history stretching back to Roman times and grand architecture to world-class dining, entertainment, and grand old parks. London seamlessly combines 21st-century modernity with Old World charm and beauty.
London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and home to the Houses of Parliament, the epicenter of UK government. Must-see attractions include the iconic clock tower housing the famous bell called Big Ben, the London Eye observation wheel, London Bridge, Tower of London and Westminster Abbey.
There are numerous city walking tours, including City Highlights, featuring the top ten sights of London; Dickens and the Stories of Fleet Street, a walking tour of the famous street. There are museums, galleries, markets, parks, and gardens. Some visitors may be able to explore their family history at the London Metropolitan Archives. But except London you could also discover: Oxford, Stratford and Bristol.
Oxford is known a distinguished city in south central England, well known throughout the world for its place in history and its legendary university. This 9th-century town has been home to scholars and royalty for over 800 years, serving the world today as a bustling cosmopolitan city with an ancient history begging to be explored. Some of Oxford's more prominent historical attractions are the Radcliffe Camera, Christ Church, Magdalena College, and All Souls College. Fencing, football, cricket, boating, cycling, and archery are a few sporting and leisure activities here. The Weston Library, Port Meadow, and The Bear Inn - Oxford's oldest pub - are a few additional highlights of the city.
Stratford-upon-Avon, commonly known as just Stratford, is an 800-year-old market town with exceptionally preserved historical sites that William Shakespeare himself would be familiar with as well as a thriving community riddled with various leisure activities and attractions. The best way to navigate this city is by the streets; each one has a distinct feel and provides its own unique attraction. Henley Street is the most prominent as it features Shakespeare's birthplace, the Mad Museum, and Go Cotswolds, which offers tours of the area's off-the-beaten-path villages and unique towns. Wood Street is filled with independent shops selling artisanal wares, High Street features Old World architecture, and Rother Street boasts many of the cultural and heritage attractions, such as the Stratford Art-house.
Bristol is a walkable city in the hills of South West England. Environmentally conscious visitors will appreciate the city's European Green Capital status, earned from its sustainable lifestyle approach, including its award-winning cycle tracks. Travelers will love the maritime history of Bristol, brought to life on the docks with Brunel's SS Great Britain and the Matthew. Harbourside and Millennium Square show the city's modern side. The 1864 Clifton Suspension Bridge spanning the Avon Gorge is a great place for an evening stroll. The Lord Mayor's Chapel, Bristol Cathedral, and the ruins of a Norman castle are among more than a dozen historical places to see. Dive into the ocean and discover the wonders of the deep in Bristol aquarium, right in the heart of Bristol. Explore more than 40 naturally-themed displays and spot the thousands of amazing aquatic creatures, including tropical sharks, rays, seahorses, puffer fish, piranhas, and so many more.
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