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Top 5 UK Landmarks (And Some Things You May Not Know About These National Treasures)

London is home to most of Great Britain’s most important landmarks, but if you want a change of pace, then visit Devon. If you’ve never been to Devon, you may want to visit this charming county in England. Named by Country Life magazine in 2015 as the Best Place To Live In The UK, it features beautiful countryside scenery, stunning beaches, and a relaxed way of life that is attracting visitors from all over the world. Moreover, it also has a few breathtaking attractions that are considered to be the country’s national treasures. If you’ve never been to Devon, you may want to brush up on your knowledge before your trip and wow your friends about all the unusual things that you learned about all the important landmarks in the area and in other parts of the UK.

Dartmouth Castle

This castle was built as an artillery fort to protect Dartmouth Harbour in Devon. Dartmouth Castle has been around for more than 600 years and it was still actively used by the military until the end of World War II. Today, visitors enjoy walking around the castle grounds and exploring parts of the castle such as the gun tower.

Hartland Abbey

Another Devon attraction is Hartland Abbey, which was built as a monastery back in the 12th Century and survived longer than any other monastery in the country. In 1539, King Henry VIII gave the abbey as a gift to the keeper of his wine cellar, and the place continues to be the property of the Stucley family to this day. Today, guests can take a walk in the gardens and have tea inside the abbey’s tea rooms.

Big Ben

If you’re taking a day trip to London from Devon, do check out one of the most famous national treasures of the UK, Big Ben. Considered to be the world’s most famous clock, Big Ben recently made headlines when it was stopped from chiming to make way for repairs over the next four years, but did you know that all four faces of the clock were intended to be blue? Before Big Ben was silenced on Aug. 21, the clock’s chimes were set to these lines: “All through this hour, Lord be my Guide/ And by Thy Power, no foot shall slide.”

Buckingham Palace

This is one of Britain’s most recognisable landmarks as it is the office and official residence of the Queen. The palace has 775 rooms and has its own chapel, swimming pool, post office, and cinema, among others. It has been said that the Queen’s pet Corgis have unrestricted access to any part of the Royal Residence and that they can go anywhere they please.


Stonehenge is probably the most famous prehistoric monument in the world. Located in Amesbury, Salisbury, the mysterious standing stones have attracted millions of visitors all over the world, but did you know that someone once owned this popular attraction? In 1915, Stonehenge was sold at an auction and Cecil Chubb bought it for £6,600. It was said that he meant to give it his wife, but after his spouse rejected it, Chubb gave Stonehenge to the nation a mere three years later.

Before your holiday in Devon and your daytrip to other parts of the UK, regale your friends with these bits of trivia and see how much they know about the most popular national treasures of the UK with National Treasures Quiz.




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