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Cawdor Castle

Cawdor Castle

Cawdor Castle is a castle in Nairnshire, Scotland, northeast of Inverness. The castle is perhaps best known for its literary connection to William Shakespeare's tragedy "Macbeth", in which the title character is made "Thane of Cawdor".

The feral pigeon, a human friend - and foe

The feral pigeon, a human friend - and foe

The feral pigeon, found extensively in Britain, is descended from the rock dove, the first wild bird to be domesticated. Sometimes regarded as a pest, it has made itself quite at home with humans, despite occasional eradication attempts. In fact, these birds are both adaptable and rather clever.

Marconi - the radio entrepreneur who did much of his research in Britain

Marconi - the radio entrepreneur who did much of his research in Britain

Guglielmo Marconi was an inventor from an Italian and Irish background, who completed much of his research into wireless communication in Britain, and who is widely regarded as the inventor of radio.

Pteridomania – the Victorian Fern Madness

Pteridomania – the Victorian Fern Madness

Social history is full of sudden fads. They seem to come from nowhere, and then they vanish again - possibly forever. One such was the Victorian obsession with ferns, which lasted about half a century.

Box Hill, an inspiring viewpoint

Box Hill, an inspiring viewpoint

Box Hill is a high point on the North Downs in Surrey near Dorking, about 19 miiles south-west of London. It has been a famed beauty spot for centuries and was used as a setting for an important scene in Jane Austen's novel "Emma", when almost all the major characters enjoy a rather fractious picnic there.

Great Orme Tramway

Great Orme Tramway

The Great Orme Tramway in Wales is Britain's only surviving cable-operated street tramway, and one of the few street-running funiculars in the world.

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