Tagged: Britain

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The Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is England’s second largest, and most populous, island. Roughly diamondshaped, and with a population of around 138,000, it is four miles off the coast of Hampshire and is separated from...

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Norwich

One of England’s more distinctive cities is Norwich, county town of Norfolk. It has a population of around 130,000, and is the centre of an area of 280,000 people. Unlike most English cities, it’s...

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Hadrian’s Wall

One of the hot topics of 2016 is the usefulness, or otherwise, of borders. The European Union has been moving towards the elimination of travel restrictions between countries, while attempting to maintain strict controls...

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A day at the Seaside

Candyfl oss, donkey rides and Punch and Judy shows are all traditional things associated with the British seaside. A day by the seaside has been popular with the British for over 200 years. In...

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Vacation Corner: The way we lived in Britain

England was the first country in the world to be industrialised. From the middle of the 18th century, development of steam powered industries led to a revolution in the production of goods and agricultural...