Jurassic Coast. UNESCO object in England
This unusual place is called the Jurassic Coast and is located in West Dorset, near the village of Lyme Regis, England. The Jurassic Coast stretches 155 km between Studland in…

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Stonehenge: mysteries, hypotheses, and legends
Among the hundreds of stone structures inherited by the British from their forefathers, Stonehenge (literally — "hanging stone") occupies a special place. The giant size (the weight of some blocks…

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Odiham Castle and its role in history
King John of the Landless is believed to have stayed at this 13th-century castle before setting off to sign the Magna Carta. Odiham Castle, or King John’s Castle, as the…

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cultural life

Goodwin Sands Shipwrecks

At 10 kilometers off the coast of East Kent in England is one of the most dangerous sand banks in the UK. The Goodwin Sands are located in the middle of the English Channel in the narrow Strait of Dover, next to one of the busiest shipping channels in the world. Since the first recorded shipwreck on the Goodwin Sands in 1298, more than 2,000 ships have met their end. Dozens of ship remains are still under the strait. Continue reading

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 hour when the drilling of offshore oil will again become profitable.

Cromarty Firth Port Authority (CFPA) was founded in 1972 as a dry dock for the repair and assembly of oil platforms operating in the North Sea. This region covers the shallow waters of Great Britain, Norway, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands, being one of the most active coastal drilling zones in the world. Once, hundreds of drilling platforms could be observed here, but these times are over. Continue reading

Irish Heavenly Garden at Crater

At first glance, this place looks very strange, although at a second glance too … A giant large-scale landscape monument called the Irish Sky Garden in Crater was created by the famous American artist James Thurrell. Yes, this is an artificial landmark, but it is very attractive!

James Turrell is one of those artists who belong to the pleiad of Californian conceptualists. It was he who in the late 1960s declared that the object as a work of art is a past stage. Continue reading

Dark Alley - the quaint tunnel of Ireland
Dark Alley - a popular natural landmark of Ireland, known far beyond its borders. Freakish trees grow near the village of Armoy in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The tunnel is…

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National parks and reserves in the Cayman Islands
Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park lies halfway between the Eastern edge of North Sound and the East coast of Grand Cayman, about 20 minutes ' walk from Georgetown. The Park…

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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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Rest in England with a glass of wine. English wine - exotic product
Today we will talk about alcoholic beverages. Nice subject, isn't it? I myself love, a sinful deed... But not keen. I advise you. Recently invited to the feast "Beaujolais Nouveau"…

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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…

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