Europe is rich in history for you to enjoy, but with all this history where should you visit first? With a number of amazing locations all over Europe, it can be difficult to decide where to go. So, before you organise your European health card renewal and hop on the next flight, allow us to show you 7 historical locations that are worth visiting in 2019.
One of the first locations to visit for ancient history is Stonehenge in the UK. This monument was built about 5000 years ago dating it as far back as the Neolithic period in about 2500 BC. This stone circle as well as the burial mounds located nearby are now a world heritage site, allowing you to visit and spend time looking at these mysterious rocks.
Another highly popular location for history lovers to visit is Rome. With the perfect balance of ancient buildings and modern shops, you can visit some of the worlds most beautiful sites that date back centuries. Whether you visit the Spanish Steps, Colosseum and Forum or you take a trip to the Trevi Fountain, you can have a holiday filled with history as well as amazing food and lovely weather.
In addition to the ancient city of Rome, you can head to the ancient city of Athens. With a number of amazing landmarks such as the Acropolis, you can visit some of the main locations where politics, theatre and writing began. With a majority of our values and language coming from the ancient Greeks, you can see the remains of ancient Greek amphitheatres and a number of other ancient ruins all whilst soaking up the Grecian sun.
Bavaria’s Romantic Road
Though the actual road itself is not a historic site, the towns of Wurzburg and Augsburg that appear along the road are. There are also the medieval towns of Rothenburg, Dinkelsbuhl and Nordlingen, as well as the stunning views of Neuschwanstein Castle and the surrounding Alps. This is the perfect location for those that want a romantic picturesque trip through this beautiful country.
Arguably one of the most popular locations to visit in terms of History is Pompeii. This is a city with a sad story and one that has been perfectly frozen in time. When an eruption of Mount Vesuvius covered the city in clouds of Ash and volcanic magma, the city was destroyed. Two thousand people died, and the city was left abandoned. People then begun rediscovering it in 1748 as amazing artefacts were found, buried underneath the dust and rubble. This is the perfect place to visit if you want to learn more about this tragic story and see some of the remains perfectly preserved in the rubble.
Les Catacombes, Paris, France
In addition to this, there are also the ancient catacombs that can be found under the streets of Paris, which is a series of underground tunnels that hold the remains of over 6 million people. With a high number of visitors attending each year and a complicated network of tunnels, you can see the rich history of this unusual site and see Paris from an entirely different angle.
Windsor Castle, England
The final place that is definitley worthy of a visit is Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England. This stunning castle is deep-rooted in years and years of English history with a number of beheadings as well as the old tale of the boys in the tower. When visiting the castle you can view the Queen’s crown jewels as well as the inside of the famous tower. There is also a gift shop allowing you to buy yourself and your loved ones small, memorable souvenirs.
Regardless of where you are looking to visit this year or the next, you can be sure to have an amazing time at one of these historic locations. Which will you be visiting first?