This palace was built in 1705 by the duke of Buckingham. Queen Victoria was the first of the royal family to live in it. A flag is always raised when the queen is at the palace. Today, the palace has over 600 rooms which includes a throne room and a grand ball room.
Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world with its earliest resident being William the Conqueror. The castle’s total floor area is 484,000 square feet. Along with
Buckingham Palace, it
is one of the places the
English royal family
Edinburgh Castle sits
upon the volcanic
Castle Rock. The castle
dates back to around the
time of David I in the
12 th century. Much of the
fortress was destroyed
in the 16 th century but today
it is the National War Museum of Scotland.
Nestled on a cliff close to the Irish Sea this fortress has been inspiration for songs and a beautiful attraction in Wales. It was built in the 13 th century by King Edward I and is known for its giant gatehouse.
St. Paul’s Cathedral
This 365 foot cathedral dates back to the 17 th century when it was built by Sir. Christopher Wren. Today, it is the seat of the Bishop
of London and services
still are held daily.
Westminster Abbey was first used by Benedictine Monks in the 10 th century. Today it is the official coronation and resting place of 17 members of the royal family.
The White Cliffs of Dover
The White Cliffs of Dover form the British coastline that faces the Strait of Dover and France. These cliffs are part of the North Downs formation and some reach up to 305 feet. You are also able to see the cliffs from France on a clear day.
Inspired by the Eiffel Tower in
Paris, France this tower is
518 feet tall and can be seen
almost everywhere in a
30 mile radius. It was opened
on May 14, 1894 and has a
time capsule buried under it.
The construction used about
5 million bricks.
This fortress, also known as the “Roman Wall”, was built in 122 AD and was constructed out of stone and timber. Built by the Roman Empire under the rule of emperor Hadrian the wall spans the width of northern England. Much of the wall still stands today.
Made out of stone and turf, this wall
was constructed under the rule of the
Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius. It took
12 years to finish the 39 mile wall that
spans the Central Belt of Scotland and
was 10 ft high and 15 ft wide which
created the northernmost barrier for
the Roman Empire. Sadly, today the
the remains of the wall are scattered
and rare compared to the Hadrian’s Wall.
The Wellington Arch
The Wellington Arch was built
between 1826-1830. It was
intended to be a monument for
the first Duke of Wellington and
was the entryway for Buckingham
Palace. The arch was moved from
the palace in 1882 and placed in
Hyde Park where it still sits today.
One of the world’s first monuments was Stonehenge. This prehistoric monument is believed to have been built sometime in between 2500-3000 BC. It is