Cromarty Firth Oil Platform Cemetery
In the remote harbor in the north of Scotland, between two steep promontories are dozens of old oil platforms. They have been idle for several decades, quietly waiting for the…

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Britain. Greenwich for all
The trouble with many visitors to London is that, having crushed each other's feet in the Tate gallery, at Westminster and big Ben, they imagine that they have already seen…

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Needles Isle of Wight
Needles on the Isle of Wight is an impressive limestone geological formation located in the western part of the Isle of Wight, England. Three rocks pointed at the top lined…

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Pub culture in England

In the long wanderings around London you will visit a crazy thought in the spirit of the heroes of Woodhouse, looking like this: “And it would be nice to mix with the crowd and become one of these eccentric Englishmen.” Do not resist this desire. Just go to the whorehouse. However, there is still more correct to send you into a “public house”. After all, the word “pub”, which the whole world calls the famous British drinking establishments, is nothing more than an abbreviation of public house – so in the strict Victorian era was called popular among the people beer, or elhausy. Continue reading

The picturesque Arch Durdle-Dor
Speaking of the Jurassic coast, it is worth mentioning such a picturesque place as Durdle-Dore. This natural limestone arch is a popular tourist attraction on the English Channel coast in…

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Tour of the London underground
"Ladies and gentlemen," announces the driver of the train, standing at one of the stations of the Central line, " sorry for the delay, but in front of us has…

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Sherwood Forest and the Oldest Oaks of Europe
Speaking of Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood comes to mind as the first association. It is difficult to say whether such a person existed in reality, or is it just a…

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Universities in the UK. Oxford... Cambridge... And number three.…
Can you name the three oldest universities in Britain? Well, the first two are clear -- Oxford and Cambridge, everybody knows that. And the third? First clue: it is not…

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10 interesting facts about the Isle of Man
Everyone knows about Britain and Ireland, but relatively few know about the Isle of Man between the two giants. Despite its small size, the island has a unique and diverse…

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