#2 best destination in the world

 

Pentre Ifan

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  • Ancient manor in Wales and one of the largest and best preserved neolithic dolmen in Wales
  • Built in 3500 BC, as a communal burial
  • No trace of bones were found in the tomb, raising the possibility that they were transferred elsewhere
  • One of the oldest buildings in the world

 

West Kennet Long Barrow

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  • Neolithic tomb constructed in 3600 BC, 400 years before Stonehenge
  • Recently revealed that the side chambers occur inside an exact isosceles triangle, whose height is twice the length of its base
  • The tomb was in use for 1,000 years and 46 people were buried there
  • One of the oldest buildings in the world
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Bournemouth Beach

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  • #14 of the top 25 beaches in the world

 

Big Ben

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  • Nickname for thee Great Bell of the clock at the Palace of Westminster in London
  • #17 of the top 25 landmarks in the world
  • Designed in neo-gothic style
  • Built in 1859

 

Victoria and Albert Museum

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  • World’s largest museum of decorative arts and design
  • #10 of the top 25 museums in the world
  • Contains 145 galleries and 4.5 million objects
  • Spans 5,000 years of art from ancient times to present day from cultures around the world
  • Founded in 1852

 

National Gallery

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  • Art museum founded in 1824
  • #11 of the top 25 museums in the world
  • Houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the 13th century to 1900

 

Tower of London

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  • Historic castle founded in 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England
  • Was a resented symbol of oppression inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite
  • Used as a prison from 1100-1952
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Westminster Abbey

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  • Gothic abbey church and one of the United Kingdom’s most notable religious buildings
  • Traditional place of coronation and burial site for monarchs
  • Founded in 960
  • Monastery was dissolved in 1539
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Edinburgh

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  • Capital city of Scotland since the 15th century
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

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  • English country house and one England’s largest houses
  • Designed in English Baroque style
  • The birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchhill
  • Built in 1722
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Kew Gardens

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  • Botanical garden founded in 1840
  • Includes more than 30,000 different kinds of plants
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Titanic Belfast

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  • Monument to Belfast’s maritime heritage on the former shipyard where the RMS Titanic was built
  • The monument tells the story of the Titanic, which hit an iceberg and sank on her maiden voyage in 1912

Windsor Castle

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  • Royal residence notable for its long association with the English and later British royal family and for its English Perpendicular Gothic architecture
  • Built in the 11th century after the Normal invasion of England
  • Longest occupied palace in Europe
  • Built strategically to protect Norman dominance around London and to oversee an important part of the River Thames

 

National Railway Museum

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  • Museum telling the story of rail transport in Britain and its impact on society
  • Contains a collection of historically significant railway vehicles

 

Warwick Castle

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  • Medieval castle built under William the Conqueror in 1068
  • Situated on the River Avon
  • Preserved original wooded motte-and-bailey castle, rebuilt in stone in the 12th century

 

Arthur’s Seat

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  • Main peak of a group of hills in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • A view at the top offers panoramic views of the entire city

 


 

Costs

all flights $1,037

food $50/day x 20 days = $1,000

hotel $64/day x 17 days = $1,088

tickets (all attractions) $199

TOTAL for whole itinerary $3,324