Visiting important places of history helped put pictures to historical events and feeling into memory. Our journey around England was also a journey through time. The city of Bath was like stepping into the Georgian period. Hampton Court Palace offered a unique look at court life in the Tudor period, 1600s, and 1700s. Jorvick Viking Museum offered an interactive ride through a reconstructed old city of York during the occupation of vikings. The Tower of London gave a glimpse of the sufferings inflicted on those who opposed the crown or ruling power.
My British experience could also be coined history bootcamp. In our two week 'holiday', as the brits call it, we visited numerous castles, palaces, museums, cathedrals, historic towns/cities, and manors.
Here is the list of what we accomplished seeing:
The Tower of London Hampton Court Palace Stoneacre Battle
Westminster Abbey Changing of the Guard Ightham Mote Royal Pavilion
The Queens Gallery Windsor Castle Canterbury Cathedral Brighton Pier
St. Paul's Cathedral Eton College Dover Castle Portchester Castle
The British Museum Leeds Castle Rye Stonehenge
Roman Bath Lacock Tintern Abbey Chepstow Castle
Castle Combe Bibury Minster Lovell Hall Oxford
Bourton on the Water Blenheim palace Warwick Castle Stratford Upon Avon
Ludlow Stokesey Castle Little Moreton Hall Chester
York Minster The Treasurer's House Jorvick Museum Shrine of Saint Margaret
Cambridge Stamford Burford Bath
Saffron Walden Bodiam Castle Chichester White Cliffs of Dover
Piccadilly Circus Buckingham Palace Wye Valley Roman Amphitheater
In following posts I will explore my favorite aspects and interesting observations!