England – Manchester & Liverpool

England – Manchester

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. 🙂

England – Leeds that is NOT Leeds

Leeds Castle (Kent), England

I guess, in each country you can find many towns having the same name. Sometimes it may be confusing, especially for tourists when they want to visit something particular.

In England, there are at least two Leeds;
one in Yorkshire (the known one)
and the other one in Kent (with the castle).

I’ll focus on the Leeds Castle (Kent) that is not a big Leeds in Yorkshire. 🙂

England – Oxford

England – Oxford

Oxford is obviously a university city.
It’s also known as the “City of Dreaming Spires” because of a poet Matthew Arnold.

I can only write, it’s a place worth visiting, and you can spend there a lovely day exploring ancient and modern areas of Oxford. So don’t miss it! 🙂

England – Roman & Modern Baths

Bath, England

The Roman Baths are situated in the centre of Bath next to the Abbey. It’s not possible to swim there. But, there is also a spa in Bath, where you can enjoy natural thermal waters.

Apparently, the Roman Baths are one of the most visited heritage attractions in the United Kingdom.
You can easily combine your trip with Stonehenge or London.

England – Bath

England – Bath

If you’ve heard or visited Bath, you know it’s a lovely, historical city.
If you’ve never heard about Bath, I want to encourage to go there one day! You will not regret! 🙂

Bath is a city known for its baths built by Romans somewhere around 65 AD. But, you’ll find here also other attractions, e.g., the Abbey or Herschel Museum of Astronomy.

England – Dover

Port in Dover, England

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!