Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Land's End. Land's End is often mistaken to be the most southerly point of the British mainland. Lizard Point, which is a few miles southwest of Land's End, is actually the furthest south.
Portsmouth. Portsmouth is also the home of Admiral Nelson's flagship HMS Victory, which dates back to the 18th century. It has been on a permanent dry dock since 1922.
Brighton. With a rail-link being established in 1841, Brighton has become a popular day trippers' choice with over eight million visitors a year. Its location on the south coast of England--being less than a hour by train from London--gives it easy access to holidaymakers.
|Situated on the northwest coast of England, a famous steel-tower structure was inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Which Lancashire town is it found in?||Where on England's Coastline?
Blackpool. The Blackpool Tower stands at a height of 518 feet (158 metres) in Blackpool. It consists of five million bricks, 93 tonnes of steel, and 2500 tonnes of iron.
|The Severn suspension bridge can be used to travel from England to Wales, and vice versa. The Welsh town of Chepstow lies on one side. Which English city is just a few miles south on the other side?||Where on England's Coastline?
Bristol. There are two suspension bridges close to each other. One opened in 1966, the other in 1996. With the aid of bridges, travelers can drive directly from South Wales to London without leaving a motorway.
|The Angel of the North can be found in the northeast of England, beside the A1 and the A167 truck roads. Which town is it located in?||Where on England's Coastline?
Gateshead. The Angel of the North is a steel structure finished in 1998. It was constructed in three parts in Hartlepool, 24 miles to the south of Gateshead.
|Situated on the banks of the River Mersey, the Royal Liver Building is one of the most recognizable structures in which northwest English city?||Where on England's Coastline?
Liverpool. The Royal Liver Building was one of the first buildings to use reinforced concrete. It consists of 13 floors and reaches a total height of 295 feet (90 metres). At the peak are two towers, each with a statue of a liver bird. Legend decrees that if the birds ever fly away, the City of Liverpool will cease to exist.
Dover. The white color of the cliffs is due to deposits of calcium carbonate. The chalk cliffs are the first view of mainland England to visitors who choose to cross the English Channel by ferry or hovercraft. The cliffs of Dover can even be seen from Calais, France on a cloudless day.