England Metal Detecting Tours

England Metal Detecting Tours

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Places To Visit...

There are lots of amazing places to visit in the UK.


Here are some suggestions of the places you and your partner may want to see when on vacation. 

Stonehenge


Stone Henge is a large megalithic monument located near Amesbury in the English county of Wiltshire.


Stonehenge is one of the most important prehistoric monument in the whole of Britain and has attracted visitors from the earliest times. It stand as a timeless mounment to the people who built it. The stonehenge that we see today is the final stage that was complete about 3500 years ago.


For more information please visit www.stonehenge.co.uk.


Salisbury Cathedral


Salisbury Cathedral, formally known as the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is an Anglican cathedral in Salisbury, England, and is considered one of the leading examples of Early English architecture.


The main body was completed in only 38 years, from 1220 to 1258.


The cathedral has the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom (123m/404 ft). Visitors can take the "Tower Tour" where the interior of the hollow spire, with its ancient wood scaffolding, can be viewed.


For more information please visit www.salisburycathedral.org.uk

Windsor Castle


Windsor Castle, parts of which date back to the 11th century, is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. The castle is notable for its long association with the British royal family and for its architecture.


It was William the Conqueror who first chose the site for Windsor Castle, high above the river Thames and on the edge of a Saxon hunting ground. He began building at Windsor around 1070, and 16 years later the Castle was complete.


For more information please visit http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/windsorcastle

Hampton Court Palace


Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, and the historic county of Middlesex; it has not been inhabited by the British Royal Family since the 18th century. Hampton Court Palace, from its humble Medieval beginnings, is the story of two places: a Tudor palace, magnificently developed by Cardinal Wolsey and later Henry VIII, alongside a baroque palace built by William III and Mary II.


Today, the palace is open to the public, and a major tourist attraction. It is cared for by an independent charity, Historic Royal Palaces, which receives no funding from the Government or the Crown.


For more information please visit http://www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace/

Avebury Stone Circle


Avebury is a Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles, around the village of Avebury in Wiltshire, in southwest England.


Constructed around 2600 BC, during the Neolithic, or 'New Stone Age', the monument comprises a large henge that is, a bank and a ditch. Inside this henge is a large outer stone circle, with two separate smaller stone circles situated inside the centre of the monument. Its original purpose is unknown, although archaeologists believe that it was most likely used for some form of ritual or ceremony. The Avebury monument was a part of a larger prehistoric landscape containing several older monuments nearby, including West Kennet Long Barrow and Silbury Hill.

For more information please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/avebury

The Tower of London


The Tower of London is a historic monument in the centre of London, England, on the north bank of the River Thames.


The Tower was founded by William the Conqueror almost 1,000 years ago and its primary function was a fortress, a royal palace, and a prison . It was here that Anne Boleyn was excecuted. Guy Fawkes interrogated. Richard II and Elizabeth I incarcerated and the 'Princes in the Tower' disappeared without trace.


For more information please visit http://www.hrp.org.uk/TowerOfLondon/


Kensington Palace


Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England.


In 1689 William III bought the Jacobean mansion originally known as Nottingham House from his Secretary of State.


It was the official residence of Diana, Princess of Wales (from 1981 until her death in 1997).


For more information please visit http://www.hrp.org.uk/KensingtonPalace/

Banqueting House


Originally the property of the Archbishops of York. The Banqueting House was used to provide entertainment for Charles I, and was later the scene of his execution. 

After the fire that destroyed Whitehall Palace in 1698, it was used as a chapel until 1890. From 1896 until 1962 the Banquteing House was occupied by the Royal United Services Institute and used as a museum. 


For more information please visit http://www.hrp.org.uk/BanquetingHouse/


Kew Palace and Kew Gardens


Kew Palace is a British royal palace in Kew Gardens on the banks of the Thames up river from London.


For more information please visit http://www.hrp.org.uk/KewPalace/


Alternatively visit http://www.kew.org/

The British Museum


Established on 7th June 1753, The British Museum is a fantastic experience, showing the amazing history of England and the histories of other counties too.


For more information please visit http://www.britishmuseum.org/