LONDON, VISIT TO GREENWICH, ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE

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The Old Royal Naval College is the architectural centrepiece of Maritime Greenwich,[ a World Heritage Site in Greenwich, London, described by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as being of “outstanding universal value” and reckoned to be the “finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isles”. The buildings were originally constructed to serve as the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, now generally known as Greenwich Hospital, which was designed by Christopher Wren, and built between 1696 and 1712. The hospital closed in 1869. Between 1873 and 1998 it was the Royal Naval College, Greenwich. This has been somewhere I have wanted to visit. The buildings at Old Royal Naval College are beautiful and have so much history.  The site was originally the site of The Tudor Palace Of Greenwich

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The buildings and grounds of the Old Royal Naval College were originally designed as a refugee for old and injured sailors in the 1690’s. It later became a training college for officers in the Royal Navy. Now they are open daily and free to visit. They are worth a visit as they are beautiful. I love visiting historical sites. London has so many !

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