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UNITED KINGDOM - England


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

I had a day trip to Brighton in January 2011, and in the summer 2011 popped over to Bath.

 

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eng1397The burnt out remains of the West Pier - Brighton

 

 

eng1400Sunset over Brighton Beach and the English Channel - Brighton

 

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eng1399In 2003 fire destroyed what remained of the West Pier - Brighton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1401Strolling along the beachside walkway - Brighton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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eng1402The arches contain shops, cafés, restaurants and bars - Brighton

 

 

eng1386The lights come on at Brighton Pier - Brighton

 

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eng1366There's not much activity on the beach during a British winter - Brighton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1375The pier is home to amusement arcades, fruit machines, fairground rides and junk food - Brighton

 

 

eng1377Brighton Pier's proper name is the Palace Pier. Typically they are loud, bright and brash affairs which kids will love - Brighton

 

 

eng1384Walking back down the pier to the seafront - Brighton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1358The marina is a development incorporating shops and restaurants - there's a chilli shop selling loads of jars of fiery sauces; my kind of place! - Brighton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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eng1361Some of the money on show at Brighton Marina - Brighton

 

 

eng1356A few miles east of the centre is the village of Rottingdean - Brighton

 

 

eng1406A must see is the Royal Pavilion, a former residence of King George IV - Brighton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1410The domes and minarets of the Royal Pavilion - Brighton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1416The Lanes is a very popular pedestrian shopping district set back from the beach - Brighton

 

 

eng1415Graffiti on a shop wall in The Lanes - Brighton

 

 

eng1417One of the alleyways that comprise The Lanes - Brighton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1419Singer sewing machines make up the display of a clothes shop in The Lanes - Brighton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1422Apparently The Lanes was once a fishing village - Brighton

 

 

eng1424Another shopping district is North Laine - Brighton

 

 

eng1426A shop shutter in North Laine - Brighton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1427Graffiti at St George's Mews - Brighton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1457Bath Abbey towers over the Roman bathhouse - Bath

 

 

eng1453The Romans built the bathhouse around 2000 years ago - Bath

 

 

eng1467It is said to be one of the best preserved Roman spas in the world - Bath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1474The thermal waters of the Great Bath, with the terrace above - Bath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1475Surrounding the terrace above the Great Bath are several Roman statues - Bath

 

 

eng1481Roman baths consisted of both heated and cold baths; this is a cold circular plunge pool - Bath

 

 

eng1476A statue of goddess Sulis Minerva, discovered in 1727 in the city - Bath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1487The King's Bath - built in the 12th century - is heated to 46°C - Bath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1488The other 'must see' in the city is Bath Abbey. Well you can't really miss it.. Bath

 

 

eng1503Bath Abbey was founded in 1499 and completed in 1611 - Bath

 

 

eng1512The main entrance to Bath Abbey, and on the right the entrance to the Roman Baths - Bath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1510Bath Abbey - Bath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1523Bath Abbey as seen from Cheap Street - Bath

 

 

eng1529Close to the Abbey is a pedestrianised shopping area - Bath

 

 

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eng1532Boat trips ply the Avon River - Bath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1544Watch out for the traffic though - Bath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1558The Parade Gardens overlook the Avon River - Bath

 

 

eng1499The River Avon, with Pulteney Bridge in the distance, as seen from Parade Gardens - Bath

 

 

eng1490The Parade Gardens are an ideal spot to chill out in the summer - Bath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1496Beyond the Parade Gardens bandstand is Bath Abbey - Bath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1566A boat about to sail beneath Pulteney Bridge on the River Avon - Bath

 

 

eng1574St Michael's Church lies at the end of George Street, a shopping area - Bath

 

 

eng1575Royal Victoria Park leads to the fancy Royal Crescent - Bath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1580The Royal Crescent is a semi-circular terrace of Georgian houses - Bath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1588A short walk from the Royal Crescent is the Circus, a circle of yet more fancy Georgian houses - Bath

 

 

eng1589The Circus was home to, amongst others, Clive of India and David Livingstone - Bath

 

 

eng15974 Sydney Place is a former home of 19th century novelist Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility) - Bath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1599The lush surrroundings of Bath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng1603Dusk descends on the River Avon near the train station - Bath

 

 

Website and content Copyright © 2008-2011 Mark Wilkinson. All rights reserved.

 

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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