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Around and About Britain

We are grateful to our friends at Landor Travel Publications for permission to show the news feed from their “6Things” website which you can access directly HERE

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  • Red Kites - majestically flying again May 17, 2024
    This impressive bird of prey was once prevalent throughout the UK, until persecution reduced its range to Wales. But a highly successful reintroduction scheme has brought this bird back to many parts of England and Scotland, as well as Central Wales.
  • Harry Beck's Underground map - complexity made clear May 17, 2024
    Now recognised across the world, the Tube map was originally the brainchild of Underground electrical draughtsman, Harry Beck, who produced this imaginative and beautifully simple design back in 1933.
  • Shoreham - Britain's oldest airport May 17, 2024
    Founded in 1910, Shoreham Airport, near Brighton, is the oldest airport in the UK and the oldest purpose-built commercial airport in the world still in operation.
  • Ludlow - "The Perfect Historic Town" May 17, 2024
    Described (quite reasonably) as "the perfect historic town" by its own PR, Ludlow in south Shropshire offers fine examples of architecture from the Medieval, Tudor and Georgian periods, a castle, outdoor markets, heaps of history, and a great location beneath the Shropshire Hills AONB.
  • The Horse Chestnut - famed for its shape and its seeds May 17, 2024
    The horse chestnut tree was first introduced to the UK from Turkey in the late 16th century, and was widely planted as a distinctive shape in landscape gardens. Although not often found in woodland, it remains a familiar feature in parks, gardens and on village commons.
  • Stanton Drew stone circle, Somerset May 17, 2024
    Even Somerset locals are barely aware of the stone circle of Stanton Drew - and yet this is the third largest complex of prehistoric standing stones in England.

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