Next 250 Best Travel Destinations — Europe 4


          Altamira Caves – pre-historic cave drawings

          Balearic Islands — fun ‘n’ sun

          Bilbao — world class Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Gehry

          Costa del Sol — Beautiful beaches along the Mediterranean coast.                      

Costa del Sol


          Cuenca — Famous for “Hanging Houses”

          El Escorial — Monastery, palace, and museum.                    

El Escorial

          Leon — A stop on the route to Santiago de Compostela

          Pueblas Blancas — “White Villages”

          San Sebastian — Interesting Basque town known for its beaches

          Santiago de Compostela — Final resting place of St James, one of the original twelve apostles; a popular pilgrimage location.


             Visby — Former Hanseatic League city, restored to its former glory.


              Basel — Important Arts and Financial center at the junction of France, Germany, and Switzerland                      

Rathaus, Basel

Town Hall, Basel

              Geneva — Banking Center of Switzerland

              Zurich — Another major Swiss city

         United Kingdom

                 Blenheim Palace — Childhood home of Sir Winston Churchill.

                Brighton — Popular summer resort for Londoners; contains an unusual Royal palace.                             

Royal Pavilion

               Cambridge — One of the world’s most prestigious and oldest universities.                     

King's College Chapel

               Canterbury — Famous as the church associated with the English Archbishop.                             

Canterbury Cathedral

               Chester — A quaint and interesting town noted for its shopping.

                Durham — Boasts another of England’s most beautiful cathedrals.

               Giant’s Causeway (N. Ireland) — Interesting rock ensemble along the Northern Irish coast.

                Glasgow, Scotland — Second largest city in Scotland; has become a center for the Arts.

                Hebrides, Scotland — Wild and untamed Scottish islands

                Lake District — Popular vacation area in the northern part of England; often associated with Beatrix Potter.                         

Lake District

               Leeds Castle — One of my favorite castles!                    

Leeds Castle

                Liverpool — Home of the Beatles

                Oxford — Another of England’s old and prestigious universities.                       

Radcliffe Camera, Oxford

                St Andrews (Scotland) — Famous for its golf course and the beginnings of the game which is so popular around the world.

               Stourhead Gardens — Classic landscape gardening at its best.                        

Stourhead Gardens

               Tintern Abbey, Wales — Recall the poem by William Wordsworth

               Winchester — Another interesting cathedral town

               Winsor Castle — Summer residence of the British Royalty.

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