England Important Monuments
Angel of the North
The Angel of the North is Britain’s largest and also one of its most impressive sculptures. The 200-ton steel angel designed by Antony Gormley stands near the A1 motorway in Gateshead in north-east England. The entire sculpture is 20 m high and has a wingspan of 54 m. It was commissioned by the City of Gateshead in 1998.
Hoe Park in Plymouth
The Hoe Park by the sea in Plymouth contains a monument to Sir Fancis Drake.
Birthplace of Winston Churchill
In the small village of Woodstock, about 15 km from Oxford, is Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill. The baroque palace is surrounded by an extensive park with a small lake.
Ironbridge Gorge is now an impressive monument to the beginnings of England’s Industrial Revolution. Today declared a World Heritage Site, the iron bridge built by Abraham Darby III in 1779 spans the River Severn in a beautiful landscape.
The most famous evidence of prehistoric cultures in England is the huge stone circle Stonehenge on the plateau north of Salisbury. Scientists discuss the origin and purpose of the legendary relic: some attribute the creation of the stone circle to druids, others believe that they have found evidence of an extraterrestrial existence in Stonehenge.
St. Boltoph’s Priory Abbey
The ruins of St. Boltoph’s Priory Abbey, built in the 12th century, are in the center of Colchester near the city walls. It was initially an Augustinian monastery and was destroyed in a civil war.
Bury St. Edmund’s
In Bury St. Edmund’s, where the Magna Charta began, you can visit the two gate towers that have been preserved from the 11th century abbey. All around is a park that has even been awarded prizes due to its beautiful rose garden. St. Edmundsbury Cathedral is in close proximity to the abbey ruins. It was once a simple Gothic parish church, but was expanded several times during the 20th century. St. Mary’s Church is also a Gothic-style sacred building in which Mary Tudor, the sister of Henry VIII, found her final resting place.
The picturesque ruined castle is the center of the Isle of Purbeck. The attractive village of Corfe lies at the foot of the castle.
This huge fortress near Dorchester was built 5,000 years ago, but today it is only an earth wall, which is 25 meters high in some places.
The Round Table in Winchester
The legendary round table at which King Arthur’s round table gathered is in the Great Hall, the castle that Henry III built. was built in the Middle Ages near Winchester.
This prehistoric place of worship in Dorchester, central Dorset, was used as an amphitheater by the Romans.
Ruins of the Roman Palace near Chichester
The ruins of the Roman Palace near Chichester were probably the residence of the Roman governor Tiberius Claudius Cogidubnus. Inside you can marvel at typical Roman underfloor heating.
The Roman lighthouse in front of Dover Castle dates from 43 BC. BC and already served Caesar’s galleys for orientation.
Roman Painted House
The Roman Painted House on New Street in Dover is a Roman dwelling that was discovered during excavations in 1970 and has beautiful, well-preserved murals.
The Long Man of Wilmington
This white figure of a man carved into the chalk is 75 m tall and stands on a small hill in Polegate near Wilmington. It seems to be the oldest representation of a person in Western Europe. Researchers and scientists are still puzzling about the origin and creation of this figure.
Roman Baths in Bath
The Roman Baths, the Roman baths, are the main attraction of the town of Bath and gave the city its name. The Celts used the hot spring, which was dedicated to Minerva, the goddess of healing. A temple was built in her honor over the spring.