England

Hiking Through the British Countryside

The British countryside features some of the most picturesque natural European landscapes. A walk through these vast tracts of natural land is a great way to learn about the country. It is also one of the best ways to see how British folklore and history was shaped by the magic of its natural surroundings. If you’re planning on visiting Great Britain, be sure to set aside time to see some of these remarkable sights in the British countryside…

Visiting the Tower of London

  The Tower of London Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB Grading: A Overall Impression: If you’re visiting London for the first time, this should definitely be on your list of things to see. The amount of history within these walls is stunning, as are the Crown Jewels. Young children, however, will not be as entertained. Hours & Admission Open: Tuesday-Saturday: 9:00am – 4:30pm, Sunday-Monday: 10:00am – 4:30pm (last admission: 4 pm) Please check their website for any closures and notices before visiting.  Admission: Tickets purchased online will cost those 16 and…

Top 10 Things to See at the British Museum

The British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG Grading: A Open: Daily 10am – 5:30pm, Fridays until 8:30pm Admission: Free! One of my favorite sites in London is the British Museum. So many pieces of historical significance lay under this very roof. Antiquities from all over the world can be found here, many of them created thousands of years ago. The British Museum itself, states that they exist to “tell the story of cultural achievement throughout the world, from the dawn of human history over two million years ago until the present day.” As with…

My Favorite Sights in London – Part 2

Visiting London, but don’t have weeks to see it all? Here you’ll find the second half of my “must-see” list of London attractions.  For part 1 of My Favorite Sights in London blog post, click here…