PHOTO GALLERY: ENGLAND, is truly a gem!

Image by xiSerge from Pixabay

Ahh, England, the start of all great scenery photos. A very old country that still has the beauty and charm that you still expect. England is the largest country in Great Britain and the UK. It is sometimes, wrongly, used in reference to the whole United Kingdom, the entire island of Great Britain, or indeed the British Isles. This is not only incorrect but can cause offence to people from other parts of the UK.

This will be fun to put together a gallery of photos from my sources. One source alone has over 14,000 photos of England, so finding amazing photos will be a joy. I hope you like this gallery today.

Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay – The beutiful cobblestone streets show the age of this country, and it’s beauty.
Image by Frank Winkler from Pixabay – Neist point.
Image by PIRO from Pixabay – Beautiful photo of the famous London Bridge.
Image by Tim Hill from Pixabay – Ribblehead Viaduct

The terms “UK” and “Great Britain” are often used interchangeably, but they actually refer to different things. The official name of the United Kingdom is actually The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. When referring to Great Britain, which is technically a geographical term, refers to the largest island in the British Isles. Great Britain includes England, Scotland, and Wales, but not Northern Ireland.

Image by Zdeněk Tobiáš from Pixabay – Stonehenge – Stone Rocks

Stonehenge is as ancient as it is mysterious. The stone circle is of great religious importance to those of the Druidic faith. It sits on the Salisbury Plain as it has since the Neolithic age 5,000 years ago. That was 500 years before the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.


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Image by Tim Hill from Pixabay
Image by 12019 from Pixabay – Big Ben
Image by Joe from Pixabay – Path in Avenue Forest

Here’s a fun fact that I bet you didn’t know. The original London Bridge is no longer in London it is now found in Arizona, USA. London Bridge was transported from London in the 1970s and there is a distinct English feel in the London Village.

Image by Harry Burgess from Pixabay– Bibury Cotswolds

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Image by Benjamin Thomas from Pixabay – Arch Coast and the Sea
Image by Pete from Pixabay – Durham Castle
Image by Alexa from Pixabay – British Shorthair cat

The graceful, elegant swans that are a key feature of every park and riverbank around the United Kingdom all belonged to the Queen of England (now King Charles). It has been in law since the 12th century, and to injure or kill one could be considered an act of treason.

Swans were a delicacy enjoyed by the wealthy at banquets and feasts hundreds of years ago. None more so than the Royal Family, who laid claim to ownership of every bird in the country. Even if you find a dead swan, you must turn it over to the Crown, to someone known as the Queen’s official Swan Marker.

Photo by Trevor John Williams on Unsplash – The beautiful swans
Image by Greg Krycinski from Pixabay – Bluebell Forest
Image by Larry White from Pixabay
Image by Dorothe from Pixabay – Downtown Abbey
Image by 12019 from Pixabay – City walls of York England

Another cool fact is that Buckingham Palace may be the official residence of the King, but Windsor Castle is actually the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world. The castle was originally built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century and has been expanded and renovated over the centuries.

Image by Gianfranco De Bei from Pixabay – Harry Potter Oxford
Image by Graham Hobster from Pixabay – Scotney Castle
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay – Fog in the park. Fog is a common occurence in England.
Image by 12019 from Pixabay

Many people think that Big Ben is a clock, but in actual fact, it is the Great Bell of the Clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London. The tower that houses the clock and bell is officially known as the Elizabeth Tower. Big Ben weighs around 13.7 tonnes (15.1 tons) and is 2.2 meters (7 feet) tall and 2.7 meters (9 feet) in diameter. Big Ben has been silenced on a number of occasions throughout its history, including during World War I and II, and for repairs and maintenance.

Photo by Luke Stackpoole on Unsplash

There are 270 active stations on the London Underground or Tube as it is colloquially known. What you may not have known, though, is that there are also 40 abandoned and shut-down stations that still haunt the lines, sitting silent and alone deep underground.

Photo by Tom Parsons on Unsplash
Image by Michael Kleinsasser from Pixabay – Windsor Castle
Image by 12019 from Pixabay – English Channel

The English have a very wry sense of humor, and it may become clear as to why when you discover what some of the towns and villages across the United Kingdom are called. Some are hilarious, while others are just plain rude. It is important to keep an eye out when you pass through the English countryside to see if you can spot a few on your travels.

There’s Badgers Mount and Sandy Bottom, or Spankers Lane in Derbyshire to WhamBottomLane in Lancashire. There is always something to keep you entertained en route during your trip!

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