United Kingdom

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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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Orkney - The Prehistoric Wonderland of Scotland - Northern Isles Part 2

Orkney is a historian’s dream. There are more archaeological sites here per square mile than anywhere else in the United Kingdom.
Orkney is a historian’s dream. There are more archaeological sites here per square mile than anywhere else in the United Kingdom.
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Shetland - The Furthest Part of Scotland - Northern Isles Part 1

Another day in Shetland, another island. This one is St Ninian’s Isle, reached via one more of the splendid sand tombolos
Another day in Shetland, another island. This one is St Ninian’s Isle, reached via one more of the splendid sand tombolos
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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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