Age-old traditions of great Britain. Native English customs
There is no mask more mysterious than the open and friendly face of an Englishman. Having lived in England for more than four years, I already know them, of course,…

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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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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…

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North sea

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

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 locals call him, is a medieval castle built in the 13th century. The ruins of an octagonal fortress – one of the three fortresses built by the king during his reign, now stand next to the newly built Basingstoke Canal. Continue reading

A four-day tour of London. Blitz tour!

Tour to London: four days in London! British visa allows you to stay in the country for six months, but nothing can be done — in the schedule of my tour of Europe for a tour to London is allocated only 4 days. A lot or a little to this extraordinary island? Of course, little, but enough, to feel mysterious charm of this strict and beautiful countries.
London tour: On the way to England
Since England is not part of the Schengen countries, a visa to the UK will have to be obtained separately. Make it quite real, but be prepared that the Embassy will want to make sure that you are just a tourist and do not dream to settle on the island. If you do not fly from Ukraine to England at once, but first to another European country, you will have to think about how you will get to Foggy Albion. 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…

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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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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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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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Rest in London: pubs and rock clubs of the British capital
Like compatriots to go to London. Probably tired of the myths about Paris as about a holiday that is always with you. In addition, for most of the graduates of…

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