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Great Britain's Magic Places
Transcript of Great Britain's Magic Places
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England. It's the remains of a ring of standing stones, made from 3000 BC to 2000 BC.
We can't say anything about functions and history of Stonehenge, because it was produced by a culture that left no written records. Multiplicity of theories and speculations made Stonehenge one of the most mysterious places in the world.
Westminster Abbey is a traditional place of coronations of the British monarchs. It's a large, Gothic church and one of the most important building in the United Kingdom.
In addition to the coronations, Westminster Abbey is a place of royal weddings.
Official residence and principal workplace for British monarch, Buckingham Palace is located in the City of Westminster in London.
Formerly known as Buckingham House, first version of the building was established in 1705. It was a townhouse for the Duke of Buckingham and Normanby - John Sheffield.
The first British monarch to reside at Buckingham Palace was Queen Victoria. She moved there in 1837.
Tower of London
Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress - a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London, England. Used as a prison, fortress and palace. The most famous parts of the Tower of London are White Tower, Traitors' Gate and a Jewel House - a place of royal jewels.
Tower of London
The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It holds over 150 million items in many formats, both print and digital: books, manuscripts, journals, newspapers, magazines, music records, videos, play-scripts, patents, databases, maps, stamps, prints and drawings. The Library's collections include around 14 million books. The Library's budget is about 140 million pounds. British Library is one of the two largest libraries in the world, the other being The Library of Congress in United States of America.
Legendary bell on the Elizabeth Tower at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London. Completed in 1858, today is one of the most important symbols of United Kingdom.
The oldest underground railway in the world, opened on 10th January 1863. The system serves 270 stations in Greater London, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex. System is also known as the Tube - because of its circular tunnels.
English national stadium, located in Wembley Park, London. Called "The Home of Football", built in 1923, replaced by new stadium in 2007. Original construction was based on the two towers, called Twin Towers, which became a legendary symbols of England. New Wembley Stadium's signature is the 134-meter-high (440 ft) Wembley Arch.