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Title: A%20journey%20across%20the%20UK


1
A journey across the UK
2
England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland are further
divided into counties
3
How to get to Great Britain
4
DOVER
  • Closest point to France
  • White cliffs of Dover first sight if coming by
    ferry chalk
  • Dover castle the key to England

5
Canterbury
6
Canterbury
  • Canterbury cathedral
  • Seat of the Archbishop head of the Church of
    England
  • Thomas Beckett murdered here
  • Geoffery Chaucer Canterbury Tales

7
University towns Oxford and Cambridge
8
College
9
Cambridge
  • The name a bridge over the river Cam
  • The university is made up of 31 colleges
  • The most important building Kings College
    Chapel
  • Punts small flat-bottomed boats, poled along
  • Famous scientists Newton, Darwin, ..Stephen
    Hawking

10
Windsor castle
  • One of the official residences of the British
    monarch
  • Largest inhabited castle in the world
  • Dating back to the times of William the Conqueror
  • 1992 a fire destroyed big part of the castle
  • Successful restoration five years, not paid
    from taxes

11
Stradford-upon-Avon
  • The second most visited town in England.
  • Birthplace of W. Shakespeare
  • The house were he was born his grave the school
    he went to
  • Half-timbered medieval houses
  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre,the Swan theatre

12
Stradfort-upon-Avon
13
Shakespeares birthplace
14
Stonehenge
15
Stonehenge reasons for existence
  • The world's best-known megalithic site.
  • Situated in Salisbury plain
  • June 21 - summer solstice festival
  • Theories Druids place for worshipping
  • Religious site sacrifices
  • Astronomical observatory

16
Lake District
17
Lake District
18
Lake District
  • One of 5 national parks certain restrictions,
    but popular for water sports
  • Lake poets W. Wordsworth, S.T. Coleridge,
    celebrated the beauty of nature
  • Other writers P.B. Shelley, W. Scott and
    artists

19
Hadrians wall
20
Edinburgh
21
Edinburgh
  • On the UNESCO World Heritage list
  • Annual festival in August collection of several
    festivals
  • (Fringe Festival, film festival, Edinburg
    Military Tatoo)

22
Highlands
23
Loch Ness monster exists
24
Highland games
25
Giant Causeway
  • 40,000 basalt
  • columns, descending
  • into the sea
  • They form a staircase
  • Formed by lava
  • Legend about a giant

26
Wales land of castles
27
and national parks
28
Welsh
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