Must – see places in Great Britain
Stratford-upon-Avon is a must see destination for any tourist who goes to England. It lies on the River Avon, thirty five kilometres south east of Birmingham and thirteen kilometres south west of Warwick. Stratford-upon-Avon is the birthplace of William Shakespeare, the great author of histories, wonderful comedies, powerful tragedies and lyrical sonnets. The house in Henley Street where the great poet and playwright was born in 1564 is preserved intact and nowadays it is a museum. There are four other historical sites in and around Stratford connected with the life of Shakespeare and his family: Anne Hathaway´s Cottage, Hall´s Croft, Mary Arden´s House and Nash´s House & New Place. Truly, Stratford-upon-Avon is „a Mecca for all lovers of literature.“
Do you like solving mysteries? You have to visit Stonehenge, situated near Salisbury in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside. Scientists still argue about the purpose of this ancient creation and how it was constructed. Was Stonehenge a temple for sun worship? An astronomical observatory? A healing centre? A burial ground? How did people who lived 5 000 years ago manage to carry the huge stones? How did they build the fantastic structure, using primitive tools? There are no definite answers to these questions. In 1986 Stonehenge was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage.