Take a Holiday in England and Visit the Birth Place of Legends.

London by Night
London by Night

England is the birth place of Legends. With its rich history and stories, knights in shining armour, and so many colourful characters, there is always something to see and do if you take a holiday in England this year. There are some wonderful places to visit. Whether you prefer the sea, with its great beaches and surfing, or choose to head for the Capitol London, you won't be disappointed.

From Cornwall to the North East, there is so much to see and do. As a tourist destination, Cornwall has some wonderful beaches, fantastic waves for surfing and every sort of sea sport that you want to try out. The mighty cliffs soar over the ocean and the view looking down on the crashing waves is awesome. Your imagination will go wild, as you spy a cubbyhole cave, knowing that pirates and brigands stored their booty there, hiding from the local towns folk. And if you see a light upon the cliff top, you might be forgiven for thinking that it is the ghost of a pirate, swinging his lamp, trying to call the ships onto the rocks to steal their cargo.

Tintagel Castle

Climbing through the hills listening to the sound of breakers crashing through Merlin's Cave, you turn a corner a come across one of England's greatest legends. Tintagel Castle. For over 800 years, stories have told how a small boy was born to the beautiful Queen Igerna, who grew up to be the famous King Arthur who ruled England with his magician Merlin by his side. Fighting against evil, King Arthur and Merlin staved off enemies and conquered all who fought against him. Merlin's spirit is said to dwell in the cave below, where he lived out his days protecting his lord.

The Castle itself has its own fascinating history. It was built upon hundreds of years of settlements. Since the Romans invaded and built the first settlements, there has been fortresses and a palace that has fallen into dust, only to be resurrected in the time of King Arthur. There has been speculation that this castle wasn't in fact anything to do with Arthur. Until a few years ago when archaeologist made an amazing discovery. A stone, with the name Arthnou scratched on it, was found to be 1,400 years old! Exactly the right time and place to prove that the great King Arthur did live there. Of course there has been speculation that it is a fake, until it was dated. As the experts wrote, 'There is no doubt that it is an authentic stone of that age, whether it was written for or about King Arthur, we shall never know'.

Tintagel Castle is an amazing place to visit. There are many ruins that you can clamber around, finding new treasures and quiet places to just sit and stare. And imagine that you can see Guinevere and Lancelot riding into the distance.

If you visit in the summer months, don't be surprised to find a story teller there, waiting to tell you the legend of King Arthur.

Merlin's Cave

The London Eye

Queen Victoria Statue In London

Kings and Queens.

London is one of the most versatile and fascinating cities in the world. Starting with the London Eye tourist attraction, a modern masterpiece, which is situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, this giant wheel will give you the best views over the City. Or maybe you would prefer a tour of St. Paul's Cathedral, with its famous tombs of Nelson, Wellington and so many more historical figures. Take a wander around its magnificent halls and listen to the voices of choir boys at practise.

There are so many sites to see in London. Buckingham Palace, Madame Tussauds, and of course the famous Tower of London, with it's famous White Tower where Anne Boleyn, wife of Henry V11 had her head cut off. She is just one of many ghostly figures said to still be seen today. So if you are visiting, and feel a chill on the back of your neck, don't be surprised if you see something out of the corner of your eye! It maybe just a visitor like you. Or maybe not.

Hadrian's Wall

The North East Of England.

If you decide to travel North, you will not be disappointed. If Castles are your favourite thing, then this is the place to be. And you must visit Hadrians Wall, originally over 80 miles long which was built by the Romans to keep the Pict's and Scottish out! It was a military stronghold, a line of defence and a way of life occupied by hundreds of people.

Apart from all the fantastic history, you can shop until you drop. The North of England is a great place to stay as it has so much to see and do. The nightlife is busy, and for all ages, there are restaurants dotted around every corner, and the hotels are reasonably priced.

Robin Hood Festival

Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest

If there is one place in England that will get the kids excited, it has to be Sherwood Forest in Nottingham. With the legend of Robin Hood well known around the world, then this is the place to steep yourself in England's most well known outlaw.

I’m the green man in my folklore form of Robin Hood, Champion of the forest.
In rural tradition, I’m cast each spring as the King of the May, battling the forces of evil winter to win the hand of my ‘May Queen’ Marian.

The story of Robin Hood is steeped in Legend. Mixing folklore with real people, Robin has been twined with the green man, spirits and Lord of the Green Wood.

The tale of Robin Hood was for a long time, believed to have been made up of different stories, bringing together the most heroic tales and naming them after him. But after finding a poem called 'Piers Plowman' written in 1377 which mentions Robin Hood, and other numerous references, scholars now believe that actually it could well be true.

With magical names such as Friar Tucks Well and The Kings Wood, Sherwood Forest is a magical place to visit. With miles of woodland to take a walk through, and plenty of activities with medieval men and women showing you the way, your children will love it, especially as they can dress up and take part in all the adventures. I am sure this will be a trip you will never forget.

Robin Hood

Sherwood Forest

Clovelly North Devon

Coast to Coast

With so many sights to see, when you take your holiday in England, you may want to take your last few days on a trip to the coast. Sit back, relax and lay on some of England's lovely beaches. From the West with its crashing waves and beautiful beaches, to the Isle of Wight that is situated of the South coast, well known for its multi coloured sand. Then of course there is the Jurassic Coast. Lyme Regis where you will find loads of fossils washed up on the beach, or maybe you would prefer the old fashioned Clovelly which is situated in Devon. With winding alleys, and lamps adorning the pretty little cottages, Donkeys carrying goods up the hill, and pretty little cafes and gift shops, you are spoiled for choice. There are so many places to stay, you will be hard pushed to decided exactly which one you want to visit!

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alwayzzcitra 5 years ago from Palembang, Indonesia

Oh.. those place sounds mesmerizing! The Hadrian's Wall looks magnificent. Very thorough and informative hubs! :)


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, alwwayzzcitra, thanks so much for being so quick! I am glad you liked it, cheers nell


Nan 5 years ago

My city Rockford, IL has a campus in London, England, and I always plan to visit there. With all of the civil unrest I am going to wait until things cool off.


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

Wow! what an incredible journey through England. Just when I think you have done it all--there is more and more! I enjoyed this very much. You have this laid out beautifully and it is easy to understand. Keep up the great HUBS. Up one and Useful. Hey! I'm now your fan! RJ


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

What a super tour. I want to go tomorrow. You said Sherwood Forest would be a great place for the kids. Kids?! I want to go to Sherwood Forest! I loved Robin Hood. You think I might get lucky and bump into Errol Flynn somewhere in the woods? :)


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christopheranton 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

A beautiful evocation of a wonderful country.

Thanks Nell. I hope it inspires plenty of people to come to visit.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

I love hubs like this! I will probably never get the opportunity to visit England, except through pictures. Sometimes it is better. Ref: pyramids of Gisa look glamorous in photos, but not at all in reality. Thanks Nell! Voted UP and awesome.


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Merlin Fraser 5 years ago from Cotswold Hills

Hi Nell,

When you were talking about "so many colourful characters...." were you thinking of me or someone else ?

You beat me to the punch on the special invitation.

However I feel the need to bring you to task on behalf of the BRITISH Tourist Board for only including England as if we Scots have neither history, legends or colurful characters.

I would imagine that you will be hearing from our Welsh and Irish cousins in due course so in an attempt to help dig yourself out of the hole may I suggest this is merely Part One of Nell's tour of Britain !


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Nell, I love this, I've always wanted to see England, esp. The Sherwood Forest. I also would like to see the castles. The hills and valleys look so green and beautiful. After thinking about Prince William's wedding, i say that it's a good event. It makes people happy and we need to have something like that and i loved Princess Diana, who i'm sure is smiling. Thank you.

Cheers


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Loveslove 5 years ago from England

Nell ,you only touched very briefly on the North East of our lovely country...what about the beaches which are better than Cornwall.?..I can say that because I live within 5 minutes walk of one..from Whitley Bay right up to Bambrugh Castle there are beautiful sandy beaches and Castles galore to explore..maybe I will do a HUB on the North East Coast !!

Nice Hub X


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Thank you so much for sharing this great hub. One of my favourite pastimes is armchair travelling and i had a right treat today.

Brilliant as always.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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Chatkath 5 years ago from California

Well done Nell-In 1997 I did visit England for about 10 days with my family. My Father found a distant relative that lives in Bath so we stayed with them a few days (adorable little English Cottage)and then went on to see London, Stonehenge, Oxford University and North Devon. I just loved it because of the rich history as you pointed out - so much to see! I would go back in an instant! Great Hub and memories! Thanks for a great tour!


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tebo 5 years ago from New Zealand

I spent eighteen months in the UK in my younger days. The English towns are just gorgeous aren't they, and your photos of ruins and Merlin's cave makes me realize how nice it would be to revisit and see what I missed last time or have forgotten!


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Hello Nell, thanks for outlining tourist attractions in England. I hope to visit someday and see some castles that are shown in the movies!

By the way, you're in my "hippy happy days" hub, the continuing saga of hub friend stories


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Nan thanks for reading it, I totally understand, I don't think I would want to fly at the moment, but then again I am always nervous, thanks again nell

Hi, RJ, thanks for your lovely comments, I suddenly thought of all the places that are so obvious to an English person, but always forget to go and see! I keep saying I am going to go back to Tintagel but never get there! I was about 5 years old when I went last time and can only vaguely remember! lol thanks nell


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Fay, lol you sound just like me! I would be such a kid if I went there! my favourite robin hood was Michael Praed, he was lovely, I met him a few years ago, he was making a film just up the road from me, and when I went to take a look to see what was going on, and saw him standing there, I turned into a love sick teenager again! ha ha he took me into the pub for a drink! wayhey!! we spent about half an hour together! and I got a kiss.......! how about that then? thanks nell


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, christopher, writing it down, I realised what a great country it is! lol you tend to forget sometimes what with all the trouble in the world, thanks for reading it, cheers nell


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Martie, I had a friend who told me the same thing about the pyramids, she said that she thought they were far into the desert when in fact the where quite near the city, I hope you do get a chance to come over you will love it, thanks nell


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Merlin ha ha I always say that you should write about what you know, I think you should write about Scotland, and as for Wales and Ireland I had better start studying! lol of course you being our best loved legend I think the role of Robin of Sherwood would be right up your street! hee hee


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Ruby, come on over! you will love it, and I am beginning to think you are right about the wedding, if it brings the country together then it can't be wrong, thanks nell


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Loveslove, please do, I would love to read it! I hardly know anything about that part of the country, imagine living near a beautiful coastline, I am so jealous! and castles, I am coming to visit! thanks again nell


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Eiddwen, thanks for enjoying it, I thought I would write about a few well known people and got carried away! mind you, Wales is a lovely country too, and the castles, well, talk about jealous! lol


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Chatkath, that sounded like a great trip, especially stonehenge, I love that place! thanks for reading it, cheers nell


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, tebo, I would love to visit Merlins cave, maybe this year? I have a great imagination, so I will probably 'see' Merlin sitting there! lol


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OpinionDuck 5 years ago

Nell

Great hub and photos.

Do you have hubs on the south and west locations of England.

Cheers


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Fossillady, thanks for reading it, I will be over shortly! ha ha and thanks!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, OpinionDuck, thanks so much for reading it, cheers nell


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Loved the virtual tour. My Spring Break is just around the corner. I'll be in England in my dreams. Thanks for sharing!


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

Great as usual. Saw Kate in the news today losing down for her wedding. I'd think she would wanna fill out a little for the groom. I hope those two don't disappoint me, they seem the real thing, I think there is a mystery about this wedding you should sniff it out Sherlock. Would make a great hub!


Justsilvie 5 years ago

Wonderful Hub, Nell!

Two of my favorite childhood books where Robin Hood and King Arthur, which developed into a love for historically set romances and mystical tales all set throughout the United Kingdom and your hub keeps that fantasy going. It was a wonderful trip making you want to see and hear more. Looking forward to crossing the Channel again in the near future.


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Joshua Kell 5 years ago from Arizona

Just lovely, as usual Nell. My son and I will be headed over that way in the fall. We still haven't planned our trip completely, but your hubs will definitely influence our intentions.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Sally, glad you liked it, why not come over here for real? lol have a great Easter, cheers nell


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Polly, now you got me thinking! lol so, Dr. watson, what is your theory? lol I will go investigate! thanks as always nell


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, silvie, we forget about all the great places over here to visit, I just made myself want to go there again! I usually go to the coast but maybe not this year! thanks for reading it, cheers nell


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Wow....wow...wow...wow. May I continue my "wow" again? this was so beautiful, Nell. You have done a great job here. I love all your reviews about holiday in England. I'll put all these places on my travel list. I hope I can see this place in person someday...amen. Well done, my friend. I give my vote to you. Cheers....

Love and peace,


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Joshua, I am glad it will help you decide where you want to visit, I hope you have a great time! cheers nell

Hi, prasetio, lol thanks so much for your wows! I am so glad you liked it, if you do come over I will meet you and take you out for afternoon tea! hugs nell


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

You know maybe it is crazy but I am having a wild guess.


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

Ok, I wrote my wild guess, probably very wrong but why did she have to lose weight> I'm hoping!


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Loveslove 5 years ago from England

Hi Nell..I wrote the HUB about the North East Coast...hope you enjoy it if you get the chance to read it


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skellie 5 years ago from Adelaide

Wow Nell! Very good hub. I have always been facinated with King Arthur and the knights of the round table. What a beautiful place, so full of history and mystery :D

I just want to jump on a plane and fly over there! What an experience that would be. :D

Thankyou for sharing Nell, great read.


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mysterylady 89 5 years ago from Florida

I love your pictures and descriptions. They make me want to return to England! I did not get to see King Arthur country or Sherwood Forest, but I thoroughly enjoyed Oxford, Cambridge, Stratford, and, of course, London. Great hub!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Polly, I never thought of that! I will have to take a look! it wouldn't surprise me! thanks again nell

Hi, Loveslove, that's great! I am on my way!

Hi, skellie, I am glad you liked it, if you manage to get over here we will have to go and have a cuppa! lol thanks again nell

Hi, mysterylady, I love Oxford too! I climbed up to the top of the big church overlooking the Radcliffe Camera! we had to hold onto ropes as the spiral stairways was so steep! it was great! thanks again nell


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

A wonderful and detailed hub. Thank you.


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Green Lotus 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Now you've got me all excited! I'll be in the North for a short time this summer. I'll have to report back! Cheers.


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CMHypno 5 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

A great hub about our beautiful country Nell, and its history and legends. I have been to Tintagel several times, and found the Holy Well the hard way. I was looking for something built up like a wishing well, and found out differently when I stumbled into cold water up to the knees! It is a natural spring and had almost been completely hidden by the long grass. Damp jeans for the rest of the day LOL!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Hello hello, thanks for reading it, hope you are better? cheers nell


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Green Lotus, I hope you have a great time, and don't forget to visit Hadrians wall!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, CMHypno, that sounds like the kind of thing I would do! I visited there when I was small and I would love to go back, there are so many places that are lovely in England and yet we tend to go abroad, strange isn't it? thanks again nell


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akirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon

What fascinating places to see - I love Merlin's Cave~! If I come over for a looksee, I promise to look you up too!


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cangetthere 5 years ago from New Zealand

Hello,I love your hub.If I ever make it to England I will need to allow lots of time for site seeing.I love looking into the History and visiting ruins or castles.Your photography is amazing.England looks like a great exciting place to visit.


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furnitureman 5 years ago from Manila, Philippines

I hope to be there one day. It's just too far from us here in Manila, hahaha.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Audrey, can't wait! I want to go and see it too! but please be careful of those cliffs we know how clumsy you are! ha ha oh, and so am I!...... thanks again nell


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, cangetthere, thanks for reading it, I love all the old castles and historical places too, I don't understand why I don't go exploring more often! lol the photos were freestock, not me unfortunately I am not that good! thanks


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, cangetthere, thanks for reading it, I love all the old castles and historical places too, I don't understand why I don't go exploring more often! lol the photos were freestock, not me unfortunately I am not that good! thanks


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, furnitureman, thanks so much, maybe you will get a chance one day, cheers nell


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Thanks, Nell for taking me a tour in beautiful place. I love all informations about these places. All stunning pictures were so great. Well done, my friend. Rated up as usual.

Prasetio,


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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

Excellent article which i enjoyed reading and can also serve as a good documentary.


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PR Morgan 5 years ago from Sarasota Florida

That was great. My dream vacation would be Europe and England would be my first stop...I may never leave!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, prasetio, I am so glad you liked it, we do have some lovely places over here, it would be great to go and visit some of them myself, thanks as always nell

Hi, crystolite, thanks so much, I am glad you liked it, maybe one day you will get a chance to visit England, thanks nell

Hi, PR Morgan, lol I will expect you soon then! thanks again nell


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debbiesdailyviews 5 years ago

Hi Nell,

You have done a superb job of complimenting our great country.

I live in the Derbyshire Dales, which is truly beautiful.

The places you write about on your fantastic Hub, are very well described, and you evoke fabulous memories for me.

When my children were young, we took them to all these places.

I think you have done a remarkable job here.

Great work Nell.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, debbie, thanks so much, after writing this I really wanted to go back to Cornwall! lol cheers nell


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

Nell, you've talked me into it (actually, I needed no convincing, but you've made me long for it even more) I need to plan a vacation to England. I really want to see all the magickal places like Tintagel and Avalon, etc. I've heard that Arthur and Guinevere are supposedly buried at Glastonbury, what about that? Great hub!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Erin thanks for reading it, we do have some fascinating places over here, how great that would be if they could find King Arthur! cheers nell


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John Sarkis 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Nice photos and article - the photos alone makes me want to visit


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Thanks John for reading it, glad you liked it, cheers nell


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Hi Nell,

How I missed this one I'm not sure, still better late than never.

A great hub , well presented and full of facts and information.

So I push all the buttons here also.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Eiddwen, sorry it took so long to answer! I have got all behind on my hub comments! ha ha thanks so much, I am glad you liked it, cheers nell


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CMHypno 5 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

Beautiful pictures Nell. We do live in a fascinating country, with an interesting history and many old legends. Just a bit of a shame that it doesn't seem to want to stop raining!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, CMHypno, its driving me mad at the moment! all this rain, we had the summer too early that's why! lol thanks again nell


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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma

It's my experience that this tiny island can't hold or keep all the history that's taken place there in its proper time frame. If you happen to be sensitive to such things, there's a good chance you'll be treated to glimpses of several historical periods at the same time, as I was, without entering any history-rich landmark like the Tower of London. ;D


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Jama, wow! that's sounds interesting, care to elaborate? you got me interested now, thanks nell


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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma

An elaborately decorated 18th century coach/carriage pulled by a team of four matched horses crossing a busy thoroughfare in West Hampstead is the one that impressed me the most. At first I didn't realize it was semi-transparent...that through it I could see the double decker bus that was on course to "hit it" broadside at the intersection (but didn't). The coachman sitting high on the box on the front of the coach never looked left or right, which would indicate the bus and other vehicles on that street didn't exist in whatever time period he was living in. At that point, it dawned that there had been other instances during that trip where scenes from earlier centuries were transposed on the current, but due to jet lag or weariness from sightseeing hadn't registered as such until I saw the coach-and-four. ;D


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, wow! after reading this, I had a thought, maybe it was because you were jet lagged, somehow your brain picked it up much easier than if you were more 'aware', they say our brain patterns change when tired or to much info, fascinating thing to happen, it happened to one particular time when I was walking along a modern street, and it took me a few minutes to realise that I was actually walking on cobbles! I looked, then as I became aware that it was 'wrong', it changed back! funny stuff, hopefully one day we will be able to explain it, thanks again for coming back and telling your story, cheers nell


