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
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
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