United Kingdom | The Land of Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth

6. 5. 2023

The United Kingdom, a diverse and historically rich nation, captivates with its stunning landscapes, iconic landmarks, and vibrant cultural scene. From the bustling streets of London to the mystical beauty of the Scottish Highlands, the UK offers a tapestry of experiences.

The land of the greatest writers in history starting with William Shakespeare, through Jane Austin to a fantasy book series, Harry Potter. We can’t also forget about the exceptionality and importance of the Royal family. Visit England with us virtually, our students were, again, our travel guides! 


The Most Beautiful Sight Seeing in the UK


  1. Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, London = you can’t just pass this one as well as London Bridge. Pretty much - don’t miss visiting London at all. 
  2. Stonehenge, Wiltshire = Uncover the mystery of these ancient stone monoliths, believed to have been erected around 2500 B, which is an absolute world’s wonder, even though it is not considered one of the 7 Wonders of the World.
  3. Edinburgh Castle, Scotland = Immerse yourself in Scotland's rich history as you explore this magnificent fortress atop Castle Rock.
  4. The Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland = Witness the awe-inspiring beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage site, characterized by its hexagonal basalt columns.
  5. Bath's Roman Baths, England = Step back in time and discover the well-preserved remains of the Roman bathing complex, a testament to the city's Roman heritage.
  6. The Lake District, England = Stunning natural landscapes of lakes, mountains, and quaint villages are also a must in England.
  7. Windsor Castle, England = Visit the world's oldest and largest inhabited castle, where you can witness the Changing of the Guard and explore its lavish interiors.
  8. St. Paul's Cathedral, London = Admire the architectural masterpiece and climb to the top of the dome for breathtaking panoramic city views.
  9. The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland = Ireland is definitely a part you can’t miss. Of its beautiful scenery and natural beauty, it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world to visit. 
  10. Stratford-upon-Avon, England = Pay homage to William Shakespeare in his birthplace, where you can explore his childhood home and watch performances of his plays by the Royal Shakespeare Company.


Big ben


Tea with Milk or Fish & Chips? Try these traditional dishes when traveling in England!


The UK's dishes are a captivating fusion of tradition and innovation. From the iconic comfort of fish and chips enjoyed by seaside towns to the elegant rituals of afternoon tea, there is a rich tapestry of culinary delights to explore such as the Yorkshire pudding, indulge in traditional Cornish pasties, or savor a steaming pot of Scottish haggis.


The Royal Family


As we speak about the UK, we can’t forget to mention the Royal family, that’s much appreciated and loved by any British citizen. Or, even the world. 

The history of the Royal Family in the UK is a tale woven through centuries of tradition, triumphs, and challenges. The institution dates back to the early medieval period. The monarchy's significance grew during the Tudor era, with iconic figures like Henry VIII and Elizabeth I leaving an indelible mark. The British Empire's expansion during the 18th and 19th centuries further solidified the monarchy's influence.

The 20th century witnessed dramatic changes, including two world wars and the gradual evolution of the monarchy's role. Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch, has provided stability and continuity since 1952. The Royal Family's engagements, charity work, and ceremonial duties continue to capture the nation's attention and forge connections worldwide.

Despite occasional controversies and debates over the monarchy's role, it remains an enduring symbol of British identity and tradition. The Royal Family's history serves as a reflection of the country's evolution, and its future will undoubtedly shape the narrative of the United Kingdom for generations to come.




Shakespeare and literature impact 

UK literature has had a profound impact on the world, producing some of the most celebrated authors in history. From Shakespeare's timeless plays to the works of Dickens, Austen, and Rowling, British literature showcases a diverse range of genres and styles, captivating readers across generations with its richness and depth.


“To be, or not to be, that is the question:

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer

The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,

Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,

And by opposing end them."


What is it like to live in the UK? Our Students say:


“It feels homely where we live, yet multicultural when you travel particularly in London. The U.K. is fast becoming a melting pot of International cultures.

England is Welcoming and caring. Relatively safe, free, and fairly low crime in comparison to many countries. Our Royal family and our political system are what I appreciate the most. The only “negatives” could be the weather of course. Some might say we are quite a racist country, but I wouldn’t believe so. My favorite place to visit is Edinburgh in Scotland. It has a lovely feel to it.” 

– Alan Ball, student Ph.D.

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