Stonehenge constructed approximately 5,000 years ago Inner Circle Outer Circle❖ The inner circle was set up, but abandoned ❖ The giant sarsen stones weigh as much as before completion 50 tons each❖ Bluestones- located roughly 240 miles away ❖ Even though these stones were much closer, they were a much bigger feat to bring to the site.Why was it built? Two main theories to why the Stonehenge was built • The ﬁrst theory was that it was built for religious rituals and ceremonies • The second theory was that it was built as some sort of calendar. One to tell astronomical phenomenas.
London’s Eye❖ Each rotation takes about 30 minutes,❖ Each rotation can carry 800 passengers.❖ The height of the London Eye is 135m, making it the fourth tallest structure in London.❖ enclosed steel and glass capsules❖ You can see around 40KM (25 miles) from the top as far as Windsor Castle on a clear day
❖ Located at the north-eastern end of theBig Ben Houses of Parliament ❖ Big Ben is the biggest four-faced, chiming clock in the world. ❖ Became operational on 7th September 1859 ❖ Big Ben was designed by Charles Barry ❖ The base of each of the clock face’s of the Big Ben in London bears a Latin inscription meaning, "Lord save our Queen Victoria I," ❖ The bell of Big Ben weighs almost 14 tons
Windsor Castle❖ Was built in 1066.❖ Windsor Castle is an official residence of The Queen and the largest occupied castle in the world.❖ Any new Knights of the Garter are invested by The Queen in the Garter Throne Room.❖ Windsor is the oldest and largest castle which can boast continuous occupation for over 900 year❖ Windsor Castle consists of three “wards” - the upper ward , the middle ward and the lower ward.❖ Windsor castle contains many dungeons which were occupied by many famous prisoners
Buckingham Palace❖ Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.❖ Buckingham Palace gets its name from an eighteenth-century Tory politician❖ Buckingham Palace is an office for the Head of State, as well as a home for The Queen❖ More than 50,000 people visit the Palace each year as guests to banquets, lunches, dinners, receptions and the Royal Garden Parties❖ Has had many owners in the past.