Visit Manchester: A Sunny Getaway in England
inposted April 20, 2020
Visit Manchester: A Sunny Getaway in England
Manchester is the second-largest city in England after London. She is very British, but also a whole world apart. Admit it, you probably had a pretty negative image of the city of Manchester, made up of industries, images taken from Ken Loach films and rainy scenes, right? However, Manchester presented itself in its best light when you go there and it is under the sun that you will discover the city, which in a few moments has become a real favorite. Musical cradle of many groups (such as Oasis, The Smiths, Joy Division, Take That, Bee Gees…), the host city of great European teams, Manchester United and Manchester City, shaped by its rich industrial past, Manchester has a thousand faces, Manchester tells hundreds of stories that spread on its walls, in its museums, in its galleries, in its cafes and in its restaurants, in the mouths of Mancunians ... If images of industrial wasteland, abandoned warehouses, Poverty and wasteland come to mind, you will, because the crisis has hit Manchester in a very violent way, but Manchester is much more than that and it shows as soon as you put a step outside. Manchester is undergoing a renaissance and opens its arms to you!A large English city, Manchester city center can be explored very easily on foot, especially under the sun. What a pleasure to stroll through the shopping or residential streets, to explore the different districts of Manchester, ranging from surprises to discoveries. Drop the map, go on an adventure down the alleys, follow the chance, think about looking up, reading the plates, concentrating on the details and you discover another Manchester.Find trains to Manchester
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Travel to London
inposted April 20, 2020
Travel to London
Best known for its capital, London, a dynamic and cosmopolitan city, or for its green countryside alternated by valleys and hills, England is a nation with a very wide variety of landscapes and a multitude of prestigious places to discover.Many natural parks mark out the country, like the national park of Exmoor with its waterfalls, its torrents and its cliffs which are thrown into the sea; the Dartmoor national park with its menhirs and landscapes of moors which plunge us into the heart of Celtic legends; Seven Sisters Park in Sussex, with its magnificent white chalk cliffs or the Cheddar Gorge, a sublime place favourable for hiking and trekking.Monasteries, castles, picturesque villages, bustling cities with many architectural treasures populate England, testifying to its rich past. The most touristy region in the country, Cornwall enjoys a favourable climate and presents a magnificent landscape made of moors, beaches, cliffs and small picturesque fishing villages like Polperro in its green setting. In Sussex, the village of Rye has incredible charm with its half-timbering as well as Castle Combe, beautifully preserved.The interest of London is no longer to be demonstrated with its pubs, shops, animations and of course its famous monuments such as the Tower of London, classified as World Heritage by Unesco, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace or even the prestigious British Museum. Its surroundings are full of essential sites such as Windsor Castle or the majestic Canterbury Cathedral.Outside the capital, many other cities such as Oxford or Cambridge, ancient university cities steeped in history, Manchester and even Liverpool, have real assets. Brighton, a charming seaside resort or Stonehenge, a prehistoric site classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, are still among the many destinations to discover in this charming country.Popular UK Destinations:Trains to ManchesterTrains to EdinburghTrains to BirminghamTrains to GlasgowPopular UK Routes by TrainsLondon to ManchesterLondon to EdinburghLondon to BirminghamLondon to Glasgow
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Top 10 Free Attractions in London - British Museum
inposted April 16, 2020
Top 10 Free Attractions in London - British Museum
From the modern architecture of the London Eye to the historic Tower of London, don't miss London’s 10 most popular attractions and landmarks with our guide.Top 1: British MuseumFollowing in the footsteps of human history and culture, the British Museum is one of the richest museums in the world. Under no pretext leave English soil without having visited the British Museum and its wonders.Entrance to visit these permanent exhibitions is free, as in all museums belonging to the British State. However, some temporary exhibitions may require a fee.Visit the British Museum to immerse yourself in more than two millennia of history and culture. World-famous, the British Museum exhibits the creations of Man, from prehistoric times to the present day, with collections from around the world. Among the key works, you will find the Rosetta Stone, the sculptures of the Parthenon and the mummies of ancient Egypt.Impossible to see everything in one visit, but a guided tour will allow you to cover the main exhibitions.Why not take a guided tour of the British Museum? This fabulous London museum will be perfectly explained by a guide who will lead you to the most important rooms and give you all the keys to better understand the major works of the British Museum. To be sure not to wait for hours to book your visit, it is best to book it online, without waiting.Visiting the British Museum is indeed the promise of a return to the past, in the footsteps of the great moments of glory of the British Empire. Unfortunately, in the first decades, many priceless objects landed at the British Museum following looting in the British colonies. Rest assured, most of the artifacts and ancient objects, however, are the work of donations and ethical acquisitions.In 1880, due to lack of space, all the collections of the natural history branch were transferred to the Natural History Museum, a museum dedicated to natural history.In 2000, the famous architect Norman Foster worked on enlarging and renovating the entrance to the British Museum: the Great Court. As soon as you start visiting the British Museum, you are dazzled by this incredible central rotunda, in glass and honeycombed steel.Among the most emblematic and significant temporary collections in the history of the British Museum: that of the terracotta army of the first Chinese emperor (2007) and that dedicated to the pharaoh Tutankhamun (1972). These two exhibitions shattered all the museum's sales and attendance records.The British Museum in LondonAddress: British Museum, Great Russell Street, LondonPhone: +44 (0) 20 7323 8000E-mail: information@britishmuseum.orgPublic transport:Bus: Bus - 14, Bus - 19, Bus - 38, Bus - 68, Bus - 73, Bus - 8Train: Train - GREAT NORTHERN, Train - SOUTHEASTERN (Find Trains)Tube: Tube - CENTRAL, Tube - NORTHERN, Tube - PICCADILLY
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