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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Oh, I thoroughly agree that the jet lag, etc, must've put my brain in an Alpha state where I was receptive to things I'd miss under normal circumstances. Glad to know something similar happened to you, but not surprised that the door on that other dimension snapped shut as soon as you became aware the cobbles were "wrong". One of the explanations is that they're memories from a previous life triggered by a particular sight or smell. Whatever. Would be nice to be able to call them up at will!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Jama, it would be great! it was very strange though, I really jumped! I forgot where I was for a moment, those cobbles really confused me! lol


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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma

It's not just England, btw. I once picked up a rather large wicker basket in a U.S. big box store and was instantly transported to market day in a 17th century village in France. Had a basket just like it in my hand, no less! According to my children, I was "gone" for several minutes, long enough that they thought I was having a seizure or some other medical crisis.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Jama, amazing stuff, have you ever developed your psychic side? for example, gone to any meetings or other? thanks nell


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My Minds Eye53 5 years ago from Tennessee

Like I said before, I want to come to the UK.

Hey Nell, I am published again, yay! Come by and visit.

Mo


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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

Wonderful hub! I have been to different places in England and I should say, there are lots of history in that country. Hadrian Wall is amazing. One can picture how the people lived there in the Romans time. In London Tower, my hairs were standing imagining how the wives of Henry VIII heads were cut off.Voted up and thanks for sharing.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, My Mind, nice to see you! I will be over shortly and thanks for reading, cheers nell


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Thelma, I know what you mean! the tower of london is so creepy! it does take you back in time, thanks so much for reading, cheers nell


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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma

I agree! The Tower of London IS creepy, even in broad daylight and without entering any of its structures. In that sense, I believe it's true that spilled blood really does retain the horror of the event that caused it to be shed on a particular spot.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, JamaGenee, yes it is creepy, and I can quite believe that about the blood being spilled, they say walls have ears, maybe we hear it too! thanks for reading, cheers nell


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Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

Hi Nell... loe what you have put together here and found it very interesting... Thanks for the tour. What say all us hubbers meet at Hadrian's Wall. Tea would be nice...

Blessings and Hugs


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clark farley 4 years ago

"HADRIAN!!!"

(Rocky Balboa, ROCKY MMXII)

...the joke sounded funny in my head! lol


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Good idea Rolly! what a great place to meet up! or maybe Sherwood Forest? take in a bit of archery? lol! thanks as always, nell

Hi, clark, lol! trust you! thanks as always, nell


kelleyward 4 years ago

Loved this! I went to London for 2 weeks years ago and saw so much but some way some how I missed what you have here in this hub! Makes me want to return soon!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, kelley, I think so many people always say go to London, and of course London is a great tourist place, but there are so many other little gems in England, and of course Scotland too, especially if you like the coast, all the castles and old houses, thanks so much for reading, cheers nell


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

I would love to visit England sometime and visit some of those fabulous places. I was fascinated with the photo of Hadrian's Wall. I had heard of it but had never seen a photo. Enjoyed this hub. Thanks! Voted up, useful and interesting.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Peggy, Thanks for reading, yes Hadrian's Wall is an amazing sight to see, I had a friend who went there and she was stunned by it, took loads of photos and forgot to give me some! lol! thanks!


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alancaster149 4 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

JamaGenee this island ain't so tiny you can't get lost. You should try navigating even down the Pennine footpaths. That said, Nell, I thought this was a nice introduction to an almost impossibly wide-ranging subject. Voted up and the 'interesting' box ticked. These days the British Isles are being turned into one big museum, so maybe you've got to start somewhere as 'curator'.

