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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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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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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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

The Rock of Gibraltar - Pillar of Hercules
The Rock of Gibraltar is a geology miracle located on the British territory of Gibraltar, on the Iberian Peninsula. This magnificent monolith is owned by the United Kingdom, located on…

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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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Castles of England. History in Architecture
The castles of England are not just architectural masterpieces, but also the embodiment of the traditions and history of this country. Here the most famous Englishmen, members of the royal…

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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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Skyscraper Mary Ex. London cucumber
The Mary Eix skyscraper, better known as the London Cucumber, is one of the most attractive buildings in London and stands out against the backdrop of the city skyline. Mary…

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