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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Tour in Scotland. Looking for the monster from Loch ness
Even if you do not read the tabloids and firmly believe that there is no monster in Loch ness, it is still worth visiting these shores in Scotland to enjoy…

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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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Victorian era

Marble Arch London

Received an honorable place in front of Buckingham Palace, but later transferred to Hyde Park, the marble arch of London was modeled after the example of one of the most famous monuments of Rome. The marble arch was designed in 1827 by John Nash as the triumphal entrance to Buckingham Palace. At that time, John Nash was a successful architect who was largely responsible for changing the architectural appearance of the city in the early nineteenth century. Nash was famous for his work on Regent Street, Buckingham Palace, Cumberland Terrace and his master plan in the Marylebone area, around Regent Park. Continue reading

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 Christmas Lists Father Christmas. The owners of the stores in the UK, don’t be stupid, hurry up to sell the different themed stuff just about now… But I settled the age-old Tradition. In the United Kingdom traditions, rites, superstitions, hang-UPS, issues and other things associated with winter festivities, probably more than in the rest of Europe. And there are old traditions, and there are relatively young, but already had time to firmly cement in the depths of the British mentality. Continue reading

Pub culture in England

In the long wanderings around London you will visit a crazy thought in the spirit of the heroes of Woodhouse, looking like this: “And it would be nice to mix with the crowd and become one of these eccentric Englishmen.” Do not resist this desire. Just go to the whorehouse. However, there is still more correct to send you into a “public house”. After all, the word “pub”, which the whole world calls the famous British drinking establishments, is nothing more than an abbreviation of public house – so in the strict Victorian era was called popular among the people beer, or elhausy. 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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Education in Europe: great Britain, Ireland, Malta
Great Britain (London, Oxford, Lowestoft, Edinburgh), Ireland (Dublin), Malta (St. Julian's) - this is not a complete list of countries where children and adolescents are sent as part of summer…

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Britain. Tour to the island of Jersey
If you talk about what is good island of Jersey, it is best to start not with what it is, and with what is not here. There is no unemployment,…

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National parks and reserves in the Cayman Islands
Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park lies halfway between the Eastern edge of North Sound and the East coast of Grand Cayman, about 20 minutes ' walk from Georgetown. The Park…

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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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