England Travel Guide [y]

[y] Great Britain Visitors Guide

London is the place to start. Nowhere in the country can match the scope and innovation of the metropolis, a colossal, frenetic city, perhaps not as immediately attractive as its European counterparts, but with so much variety that the only obstacle to a great time is the shockingly high cost of everything. It’s here that you’ll find Britain’s best spread of nightlife, cultural events, museums, galleries, pubs, and restaurants. The other large cities, such as Birmingham, Newcastle, Leeds or Liverpool each have their strengths: Birmingham has a resurgent arts scene, for example, while people travel for miles to sample Newcastle’s nightlife.

These days Manchester can match the capital for glamour in cafés and clubs, and also boasts the inimitable draw of the world’s best-known football team. England’s ancient cathedral cities, such as Lincoln, York, Salisbury, Durham, and Winchester, cannot be equaled for sheer physical beauty. Wherever you’re based, you’re never more than a few miles from a ruined castle, a majestic country house, a secluded chapel, or a monastery. In the southwest, there are remnants of a Celtic culture that was all but eradicated elsewhere by the Romans, and everywhere you can find traces of prehistoric settlers – most famously the megalithic circles of Stonehenge and Avebury.

Most beguiling of all are the long-established villages of England, hundreds of which amount to nothing more than a pub, a shop, a gaggle of cottages and a farmhouse offering bed and breakfast. Devon, Cornwall, the Cotswolds and the Yorkshire Dales harbor some especially picturesque specimens, but every county can boast a decent showing. Then, of course, there’s the English countryside, an extraordinarily diverse terrain from which Constable, Turner, Wordsworth, Emily Brontë and a host of other writers and artists who took inspiration. Exmoor, Dartmoor, Bodmin Moor, the North York Moors and the Lake District are the most dramatic and best known of the national parks, each offering an array of landscapes crisscrossed with walking routes.

Reading, a Wonderful Attraction in England

You will find this beautiful town between Kennet and the confluence of the River Thames. A trip to England is always a great experience, as this country has a lot of attractions and places to visit. Reading is one of the largest towns in this country. Here you can spend a nice vacation, visiting all the beautiful buildings, museums, and churches. As you know, Reading has a variety of museums and one of them is the Cole Museum of Zoology. This is a very interesting place, especially if you come for a visit with your children. Here are some of the most beautiful places to visit in Reading:

Reading Museum

This impressive building is home to a high number of collections devoted to the history of biscuits, beer, and bulbs. The image that here you can find a gallery that displays the influence of Huntley & Palmer biscuits maker in this town’s industry. Also, you can visit the showroom of mosaics, ancient pieces of pottery and jewelry. One of the best things about this museum is that you can visit it for free.

Reading Museum
Reading Museum (Photo Source: geograph.org.uk)

Forbury Garden

Built between 1856 and 1864, Forbury Garden is a great attraction for many tourists. Here you can admire a huge statue of Miwand Lion, which is dedicated to the 66th Berkshire Regiment. The statue was designed by George Blackall-Simonds and is one of the largest bronze statues in the world. While visiting this garden, you can relax a little bit and read a good book. If you want to discover more, you can visit the nearby Reading Prison. Here was sentenced Oscar Wilde, in 1895.

Forbury Gardens
Forbury Gardens (Photo Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Beale Park Bird

This park is home to an impressive collection of birds, including swans, peacocks, parrots and owls. Here, you can also find a deer park, farm animals, train track and a pet room. After you visit this amazing collection of birds, you can rest at a cafeteria or buy gifts at the gift shop. The kids can have some fun at a summer fishing adventure or they can go on a boat trip.

Beale Park Bird Collection
Beale Park Bird {Photo Source: commons.wikimedia.org}

Reading is a lovely town where you can visit different kinds of museums or enjoy beautiful gardens. Would you visit Beale Park Bird?