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Articles Tagged 'British Landmarks'

A thatched cottage

10 Things About a British Home That Will Confuse Americans

Wherever you may go around the world, it’s easy to conclude that if a home has four walls and a ceiling, everything else must be broadly the same. Well, even if that were true (and it’s not) there are still tiny differences between a house on the other side of the world and the house […]

A normal red phone box and a solarbox, London

Why Are London’s Red Phone Boxes Turning Green?

The classic red British phone box, as designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and beloved of Anglophiles and Inspector Spacetime alike, has been in decline for over 30 years. Officially discontinued in favor of a steely glass box, not unlike those you’d see all over the world, the red phone box lives on more as […]

Eight Natural Wonders of the British Isles

Note: there are far, far more than eight natural wonders in the British Isles; the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, the various coves and stacks dotted all around the coastline, almost all of Cornwall; they all deserve representation, as does everywhere else. Let’s just take these eight as a decent place to start, shall we? 1: […]