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Travelling Through the U.K. and Ireland
"So you've decided that you want to go and visit Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland - well I applaud your decision! Have you settled on exactly what you want to see? No...well let's see if I can help you choose."
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You've heard all about The Bloody Tower, The White Tower and Traitor's Gate. You're dying to see the Crown Jewels, and you have to admit to being just a little curious about where Anne Boleyn lost her head. Where can you see all of these things?
Houses of Parliament
The Tower of London
Where would you be if you went shopping in the Lanes, spent the afternoon touring the Royal Pavilion, before strolling along the Palace Pier for a spot of carnival-like entertainment?
Rising majestically out of the Salisbury Plains, these ancient standing stones and lintels were raised approximately 4000 years ago. To this day no one knows how the stones were raised, nor what purpose they served, although it has long been believed that they served some religious function.
Where are you?
(One Word - 10 letters)
Fed by an underground hot spring, Bath has long provided healing spas. Who built the bath house, roughly 2000 years ago, that you're very excited about seeing?
Have you ever wanted to take a train ride to the top of a mountain? Well this is your lucky day, Snowdon Mountain Railway will take you to the top of Mount Snowdon. What country (known for coal mining, rugged landscapes and beautiful singing voices) is this in?
Take a ferry across to Ireland, and take a guided tour through the halls of the impressive Kilmainham Jail. Walk through the halls in the original wing, built in 1796, and feel the oppressive weight of all that stone and little light. The Victorian wing, built in the 19th century, epitomized the 'new thinking' about jail design, and incorporated much more light and openness. However the cells were still small, and confining. What city are you in?
In Northern Ireland there lies a wondrous place known as the Giant's Causeway. This is a man-made system of lochs that connects Ireland with Scotland.
This Roman emperor built a wall that bisected the north of England, for 73 miles, from coast to coast. The wall was originally six feet high, but appeared much higher in many places, as it took advantage of local topography. Eighty small castles were built along wall, each a Roman mile away from the next (a Roman mile was smaller than the current mile). These small 'Mile Castles' housed the Roman soldiers who guarded the wall. What was the name of the emperor who had the wall constructed, and therefore had it named after him?
Where would you be if you encountered the prehistoric, aquatic monster that has been sighted numerous times from the eighth century until present times?
Built on an extinct volcano, high above the capital city of Scotland, this castle has been a royal residence since the 11th century. The Scottish Crown jewels, better known as the 'Honours of Scotland', are kept here, protected by an active military garrison. What city are you in?
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