United Kingdom

Discover the United Kingdom: A Tapestry of History, Royalty, and Natural Wonders

Embark on a journey to the United Kingdom, an archipelago where history and modernity intertwine in a rich tapestry that spans thousands of years. Located off the northwestern coast of mainland Europe, the UK is composed of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, each with its own unique heritage and allure. From the Neolithic Orkney to the Roman baths of Bath, the Norman conquest to the industrial revolution, the UK's legacy is as diverse as its landscapes.

Chronicles of the Isles: A Storied Past

The United Kingdom's narrative is marked by legendary monarchs, literary greats, and epoch-defining events. Its sovereignty has influenced global history, language, and culture, with a monarchy that continues to capture the world's imagination.

London: The Crown Jewel

In the heart of the UK, London stands as a global metropolis, boasting landmarks such as the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, and the Houses of Parliament, alongside the modernity of the Shard and the cultural haven of the West End.

Edinburgh: A Capital of Culture

Travel north to Scotland's Edinburgh, where the iconic Edinburgh Castle looms over a city renowned for its festivals, arts, and the historic Royal Mile.

The Lake District: Nature's Masterpiece

England's Lake District offers tranquil beauty, with its idyllic lakes, mountainous landscapes, and literary associations with Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.

The Giant's Causeway: Geological Splendor

In Northern Ireland, the Giant's Causeway showcases an awe-inspiring coastal landscape of basalt columns, born from volcanic fury and Irish legend.

From the rugged coasts of Cornwall to the sweeping valleys of Wales, and the picturesque glens of the Scottish Highlands, the United Kingdom invites exploration of its castles, cathedrals, and quaint villages. As you traverse through travel.frogsfolly.com, let us guide you through the UK's living history, its vibrant cultures, and its awe-inspiring natural beauty. Join us to discover the United Kingdom—a land where every stone tells a story and every landscape inspires a dream.

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<p>Birmingham Pride Festival at the Smithfield Festival Site.<br />
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While I didn't go the day before during the Parade, I popped to the City Centre, after coming up on the bus, and got some views of the festival site.<br />
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Was a wet afternoon (and day). Heavy rain on and off. And it was even hailing after this!<br />
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Upper Dean Street views.</p>
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<p>18-7-2015 - British Airways, Airbus A320-232.<br />
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The aircraft was built in 2008 and carried the test reg. F-WWBV.  It was delivered as G-EUYB to British Airways on 27-11-2008.<br />
C/n - 3703</p>
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<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewsimpson85/53747999238/" title="Virgin Atlantic - G-VROC - London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL)"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53747999238_0dfe91c69e_m.jpg" width="240" height="160" alt="Virgin Atlantic - G-VROC - London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL)" /></a></p>

<p>18-7-2015 - Virgin Atlantic, Boeing 747-41R.<br />
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Named &quot;Mustang Sally.&quot;<br />
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The aircraft was built in 2003 and was delivered as G-VROC to Virgin on 22-10-2003.<br />
It was withdrawn from use and placed into storage as N583BC in April 2016.<br />
Today the aircraft is operated as ER-BAE, by Terra Avia, who took delivery on 15-7-2017.  The aircraft has been leased out to FlyNas several times whilst with Terra Avia.<br />
The aircraft has been in storage since September 2019.<br />
C/n - 32746/1336</p>
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<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/egcb_egcc/53748190600/" title="TC-LGR - 2024 build Airbus A350-941, arriving on Runway 23R at Manchester"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53748190600_f8b1ae6fa8_m.jpg" width="240" height="160" alt="TC-LGR - 2024 build Airbus A350-941, arriving on Runway 23R at Manchester" /></a></p>

<p>Manchester 26/05/2024 EGCC/MAN</p>
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<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewsimpson85/53747718616/" title="KLM - PH-BGK - London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL)"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53747718616_7efd6b8932_m.jpg" width="240" height="160" alt="KLM - PH-BGK - London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL)" /></a></p>

