To many, this delightful cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, is a jumping off point for a visit to the famous and mysterious Stonehenge. But, this city of 40,000 residents is steeped in history. As such, travelers who see it as little more than a glorified bus stop are missing out on seeing a pair of historic sites.
London’s culture and sense of being is built on history. There is nary a corner of the city that doesn’t hold a great story and serve as the backdrop of some great event that helped shaped not only London and England, but the world at large, for in many ways the history of London — and frankly, that of England — is the story of the world.
Bath has a rich and colorful history. An absolutely charming city, Bath is located roughly 100 miles west of London, making it the perfect destination for a day trip. A tourist destination since the city’s founding during Roman times, Bath today is home to roughly 80,000 residents and sees more than 4.4 million visitors per year.
The four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta will come together for what organizers say is the first time ever as part of the 800th anniversary celebration of the declaration. Two of the copies are housed at the British Library in London, a third is in Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln and the fourth in Salisbury Cathedral in Salisbury.
The labyrinth of sewers winding their way beneath the Paris streets is as legendary as the city upstairs. For anyone interested in learning more about this complex maze winding its way beneath the Parisian streets, a visit to Le Musée des Égouts de Paris (the Paris Sewer Museum) is an absolute must.
Chinese police will start patrolling popular tourist destinations in Paris this summer in a bid to safeguard Chinese tourists visiting the French capital city. The French government apparently invited Chinese authorities to patrol the city, an ever-increasing destination for Chinese citizens, following increased reports of attacks targeting the country’s citizens.