The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man . Together, these constitute the British Isles - which is a geographical term for a group of islands lying off the north-west coast of mainland Europe. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>EIRE Dublin The Isle of Man The Channel Islands
THE FOUR STATES OF THE UNITED KINGDOM The United Kingdom is made up of four states: SCOTLAND ENGLAND NORTHERN IRELAND WALES
EIRE </li></ul>Flags of the different states and EIRE
THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED KINGDOM'S FLAG The emblems on the Union Flag are crosses from three patrons saint. The red cross over white of Saint George represents to England. The diagonally white cross over blue of Saint Andrew represents to Scotland. The diagonally red cross over white of Saint Patrick represents to Northern Ireland.
The final version of The “Union Jack” (UNITED KINGDOM'S FLAG) appears in 1.801. Union Flag England Northern Ireland Scotland Union Jack
The prickly purple thistle was adopted as the Emblem of Scotland during the rein of Alexander III (1249 -1286). Legend has it that an Army of King Haakon of Norway, intent on conquering the Scots landed at the Coast of Largs at night to surprise the sleeping Scottish Clansmen. In order to move more stealthily under the cover of darkness the Norsemen removed their footwear. As they drew near to the Scots it wasn't the only thing hiding under the cover of darkness. For one of Haakon's men unfortunately stood on one of these spiny little defenders and shrieked out in pain, alerting the Clansmen of the advancing Norsemen. Needless to say the Scots who won the day. The Scottish Thistle, Emblem of SCOTLAND.
The Floral Emblem of England, THE ROSE. The national flower of England is the rose . The flower has been adopted as England’s emblem since the time of the Wars of the Roses - civil wars (1455-1485) between the royal house of Lancaster (whose emblem was a red rose) and the royal house of York (whose emblem was a white rose).
The Floral Emblem of Wales, THE DAFFODIL . The national flower of Wales is the daffodil , which is traditionally worn on St. David’s Day. The vegetable called leek is also considered to be a traditional emblem of Wales. There are many explanations of how the leek came to be adopted as the national emblem of Wales. One is that St David advised the Welsh, on the eve of battle with the Saxons, to wear leeks in their caps to distinguish friend from foe. As Shakespeare records in Henry V, the Welsh archers wore leeks at the battle of Agin court in 1415.
The Floral Emblem of Northern Ireland The Shamrock. The national flower of Northern Ireland is the shamrock, a three-leaved plant similar to clover which is said to have been used by St. Patrick to illustrate the doctrine of the Holy Trinity.
The Floral Emblem of Northern Ireland THE Shamrock.
RELIGIONS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM Protestant Churches Armagh ( Northern IRELAND) Derry (IRELAND) St.Columbus The weddings of the Prince and Princess of Wales, the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill and many other occasions have graced this spiritual centre. Built of Portland stone with a Dome that rises to 365 feet and with Great Paul, the largest bell in England, this has to be one of THE MUST SEE sights in London.
RELIGIONS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM Catholic Churches Catholic Church of Birmingham Holy Name of Jesus (Manchester) St. Anthony´s Catholic Church in BELFAST St. Joseph' s Paris church in SURREY St Thomas of Canterbury, a church in the anglo-catholic tradition set in the centre of Brentwood, in the diocese of Chelmsford, Essex, England.
COMPARING THE MOST PRACTISING RELIGIONS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, EIRE AND SPAIN
COMPARING THE NOWADAYS RELIGIONS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM – EIRE AND SPAIN
Perched high on Calton Hill in the east end of the city centre, is the monument to Admiral Lord Nelson's victory, and death, at the battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805. The upturned telescope was designed by the architect Robert Burn, and was built between 1807 and 1815. SCOTLAND EDINBURGH NELSON CASTLE
A visit to especial cities, places and details in... <ul><li>BATH.- Founded by the Romans as a thermal spa, Bath became an important centre of the wool industry in the Middle Age
BRIGHTON.- This city is a popular tourist resort with numerous hotels, restaurants and entertainment facilities.
LIVERPOOL.- It´s THE BEATLES city (PAUL, JOHN, RINGO and GEORGE), this group caused strong sensations in the sixty´s decade.
MANCHESTER.- This city is famous by its football team: THE MANCHESTER UNITED.
OXFORD.- It´s got one of the two most ancient universities in all over the world.
STONEHENGE.- Discover the secrets about the many myths, legends and .mysteries associated with this ancient monument. </li></ul>ENGLAND
BEEFEATER BOBBY DOUBLE DECKED RED BUS THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT LONDON EYE TEN DOWNING STREET ST. PAUL´S CATHEDRAL PICADILLY CIRCUS BUCKINGHAM PALACE WEST END CHANGE OF THE GUARD ENGLAND LONDON
A visit to especial cities, places and details in... <ul><li>The capital Cardiff.
Harlech Castle (it was begun during King Edward I's second campaign in north Wales. It was part of an "iron ring" of castles surrounding the coastal fringes of Snowdonia, eventually stretching from Flint around to Aberystwyth)
Mount Snowdon (The highest mountain in Wales).
Severn Bridge (It was built in 1996 and it' s one of the longest in all over the world, 5.168 m.)
Sheep . (There are a lot of sheep in Wales. People says the welsh sheep are the best in the world. </li></ul>WALES
Ode on the Severn Bridge : “ Two lands at last connected Across the water wide, And all the toll collected On the English side.” Harri Webb. If you cross the Severn Bridge from E to W you have to pay a toll. From W to E it´s FREE! !!! HARLECH CASTLE THE WELSH SHEEP MOUNT SNOWDON CARDIFF BAY CARDIFF CITY CARDIFF UNIVERSITY WALES CARDIFF SEVERN BRIDGE
Northern Ireland is now officially considered to be Europe ’s safest, friendliest place to take a break. GIANT´S CAUSEWAY This is a path of volcanic nature caused by the lava NORTHERN IRELAND
BELFAST CHURCH BELFAST CLOCK BELFAST CITY BELFAST CITY HALL BELFAST IS THE CAPITAL NORTHERN IRELAND
<ul><li>BLARNEY CASTLE, situated near Cork. The people there, is very funny. You have to visit the castle and kiss the famous Blarney Stone so you are as funny as the people of Cork.
BEER, Ireland is famous for its black and strong beer, exported for all over the world.
DANCING, Ireland is famous too by its traditional dancings and music. </li></ul>IRELAND ( EIRE )
ST.PATRICK CHURCH DUBLIN CASTLE DUBLIN TOWN HALL THE CITY CITY VIEW DUBLIN IRELAND ( EIRE ) CAPITAL : DUBLIN
it´s worth to know and visit THE GREAT BRITAIN AND EIRE