1. the most visited the fourth rail bridge
Forth Bridge was the most prominent steel structure when it became operational in 1890. The cantilever railway bridge was built across the Firth of Forth at Queens ferry 14 km west of Edinburgh. It still continues to remain a significant and admirable engineering structure of the Victorian era.
The Needles is a row of three distinctive stacks of chalk that rise out of the sea off the western extremity of the Isle of Wight, UK, close to Alum Bay. The Needles Lighthouse stands at the outer, western end of the formation. Built in 1859, it has been automated since 1994.
The formation takes its name from a fourth needle-shaped pillar called Lot's Wife, that collapsed in a storm in 1764. The remaining rocks are not at all needle-like, but the name has stuck.
Historically tartan was the everyday wear of Highlanders, spun, dyed, woven and fashioned locally. Wealthy families were able to afford brighter fabrics colored with imported dyes and fashionably tailored.
In the eighteenth century the association of tartan with the Jacobites considered outlaws and rebels by the British government led to its proscription in the Highlands from 1747 to 1782. During this period tartan was worn in the lowlands of Scotland, often as a political statement. It was also popular across the world as the uniform of the Highland regiments.
The end of proscription and the new romantic re-interpretation of Scottish history in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries led to the popular of ‘Highland Dress’, as worn by King George 4 during his visit to Scotland in 1822 and promoted by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Nowadays tartan is worn all over the world, not just by Scotland and is regularly seen on catwalks and in designer collections.
FAMOUS PEOPLE IN THE UK
- William Shakespeare
The name of the English national poet William Shakespeare is known all over the world. During his life he wrote 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two very long narrative poems, and several other poems. He is considered to be one of the greatest writers in the world literature. Shakespeare’s authorship question however still puzzles the greatest minds.
Mini Yorkshire puddings, served as part of a traditional Sunday roast. When wheat flour began to come into common use for making cakes and puddings, cooks in the north of England devised a means of making use of the fat that dropped into the dripping pan to cook a batter pudding while the meat roasted.
The ultimate British tradition, afternoon tea is a wonderful way while away the time and enjoy true British delicacies. Traditionally comprised of finger sandwiches, scones with jam and cream as well as pastries and your choice of tea, afternoon tea is meant to be an experience so make sure you reserve a couple hours to enjoy yourself!!!
St. Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral, London, is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London. Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604. The present church, dating from the late 17th century, was designed in the English Baroque style by Sir Christopher Wren. Its construction, completed in Wren's lifetime, was part of a major rebuilding programe in the City after the Great Fire of London.
St. Davids Cathedral
or the past 1500 years prayer and worship has been offered to God on a daily basis which continues to this day.
In this Cathedral David strives to keep the faith which Christ and his apostles taught, to be joyful in our expression of the gospel message to the hundreds of thousands of visitors and pilgrims who come to this Cathedral every year.