Category Archives: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Stonehenge’s Controversial Underground Road Now Officially Going Ahead; Steve Palace; Vintage News

Stonehenge is getting its long-talked-about road tunnel. British Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps has given the green light to an underground dual carriageway.

Source: Stonehenge’s Controversial Underground Road Now Officially Going Ahead

30 of the Best Cathedrals to Visit in the UK; Camping and Caravanning Club

Camping and Caravanning Club has compiled a guide to the best cathedrals to visit in the UK.

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Anger at plans to build a dual carriageway beneath UK’s prehistoric Stonehenge; Africa News

Plans have been approved to build a tunnel which will run beneath a UK UNESCO world heritage site.

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University helps UK Overseas Territory become sanctuary for wildlife; M Alan Williams; University of Plymouth

Professor of Deep-Sea Ecology Kerry Howell and PhD candidate Amelia Bridges, from the University of Plymouth, have helped the world’s most remote inhabited island to become a sanctuary for wildlife.

Source: University helps UK Overseas Territory become sanctuary for wildlife

Who lives at Blenheim Palace?; Jay Akbar; Sun

BLENHEIM Palace not only has an impressive exterior and interior, it also houses a million-pound gold toilet. But when was the luxurious estate built and is it open to visitors? Where is Blenheim Palace and when was it built?

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Motorway tunnel under historic Stonehenge gets green light despite backlash; James Gabriel Martin; Lonely Planet

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Britain Helps World’s Most Remote Inhabited Islands to Establish Biggest Marine Sanctuary in the Atlantic; Andy Corbley; Good News Network

The UK, with the islands of Tristan Da Cunha, create the largest protected marine reserve in the Atlantic, and the fourth largest on Earth.

Source: Britain Helps World’s Most Remote Inhabited Islands to Establish Biggest Marine Sanctuary in the Atlantic

‘It’s not well known, even in Scotland’: Heritage honour could finally take Roman landmark out of the shadow of Hadrian’s Wall; Caroline Wilson; Herald Scotland

IT was built to defend the most northerly outpost of the Roman empire from their most feared enemy, the Caledonians.

Source: ‘It’s not well known, even in Scotland’: Heritage honour could finally take Roman landmark out of the shadow of Hadrian’s Wall

Vast marine sanctuary created to protect wildlife around remote Atlantic islands; Emily Beament; Belfast Telegraph

The waters around a remote UK Overseas Territory in the Atlantic Ocean are to become one of the world’s largest marine sanctuaries to protect wildlife.

Source: Vast marine sanctuary created to protect wildlife around remote Atlantic islands

10 of Liverpool’s most inspiring buildings and the stories behind them; The Guide Liverpool

Magnificent Liverpool buildings boasting outstanding architecture are up there with the best in the world.. Why not take them in on a walking tour?

Source: 10 of Liverpool’s most inspiring buildings and the stories behind them – The Guide Liverpool

A weekend on Hadrian’s Wall; English Heritage

A weekend on Hadrian’s Wall…

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Win a weekend in the Lake District; Conde Nast Traveller

Plus supper for two.

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Edinburgh: ministers reject plans to convert neoclassical building into hotel; Severin Carrell; Guardian

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Blenheim Palace uses AI to estimate visitor numbers; Gabrielle; InterPark

Blenheim Palace, a monumental country house in Oxfordshire, is using artificial intelligence to predict visitor numbers to help manage the capacity and flow of guests. The UNESCO World Heritage Site welcomes approximately a million visitors annually.

Source: Blenheim Palace uses AI to estimate visitor numbers – InterPark

The pandemic pushed cars out of this historic Scottish city; Bhakti Mathew; National Geographic

The prettiest streets in Edinburgh are closed to motorized traffic. Is a pedestrian future afoot here and in other UNESCO sites?

Source: The pandemic pushed cars out of this historic Scottish city

How to spend a weekend in Swanage; Leena Sidat; Somerset Live

This area of Dorset is packed with fun activities to enjoy and beautiful sights to see

Source: How to spend a weekend in Swanage

Lonely Planet’s top 500 travel destinations – and the UK features the most; Kara Godfrey; Sun

LONELY Planet has named the top 500 travel destinations to visit in their 2020 Ultimate Travel List. The UK has the most entries on the list with a whopping 34 across Wales, England, Scotland and Ireland.

Source: Lonely Planet’s top 500 travel destinations – and the UK features the most

10 Beautiful & Historic Towns in Scotland; Willem Laurentzen; VisitScotland

Discover beautiful towns across Scotland, showcasing key moments throughout the country’s history. Including the infamous Arbroath, Braemar, and more!

Source: 10 Beautiful & Historic Towns in Scotland | VisitScotland

Churchill’s Blenheim Estate goes to war with locals alloment plan; Rory Tingle; Daily Mail

Green-fingered locals say Blenheim Estates plan to concrete over part of their patch in Cassington, Oxfordshire would destroy the ‘green beating heart’ of their 750-strong community.

Source: Churchill’s Blenheim Estate goes to war with locals alloment plan

The wondrous nature of the Jurassic Coast; Leena Sidat; Glouchestershire Live

The Jurassic Coast is England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site…

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