Leeds Castle, U.K.

Leeds Castle, U.K.

Europe
The British nicknamed Leeds Castle the “loveliest castle in the world” and that's true, because the moated castle near Maidstone is really exceptionally beautiful. Leeds Castle has almost a thousand years of history, was a Norman castle and privately owned by six British queens for around 300 years. Today the property is one of the most important historical buildings in Great Britain and is visited by thousands of tourists from all over the world. Leeds Castle is a real highlight on a trip through Kent. Leeds Castle as a magnet for visitors The castle stands on an island in the Len River and is surrounded by a moat and around 2 km² of parks and gardens. Many rooms in the castle are open for guided tours and show the splendid…
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Major Cities in Scotland

Major Cities in Scotland

Europe
Edinburgh For more details see above under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Paisley The small university town of Paisley has become famous for the tie pattern named after it. Paisley is only about eight miles from Glasgow and has had its own university since 1992, with 10,000 students now enrolled. Inverness Inverness is a city in the Scottish Highlands with around 130,000 residents. Inverness is talked about as the fastest growing European city: it was not until 2000 that the Queen granted it city status. Tourism in the Scottish Highlands is an important pillar of the city's economy, which has proclaimed itself the capital of the Highlands. Particularly worth seeing is Inverness Castle, a castle that was only built in 1847. The River Ness flows through the city and you can…
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Wales Musicians and Singers

Wales Musicians and Singers

Europe
Shirley Bassey (born 1937) She produced a large number of albums and singles, but she was best known as the singer of three theme songs for the James Bond films - including the song "Goldfinger". Tom Jones (born 1940) In 1963 he tried to become known as a singer with the beat band "Tommy Scott with the Senators". Since he was not very successful with the band, he decided to pursue a solo career. He began as a club singer first in Wales and from 1964 in London bars. In one of the bars he was noticed by the manager Gordon Mills, who then produced records with him. The track "It's Not Unusual" was a great success and reached number 1 in the British charts. Many hits followed. The theme…
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United Kingdom 2007

United Kingdom 2007

Europe
Yearbook 2007 UK. According to CountryAAH, London is the capital city of United Kingdom. The House of Commons voted in March to renew the submarine-based nuclear weapons system Trident. New submarines would be developed and built by 2024 at a cost of 15 to 20 billion pounds. However, the number of nuclear warheads would be reduced by one fifth. The government needed support from the Conservatives to get its proposal approved as 88 Labor MPs, the Liberal Democrats, the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) and Plaid Cymru voted no. On March 23, 15 British sailors and navy soldiers were arrested off Iran's coast by Iranian forces. Iran claimed that the British had been on the territorial waters of the country, a claim Britain denied. However, the 15 were released in early…
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Manchester Attractions and Tourist

Manchester Attractions and Tourist

Europe
Attractions in Manchester All high-cultural excuses have excused us, because in Manchester football is the biggest attraction. At the center, though not geographically, stands the theater of dreams, Old Trafford. However, there are a number of other attractions and sights as well. So you don't actually have to be a sports idiot to visit Manchester! Old Trafford Manchester United's home ground Old Trafford has almost become a pilgrimage destination for millions of supporters from around the world. The track was used during the World Cup in 1966, the European Championships in 1996 and the Champions League Final in 2003, and has a capacity of 76,000 spectators. Every ten minutes, guided tours start around the stadium area, and the ticket for around $ 100 includes a visit to the club's own…
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British Empire

British Empire

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British Empire, formerly the name for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and its colonial empire. After the collapse of the colonial empire, that emerged as a loose association Commonwealth of Nations. Britain Britanni | en, Latin Britannia, old name for England and Scotland, probably of Celtic origin. On the prehistory and early history of Britain, the British Isles. Roman times: Caesar drew in 55 and 54 BC. To Britain. The permanent occupation of the country did not begin until Claudius AD 43. Britain had been a Roman province (Britannia maior) since 43: Camulodunum (Colchester) became a legion camp, Londinium (London) became a naval and customs post. After a rising of the British under the Princess Boudicca by Suetonius Paullinus had been suppressed, Gnaeus Iulius Agricola extended…
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