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England:
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Scotland:
Angus and Dundee | Argyll | Ayrshire and Arran | Borders | Dumfries and Galloway | Edinburgh and the Lothians | Fife | Glasgow | Grampian | Highlands | Isle of Islay | Isle of Mull | Isle of Skye | Lanarkshire | Perthshire | Stirlingshire | Western Isles
Wales:
Anglesey | Mid Wales | North Wales | South Wales | West Wales
Offshore:
Guernsey | Isles of Scilly
Northern Ireland:
County Antrim | County Armagh | County Down

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When you feel the walls are closing in there are thousands of places in Britain where you can enjoy some open space, ranging from village greens to our vast National Parks. If you fancy a picnic with the space for the kids to get rid of some energy before the egg sandwiches, why not head for a village green? There are nearly 4,000 in England and Wales, with that in Frampton-on-Severn reputed to be the biggest, and according to many Finchingfield in Essex the prettiest. Britain has a rich heritage of parks, London being blessed with many including the royal Richmond Park, 2,500 acres of open land, home to more than 500 deer. Birkenhead has one of Englandís great civic parks, opened in 1847, the model for Central Park in New York. Sheffield has the wonderful Graves Park, with woodland, playing fields and ponds, and views over the city to lift the heart. Our National Parks offer vast space to roam, and a multitude of places to stay within them. England has nine: The Norfolk Broads, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Lake District, New Forest, Northumberland, North York Moors, Peak District, and the Yorkshire Dales; Wales has three: Brecon Beacons, The Pembrokeshire Coast, and Snowdonia; and Scotland has two: The Cairngorms, and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, stunningly beautiful and within easy reach of Glasgow. The seas with their empty horizons give an unparalleled feeling of freedom. Britain has some breathtaking coastline: Murlough Bay in Northern Ireland takes some beating, with dunes, nature reserve and beach; Dunwich Heath and Beach in Suffolk is similarly endowed, with huge areas of heather and gorse, as is Brean Down on the North Somerset coast, its views over the Bristol Channel hard to match. So why not pack a rucksack and get out there?

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Religion stands, the Church blocking the sun. - Stephen Spender
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John de Balliol proclaimed King of Scotland - 1292, Death of Mary Tudor - 1558, Trial of Walter Raleigh - 1606, Pickwick Papers Published - 1837, Livingstone reaches Victoria Falls - 1855, Suez Canal Inaugurated - 1869, Channel Collision Kills 20 - 1953, The Luxor Massacre - 1997
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