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!