Thursday, 22 March 2012

Wonders of the World - UK' s Own Version , Holiday Idea

    Many of us dream about  visiting all the “wonders of the world” and no doubt it should be on your wish list if you have passion for travelling like me; But how many of us know that UK has its own version of the “wonders of the world”? And believe me they really have the equivalent kind of charm as the “wonders of the world”. So if you are a resident of UK or a tourist in UK, why not include these gems in your list of “must visit place”.In this article we will talk about the 10 attractions. We will take  the each  wonders of the world and then we will check out the similar version   of that Wonder in UK.
Let’s have a tour with me  –


1.Grand  Canyon , Arizona USA Vs Cheddar Gorge , Somerset UK

Grand Canyon , Arizona USA

Learn all about Grand Canyon on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Canyon


Cheddar Gorge


Whose dramatic cliff faces are said to “closely mimic” those of the Arizona landmark.Cheddar Gorge is a limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills, near the village of Cheddar in Somerset, England. The gorge is the site of the Cheddar show caves, where Britain's oldest complete human skeleton, Cheddar Man, estimated to be 9,000 years old, was found in 1903.Older remains from the Upper Late Palaeolithic era (12,000–13,000 years ago) have been found. The caves, produced by the activity of an underground river, contain stalactites and stalagmites.
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2.Machu Picchu , Peru  Vs Tintagel Castle Cornwall Coast UK


Machu Picchu ,Cusco Region of Peru

7,000 feet above sea level and nestled on a small hilltop between the Andean Mountain Range, the majestic city soars above the Urabamba Valley below. The Incan built structure has been deemed the “Lost Cities”, unknown until its relatively recent discovery in 1911. Archaeologists estimate that approximately 1200 people could have lived in the area, though many theorize it was most likely a retreat for Incan rulers. Due to it’s isolation from the rest of Peru, living in the area full time would require traveling great distances just to reach the nearest village.

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Tintagel Castle , Cornwall

For a magical day out in Cornwall, take the family to Tintagel Castle. Its wonderful location, set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, offers dramatic views, and its fascinating ruins and stunning beach cafe make it a perfect day trip, ideal for those on holiday in Dorset, Cornwall or Dartmoor. Tintagel Castle is steeped in legend and mystery; said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, you can still visit the nearby Merlin's Cave. The castle also features in the tale of Tristan and Isolde. With a history stretching as far back as the Romans, Tintagel Castle is one of the most iconic visitor attractions in the south west.

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Tintagel Castle 

English Heritage (Highly recommended site by us )

Wikipedia

3. Taj Mahal , Agra , India Vs Brighton (Royal) Pavilion UK

Taj Mahal Agra India



Taj Mahal of India - "the epitome of love", "a monument of immeasurable beauty". The beauty of this magnificent monument is such that it is beyond the scope of words.
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The Royal Pavilion , Brighton , UK


The Royal Pavilion is a former royal residence located in Brighton, England. It was built in three campaigns, beginning in 1787, as a seaside retreat for George, Prince of Wales, from 1811 Prince Regent. It is often referred to as the Brighton Pavilion. It is built in the Indo-Saracenic style prevalent in India for most of the 19th century , The majestic Taj Mahal also belongs to this style , with the most extravagant chinoiserie interiors ever executed in the British Isles.

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4. Angel Falls, Venezuela Vs Eas a' Chual Aluinn Scotland UK 

Angel Falls, Venezuela
The Angel is the world's highest uninterrupted waterfall.
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Eas a' Chual Aluinn waterfall Scotland 

The Eas a' Chual Aluinn waterfall is the  Britain's highest waterfall . You can feel the thrill of the Angel waterfall here.

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5. Rocky Mountain National Park , USA Vs Snowdonia , North Wales UK

Rocky Mountain National Park US 
Rocky Mountain National Park is a national park located in the north-central region of the U.S. state of Colorado. It features majestic mountain views, a variety of wildlife, varied climates and environments—from wooded forests to mountain tundra—and easy access to back-country trails and campsites. The park is located northwest of Boulder, Colorado, in the Rockies, and includes the Continental Divide and the headwaters of the Colorado River.
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Snowdonia , North Wales UK 

Snowdonia is the highest mountain in Wales at 3,560 ft (1,085 m) and has lovely national park  quite similar to the Rocky Mountain National Park. 

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6. Times Square in New York Vs Piccadilly Circus, London

Times Square ,New York

Times Square, the most bustling square of New York is known for its many Broadway theatres, cinemas and super signs. It is one of those places that make New York a city that never sleeps.
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Piccadilly Circus , London

Piccadilly Circus is a busy square in the heart of London. It is famous for the fountain that was installed here at the end of the 19th century and for the neon advertising that turned the square into a miniature version of Times Square.

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7. Bondi Beach Australia Vs Holywell Bay Beach Cornwell UK

Bondi Beach Australia 

Bondi Beach is one of Australia's most famous beaches and among the world's most well-known beaches.
Learn more at  :- 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bondi_Beach,_New_South_Wales


Holywell Bay Beach Cornwell UK


Enjoy the sunbath and flat beach like Bondi Beach in our very own Holywell Bay 
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8. Ancient Pyramids of Giza, Egypt Vs Stonehenge, UK

Pyramids of Giza ,Egypt 

Very Significant Ancient Monument .The three main Pyramids of Giza are the focal point of the Giza necropolis, or cemetery, that served the elite of the Old Kingdom capital of Egypt at nearby Memphis during the mid to late 4th Dynasty (late 3rd millennium BCE). Three pharaohs were buried here in turn - Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure - their astounding burials attracted a number of surrounding associated burials of their queens, family members and nobility.


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The Stonehenge , UK

Stonehenge is probably the most important prehistoric monument in the whole of Britain and has attracted visitors from earliest times. It stands as a timeless monument to the people who built it.
The Stonehenge that we see today is the final stage that was completed about 3500 years ago. The Pyramids of Giza is still surrounded my mystery so as Our Stonehenge.

To Have a crisp and Complete knowledge about the Stonehenge read "STONEHENGE UK - A Mystery , A World Heritage Site" on this blog . Follow the link for the article :- http://traveller-information.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/stonehenge-uk-mystery-world-heritage.html



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9.The Colosseum Rome Italy Vs Coventry Cathedra in Coventry, West midland England  

The Colosseum ,Rome Italy

The Colosseum, or the Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering. The Construction started on 72 AD

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The Coventry Cathedral Midland England UK


The Coventry Cathedral was built in 14th Century and Its grand and roofless like the Colosseum of Rome. But unlike the Colosseum its entry is free , so it’s worth giving a trip for sure.

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10. The Great Wall of China Vs the Hadrian's Wall of Northern England 

The Great Wall of China


The Great Wall of China, one of the greatest wonders of the world, was listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987. Just like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus, stretching approximately 8,851.8 kilometers (5,500 miles) from east to west of China. With a history of more than 2000 years, some of the sections are now in ruins or have disappeared. However, it is still one of the most appealing attractions all around the world owing to its architectural grandeur and historical significance.
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The Hadrian's Wall of Northern England 

The Hadrian's Wall of Northern England was a defensive fortification in Roman Britain. Begun in AD 122, during the rule of the Emperor Hadrian. It is the most popular tourist attraction in Northern England. It was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. English Heritage, a government organisation in charge of managing the historic environment of England, describes it as "the most important monument built by the Romans in Britain.

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So Plan your trip and enjoy these wonders on your doorstep. Have a good Holiday...

1 comment:

  1. It's really very nice post. Thanks for sharing this blog..

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