DEFINING BRITISH LANDMARKS
Britain is bulging with beautiful buildings steeped in history, places of extraordinary natural beauty and striking ultra-modern structures. Here are 50 must-see British landmarks that everyone should see.
HADRIAN’S WALL, CUMBRIA, NORTHUMBERLAND & TYNE AND WEAR
Erected by the Romans in 122AD to keep the ‘barbarians’ out under the orders of emperor Hadrian, this mighty stone wall once stretched nearly 80 miles from coast to coast in the north of England. It took three legions of men at least six years to complete. Now part of a 150-mile UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s the country’s most spectacular and important Roman monument. It’s not just a wall though – various forts, milecastles, barracks, and ramparts with museums can be found along it.
No matter how many times you see the mighty circle of stones rising from Salisbury Plain, you’ll always be awestruck by them. The most famous prehistoric monument in Europe, it was erected in the late Neolithic period in around 2500 BC. Stonehenge is now part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with nearby Avebury.