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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London tour is cheap. It's real!
Review No. 1. London was pleasantly surprised at the airport: all the terminals of the British capital are connected to the suburban train stations, so you can get to the…

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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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Halsends is a village that dissolved into the sea

The coast of Great Britain is slowly but systematically absorbed by the sea. These processes lasted for decades, but there are exceptions. In the case of the Halsends village, everything happened suddenly, and during one stormy night the village literally dissolved into the sea.

The island of Great Britain is reduced in size. Every year several meters of land are washed away by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Every few decades at least one village is lost. From the coast of Yorkshire in the north, to the iconic cliffs of chalk on the southern coast of England, the sea absorbs an average of 2 meters at the northern end to eight inches in the south. Continue reading

The Garden of Space Speculations in Scotland

The garden of cosmic speculation in Scotland ranks first among the most unusual gardens in the world. It was created by American landscape architect Charles Alexander Jenks in 1989 in the city of Dumfries. His wife, Maggie Keswick, a specialist in the gardens of Japan and China, received the 1988 Portrack House as an inheritance. Together they decided to build a miniature of the entire universe – to combine botany with mathematics, astronomy, geometry, physics, chemistry, and to translate these ideas into landscape design. The garden is dedicated to the process of birth of the universe and its development, the place of man in this infinite space and the role of science. Continue reading

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 up in a row towards the lighthouse of the mid-nineteenth century.

The name “Needles” was inspired by a fourth needle-shaped rock called “Lot’s Wife”, which collapsed in 1764 during a heavy storm. Continue reading

Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol
Clifton Suspension Bridge is one of the most beautiful engineering structures in the world. It is located in the suburb of Bristol, UK. The bridge spans the Avon Gorge and…

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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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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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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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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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