British Isles Wonders

Stonehenge

Stonehenge is a massive stone monument located on a chalky plain north of the modern-day city of Salisbury, England. Research shows that the site has continuously evolved over a period of about 10,000 years. The structure that we call “Stonehenge” was built between roughly 5,000 and 4,000 years ago and was one part of a larger sacred landscape that included a massive stone monument that was 15 times the size of Stonehenge.

Prehistoric Stonehendge

We visited Stonehenge in 2007 along with Windsor Castle and Bath in our 3-day visit to London.

British Museum

The British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. Over 6 million visitors every year to experience the collection, including world-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies.  Free admission.

Inside the British Museum, as seen from second floor. With over 13 million pieces of work, it is among the largest and most comprehensive museums in the world.

We visited British Museum in 2013 as part of our trip to Wales, Spain, Portugal and Morocco trip.

 Cliffs of Moher

The breathtaking Cliffs of Moher, situated in County Clare along the wild Atlantic Way, is Ireland’s top tourist attraction. The Cliffs of Moher have majestically faced the Atlantic for over 350 million years and their beauty is incomparable.

The walking trails along the Cliffs of Moher

We visited Cliff of Moher in 2015 as part of our Ireland, Belgium and Luxembourg trip.

Giant’s Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway is a natural rock formation. It is located on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland.  It is the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland. The formation consists of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, most of which are hexagonal. The columns form huge stepping stones, some as high as 39 feet, which slope down to the sea.

The magnificent Giant’s Causeway is very accessible

We visited Giant’s Causeway in 2015 as part of our Ireland, Belgium and Luxembourg trip.

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