Glorious United Kingdom – England

Glorious United Kingdom – England


One of the most famous tourist attractions in the UK and on most itineraries of places to see is the Tower of London, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A historic monument in central London, England, on the north bank of the River Thames, it is situated in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Rather than show the tower itself, the label features Yeoman Warders(popularly known as Beefeaters)possibly performing in the Ceremony of the Keys as the Tower is secured for the night.


Brighton Pier was started in 1891, opened in 1899 and was Brighton’s third pier. A concert hall opened two years later and by 1911 this had then become a theatre. The theatre was removed in 1986 and there is now an amusement arcade with several fairground rides to which a day out in Brighton would not be complete without a visit!


Yarmouth millwright, William Rust built Turf Fen drainage mill circa 1875 to drain Horning marshes into the River Ant. It ceased working in the 1920s when cattle no longer grazed the marshes. In 1986 the mill was returned to pristine condition and fitted with a new cap and sails.


The Royal Liver Buildingis 90 metres tall, has 13 floors and was completed in 1911, overlooking the River Mersey from its waterfront location on the Pier Head. It was designed by Walter Aubrey Thomas in 1908 and built by Edmund Nuttall. There are two clock towers with clock faces of 25ft in diameter by which mariners could tell the time from as ships passed along the river. On the top of each of the towers are the Liver Birds, designed by Carl Bernard Bartels, of which popular legend states that one of the birds looks over the city to protect its people while the other looks out to sea at new sailors arriving in to port.


The Eden Project is the world’s largest greenhouse and is to be found in a reclaimed Kaolinite pit not far from St. Austell in England. It is made up, as can be seen on the label, of a number of domes which house plant species from all over the world. Tim Smit came up with the idea which was subsequently designed by architect Nicholas Grimshaw. It took 2½ years to construct and opened on 17th March 2001.

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