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Today we are spotlight additional attractions and notable sites in London, UK. Newer to London is the London Eye which is a giant ferris wheel located on the River Thames. Now known as Coca-Cola London Eye, it is Europe’s tallest Farris Wheel and gives the highest view of London making it one of the UK’s most popular paid attraction.
Each of the 32 ovoidal capsules can carry roughly 25 people and is brightly lit at nighttime. The eye rotates slow enough that passengers can walk on and off and rarely comes to a complete stop. Each revolution takes roughly 30 minutes and costs roughly £19.35 which is equivalent to $30. The London Eye has become a popular tv cult icon since 1999 and has done for London what the Eiffel Tower did for Paris.
Next we move to Kent, England which is over 3 hours away from London. I’m sure many of you have seen photographs or visited Kent which dates back to 1119. The castle was built in on an island on the River Lens. It has been rebuilt over the centuries and the remaining castle is mostly from the 19th century.
Open to the public since 1975, Leeds Castle was last own privately by Lady Baillie which was purchased in 1926. When she died in 1974, Lady Baillie left the castle to a private charitable trust called the Leeds Castle Foundation. Since 1976 the castle has been opened to the public and have over half a million visitors visit Leeds Castle annually.
Just looking at Leeds Castle I feel like I’ve stepped into a scene from a Jane Austin novel.
Would you include any of the two attractions on your UK travel adventure?