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INTERESTING PLACES IN GREAT BRITAIN
NAME The United Kingdom is the short word for “the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”. It is often further abbreviated to “UK” and is the political name of the country, which is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Several islands off the British coast are also part of the United Kingdom. Great Britain (or simply “Britain”) is the name of the island, which is made up of England, Scotland and Wales - it does not include Northern Ireland.
PLACES TO VISIT Scotland - is a part of the United Kingdom and it is situated in the north of the main British island and includes the Hebrides, Orkney, Shetland and other smaller islands.
Its landscape is varied. There are rivers, hills, lakes and forests.
The most famous lake is called Loch Ness, where you can meet the very shy monster Nessie.
The main cities are Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Scotland is also famous for castles like Edinburgh Castle. Scotland is also famous for castles like Edinburgh Castle. Another place worth visiting is Holyrood Palace.
One of the most characteristic things about Scots is their national garment, so called “tartan kilt”. That is a woolen, checked skirt worn by men. The bagpipes are typical Scottish instrument.
Wales Its three biggest towns are: Swansea, Cardiff and Newport. Its three biggest towns are: Swansea, Cardiff and Newport. Cardiff is the capital of Wales. Cardiff is the capital of Wales.
There are lots of castles which were built to protect people from attacks.
There are three National Parks in Wales. They are protected by law because of their natural beauty. The most famous is Snowdonia in the north-west. There is also a mountain. There are three National Parks in Wales. They are protected by law because of their natural beauty. The most famous is Snowdonia in the north-west. There is also a mountain.
E ngland It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west.
The places in London – the capital of England, tourists always want to visit are: The Houses of Parliament The famous clock Big Ben.
Very close to the Houses of Parliament is Westminster Abbey where many kings and queens, poets and other outstanding persons are buried. One of the biggest cathedrals in the world is St. Paul's Cathedral.
Buckingham Palace, where the Queen and her family live, is also a great attraction for visitors.
Besides London, which is in the centre of each tourist's attention, there are many other fascinating places: Oxford and Cambridge are the old university towns.
Stratford-upon-Avon is the birthplace of William Shakespeare and the place where his plays are performed at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre.
The English countryside is full of peaceful harbour-towns with fishing boats, yachts, cottages. The English like to spend their holidays here. Resorts such as Brighton, Portsmouth, Blackpool have fine sandy beaches and a nice atmosphere.
Southern part of England is full of historical monuments and romantic sceneries. Canterbury and Winchester are the old cathedral towns. In Salisbury Plains we can see a beautiful historic monument of Stonehenge with its giant stone circles.
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