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28 Notable Architectures to explore in United Kingdom

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom consists of four constituent countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It is the sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP and ninth-largest economy by purchasing power parity. It has a high-income economy and has a very high Human Development Index rating, ranking 14th in the world. It was the world's first industrialised country and the world's foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Sandal Castle
Sandal CastleManygates Ln, Sandal, Wakefield WF2 7DS, UK

Sandal Castle was one of two fortifications built in Wakefield during the twelfth century. It served as the administrative center for the manor and was later rebuilt into a lavish residence. During the Wars of the Roses, the Battle of Wakefield was fought nearby. The castle endured a siege during the seventeenth century Civil War and thereafter Parliament ordered its demolition. It was the site of royal intrigue and the setting for a scene in one of William Shakespeare's plays.

Scotland Street School Museum
Scotland Street School Museum225 Scotland St, Glasgow G5 8QB, UK

Scotland Street School Museum is a museum of school education, located in a former school designed by the Scotish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The activities at the museum includes participating in Victorian classroom situation, with actors performing teachers who impose strict discipline.

St. Paul's Cathedral London
St. Paul's Cathedral LondonSt. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, UK

Located on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London. One of the most famous and most recognizable sights of London. Its dome, framed by the spires of Wren's City churches, has dominated the skyline for over 300 years. At 365 feet (111 m) high, it was the tallest building in London from 1710 to 1967.

The Shard
The Shard32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG, UK

Standing 309.6 metres (1,016 ft) high, the 95-storey Shard is the tallest building in the United Kingdom. The glass-clad pyramidal tower has 72 habitable floors, with a viewing gallery and open-air observation deck on the 72nd floor, at a height of 244 metres (801 ft).

Tower of London
Tower of LondonSt Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB, UK

Historic castle founded towards the end of 1066. A grand palace early in its history, the Tower has served variously as an armoury, a treasury, a menagerie, the home of the Royal Mint, a public record office, and the home of the Crown Jewels of England. The Tower is a complex of several buildings set within two concentric rings of defensive walls and a moat.

Waddesdon Manor
Waddesdon ManorWaddesdon, Aylesbury HP18 0JH, UK

Waddesdon Manor is one of the most extraordinary houses in England, not only for its architecture and luxurious and colourful French interior decor, but also for its collections of superb English portraits and Dutch Old Masters, as well as books, manuscripts and exquisite textiles. Families can explore Waddesdon with seasonal trails and children's activities. There's also a woodland playground that winds through the trees and plenty of space to run around and explore.

Westminster Abbey
Westminster AbbeyWestminster Abbey, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, UK

Gothic abbey church which is the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English and, later, British monarchs. It is the burial site of more than 3,300 persons, usually of prominence in British history (including at least sixteen monarchs, eight Prime Ministers, poets laureate, actors, scientists, military leaders, and the Unknown Warrior).

Windsor Castle
Windsor CastleWindsor SL4 1NJ, UK

The Windsor Castle is a palace and a royal residence located in Windsor, important for its ancient relationship with the British Royal Family and for its architecture. It was a medieval castle that begun to be built in the 11th century, after the English Norman conquest of William I the Conqueror. This fortification was originally designed on a motte and with three walls around a central mount to serve as the stronghold of the Norman conquerors on the outskirts of London and dominate a strategi

Map of Notable Architectures to explore in United Kingdom