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UNITED KINGDOM - England


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

Windsor & Eton are just outside west London, and I've also added Birmingham and Norwich to this page - March 2013.

 

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eng2271The Long Walk is, erm, a long walk in Windsor Great Park linking Windsor Castle with the Copper Horse - Windsor

 

eng2269The Copper Horse, a statue of King George III, on Snow Hill - Windsor

 

eng2190The courtyard of Eton College, the most famous of public schools in England - Eton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2187Eton College Library - Eton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2189Old Etonians include Princes William and Harry, 19 British Prime Ministers, George Orwell, Ian Fleming, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Bear Grylls and royalty figures from around the world - Eton

 

eng2191Scenes from The Madness of King George, Chariots of Fire, Sherlock Holmes and Shakepeare in Love were shot at Eton College - Eton

 

eng2194 An Eton High Street shop window - Eton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2196 The High Street, Eton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2201Cross the bridge and the Thames linking Eton with Windsor

 

eng2200The Royal Windsor Wheel rises above the River Thames - Windsor

 

eng2205Queen Victoria stands outside Windsor Castle - Windsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2209Windsor Castle is the largest and oldest castle still in use - Windsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2222The grounds of Windsor Castle with the tower belonging to the State Apartments behind - Windsor

 

eng2221Tours to the top of the Round Tower are possible in August and September - Windsor

 

eng2231A constant stream of planes fly over Windsor, a town in the Heathrow flight path

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2229 A gargoyle looks over the queue for the Queen Mary's Dolls' House at Windsor Castle - Windsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2230One of the many rooms that comprise the State Apartments - Windsor

 

eng2233Standing guard outside the State Apartments - Windsor

 

eng2237St George's Chapel is the resting place of many a British monarch, including Henry VIII, Jane Seymour, Edward VII, George V and the Queen Mother - Windsor Castle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2177Royal Windsor Shopping Arcade leads to the main train station - Windsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2242The pedestrian streets have plenty of pubs and restaurants - Windsor

 

eng2244The marriage of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles was blessed at the Guildhall - Windsor

 

eng2247The Crooked House of Windsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2249Pedestrian streets surround the castle's southside - Windsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2252The trail leading to the JFK Memorial at Runnymede, a few kms outside Windsor

 

eng2254In honour of John F Kennedy, former president of the USA - Windsor

 

eng2257Runnymede is famous as the site of the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215 - Windsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2260The Magna Carta was the first charter of liberties, and still the basis of many constitutions throughout the world - Windsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2262A paddle steamer flows down the Thames at Old Windsor - Windsor

 

eng2267Not a bad place to live.. Windsor

 

 

eng2266..or this. The Thames at Old Windsor - Windsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2274The Royal Windsor Wheel is a temporary wheel near the central train station - Windsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2278Take a ride on the wheel to get an idea of the size of Windsor Castle - Windsor

 

eng2277The Union flag flies at Windsor Castle - Windsor

 

 

eng2284Looking down on the River Thames and Eton - Windsor & Eton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2285Eton College chapel from the Royal Windsor Wheel - Windsor & Eton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2290Peascod Street, a shopping street leading to Windsor Castle - Windsor

 

eng2289A very old looking restaurant on Peascod Street - Windsor

 

eng2393The 18th century St Philip's Cathedral - Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2398In the Jewellery Quarter you can find shop after shop of gold, diamonds, rings, bracelets, pendants and more - Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2402Back in the centre of the pedestrian shopping district, just off New Street - Birmingham

 

eng2403New Street is one of the busiest streets in Birmingham with plenty of chainstores

 

eng2408The Bullring is a massive shopping centre in the heart of Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2410Years ago the Bullring was a complete eyesore but has had a major revamp - Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2416The spire of St Martin's Church shares the skyline with the Bullring - Birmingham

 

eng2418It might not look much but the Arcadia Centre has a busy atmosphere with several outdoor restaurants - Birmingham

 

eng2423Take a pleasant walk along the Worcester & Birmingham Canal near Gas St Basin - Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2435The Malt House pub has a perfect setting overlooking the canal - Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2437Near the canal is Centenary Square with the Hall of Memory War Memorial on the left, Birmingham Library in the middle and Baskerville House on the right - Birmingham

 

eng2440Keep walking fromk Centenary Square and you'll come out at Chamberlain Square - Birmingham

 

eng2441Chamberlain Square is home to the Town Hall on the right, and shares hosting of the Council House (left) with Victoria Square - Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2451The Council House as seen from Victoria Square - Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2443An Antony Gormley statue, Iron Man, stands on Victoria Square - Birmingham

 

eng2458On the way to the Custard Factory, in Digbeth, is this mural dedicated to former US President John F Kennedy - Birmingham

 

eng2480The Custard Factory is a fantastic mix of independent shops, boutiques and visual art and installations - Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2459The Custard Factory dresses up - Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2466The Custard Factory website describes itself as a revolutionary new arts and media centre - Birmingham

 

eng2460The site was named after custard baron Sir Alfred Bird - Birmingham

 

eng2468It was easily my favourite attraction in Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2477From what the locals said the paint on this piece was still drying - Custard Factory, Birmingham

 

eng2528A bitterly cold snowy March day was spent in Norwich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2527The Wensum River meanders around the centre of Norwich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2483Perched on the hill, past the glass frontage of the Castle Mall shopping centre, is Norwich Castle - Norwich

 

eng2492Inside the Castle Keep, which is a very child-friendly place to visit - Norwich

 

eng2491The castle dates back to the 12th century though much was reconstructed in the 19th century - Norwich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2500The city centre is made up of pedestrian streets and cobbled alleyways - Norwich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2496The Strangers' Hall is a 14th century townhouse, now converted to a museum - Norwich

 

eng2501The entrance to the Royal Arcade - Norwich

 

eng2502The Royal Arcade - Norwich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2505The Mustard Shop, in the Royal Arcade, is dedicated to the Colman's condiment, a British favourite - Norwich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2513aAn archway leading to the grounds of Norwich Cathedral - Norwich

 

eng2513bThe 11th century Norwich Cathedral - Norwich

 

eng2512Opposite the Cathedral is the medieval Tombland area - Norwich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2526Close by is Elm Hill, an ancient street with cobbles to do yourself an injury on.. Norwich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eng2519Snow settles next to one of the many medieval churches in Norwich

 

 

Website and content Copyright © 2008-2017 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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