history of Scotland
Scotland was originally inhabited by people engaged in hunting and gathering, who came from England, Ireland and Europe about 6000 years ago. They brought the Neolithic era with them to…

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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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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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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

history of Scotland
Scotland was originally inhabited by people engaged in hunting and gathering, who came from England, Ireland and Europe about 6000 years ago. They brought the Neolithic era with them to…

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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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Welsh Culture. The Traditions Of Wales. Welsh Cuisine
Eisteddfod is purely a Welsh invention, which gives all travelers a mystical experience. The word Eisteddfod means "meeting of the bards", and traditionally Eisteddfod was a competition associated with the…

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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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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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