what are must sees in europe

have 30days and intend on going from uk ti netherlands down to spain and across to italy. What are 'must sees' and 'must dos' on trip?


Country: United Kingdom


Must see in UK are:
Windsor Castle - The Royal Family's Weekend Bolt Hole, Stonehenge - A Mysterious Presence on the Salisbury Plain,
Snowdonia - Deep Glacial Valleys and Some of the Oldest Rocks on Earth,
Hadrian's Wall - The Northern Border of the Roman Empire,
York Minster - The Largest Medieval Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe,
St Ives Cornwall - Palm Shaded Beaches and Artists' Studios,
The Roman Baths and the Pump Room in UK City Of Bath,
Stratford on Avon - Shakespeare's Home Town,
Iron Bridge - The Birthplace of Industry,
Edinburgh Castle - An Ancient Fortress in the Heart of a City,
Caernarvon Castle - A Symbol of Kingly Power in a Country Full of Castles,
The Royal Pavilion - Brighton - Irresistable Excess.
It's a great country. You can see pics of all these wonders on this website:
Hi, you have asked a very very large area based question.... hey! do some research yourself and then post specific queries...
Dear fellow traveller, I have to agree with Suez....
Bon Voyage, Ingrid
15 places you must see and do in Belfast.

*1. Belfast City Hall.
*2. Ulster Museum and Botanic Gardens.
3. Titanic Quarter.
4. Ulster Hall.
5. The Big Wheel (City Hall)
6. Walking tour from the Welcome Centre, Donegall Place, Belfast.
7. Open Top Bus Tour.
8. Belfast Castle.
9. Belfast Zoo.
10. Tour of the 1845, Crumlin Road Gaol
11. Parliament Buildings.
12. Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park.
13. St. Anne’s Cathedral
14. St. George’s Market (Friday & Saturday)
15. Take it easy and relax in the City centre (I do this myself).
For details of these and other Belfast attractions please contact the Belfast Welcome Centre: Telephone 028 9024 6609 or
*Opening again this year after major refurbishment.
I can advise about your visit to Scotland. I will keep it simple and short because you have only 30 days for the whole of Europe!

Must see: Isle of Mull and Edinburgh

On Mull go to the isle of Iona and catch a boat to Staffa to see Fingal's cave. If you have time visit Tobermoray and try some local whisky.

In Edinburgh climb Arthur's Seat in Holyrood Park. Visit the Botanic Gardens and go to the theatre or a concert.
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Have a great trip!
Sometimes it seems that even a lifetime is insufficient to experience all that Europe has to offer. From the much-fought-over Islands of Malta to the rustic charm of English county Towns; from the efficiency of Munich to the chic nonchalance of Paris, Europe has it all. In visiting Europe one is always pressed for time. There is so much to see and so much more to experience that, like a child in a toy store, one feels hopelessly overwhelmed. There are however a few places that, if given the opportunity, one should not miss or fail to see.

For starters there is London: A picture post card city. Be it because of Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, Madame Tussauds or St. Paul’s Cathedral; there may be a number of reasons to visit London; in fact there could be as many as twenty seven million reasons if you were to ask every single visitor to the city, but just something as simple as taking a ride on one of the charming trademark buses should suffice.

One of the advantages of visiting London is that it is a truly cosmopolitan city, in every sense of the word. There are over three hundred languages spoken here, restaurants of every cuisine imaginable and chances are there is something or the other belonging to your forefathers that the English have preserved in their museums for you.

London is also known and renowned for its parks and green spaces most notable of which is Hyde Park. When in London do try and drive down a few hundred miles to Stonehenge in Wiltshire and see what all the fuss was about regarding this UNESCO-designated heritage site dating back 3000 years.

Ah, Paris! No not the one that stole Helen of Sparta’s heart but the equally romantic city of Paris. Located on the banks of the Seine, Paris is as beautiful by day as it is by night, though a moonlit night in Paris is better still. There are a number of places worth visiting which most school and self help French textbooks recommend.

By far one of the most beautiful avenues in the World is the Champs-Élysées. Dating back to the Seventeenth Century the Avenue connects up to the Arc de Triomphe at one end and the Place de la Concorde (the infamous site of the guillotine) at the other. The Arc de Triomphe is a lot like a shrine. It is dedicated to the soldiers who died for France during the bloody Napoleonic Wars and also contains Le Tombeau du Soldat Inconnu or The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Right next to the Champs-Élysées is the Avenue Montaigne which is home to none other then Dior, Chanel, Givenchy and Louis Vuitton. The Musée du Louvre is a must see for art lovers and the Basillica de Sacré Cœur for those of a religious inclination. Either way missing any of these is like coming away with an empty shell of what Paris truly is. There is one monument in Paris which requires no introduction. Used alternately as an observation tower, advertising space or a radio broadcast tower; Le Tour Eiffel or the Eiffel Tower is no less a wonder of the World.

It is said that Shakespeare is not to be experienced in the Globe theatre of London but in the Gondolas of Venice. It is here in this city of bridges and water that one can truly get a taste of Othello or the Merchant of Venice. Venice is a rich city in terms of not just culture and art but also architecture. Venice is famous for its transport and mass transit system as well. It is perhaps the only place in the world where buildings nearly float on water and where canals take the place of roads. Well! this is what happens when a city is built on over a hundred and twenty islands. The strongest reason, reasonably speaking, of visiting Venice is the fact that the buildings there are sinking and that global warming and shrinking polar ice caps may make scuba diving the only way possible to visit this future lost city of Atlantis.
Visit Edinburgh for sure! It's a beautiful medieval city that far exceeds London aesthetically. Check out my blog post for travel tips:

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