United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Things to do - general

The United Kingdom, consisting of Great Britain (England, Wales, and Scotland ) and Northern Ireland , is twice the size of New York State. England, in the southeast part of the British Isles, is separated from Scotland on the north by the granite Cheviot Hills; from them the Pennine chain of uplands extends south through the center of England, reaching its highest point in the Lake District in the northwest. To the west along the border of Wales—a land of steep hills and valleys—are the Cambrian Mountains, while the Cotswolds, a range of hills in Gloucestershire, extend into the surrounding shires.

Important rivers flowing into the North Sea are the Thames, Humber, Tees, and Tyne. In the west are the Severn and Wye, which empty into the Bristol Channel and are navigable, as are the Mersey and Ribble.


Country United Kingdom

Sports & nature

The tallest waterfall in Wales. Its name means 'spring of the waterfall', and it's formed where the Afon Disgynfa river runs over a cliff-face with a drop of nearly 75 metres.There are a number of walks that take you from the bottom, up to the top of the falls (and further up into the Berwyn Mountains) so you can see it from various angles in all its glory. Afterwards you can treat yourself to a cup of tea in the cafe, Tan-y-Pistyll, at the bottom.One of the planet's best examples of a cove - a picture of it could comfortably serve as the dictionary definition. It formed through sea erosion over millions of years because, between the hard rock of the coast and inland, running parallel to the shore, is a band of softer rock - remember those geography lessons?Chill out on the cove's beach (though you won't be alone in summer). Take a boat trip to get another angle on it, while also visiting nearby Durdle Door, a huge arch of rock jutting into the sea.

Nightlife info

All over United Kingdom, you will find so many things to do, see and experience, you may not have enough time to do everything. United Kingdom is full of interesting places, where one can easily pass many hours enjoying the entertainment that can be found in United Kingdom. The are also a wide range of bars, cafes and clubs all over United Kingdom. London and tourist resorts in United Kingdom hava some of the most popular clubs in the country. Whatever type of bar or club you are looking for, you will find it in United Kingdom. Tourist offices in United Kingdom publish an annual and monthly diary of events.

Culture and history info

Stonehenge and other examples of prehistoric culture are all that remain of the earliest inhabitants of Britain. Celtic peoples followed. Roman invasions of the 1st century B.C. brought Britain into contact with continental Europe. When the Roman legions withdrew in the 5th century A.D. , Britain fell easy prey to the invading hordes of Angles, Saxons, and Jutes from Scandinavia and the Low Countries. The invasions had little effect on the Celtic peoples of Wales and Scotland. Seven large Anglo-Saxon kingdoms were established, and the original Britons were forced into Wales and Scotland. It was not until the 10th century that the country finally became united under the kings of Wessex. Following the death of Edward the Confessor (1066), a dispute about the succession arose, and William, Duke of Normandy, invaded England, defeating the Saxon king, Harold II, at the Battle of Hastings (1066). The Norman conquest introduced Norman French law and feudalism.

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