Avebury, Wiltshire - the largest stone circle in the world

Avebury, Wiltshire - the largest stone circle in the world

Not far from Stonehenge, in the country of Wiltshire, lies the even larger Avebury stone circle of a similar 5000-year origin. Though less complete - and a little less grand - than its more famous neighbour, Avebury boasts a more peaceful environment in which to contemplate antiquity, plus a handy country pub!

Omai - intrepid pioneer Tahitian 'explorer of England'

Omai - intrepid pioneer Tahitian 'explorer of England'

Omai, from Tahiti, was only the second Pacific Islander to come to Europe, and the first to visit England when he arrived in 1774. The adventurous young man came to know about this faraway part of the world through British explorers Captain James Cook and Joseph Banks, who had made an equivalent adventure to from Britain to his homeland, more than 10,000 miles away.

The slow worm - a band of bronze in the garden

The slow worm - a band of bronze in the garden

If you see a slow worm (Anguis fragilis) in your garden, you'd be forgiven for thinking it's a snake. But it's actually a legless lizard, the only such creature native to Britain. Indeed, slow worms are probably the most frequently seen reptile in Britain, as they are less shy and slower to hide than the common lizard (Zootoca vivipara) which is considered to be more prevalent in Britain.

Lulworth Cove - much-loved feature of the Jurassic Coast

Lulworth Cove - much-loved feature of the Jurassic Coast

Lulworth Cove on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset is a spectacular curved bay created where the waves from the sea have cut through weaknesses in the coastal limestone and then eroded the softer clays beyond. It is a World Heritage Site and tourist location with approximately 500,000 visitors every year.

The common daisy, adornment of a sunny lawn

The common daisy, adornment of a sunny lawn

The common daisy is probably Britain's best known wildflower, carpetting many a lawn or grass verge with its long-lasting jolly white and yellow flowers. Purists might regard them as weeds, but to many they bring the spirit of summer.

Of mice and men - the story behind London's smallest statue

Of mice and men - the story behind London's smallest statue

London's smallest public statue - actually, a sculpture - is there as a result of a sad anecdotal story. It can be found on a building on the corner of Philpot Lane and Eastcheap in the City of London, and depicts two tiny mice fighting over a piece of cheese.

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