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Looking Past London: Breath-Taking Sights of the United Kingdom

Jitaditya Narzary

Is a traveller disillusioned by the familiar and fascinated with the unknown... and of course the founder of this blog.

Home to the most awe-inspiring sights and gorgeous sceneries, the United Kingdom is a culmination of magnificent landscapes that are sure to please the eyes. Whether you’re looking for an idyllic holiday or looking forward to the rugged wilderness, planning a trip to the luxurious and unspoiled beauty of nature makes for a truly mesmerizing experience.

  1. Stonehenge

A burial site, a temple or a place of healing? The mystery of the Stonehenge and its importance in history is what makes this site exude endurance and power. The ruins of Stonehenge are a truly impressive sight. Steeped in magic and history, the Stonehenge is a symbol of the preservation of heritage sites in the UK. Legends say that this monument was a healing site for wounded British noblemen during the war between the British noblemen and the Saxons. Include this destination in your itinerary planner and marvel at the ancient monument that has, for decades, been an enigma to every historian.

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  1. The White Cliffs of Dover

The White Cliffs of Dover are steep cliffs that are a part of English coastline that face the Strait of France and Dover. A stunning sight and a gorgeous landmark to behold, this iconic spot is Britain’s sign of hope and freedom, free from the shackles of the Romans. Stand at the edge of the cliffs, and you will see the magnificent view of the English Channel and French Coast. Known as the gateway to England, these chalk white cliffs offer Lighthouse tours, and tea room experiences. With hidden prisoner tunnels and secret tunnels build during the wartime, the White Cliffs of Dover is one of the most recognizable landmarks in England.

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  1. Loch Ness – Scottish Highlands

The Loch Ness, a deep freshwater lake located in the Scottish Highlands is best known for the legend of the Loch Ness monster. With iconic ruins and picturesque villages on the edge of the loch, the scenic lake is home to a castle and to Caledonian pine forests. Visit the Loch Ness to view breathtaking scenes of the magnificent foggy lake. With many supposed sightings of the Loch Ness Monster, the Scottish Highlands are a fascinating tourist spot, deserving a spot in your travel planner.

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  1. Brecon Beacons – South Wales

The Brecon Beacons, a mountain range in the South Wales, refers to the Old Red Sandstone that it is made of. Sometimes referred to as the ‘central Beacons’, this mountain range includes the Black Mountain ranges. For centuries, visitors have visited this waterway to have a chance to look at the ruins of the Tintern Abbey, which inspired poets such as Turner and William Wordsworth. The Beacons make up the Brecon Beacon National Park. Located at the south of the ranges, the park is a breathtaking beauty of sprawling gardens and a host of activities for the outdoor enthusiast. With hiking, bicycling and climbing activates, a visit to the Brecon Beacons is a chance to view the superb landscapes of South Wales.

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  1. The Eden Project

Located in Cornwall, the Eden Project is situated in a large crater with biomes. These white glass biomes are home to a variety of plants belonging to various climates and environmental surroundings. With sloping terraces and winding paths, these biospheres are Cornwall’s answer to exploring the relationship between humans and the assortment of plants. Catch a glimpse into the future, with engaging stories and a chance to visualize the usage of these plants in technological improvements. Take a themed tour or a workshop, and open your mind to the possibility of a world that will be sustained by biologically strong plants.

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