405 Man-made Structures- Other to explore in England
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Paleolithic period but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe deriving its name from the Anglia peninsula, who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England's economy is one of the largest and most dynamic in the world, with an average GDP per capita of £28,100 or $36,000.
Blaise Hamlet is a charming collection of 19th-century houses on the outskirts of Bristol. They are examples of the picturesque, an aesthetic ideal introduced into English cultural debate in 1782 by William Gilpin. An oval path links the cottages and encircles the village green with its sundial. It has a great play park for kids and a museum of 17th c. toys and tools.
A wonderfully preserved example of London's 1960s-style high-density, low-rise public housing. Created in the 1920's it is now a mature, attractive and sheltered haven, popular with residents and visitors. The park provides spring and summer bedding displays, a wide range of trees, shrubs and perennials which thrive in the mild seaside climate.
The Bluebell Railway runs steam-hauled passenger trains across 11 miles from Sheffield Park to East Grinstead, calling at Horsted Keynes and Kingscote. It is the first preserved standard gauge steam-operated passenger railway in the world to operate a public service. Having preserved a number of steam locomotives even before steam stopped running on British mainline railways in 1968, today it has over 30 steam locomotives, the 2nd largest collection in the UK after the National Railway Museum.
The Bodleian Library is the main research library of the University of Oxford, and is one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and derives its name from its founder Sir Thomas Bodley. With over 13 million printed items, it is the second-largest library in Britain after the British Library. Under the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003, it is one of six legal deposit libraries for works published in the United Kingdom.
Bombay Sapphire Distillery is in a conservation area with over 1000 years of history. The distillery showcases the care, skill and artistry behind every drop of Bombay Sapphire, and allows you to discover the flavours of the botanicals which make Bombay Sapphire gin so unique.
A beautiful model village with over 200 buildings including a castle, ruined Abbey and Harbour. cottages, houses and shops are lovingly hand-crafted and give a taste, in miniature, of traditional village life. Visitors of all ages will be charmed and intrigued by the tremendously detailed and intricate work that's gone into this place, with wry little jokes and humorous set ups side by side with genuinely touching life in miniature.
Bowes Railway was originally a colliery railway built to carry coal mainly from pits in north west Durham to the Tyne at Jarrow. It was built by George Stephenson in 1826, is the world's only operational preserved standard gauge cable railway system. The railway is open every week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday as well as on a number of event days throughout the year.
Bowlees Visitor Centre has all you need to make your visit to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty a memorable one. The information point stocks a range of walks leaflets, maps and books about the North Pennines and also has a café and gift shop. The centre is run by the North Pennines AONB Partnership and includes events, exhibitions, galleries, Gibson's Cave, and waterfalls.
Brands Hatch is a circuit in Kent, southeast of London, near the village of West Kingsdown. Between 1964 and 1986 it hosted the British Grand Prix twelve times, and the European Grand Prix twice more. Since then, the local council allowed housing to be built within 100 meters of the track, and the new residents have imposed restrictions on the track, which will prevent Formula One from returning.
The Brayford Pool is a natural lake formed from a widening of the River Witham in the center of the city of Lincoln in England. It was used as a port by the Romans – who connected it to the River Trent by constructing the Foss Dyke. The Brayford Waterfront is now one of the most vibrant and exciting parts of Lincoln. It is no longer surrounded by housing, mills, breweries and engine sheds but by a 21st century university, stylish restaurants and internationally renowned hotels.
Lincoln’s Brayford Waterfront is England's oldest inland Harbour and offers a great selection of eating, drinking and entertainment venues. It’s the perfect place to relax at a pavement café overlooking the water or the stunning University of Lincoln campus after a hard days shopping. There is a wide range of restaurants and bars alongside luxury hotels and a multi-screen cinema.
Breighton Airfield was a Second World War heavy bomber base and cold-war nuclear missile launch site. Now it was home to the historic aircraft collection of the Real Aeroplane Company and the Real Aeroplane Club, an active flying club whose members own and operate many unusual, classic and ex-military aircraft. One of the iconic attraction in this area which attracts a lot of tourists.
Bressingham Gardens and Steam Experience is a unique combination arising out of the passions of founder Alan Bloom, whose profession of nurseryman and gardener and hobby of a steam powered collection of trains and traction engines led to the leisure destination of Bressingham Gardens and Steam Museum. The site has several narrow gauge rail lines and a number of types of steam engines and vehicles in its collection and is also the home of the national Dad's Army exhibition
The Bridgnorth Cliff Railway, also known as the Bridgnorth Funicular Railway or Castle Hill Railway, is a funicular railway in the town of Bridgnorth in the English county of Shropshire. The line links the Low Town of Bridgnorth, adjacent to the River Severn, with the High Town, adjacent to the ruins of Bridgnorth Castle. It is one of the steepest railways in the country, and at least one source claims it is both the steepest and shortest.
.The Bridgwater and Taunton Canal is a canal in South West England. It links the two towns of Bridgwater and Taunton and measures 14.5 miles long and has 7 locks. There is no navigable connection to the River Parrett today but the Canal is enjoyed by walkers, cyclists, nature enthusiasts, fishermen and boatmen alike. The majority of the Canal is rural and offers tranquility to all.
The Bristol and Bath Railway Path is a 13-mile route on the National Cycle Network, connecting Bristol to Bath. . It’s used by people walking, cycling, running and has disabled access too. The Bristol and Bath Path itself is ideal for a day out, or you can use it to travel between these two great cities.
Bristol Harbour Railway was built by the Great Western Railway in the 1870s and extended in the 1900s. After a century as a goods railway, it was handed over to the museum and has run as a heritage railway ever since. It was now a historical monument and gives information about the transportation facilities in that time.
Britannia Pier is a pier located at the seaside town of Great Yarmouth in the English county of Norfolk. The two Great Yarmouth Piers – Britannia Pier and Wellington Pier – are packed with family fun amusements, fairground style rides, great bars and cafes, theatres, bowling centers, and more.
Brockhole on Windermere, The Lake District Visitor Centre is a visitor centre and tourist attraction managed by the Lake District National Park Authority set in 30 acres of magnificent terraced gardens and grounds stretching down to the shore of Windermere lake, with splendid views of the surrounding countryside. The centre organises a number of activities, including orienteering, kayaking and open water swimming, as well as regular exhibitions.
Brookwood Cemetery, is a burial ground in Brookwood, Surrey, England. It is the largest cemetery in the United Kingdom and one of the largest in Europe. The 220 Acre park provides a picturesque, tranquil setting for visitors 365 days of the year. The grounds are divided into many smaller plots by a multitude of roads and avenues that boast magnificent trees and offer a wealth of flora and fauna as well as local heritage.