<p>18-7-2015 - KLM, Boeing 737-7K2.<br />
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Named &quot;Fulmar / Noordse Stormvogel.&quot;<br />
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The aircraft was built in 2010 and was delivered to KLM as PH-BGK on 13-6-2010.<br />
Today the aircraft is in service with Virgin Australia as VH-NQY - they took delivery on 4-5-2023.<br />
C/n - 38054/3292</p>
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<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/ell-r-brown/53748059650/" title="West Midlands Railway Class 172 on Stratford Railway Bridge No 64A, Stratford Railway Bridge No 64B - Stratford-on-Avon Canal"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53748059650_1b22a44ede_m.jpg" width="240" height="180" alt="West Midlands Railway Class 172 on Stratford Railway Bridge No 64A, Stratford Railway Bridge No 64B - Stratford-on-Avon Canal" /></a></p>

<p>A walk up the Stratford-on-Avon Canal from Stratford-upon--Avon Town Centre (after Bancroft Basin) to the Timothy's Bridge Road Bridge (I was going to go as far as Bishopton Lane Bridge, but a barrier closed that part of the towpath off).<br />
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On the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.<br />
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Stratford Railway Bridge No 64B - this is a disused railway bridge.<br />
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West Midlands Railway Class 172 on Stratford Railway Bridge No 64A.</p>
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<p>Manchester 26/05/2024 EGCC/MAN</p>
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<p>A walk up the Stratford-on-Avon Canal from Stratford-upon--Avon Town Centre (after Bancroft Basin) to the Timothy's Bridge Road Bridge (I was going to go as far as Bishopton Lane Bridge, but a barrier closed that part of the towpath off).<br />
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On the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.<br />
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Valley Wharf</p>
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<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/ell-r-brown/53747967754/" title="Stratford Lock No 53 - Stratford-on-Avon Canal"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53747967754_6aba0a1151_m.jpg" width="240" height="180" alt="Stratford Lock No 53 - Stratford-on-Avon Canal" /></a></p>

<p>A walk up the Stratford-on-Avon Canal from Stratford-upon--Avon Town Centre (after Bancroft Basin) to the Timothy's Bridge Road Bridge (I was going to go as far as Bishopton Lane Bridge, but a barrier closed that part of the towpath off).<br />
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On the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.<br />
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Stratford Lock No 53. Also known as Maidenhead Road Lock.</p>
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<p>A walk up the Stratford-on-Avon Canal from Stratford-upon--Avon Town Centre (after Bancroft Basin) to the Timothy's Bridge Road Bridge (I was going to go as far as Bishopton Lane Bridge, but a barrier closed that part of the towpath off).<br />
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On the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.<br />
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Swan's nest just between Birmingham Road and the disused railway bridge.</p>
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<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/ell-r-brown/53747965234/" title="Valley Wharf - Stratford-on-Avon Canal - Public Water &amp; Elsan only"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53747965234_37e9b4d3d9_m.jpg" width="240" height="180" alt="Valley Wharf - Stratford-on-Avon Canal - Public Water &amp; Elsan only" /></a></p>

<p>A walk up the Stratford-on-Avon Canal from Stratford-upon--Avon Town Centre (after Bancroft Basin) to the Timothy's Bridge Road Bridge (I was going to go as far as Bishopton Lane Bridge, but a barrier closed that part of the towpath off).<br />
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On the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.<br />
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Valley Wharf<br />
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Public Water &amp; Elsan only</p>
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<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/ell-r-brown/53746699497/" title="Stratford Bottom Lock No 55 - Stratford-on-Avon Canal"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53746699497_e7363fd5a2_m.jpg" width="240" height="180" alt="Stratford Bottom Lock No 55 - Stratford-on-Avon Canal" /></a></p>

<p>A walk up the Stratford-on-Avon Canal from Stratford-upon--Avon Town Centre (after Bancroft Basin) to the Timothy's Bridge Road Bridge (I was going to go as far as Bishopton Lane Bridge, but a barrier closed that part of the towpath off).<br />
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On the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.<br />
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Stratford Bottom Lock No 55.<br />
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Warwick Road Lock No 55.</p>
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<p>Booker/Wycombe Air Park  17/05/2024 EGTB</p>
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