Landmarks in English Speaking Countries

Historical, architectural and just tourist-attraction landmarks are found all over the world. Some more visited than others, some with longer history, and some that are engraved in everyone’s mind. Today you will learn about some of the most impressive landmarks in countries that speak English.

The UK

Stonehenge

Stonehenge is a historically unexplained monument that is wildely popular with tourists, scientists and conspiracy theorists alike. Click here to read more about Stonehenge.

Tower Bridge

A large suspension bridge located in London over the River Thames has become one of the city’s most recognized symbols. Click here to read more about the Tower Bridge.

Big Ben

Officially called Elizabeth Tower, Big Ben is one of the most famous clocks in the whole world. In the 19th century when it was finished, Big Ben was known as the largest and most accurate clock to date. Click here to read more about Big Ben.

Ireland

Ross Castle

Ross castle is a 15th century monument built by the local ruling clan, it was one of the last castles to surrender to Oliver Cromwell during Irish Confederate Wars. Click here to read more about Ross Castle.

Irish Round Tower

Irish round towers are a type of bell tower building mainly found in Ireland but two are also located in Scotland and one in the Isle of Man. The tallest Irish Round Tower stands at 18 meters tall. Click here to read more about Irish Round Towers.

Rock of Cashel

According to the local legend the castle of Rock of Cashel is located on Devil’s Bit, a mountain where Saint Patrick Banished Satan. You can read more about Rock of Cashel by clicking here.

Scotland

Loch Ness

Loch Ness is a large lake in Scotland which is best known for legendary sightings of the supposed Loch Ness Monster. Click here to read more about the stories surrounding the lake.

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Glenfinnan Viaduct is a railway viaduct located in Scotland. It is famously used in the widely popular Harry Potter movies as a Hogwarts Express railway. Click here to read more facts about the viaduct in real life and its depiction in fiction.

Melrose Abbey

Melrose Abbey is a 12th century monestary, which has now been partly destructed. Read more about the changes in the abbey throughout centuries by clicking here.

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