Below listed are 10 locations during my visit to the UK which I loved more than the rest. There are more among my favourites – and a lot remains to be seen some time later. All photos were taken by me with a Sony Cybershot DSC-W310.
10. Sandal Castle: A setting of Shakespeare’s play Henry VI, Part 3, this is the first British historical monument that I visited, and the structure had witnessed the War of the Roses as well as the English Civil War during which it ended up in ruins.
9. Liverpool Cathedral: This Anglican cathedral is huge, as well as beautiful in a different way, deviating from the usual colours of the other churches which I saw in the other parts of the country, and check out for the light reflecting through the glasses.
8. Thackray Museum: This museum was one of the best experience of history that I ever had, as we get to walk through a recreation of the old British Leeds with its own sights and sounds as we follow the lives of certain Victorian characters.
7. Undercliffe Cemetery: I have seen many cemeteries, but this one certainly caught my attention. This world of the dead at Bradford made me interested in death a lot more. Here is one fine resting place for what the soul leaves behind.
6. St. Paul’s Cathedral: It is clear that I won’t go to visit St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica any time soon, and for the same reason, St. Paul was very important to visit, and this is one magnificent church which even makes us feel the need to go to Rome and see the inspiration.
5. Westminster Abbey: The place where coronations of monarchs were held, and that which holds the Poet’s Corner; it also has my namesake, Lord Alfred Tennyson. All English Literature students, mark this place.
4. Glasgow Necropolis: This Victorian cemetery made me want to die in Glasgow and get buried there so that I can come back as a zombie and take some photos of the most beautiful graveyard I have seen in my whole life.
3. Canterbury Cathedral: The leading cathedral of England, and what reminds us of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales is no far behind in its beauty and splendour, as comes to our minds every time we read about the pilgrims to the shrine of Saint Thomas Beckett.
2. York Minster: Even as it was not among my top places to visit, this one quickly became my favourite cathedral of all time, as this Gothic structure and the second-highest office of the Anglican Church needs another visit.
1. The Lake District: The home to the Lake Poets, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey; can any English Literature student ask for anything more than to be motivated and blessed by what inspired the best?