United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in Western Europe, and member of the European Union.Often is used the name “United Kingdom”, “UK” or informally “Great Britain” or “Britain”.United Kingdom has four constituents.Three British are: England, Wales and Scotland and the fourth part is the Northern Ireland, which is located on the island of Ireland and is bordered with the Republic of Ireland.She is a member of the United Nations, NATO, the G8 and the European Union.Besides that, United Kingdom has countless destinations that tourists adore. We will point out just some of them.
Tresco Island, the resting place of King Arthur
Island Trasco is the most beautiful of 140 islands on the southwest coast of Cornwall.According to the legend, Tresco was allegedly part of the country on the other side of the sea and the resting place of the legendary King Arthur. Islands St.Mary, Bryther St.Martin and St.Agnes are just as fascinating like Abbey Gardens which has about 20,000 exotic plants from around the world.
Tresco (Enys Skaw, meaning “island of elder-trees”) is the second largest island and is visited because of the famous Abbey Gardens which are located on the site of the Benedictine abbey from the 10th century.Besides the beautiful gardens tourist are attracted with the legend of the resting place of King Arthur.
Cotswold’s, the most famous tourist sites in England
Little houses with fairytale-like surroundings seem just like taken from a cartoon.All this make the Cotswold’s most famous tourist attraction in England.The limestone hills of the Cotswold’s include the most beautiful English countryside, and are filled with picturesque villages built of local stone whose color varies from silver-gray to the color of honey.
The town is dominated by church from the 15th century and is always full of hustle and bustle.It is considered the capital of the southern Cotswold’s.Burton-on-the-Water is considered to be the most beautiful village in this district with many low stone bridge built over the river Windrush.Northern of it is located Stow-on-the-Wold, known as the highest Cotswold’s town with a large square surrounded with beautiful honey-colored houses.The narrow streets in the city were once used to take sheep to the market.
St. Andrews, the oldest golf courses in the world
St.Andrews is a university town and former royal castle which is situated on the east coast of Scotland.A city that is in the Middle Ages was known as Cell Rígmonaid or Kilrymont, was named after one of the apostles in the736 year when a monk at this place from Greece brought the relics (bones) of St.Andrew.
In this city was founded University of St. Andrews, which is the third oldest university in the English speaking world. For this reason, students make up a third of the population of this city. A widely accepted theory about golf is that it first appeared in Scotland in the 14th century. In St.Andrews is the oldest golf course known as the Old Course, which is famous throughout the world as the home of golf.James II banned in 1457 playing golf because it interfered with archery practice.The year 1568 marked the first woman who knew how to play golf; it was Mary, QueenScotland.