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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The Birthplace Of Shakespeare
The area, which is called the birthplace of Shakespeare, is located between London and Birmingham, 150 km from the British capital. This area, including the hometown of Shakespeare Stratford-on-Avon, Warwick…

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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…

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English dish

The thinnest viewing tower i360 opened in Brighton

A brilliant glass and metal observation tower with a donut-shaped observation platform grew up on the horizon of the seaside city of Brighton in England. The official opening of the world’s thinnest observation tower took place quite recently.

Called “vertical pier” tower has the official name of The British Airways i360, or just i360. Its height is 162 meters, and the width is only 3.8 meters. The observation platform also functions as an elevator, raising up to 200 passengers to the top, where they can enjoy stunning views of the city and the English Channel. All this makes the i360 the world’s highest moving observation tower, as well as the highest construction of Sussex. Continue reading

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 fiction, a legend and a fairy tale. Nevertheless, there is definitely a refuge in this legendary park.

History of Sherwood Forest
Currently, the famous Sherwood Forest is a national reserve located near Klimston, Nottinghamshire, England. Continue reading

Britain. London cuisine: all about fish & chips

You know how Sizzling and shkvorchit oil, when he is throwing are covered in the test fish? Most likely, Yes. If not, you can get acquainted with this sound in almost every London quarter.

In Covent garden, in Central London, it has been Sizzling and bubbling for more than 130 years, because for more than 130 years this place has been preparing the most popular English dish – fish & chips – fried fish with French fries.

Rock and Sole Plaice-which sounds like a “safe and soulful place” but is spelled “burbot and flounder” – is now the oldest place to sell fish & chips in London. The current host, Ismet Hassan, hailing from the Turkish honor of Cyprus, proudly States that “this is the main English traditional food: cod, haddock or flounder with the best fried potatoes! Much better than any artificial products that are now used in cooking!” Continue reading

Christmas in England: traditions and secrets
Christmas in England loomed in October, when most of them sat at home at the table and, sticking out the tip of his tongue, with the most serious look wrote…

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The History Of Wales
Wales is described as one of the oldest countries in the world where there is evidence of human habitation up to 200,000 years old. European Celts, who arrived in Wales…

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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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5 things that do not need to go to London
London is the capital of the Great Britain - this phrase is familiar to everyone who has studied English. It is not entirely correct, since Great Britain is the name…

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National Gallery. The most important London museum
The National Gallery is one of the most important London museums. Here is an impressive collection of paintings, covering the period from 1260 to 1900 with the works of almost…

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