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Landmarks in Great Britain

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Transcript of Landmarks in Great Britain

A TRIP AROUND THE UNITED KINGDOM (UK)
UK = WALES, ENGLAND SCOTLAND NORTHERN IRELAND
GREAT BRITAIN (GB) = WALES, ENGLAND & SCOTLAND

The English flag
is called the
St. George's Cross
THE SCOTTISH FLAG IS CALLED THE SAINT ANDREW'S CROSS

THE NORTHERN IRISH FLAG IS CALLED
THE UNION FLAG

THE WELSH FLAG IS CALLED THE RED DRAGON
Each country has its own flag.
SAINT GEORGE IS THE PATRON SAINT OF ENGLAND


THE UNION JACK IS THE FLAG OF GREAT BRITAIN

Land's End
Land's End is a small
village at the south-west
tip of Britain. It is a popular tourist attraction
Stonehenge
Stonehenge is an ancient stone circle
built 5,000 years ago. There are more than 900 stone circles in Britain.
Spinnaker Tower in
Portsmouth is 170m high
A spinnaker is a sail
This is Spinnaker
Tower
The floor is glass!
How scary!
There is a 50.5km
tunnel under the
sea linking Britain
and France.
It is called the Channel
Tunnel.
It opened in 2003.
There are some very famous cliffs in
the South of England. They are called "The White Cliffs of Dover".
The cliffs are not ice or painted; they are made from chalk
London is the capital city of
England
These are the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
This is the London Eye 135m
This is Buckingham Palace where the Queen lives
This is London Bridge
This is the Natural History Musem
This is a double-decker London Bus
This is a London
Taxi
The Metro in London is called the Tube
It is 150 years old!
There is a famous building called "The Shard"

It is a vertical city with
offices, houses and restaurants
London has another big and famous
building called "The Gherkin"
London is a very
multi-cultural city
Camden Town
8 million people live in London
This is a red London
telephone box
The Prime Minister
of London lives at
10 Downing Street
This is the police uniform
The City of Bath
Founded by the Romans
The City of Oxford
Very famous for its university
Founded 1096
The capital city of Wales is Cardiff
Wales is a very beautiful country with lots of mountains and castles
Harlech Castle built 1298
One of the most beautiful castles
Mount Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales 1,085 and the highest point in Britain (apart from Scotland)
Liverpool
Sherwood Forest
Robin Hood was an outlaw in English folklore, a highly skilled archer and swordsman. Since the 19th century he has become known for "robbing from the rich and giving to the poor", assisted by a group of fellow outlaws known as his "Merry Men".[
Blackpool
A famous British seaside resort
Hadrian's Wall
Built in 122AD to separate the Romans
from the Barbarians and to reflect the power of Roma
Giant's Causeway

This is in County Antrim
on the northeast coast of
Ireland.
The columns formed when
basalt lava from an ancient
volcanic eruption cooled upon
running into the sea.


The tallest columns are
12 metres
The columns in the cliffs are up to
28 metres high
Most of the columns are
hexagons
Legend says that a big Giant called Fin McCool built the stones to cross to Scotland and not get his feet wet!
Belfast is the capital city of Northern
Ireland

The Titanic, a famous ship that sank
in 1912 was built in Belfast.
There is now a
visitor centre telling
the story of the Titanic
The Humber Bridge

2.2km bridge across the River Humber

The bridge opened in 1981. Before that
people used to cross by ferry.

It is the seventh longest single-span
suspension bridge in the world
The Forth Bridge is a
railway bridge over the Firth of Forth
It spans 2.5 km and opened in 1890

98 people died building the bridge and it contains
5 times more metal than the Eiffel Tower in Paris

200 trains cross over it every day
The Royal Yacht Britannia
Britannia was launched from the John Brown & Company shipyard in Clydebank on 16 April, 1953. For over 44 years she served the Royal Family, travelling over one million miles to become the most famous ship in the world: a floating palace!
The Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo
Edinburgh
Zoo

http://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/pandacam.html
http://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/EZPenguinCam.html
More than 1000 animals

Loch Ness

A deep freshwater lake in the Scottish highlands. 37 km. It is the largest lake in Scotland. There is a legend of the Loch Ness Monster, which has been sited many times since 1933.
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Scotland has 790 islands, 99 of which are inhabited.
- 99,739 people live there.
- Scotland's islands include thirteen Munros (mountains with a height over 3,000 feet or 914.4 metres).
- The largest island is Lewis & Harris in the Outer Hebrides.
- The shortest island names are Bu in Orkney and Oa on Islay.
John O'Groats
The northeastern tip of
Scotland. Starting place
for trips around the UK.
53 million inhabitants
population 3.06 million
Trooping the colour marks
the Queen's official
birthday. It is a military parade.
ASCOT

A FAMOUS HORSE RACECOURSE
FOUNDED IN 1711
ROYAL ASCOT IS ONE OF EUROPE'S MOST FAMOUS RACE MEETINGS WITH 300,000 PEOPLE
ON LADIES' DAY THE WOMEN WEAR AMAZING OUTFITS
Wimbledon

The most prestigious grand slam event
in tennis.
The only one to be played on grass courts
Dates back to 1877
There are 20 grass courts at Wimbledon
The British Love Dogs
In Birmingham, every
March there is the world's largest dog event: Crufts
cliffs
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