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UNITED KINGDOM - England


Location - Western Europe; Capital - London; Population - England - 50.5 million; Currency - Pound Sterling MORE UK - ENGLAND

I've just added Oxford, Cambridge and Manchester to photos of Sheffield and Chester; there's also Brighton on the next page.

 

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eng1069The city of Chester, in north west England, was founded by the Romans

 

 

eng1062Most of the black-and-white painted buildings are Victorian era (19th century) - Chester

 

 

eng1052Some form of morris dancing going on in the city centre - Chester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1065The Eastgate clock - Chester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1050Chester Town Hall

 

 

eng1053Chester is known for the Rows, a series of 2 tier buildings now functioning as covered shopping arcades

 

eng1081The 2 levels of the Rows can be seen here (the High Cross is on the left in the foreground) - Chester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1075It is thought that the Rows date back to the 13th century - Chester.

 

Click here for more info on the Rows of Chester

 

More info on Chester here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1055Chester is set on the banks of the Dee River

 

eng1057Much of Chester's city walls were built by the Romans. Above, a section of the wall overlooks the Roman Gardens

 

 

eng1060 Victorian era frontages - Chester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1071Chester Cathedral

 

eng1084Shops in Chester's shopping centre

 

eng1120Chessboard at Carden Park Hotel, near Chester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1121Evening sets in on Boxing Day 2008 at Carden Park Hotel, near Chester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1122Morning frost at Carden Park Hotel, near Chester

 

eng1046You'll see this newly designed square coming out of Sheffield's train station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1045The Winter Garden was opened in 2003 and houses over 2,000 plants from around the world - Sheffield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1010Sheffield city centre and the Town Hall

 

eng1025Sheffield Town Hall was completed in 1897

 

eng1026Sheffy Stan poses outside the Town Hall in the Summer of 2007 - Sheffield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1041Sheffield Town Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1035A view of Sheffield Town Hall from the Peace Gardens

 

eng1033The Peace Gardens, in front of the Town Hall - Sheffield

 

eng1001One of the many bars on West Street in Sheffield. At least I think it's West Street?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1003Mid Town Madness in Sheffield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1009The clock statues shake their thing every half hour - Sheffield

 

eng1011Sheffield Cathedral is on Church Street, close to the main shopping area

 

eng1014Sheffield Cathedral

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1239Christ Church College is one of the colleges of Oxford University - Oxford

 

eng1232Christ Church College dates back to the 16th century - Oxford

 

eng1233Christ Church College - Oxford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1234The college is also famous as a location in the Harry Potter films - Christ Church College, Oxford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1236The Great Hall of Christ Church College - Oxford

 

eng1238The cathedral and cloister of Christ Church College - Oxford

 

eng1242Christ Church and Merton Field - Oxford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1241Close to Christ Church is the River Cherwell - Oxford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1243A path leads towards Merton College - Oxford

 

eng1247Merton College Chapel - Oxford

 

eng1248Oriel College, Oxford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1249Walk down Oriel Street to get to the city's main shopping street - Oxford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1250What I presume is an Antony Gormley statue on Broad Street, Oxford

 

eng1254Bodleian Library is one of the oldest libraries in the world and literally has millions of books - Oxford

 

eng1255Bodleian Library - Oxford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1253Bridge of Sighs, or Hertford Bridge - Oxford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1257aNext to Bodleian Library is the 18th century Radcliffe Camera - Oxford

 

eng1257Just beyond Radcliffe Camera is the University Church of St Mary the Virgin. It's hard to make out here but perched on the clock face is a woman on a suicide bid. The police came and the area was cordoned off. I think she was talked out of it - Oxford

 

eng1260aUniversity Church of St Mary the Virgin - Oxford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1271Christmas shopping in Oxford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1273A pub alleyway - Oxford

 

 

eng1269Magdalen College is also part of Oxford University - Oxford

 

eng1268The cloister of Magdalen College - Oxford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1264Magdalen College was founded in the 15th century - Oxford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1265Students of Magdalen College include Oscar Wilde, Sir John Betjeman, Jean Paul Getty and the King of Bhutan - Oxford

 

eng1267The cloister walls of Magdalen College - Oxford

 

eng1276Corpus Christi College in Oxford's rival academic city, Cambridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1279King's College was founded in 1441 by King Henry VI - Cambridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1279aThe chapel of King's College - Cambridge

 

eng1280The non-students' route to the King's College Chapel entrance - Cambridge

 

eng1282The interior of King's College Chapel - Cambridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1289The Great Court of King's College - Cambridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1288King's College Chapel and the Great Court - Cambridge

 

eng1290The Gothic style King's College Chapel was built over the 15th and 16th centuries - Cambridge

 

eng1286King's College stands next to the River Cam - Cambridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1285Anyone can hire a boat for a punt on the River Cam - Cambridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1287The River Cam, Cambridge

 

eng1293Cambridge has quite a few pedestrian-only shopping streets

 

 

eng1297Another college belonging to Cambridge University is Trinity College.
Notable students include Prince Charles, King George VI and Sir Isaac Newton - Cambridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1296Trinity College was founded by King Henry VIII in 1546 - Cambridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1300The main gate of St John's College - Cambridge

 

eng1299The 19th century Chapel of St John's College - Cambridge

 

eng1304Walking out of the New Court of St John's College - Cambridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1302The Bridge of Sighs spans the River Cam in the grounds of St John's College - Cambridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1305Crossing the Bridge of Sighs, Cambridge

 

 

eng1303The River Cam, close to St John's College - Cambridge

 

eng1306The 12th century Church of the Holy Sepulchre, commonly known as the Round Church - Cambridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1308Boats available for a punt on the River Cam - Cambridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1309View of the River Cam from Jesus Lock Footbridge, Cambridge

 

eng1310A Saturday afternoon in December - Cambridge

 

eng1336The Town Hall dominates Albert Square in Manchester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1339Father Christmas keeps a beady eye on Albert Square - Manchester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1344Behind Albert Square is the Central Library - Manchester

 

eng1346The walk around the circular Central Library - Manchester

 

eng1348Some of the Winter Wonderland attractions in Piccadilly Gardens - Manchester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1350The welcome arch of Chinatown, Manchester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1354A Chinatown sidestreet - Manchester

 

eng1319Close to Victoria train station is Manchester Cathedral - Manchester

 

eng1323The River Erwell on a rainy day in Manchester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1326Climb the steps to the Royal Exchange Theatre - Manchester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1327Not sure if this is temporary but this wheel was a winter 2014 attraction in Piccadilly Gardens - Manchester

 

eng1330At the end of St Ann's Square is the 18th century St Ann's Church - Manchester

 

 

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LINKS

www.enjoyengland.com - England tourist board

www.visitbritain.com - Britain's official website

www.britainexpress.com

www.yorkshire.com - guide to Yorkshire

www.visitsouthwest.co.uk - guide to south west England

www.visitsoutheastengland.com - guide to south east England

www.visitenglandsnorthwest.com - guide to north west England

www.visitnortheastengland.com - guide to north east England

www.eetb.org.uk - guide to east England

www.thetrainline.com - train information across Britain

www.nationalexpress.com - National Express coaches cover Britain

 

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