Today, I’m showing you the last picture of this month.
How did you like my England series?
Maybe one day England with new places will be again on my blog; there is still lots to see.
For sure, I’ll show you in future London and other countries/territories of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
And tomorrow, we’re starting a trip in a warm, tourist destination. 🙂
Winchester Castle or the Great Hall is a must-see place in Winchester.
You’ll find there so-called Winchester Round Table or a medieval replica of King Arthur’s Round Table (seen in the picture).
The oak table is form the 13th century, but its paintwork was done later.
The tabletop measures 5.5 meters in diameter and weighs 1200 kg.
Salisbury Cathedral was built in the 12th century.
I’m not sure, is Salisbury a very well known tourist destination.
I think, there are many cathedral cities/towns in England or in the United Kingdom, and all of them are nice and worth visiting! 🙂
A long time ago, my friend was doing his PhD in Manchester, so I visited him and had a chance to explore the city and its vicinity.
Mostly, I remember 2 things. First, there is an amazing library, the John Rylands Library, in Manchester. It’s a Neo-Gothic building that belongs to the University of Manchester. You can learn more about this beautiful place from its own website. Whenever I hear that someone was in Manchester I ask the question: “Have you seen this wonderful library?”.
Second thing is “The Beatles”, famous English rock band.
I was flying to Liverpool Airport, that’s very close to Manchester.
The airport is actually called “Liverpool John Lennon Airport”, what makes sense, because The Beatles were formed in Liverpool. So if you go to Manchester, visit also Liverpool and when you go to Liverpool, don’t miss Manchester. 🙂
Leeds Castle is a very nice castle with a large garden, located in Kent, close to the village of Leeds.
The castle was built in 1119.
It’s on islands in a lake, so you can spend there a very relaxing time.
If you want to go to England from continental Europe, you have to cross the English Channel;
you can fly over it;
you can go by train, via tunnel underneath;
or you can take a ferry.
If you choose the last option, you may end up in Dover.
I’d like to encourage you, to not treat Dover just as an entry point to the United Kingdom. Visit the town, the castle and nearby cliffs!