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Society & Culture  (tags: Britain, culture, environment, humans, interesting, photographs, society )

Kit
- 3416 days ago - travel.nationalgeographic.co.uk
From ancient Stonehenge to Windsor Castle, local pubs, and the feel of England, all from your computer. Enjoy the pictures and descriptions in this delightful travelogue.



   

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Laura H (950)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 4:24 pm
I want to go back to England!!!! :)
Thanks for posting Kit!
 

sherrie e (147)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 4:51 pm
Very beautiful tour! Thanks for sharing, Kit!
 

. (0)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 5:53 pm
Gorgeous pics. I went to England back in the 1970's and loved it. Wish I could go back since there's so much more I'd like to see. Especially the North.
 

Yvonne White (229)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 7:25 pm
I'd like to see Stonehenge..:)
 

Jan Billy Pedersen (43)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 7:47 pm
Love this. Thanks Kit
 

Rhonda Maness (580)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 8:33 pm
Thanks Kit
 

Deanna Zimmerman (74)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 10:09 pm
Beautiful pictures.
Did anyone notice, in the last picture of Windsor Castle that there was a contrast of ages? This beautiful 1000 year-old castle with it's gardens in the foreground, has a jet plane in the background.
Thanks Kit.
 

chris b (2474)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 1:56 am
There is always a jet plane in the background, Sadly living as I do near a NATO bombing range that jet plane is likely to have the Stars and Stripes on it and a bomb load under it, a frequent reminder of our joint failed and aggressive foreign policies! Fortunately if I literally look the other way, inland the countryside takes on a more serene and green hue! I hope to do some more exploring of the next county up the road Yorkshire this Summer, with it's multitude of rolling hills, stone walls, Castle and Abbey ruins and delightful waterfalls. The cities apart from the historical bits you can keep as they all look alike and even the language does not give you a clue as one could be in NY or Paris, Berlin or Sydney, London, Brighton or any other place that has become a glass and plastic showcase full of noise,sirens, traffic and vacuous melodrama! The giant lily pads at Kew gardens in London are one of the many marvels of nature to be sean there. Windsor Castle is usually depicted from the other side and the famous museums need no introduction. The delightfully often rain soaked Lake District is a magnet for walkers dotted with delightful tea shops pubs and craft workers. I once had a Lakeland sweater knitted while I waited, from wool of local grazed fell sheep, all done on an amazing automated circular knitting machine. Absoloutely amzing blend of traditional crafts and technology and that was almost 40 years ago! Stonehenge has an amazing atmosphere best enjoyed without a crowd but there are many other impressive bits of Roman. Norman and every period of history between, before and since to enjoy. My own County of Lincolnshire has alongside it's Castles one of which contains an original copy of "Magna Carta" the document that much of the orignal US constitution was based on, many relics from more recent conflicts with a fully operational fight of WW2 airplanes called the "Battle of Britain Memorial Fight" comprising Spitfires, Hurricanes a Lancaster bomber and an American Dakota. THey regularly do displays around the country and elsewhere. We also have the Red Arrows aerobatic team famous around the world for their amazing displays. The port of Boston apart from providing the name for the American city is closely associated with the Pilgrim Fathers and very likely provided much of the original cat population of America from the 25 or so that accompanied them all those years ago! Thus there is much of interest for all in England and of course the other countries of the UK. Please come and enjoy our history, hospitality and helpful tourist centres!
 

Ben O (129)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 3:05 am
Thanks Kit,
Here's some useless information:
I visited London, Liverpool, and Southampton many years ago, when I was a young seaman...
 

. (0)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 6:24 am
Thanks Kit :-) hope your feeling better, migraines are the worst...
 

Kit B (276)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 9:21 am
Ain't it great to have the 800 pound Gorilla back in the room/forum? Welcome back Ben.
 

Ben O (129)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 9:54 am
Thank You so much, and the very same to You, Dear Kit!
(except for the gorilla thing that is)
 

Deanna Zimmerman (74)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 12:18 pm
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Thank you!

Welcome back, Ben!
 

Deanna Zimmerman (74)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 12:28 pm
Oh, sorry Ben. I had no idea I had offended you. sigh
 

Jane L (0)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 7:35 pm
Thanks.
 

Bill C (93)
Monday March 15, 2010, 4:46 am
What's all this talk about Stonehenge? Avebury is far more interesting. . .along with Silbury Hill and the West Kennet Longbarrow. TY, Kit;-)
 

Angelique van Egmond (38)
Monday March 15, 2010, 6:50 am
England is one of my favorite places, for me it's only one hour by airtravel
 

Gillian M (218)
Monday March 15, 2010, 4:35 pm
Sadly, you can't get near Stonehenge anymore as people were damaging the stones. I was there ?years ago when you could still walk around them and there is an aura there.

Windsor Castle is very near Heathrow so is probably under quite a few flight paths (I live about 10 miles away). It's a fascinating, if expensive, place to visit.

There are many stunning and some extremely old places not mentioned which every visitor should go to. Sadly, there probably isn't enough time on a normal holiday.
 
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