The Angel of the North is a contemporary sculpture designed by Antony Gormley. It seems destined to become a new symbol for Tyneside and one of the most recognisable landmarks in England. It is one of the most viewed pieces of art in the world. It is reported that every second the structure is seen by more than one person travelling by, that’s over 90,000 people everyday or nearing 34 million each year. It hard to believe but the body weighs in at 100 tonnes, and the two wings weigh in at 50 tonnes each totaling a massive 200 tonnes. It stands over 65 feet, higher than four double-decker buses. Its wingspan stretches 175 feet almost the length of a jumbo jets wings.
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The Imperial War Museum aims to provide information on the history of modern war and war-time experience to all guests who visit the site. Imperial War Museum Duxford is a branch of the Imperial War Museum near the village of Duxford in Cambridgeshire, England. It is Britain’s largest aviation museum. It houses nearly 200 aircraft, military vehicles, artillery and minor naval vessels in seven main exhibitions buildings.
all year: 10am–6pm (winter 10am-4pm)
Under 16s: free
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The House in the Clouds is a water tower at Thorpeness, Suffolk, UK. It was built in 1923 to receive water pumped from Thorpeness Windmill. The 70-foot-tall tower consisted of a large metal tank at the top that holds 50,000 gallons. In 1979 the main water tank was removed to fully convert the building into a house. It provides spacious accommodation for the true family holiday.
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The rock formations at Brimham in Nidderdale are scattered over some 50 acres on Brimham Moor. It was shaped by tens of thousands of years of erosion. The most impressive is Idol Rock, a 200-ton monolith balancing on a tiny pyramidal base. The whole of Brimham Moor is considered one of the United Kingdom’s strangest environments.
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Artists and designers have re-designed the iconic red telephone box as part of BT Artbox. The open-air art exhibition involved 80 more telephone boxes exhibited all around London, from Heathrow to Stratford. Artists has used a full-size, fibre-glass replica of the original telephone kiosk, introduced in 1936.
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Stowe Park includes more than 40 monuments, temples and secret corners. One of them is Temple of Concord and Victory. Originally known as the Grecian Temple, begun in 1747, the Temple of Concord and Victory was renamed at the end of the Seven Years’ War (1756-1763) to celebrate British peace at home and victory in the field. The temple is one of the grandest in any garden in the country, it was begun for Lord Cobham. This temple is built on a podium with raised steps. It is licensed for civil ceremonies with beautiful views out over the Grecian Valley. This site can accommodate a marquee for up to 150 guests.
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When most people heat the words “Big Ben” they immediately imagine the striking Victorian Gothic structure of the clock tower. Big Ben is a chiming clock, located at the north-eastern end of the Houses of Parliament, in Westminster, London.
- Big Ben was built to replace the Old Palace of Westminster destroyed by fire in October 1834
- The clock became operational on 7th September 1859
- Big Ben was designed by Charles Barry.
- The clock and its dials were designed by Augustus Pugin
- The total height of the tower is 316 feet
- The hour bell (Big Ben) is note E and weighs 13.5 tons
- The diameter of each of the four dials is 23 feet
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Stonehenge is a Neolithic and Bronze Age stone monument located on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England. The stonehenge as we see it nowadays was completed about 3500 years ago, but the first mention of it was recorded 3000 years BC. Stonehenge is owned by the government and managed by English Heritage. The structure has fascinated people for centuries, and there are many theories to what purpose it was built. Three separate cultures are believed to have built Stonehenge for both astrological and ceremonial purposes. it consists of 35 paces across and 162 stones. The circular stone structure stands in a 320 feet hinge. There were two types of stones used in this construction. The bluestones weights about four tons and the Sarsen stones about twenty-five tons.
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London’s Wembley Stadium hosts England’s home matches, live music concerts and other sporting events. Wembley Stadium is a football stadium situated in Wembley Park, in the Borough of Brent in London. It was completely rebuilt and reopened in 2007 on the site of the previous 1923 Wembley Stadium. Construction spent about GBP £900 million. Full capacity of stadium is 90,000 for football or rugby matches, for concerts or other events about 115,000 (90,000 seated and 15,000 standing).
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Double-decker buses are known as an icons of London. Traditional double-deckers are red in color. London Black Cab taxi have earned the reputation of the best taxi service in the world. Every driver is required test of knowledge of London which can take up to four years to learn. The post box and telephone box have a royal crown on them.The red telephone box was the result of a competition in 1924. The pillar boxes have been in use since 1852.
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