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I thought UK is a big country much like the US. Apparently I had not got my geography lessons right ! London Heathrow is one of the best airports in the world and not without reason. UK has probably the strongest economy in Europe and London is a world reknowned financial centre. Some interesting places I have been to in the UK so far are London City, Windsor & Warwick castles,City of Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Windsor Castle is not too far off from London. It's a huge and magnificent castle but the pity is they don't let you see many parts of castle. Guess why ? Apparently the Queen still comes there once in a while and the Royal family still live there.

Warwick Castle experience is much better as you can go to all parts of the Castle. It's indeed 'smashing' as the English would say ! You can climb all the towers which offer great views of Warwick and its surroundings. There is a ghost chamber which is supposed to be a haunted place. You can see all the state apartments with wax structures of people, which gives a view of how things would have looked when the castle was in use by the Royals.

Oh God ! Bath is 'lovely'! The best attractions in Bath are the city's landscape itself being on a hill, Roman baths, Bath Abbey and the Impossible Microworld. There is a hot spring inside the Roman Bath which is basically due to a fault on the Earth's crust. Its indeed amazing to note that the hot water we see on the surface must have started its journey ten thousand years back or that's what they claim atleast !

Statford is a neat little town on the Avon river. The fact that it is the birthplace of William Shakespeare makes it even better. Half a day is just about right to spend in Stratford and a must see is Shakespeare's house.

A visit to Scotland was another dream come true. I have always been fascinated by Lochness and its so called monster Nessie, having seen it in the Discovery channel. Well, Nessie was so scared of me, it did not have the guts to put its face up when we went.

 

Warwick Castle
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Stratford Upon Avon
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Trinity College, Oxford
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House where we lived
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Urquart Castle
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Windsor Castle
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On board Royal yacht Brittannia
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Oxford
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