Many are the magical places, far from the classic monuments and museums, that we can find in the United Kingdom. Its centuries of history, culture and tradition, as well as its incredible landscapes make that in any route through the country you can find wonderful corners, full of magic and mystery. We will meet some of them, we will do it according to their situation.
Magical places of England
We started in England. What can we find there?
1. StonehengeStonehenge - jaroslava V
It is one of the most popular destinations and that, despite its approximately 40 centuries old, continues to surprise.
This construction of the late Neolithic period It is formed by a set of huge rocks arranged in a circular shape and all surrounded by a moat.
At present, the use that could be given and what function it fulfilled is unknown this structure Likewise, the ability to lift such blocks of sandstone in a portico arrangement seems amazing.
Those who built this structure, in addition, should have astronomical knowledge, due to the relationship it has with sunrise and sunset, as well as lunar cycles.
2. DurhamDurham Cathedral - Linda / Flickr.com
One of the most magical places that attracts the most people is, without a doubt, the city of Durham, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.
One of its biggest attractions is the magnificent cathedral Romanesque style, built around 635. In recent years it has been a source of pilgrimage due to its appearance in the Harry Potter movie series, acting as Hogwarts College. It is easy to recognize its main nave, as well as its interior arches and its 17th-century rosette.
Magical places of Scotland
We are now going to the Scottish lands, full of legends and fantastic and mysterious stories.
3. EdinburghEdinburgh - Shaiith
One of the most surprising places is Scotland is Edinburgh. Upon access to the city, its majestic castle, raised on the hill of volcanic origin known as Castle Hill, will leave us with our mouths open.
Inside the "Stone of Destiny" is guarded, rock on which the kings were crowned. Likewise, jewels and other treasures are exhibited. In the courtyard, every day at one o'clock in the afternoon, the shot of its impressive canyon is made.
«No one in Scotland can escape the past. It's everywhere, hovering like a ghost.
4. Isle of SkyeIsle of Skye - FrankWinkler / Pixabai.com
The Isle of Skye is a small inland island located in the north of Scotland. Its rugged terrain creates a huge coastal contrast, with notable rocky elevations produced by magmatic activity.
Its most significant mountain range is Cuillin. Its journey is one of the most sought after adventures by authentic explorers, although it should be noted that the conditions are extreme due to its weather and the absence of water.
In contrast to the basalt that covers the Skye region, we see a huge biodiversity with hundreds of endemic species, whose flowers in spring stand out for their striking colors, as seen in the Glen Brittle Valley.
Ireland's magical places
We changed the island and headed our steps to Ireland.
5. The Giant's CausewayGiant's Causeway - Javier T / Flickr.com
The mysterious Giant's Causeway, in the Northern Ireland region, is another destination that causes the greatest astonishment. Why? Why It is a place sown with strange basaltic formations, columns whose age exceeds 60 million years caused by the rapid cooling of the lava to reach the earth's surface. It is estimated that there are about 40,000 columns.
However, its name derives from a local legend, which recreates the fight between two giants on both sides of the sea. After the continuous launch of rocks, at last one of them could cross it, although he had to retreat with great strides, which caused the ditches that can be seen today.
6. Dark HedgesDark Hedges - horslips5 / Flickr.com
As it is well known, much of the fables and legends about goblins, gnomes and other mythological creatures, have their origin in Ireland. As a sample of the places that host this type of beings we have the so-called Dark Hedges, section that we can cross from the Bregagh Road.
At a certain point, the route is completely covered due to the crossing of tree branches, which causes a unique place. In spring, its flowery foliage almost completely prevents the sun's rays from passing through.