United Kingdom

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Territory number:
1
The United Kingdom is a state made up of the historic countries of England, Wales and Scotland, as well as Northern Ireland. It is known as the home of both modern parliamentary democracy and the Industrial Revolution.
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The Best Beach in the World?

Here are my best 15 beaches in the world - I couldn't cut it down to 10 - it's really hard to choose
Here are my best 15 beaches in the world - I couldn't cut it down to 10 - it's really hard to choose
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England

England deserves a special page. It's country number 1. I was born here. I've lived here most of my life....
England deserves a special page. It's country number 1. I was born here. I've lived here most of my life....
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Jersey - in a Nutshell

The Bailiwick of Jersey is the largest and most southerly of the Channel Islands in the English Channel, plus some other rocks and uninhabited...
The Bailiwick of Jersey is the largest and most southerly of the Channel Islands in the English Channel, plus some other rocks and uninhabited islands, closer to the Normandy coast than England.
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Jersey - Spectacular Coastline and Beautiful Beaches

The little fishing villages of Jersey are delightful, the views from the headlands to picturesque rocks (artistically arranged on sandy beaches and bestrewn...
The little fishing villages of Jersey are delightful, the views from the headlands to picturesque rocks (artistically arranged on sandy beaches and bestrewn across an emerald hued sea), France and the other Channel Islands are wonderful. It’s one long pageant of variously striped and decorated fortifications.
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Gibraltar in a Nutshell

Gibraltar is named after Tariq ibn Ziyad, the Muslim governor of Tangier who landed here in 711, to launch the Islamic invasion of the...
Gibraltar is named after Tariq ibn Ziyad, the Muslim governor of Tangier who landed here in 711, to launch the Islamic invasion of the Iberian Peninsula. - Jabal Tariq (Mountain of Tariq) eventually became Gibraltar.
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Gibraltar - A Weekend on the Rock

I hadn’t realised how huge and sheer the face of The Rock of Gibraltar is. It’s the first thing I see when I disembark...
I hadn’t realised how huge and sheer the face of The Rock of Gibraltar is. It’s the first thing I see when I disembark the plane. It’s grey and brooding and there’s cloud hooked right across the two main peaks,
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Isle of Man - in a Nutshell

The Isle of Man today is not part of the United Kingdom (or part of the EU for that matter). It’s a Crown Dependency,...
The Isle of Man today is not part of the United Kingdom (or part of the EU for that matter). It’s a Crown Dependency, which means that it is technically a possession of the crown directly, it is not a territory of the UK.
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Isle of Man - A Delightful Island Firmly Rooted in the Last Century

The Isle of Man annually hosts the most prestigious motorcycle event in the world, the International Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Race, held...
The Isle of Man annually hosts the most prestigious motorcycle event in the world, the International Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Race, held on the island roads
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Bermuda - In the Pink - For Those Who Can Afford It - South Pacific 11

Bermuda is not the Caribbean, but today is very humid and it feels like the Caribbean. It looks sort of like the Caribbean, but...
Bermuda is not the Caribbean, but today is very humid and it feels like the Caribbean. It looks sort of like the Caribbean, but an incredibly manicured, affluent version. There is no evident poverty. The hills are lined with pastel coloured houses and mansions with immaculate gardens and lawns.
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