Historical Sites and Attractions to visit in London during the Olympics in 2012
There has never been a better time to see London, as well as many other parts of Britain, than during the Olympic and Paralympic games, which come to Britain in the summer of 2012.
With the olympic venues not only spread around London, which gives a wonderful opportunity to see the city’s great history and tourist attractions, as well as the Olympic sports, many are located in several other parts of Britain.
Most of the Olympic sports will take place in and around London. Discover London’s culture and history as well as the varied entertainment it has to offer. Around London there are also treasures to be seen, for instance Cathedrals and Castles in Kent, Cultural sites in Oxfordshire, Historical sites in Sussex, Heritage sites in Surrey, Cultural sites in Cambridgeshire and Essex where near Hadleigh Castle the Olympic Mountain Biking event will be run. The 2012 Olympic Rowing and Canoeing will battle it out for gold medals at Dorney Lake near Windsor in Berkshire home of Windsor Castle, the largest castle in Europe. Greenwich Park hosts the 2012 Equestrian events which is close to a part of London on the River Thames intimately connected with British sea-power where the Cutty Sark pictured below lies.
Places to see near other 2012 Olympic Venues
Further afield, the beautiful county of Dorset will host the Olympic Sailing competition at Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour, while three stadiums, apart from the world famous Wembley in London, will host the Soccer competition, Hampden Park in Glasgow, Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United and Newcastle United’s, St James’ Park. All three locations provide great opportunities to explore the north of Britain. The historic city of Glasgow is not only a great place to visit in its own right but is also the gateway to the Scottish Highlands and beyond.
The vibrant City of Manchester can serve as a great base to explore beautiful Cumbria and its lake district while Newcastle not only offers many cultural delights, but also a convenient centre from which to explore the ancient history of nearby Northumberland and Yorkshire.
With such a wide choice of things to do, no one will be left disappointed.
For more information on Britain’s history and heritage and to find more interesting places to visit near the 2012 Olympic games venues explore our site www.history-tourist.com further.
For comprehensive details of the Olympic games in London 2012 go to the official site of the London 2012 Olympics