Liverpool (United Kingdom)
The first mention of Liverpool dates back to the end of the 12th century. In the Middle Ages, it was important primarily as a port through which trade with Ireland went, and from the 17th century. becomes an important point of trade between Great Britain and America, due to which the prosperity of the city is growing. Now the population of Liverpool is about 730,000 people. The city not only did not lose the status of the country’s largest port, but also acquired the status of a trade and financial center.
According to shopareview, the city attracts the attention of the neo-Gothic Anglican cathedral with more than 100-meter bell tower, the Roman Catholic Cathedral, the underground, combining elements of neo-Byzantine and futuristic styles, a branch of the Tate Gallery in London, the Walker Art Gallery, the Merseyside Maritime Museum.
The main city street is Lime Street. There are many attractions here, including the first ever train station on the Liverpool-Manchester line. Not far from Lime Street are very mysterious underground labyrinths dug in the 19th century at the behest of the tobacco magnate Joseph Williamson. No one knows why Williamson dug them. According to one version, he was a “holy” philanthropist and thus fought unemployment. According to another, he was preparing a refuge for himself during the period of the approaching Armageddon.
Liverpool widely known among music lovers for being the birthplace of the Beatles. First of all, tourists tend to get into the Beatles Museum, one of the main attractions of the city. There are many exhibits in the museum. Among them is John Lennon’s famous piano, on which he wrote the song Imagine. A themed tour of the Beatles places is being held in Liverpool, during which tourists are shown the houses of the band members, the schools where they studied, the cellar called “Cavern”, where its history began, the already mentioned museum.
Awesome way to see Liverpool – yellow “Duckmarine” (“Duckmarine”). The amphibian travels around the city for half an hour, and then dives into the Mersey River along with passengers. “Dakmarina” is a fully combat-ready floating craft designed by General Motors in the early 40s for the Allied landings in Normandy and Sicily.
Derby (Great Britain)
Derby is a city in the center of England. It is located on the River Derwent. Here are such memorable places as the cave and the cross of Robin Hood and the well that bears his name. Here for many years lived the captive of Elizabeth I, the Scottish Queen Mary Stuart. In the city, it is worth seeing the Church of St. Peter, the Assembly Hall, the Cathedral, and visiting the Art Gallery.
Derby is the real ale capital of England, so every year a beer festival is held here, where local producers present their products.
Dover (United Kingdom)
Dover is located in the southeast, 130 km from London, on the coast of the Pas de Calais. The city has existed since before the Roman invasion of Britain. Due to the proximity of France, being only 34 km away, the city has historically been of great strategic importance for the defense of the British Isle Kingdom. Dover’s main attraction is its white chalk cliffs. Their dazzling whiteness became the first sign of approaching England for many generations of sailors. The rocks are best viewed from the sea; for this, there are a number of sea tourist routes. The chalk hills above the cliff are a great place for walking, they offer a wonderful view of the sea and the surrounding coast.
In Dover, the Norman castle (XI – XII centuries) with a donjon (XI century), the church of St. Mary-in-Castro (XI century), the abbey of St. Mary (XII century) have been preserved. Normandy Castle is one of the most impressive castles in the world, rising to a height of 114 meters.
Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Cambridge is located 70 km north of London. For more than 7 centuries it has been a Mecca for students. The population of the city is 110 thousand people, of which 20 thousand are students.
Elegant Gothic architecture, numerous parks, traditional British pubs and trendy cafes – all this is Cambridge. Along with Oxford, it is the best place to experience English traditions.
Earliest mention of Cambridge dates back to 730. The first university here was founded in 1209, and today their number is 18. The famous Queen’s College, founded in the 15th century, was very beautiful, in which the greatest humanist of the Renaissance, philologist, writer Erasmus of Rotterdam taught. Its building is one of the finest examples of late Gothic. The largest college is Trinity College, established in 1546. Most of the colleges are located along the Kem River and can be admired during the traditional pole-boat ride.
Interesting to visit is the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (XII century), the late Gothic chapel of Kings College (1446-1515), the classicist library of Trinity College (1676-84), the university senate (1722-30), the Fitzwilliam Museum with university archaeological and art collections. You should listen to a prayer service performed by the famous choir of the King’s College Chapel.