40 Flashcards of British Sights

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Every ESL student during the process of education learns the main places to visit in the United Kingdom. It’s way more easier to do this with the help of flashcards.

Save the PDF file above, print and cut the cards. You’ll get the flashcards of the following British attactions & sights:

  1. Big Ben – the most famous clock tower, the symbol of London.
  2. Buckingham Palace – the official home of the Queen. The Changing of the Guard takes place outside at 11.30am each day.
  3. London Eye – on a clear day you can see up 25 miles from the top of this 32 capsule giant ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames.
  4. National Gallery – founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.
  5. St. Paul’s Cathedral – once the tallest structure in London at 365ft high, St Paul’s is the Church of England cathedral.
  6. Tower of London – one of London’s World Heritage Sites, visitors can see the Crown Jewels and famous ravens.
  7. Stonehenge – believed to be 5,000 years old and listed as a World Heritage Site, many druids celebrate the summer solstice there.
  8. Palace of Westminster – here you’ll find the House of Lords and House of Commons.
  9. British Museum – located in the Bloomsbury area of London, it’s a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture.
  10. Royal Albert Hall – it’s a concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington, London, which has held the Proms concerts annually each summer since 1941.
  11. Covent Garden –  London’s main theatre and entertainment area. Tourists fill its elegant, car-free Piazza, home to fashion stores, crafts at the Apple Market and the Royal Opera House.
  12. Windsor Castle – home for the Queen but visitors can see Queen Mary’s Doll’s House and the State Apartments.
  13. Globe Theatre – opened in 1997,it’s a replica of the open-air theatre originally designed in 1599 by William Shakespeare’s playing company.
  14. National Museum of Scotland – stores the collections relating to Scottish antiquities, culture and history, and collections covering science and technology, natural history, and world cultures.
  15. Trafalgar Square – tourists admire its wonderful fountains and architecture, and join in the several special events happening every year around this London landmark.
  16. Churchill War Rooms – here you’ll discover the life and legacy of Winston Churchill in the bunker and museum hidden beneath the streets of Westminster where he ran WW2.
  17. Arthur’s Seat – the main peak of the group of hills in Edinburgh, Scotland which form most of Holyrood Park, described by Robert Louis Stevenson as “a hill for magnitude, a mountain in virtue of its bold design”.
  18. Ben Nevis – standing at 4,409 ft, near Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, this is the UK’s highest mountain.
  19. Brighton Pier – one of the most famous coastal landmarks, it was almost destroyed by a storm in 1896.
  20. Dartmoor – this area of moorland has National Park status and is habitat for a range of wildlife, including the famous Dartmoor ponies.
  21. Kew Gardens – in the 19th Century tropical orchids were popular and thousands still flock to explore the 300 acres of gardens, greenhouses and a treetop walk.
  22. Loch Ness – visitors flock to this freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands hoping to see the monster.
  23. The Needles – three stacks of chalk rise out of the sea off the Isle of Wight.
  24. Kensington Palace – a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England.
  25. Royal Observatory – visit the Royal Observatory Greenwich to stand on the historic Prime Meridian of the World, see the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and experience London’s only planetarium.
  26. London Zoo – it’s the world’s oldest scientific zoo. It was opened in London on 27 April 1828, and was originally intended to be used as a collection for scientific study.
  27. Tower Bridge – it’s one of London’s famous bridges and one of many must-see landmarks in London with a glass floor and modern exhibitions it is a must visit.
  28. River Thames – a river that flows through southern England, most notably through London. At 215 miles, it is the longest river entirely in England.
  29. Roman Baths – visitors today can also bathe in the natural thermal waters discovered more than 2,000 years ago.
  30. Land’s End – the starting point for the Olympic Torch’s relay around the UK, it’s the most westerly point of mainland England.
  31. Snowdonia – Snowdon is the tallest peak in the national park and stands at 1,085m above sea level.
  32. Natural History Museum – it’s full of weird and wonderful exhibits, including a huge diplodocus dinosaur skeleton.
  33. Giant’s Causeway – the only World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland, it was formed by a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago and is steeped in myth and legend which says it was carved by the might giant Finn McCool.
  34. Regent’s Park – being one of the Royal Parks of London, it combines large open spaces with tree-lined pathways, formal gardens, and four children’s playgrounds.
  35. St Michael’s Mount – known as the jewel in Cornwall’s crown, it is believed to be where the Greeks traded for Cornish tin.
  36. Sherlock Holmes Museum – it’s a privately run museum in London, England, dedicated to the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.
  37. The Shard – it’s home to some of the best offices, restaurants and hotel rooms in London – along with breathtaking views.
  38. Sherwood Forest – famous home of legendary Robin Hood and the Major Oak, 500,000 people regularly visit it.
  39. Edinburgh Castle – it’s built on a 700 million-year-old extinct volcano called Castle Rock and has been used as a Royal residence through the ages.
  40. Warwick Castle – a medieval castle developed from an original built by William the Conqueror in 1068.

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