Hadrian's wall wasn't built so much to keep out the Picts (the 'Painted People') as to keep in the Belgae from inciting the Picts to attack the occupation army. The Antonine Wall - across the 'narrows', Clyde-Tay - was built to keep out those further north. The Picts weren't as hostile and were encouraged to 'come in' and trade or barter, and those in modern Midlothian became a client state (see my piece on the Vikings in Scotland). They were cornered and displaced by incoming Scots decades after the Romans had gone in the second decade of the 5th Century.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi alan, thanks for the added info, so many different people and tribes going on at the time, but such a fascinating place, glad you liked it and thanks again, nell


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Good one Nell. The Best of England in a nutshell.. gives the flavour of so much packed into this little island rich with history and ambience... well done!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks Doc, I really should go traveling around England more, we tend to go abroad and forget about here, thanks so much, nell


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Nell, spent much time in England in the early to mid 70's. Portsmouth, Stonehenge, London and many areas along the way were all wonders. The National Gallery actually had the Mona Lisa on exhibit at that time, as well as, many other great works of art. Carnaby Street was starting to leave the heyday of the 60's, but still a great place to visit. Madame T's was also interesting. Was amazed at all the game centers back then. I remember all the coin machines where you tried to knock off the coins into the winnings slot, as well as a full size American cowboy fast draw game that was loads of fun. Can't remember the name, but visited an estate that had been turned into a zoo, with many animals roaming free along a driving route. Of course, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the tower, and many other great sights. I was there in the Fall of the year, and it was during, if I recall, a "Folks" day of some sort. A lot of partying to say the least. Loved it, and loved this hub!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi richard, the zoo sounds like Windsor Safari Park! I went there too! loads of times in fact, thanks so much, and I am glad you liked little old England! lol!


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alancaster149 4 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

You can't see Big Ben from the road. It's the name of the bell inside the Westminster Tower that was originally cast at Stockton-on-Tees in the first third of the 19th C. It was re-cast because of a hairline crack found in the body of the bell not long after (at the Whitechapel Bell foundry, which you can see from the road, not far into town from the London Hospital) roughly halfway through the 19th Century.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi alan, thanks for clarifying that, I just think its the name that we all know it by, but yes I do remember reading about the crack found in the bell so that they had to do it again, thanks as always, nell


Duchess OBlunt 3 years ago

Nell, I loved this! It makes me want to go and spend about a month! So much history and legend, mixed with beautiful country and lots of shopping! What a dream vacation.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks so much Duchess, glad you liked it, nell


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

The legend of Tintagel Castle is fascinating, and so is the name itself. Been to England a long time ago and this would be a place to visit if I were to go again! Thanks for sharing!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi midget, thanks so much and I am glad you liked it, nell


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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

Enjoyed the tour through a fascinating place. The Tintagel Castle is amazing, I would love to visit Nottingham someday. Great hub. Voted up.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Vellur, great to see you! Tintagel is a magical place to visit, so much atmoshpere, thanks so much for reading, nell


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tastiger04 3 years ago

Fascinating!!! I am looking forward to the next time I visit England. The last time I was there I only had a few days, but next time I will surely visit the Sherwood Forest :) Looks lovely. Thank you for the information! voted up and interesting!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi tastiger, thanks so much, and glad you enjoyed it, nell


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Lady Guinevere 3 years ago from West Virginia

I would love to go there someday.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks Lady G, glad you liked it, and thanks for reading, nell


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

You know I want to go to England, right? Writing hubs like this doesn't make it any easier on me :)

Great job Nell and judging from the wonderful comments you received I'm not the only one who thinks so. This should be a HOTD!

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Aw thanks so much mary! just let me know if you get over here, I will be glad to show you around! lol!


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Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

What a lovely journey and so much to learn. I know that our Clovelly in the Cape is named after Clovelly in North Devon. Great hub Nell. Awesome


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heidithorne 2 years ago from Chicago Area

I've seen a number of these sites on History Channel or other documentaries. So want to see them in person! Someday... when I get to the UK. Thanks for the suggestions to add to my bucket list! :)


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Nadine, I never realised until recently that South Africa had a Clovelly, thats lovely! thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi heidi, I do hope you get to visit, there are some awesome places here, thanks so much for reading, nell


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

I've always wanted to come...especially to Cornwall. For some reason, I am particularly attracted to that area. Someday! Thanks for show casing that lovely place for us!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks rebecca, yes its certainly a beautiful part of the country, and all the Arthurian legends are still ongoing down there, great shops too! lol! thanks for reading, nell

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