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Dunwich Heath, Suffolk

Dunwich Heath in Suffolk is where the Sandlings meet the sea. It is a beautiful huge area with open tracts of heather and gorse, shady woods, sandy cliffs and a long unspoilt shingle beach perfect for families and relaxation.

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Mount Snowdon, North Wales

Snowdon is the highest mountain in England and Wales. It is in the Welsh county of Caernarvonshire and in the district known as Snowdonia. The peak of Snowdon itself is 1,085 metres (3,560 feet) above sea level, and there are four other high peaks in Snowdonia - Crib y Ddysge, Crib Goch, Lliwedd and Yr Aran.

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Timbuctoo (or Timbuktu)

Timbuctoo is a town on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert in northern Africa and was founded by Moslem traders over a thousand years ago. The town became famous as a market for salt and gold, and by the 14th century its fame became known in Europe, and Timbuctoo rose to great splendour.

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Vatican City, Rome

Vatican City is a small independent state within the city of Rome in Italy, and the Vatican is situated right on the bank of the River Tiber. It is the home of the Roman Catholic Pope who is otherwise known as the Bishop of Rome. The half a square mile state is administered by a governor appointed by the Pope.

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Hever Castle, Anne Boleyn's Childhood Home

Hever Castle is a magnificent medieval castle in Kent with a rich and varied history dating back more than 700 years. It has been involved in some of the most important and dramatic events affecting Britain's monarchy, history and religion.

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The Suez Canal

The two most important artificial waterways in the world are the Suez Canal and the Panama Canal. The Suez Canal is in Egypt and connects the Mediterranean Sea with the north-western arm of the Red Sea. It is about 100 miles long.

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The Sahara Desert

The world's largest desert, which takes up an area of more than one-quarter of Africa and stretches across the continent from the Atlantic to the Red Sea, is called the Sahara, which is the Arabic word for 'wilderness'.

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Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland

Killarney is a market town in County Kerry in southwest Ireland and is famous for it's beautiful lakes and scenery. The lakes are surrounded by woods and most of the district lies within a national park.

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The Dead Sea

Although it's called The Dead Sea it is really an enclosed salt lake with no outlet to the open sea. It lies in a deep valley between Israel and Jordan and is over 300 metres deep with steep sides. The valley is called the Jordan Rift Valley which begins far away in the north of Israel and heads towards the Red Sea.

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Forty Hall, Enfield

Forty Hall in Enfield is a Grade 1 Listed building in a beautiful landscaped garden and was built between 1629 and 1632 by Sir Nicholas Rainton, a former Lord Mayor of London. It is one of England's finest historic houses with exquisite architecture and stunning views, and very popular with visitors.

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Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace was built from 1515 for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey who was the Archbishop of York and a great favourite of King Henry VIII until he fell from favour in 1529. The king then took possession of the palace for himself and enlarged it considerably.

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Westminster Abbey

The original abbey on the site of Westminster Abbey was called St Peter's Abbey and was rebuilt from 1042 by King Edward the Confessor to provide a royal burial church. The new building was consecrated in 1065 just before Edward's death. He was duly buried there along with his wife Edith who died nine years later.

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The Tower of London

The Tower of London was built from 1078 by William the Conqueror shortly after the Norman invasion of England in 1066. It was designed as a castle to protect London and the Normans from enemies particularly those attacking from the River Thames.

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