England Journals

2011 Journal 1

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A travel journal to England by happysh2009

Tower of London Photo, London, England More Photos
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Tower of London

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Attraction | "A must-see attraction in England"

Tower of London Photo, London, England
Quote:
The Tower of London is described as the heart and soul of England. The official name of The Tower of London is Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, but it is more commonly known as the Tower of London and historically as The Tower. The Tower of London is a complex of several buildings built over the last thousand years set within two concentric rings of defensive walls, which in turn are surrounded by a moat.Tower of London history dates back to Roman time. In 1066 William The Conqueror landed in England and won the crown of England after beating King Harold. To help control London as well as England William The Conqueror built the White Tower. Over the following 900 years ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 17, 2010

Tower of London
Tower Hill
London, England EC3N 4AB
+44 (207) 709 0765

Knole, Manor House, Garden and Park

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Attraction | "The Childhood Home of Vita Sackville-West"

Knole, Manor House, Garden and Park Photo, Kent, England
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Victoria Mary Sackville-West, best known as Vita Sackville-West, was an English author and poet. She was famous for her marriage, her passionate affair with novelist Virginia Woolf and her own gardens in Sissinghurst, Kent, which provide the backdrop to Sissinghurst Castle. However not many people know her childhood home, Knole. Vita Sackville-West was born and grew up in Knole. Vita Sackville-West wrote that Knole 'has the tone of England; it melts into the green of the garden turf, into the tawnier green of the park beyond, into the blue of the pale English sky.' Her lover Virginia Woolf drew inspiration from her and Knole in the writing of the novel Orlando.Knole is a histor...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 18, 2010

Knole, Manor House, Garden and Park
Park entrance south end of Sevenoaks Town Centre
Sevenoaks, Kent
01732 462 100

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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Attraction | "Ten reasons to visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard"

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Photo, Portsmouth, England
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a great place to experience 800 years of British naval history. Back to 1194 King Richard I started to construct the dockyards. In 1495 Henry VII ordered the construction of the world’s first dry dock around which Henry VIII built a fleet construction centre as well as the famous Mary Rose. In 1670 the Royal Navy was formed and the docks then became the Royal Dockyard. Consequently it grew to be the largest industrial complex in the world and played a very important role in the industrial revolution in 19th century as well as in both world wars.1. HMS Warrior 1860 HMS Warrior was originally built in 1860 and was largest, fastest and more power w...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 3, 2011

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Visitor Centre
Portsmouth, England 1 3
023 9283 9766

Bateman's National Trust Home of Rudyard Kipling

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Attraction | "Bateman’s-------Rudyard Kipling’s country retreat"

Bateman's National Trust Home of Rudyard Kipling Photo, East Sussex, England
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Rudyard Kipling was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. Rudyard Kipling was born in British India in 1865 and died in 1936. Rudyard Kipling received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907 and is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story". Rudyard Kipling is the first English language writer to receive Nobel Prize for Literature, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. Bateman’s is located in Burwash, East Sussex. Rudyard Kipling lived in Bateman's from 1902 to his death in 1936. Rudyard Kipling’s wife left the house to the National Trust in 1939. Bateman’s is a 17th-century house surrounded by the wooded landscape of the Sussex Weald. Si...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 3, 2011

Bateman's National Trust Home of Rudyard Kipling
Bateman's Lane
Burwash, East Sussex TN19 7DS
44 (1435) 882302

York Castle Museum

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Attraction | "Nine reasons to visit York Castle Museum"

York Castle Museum Photo, York, England
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As a social history museum, York Castle Museum is one of Britain's leading museums of everyday life, displaying thousands of household objects in room settings and exhibitions. It is considered to be a landmark in the development of museums and has twice won the York Tourism Award for best attraction. York Castle Museum is located in York, England, on the very site of York Castle. During the 18th century the museum buildings were used as a prison. First they were a Debtor’s Prison and then later a Female Prison. As a museum York Castle Museum was founded by Dr John Kirk in 1938, who was a Yorkshire country doctor and a passionate collector of historical items used daily in the local area. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 7, 2011

York Castle Museum
The Eye Of York
York, England Y01 9RY
44 (0) 1904 687687