Landmarks Archive

History of Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace has been the home of the British Royal Family since 1837. The Palace is one of the UK’s most iconic buildings, most visited tourist attractions and has one of the most famous balconies in the world. Who built Buckingham Palace? …

Facts About Uluru / Ayers Rock

Estimated to be about 600 million years old, Ayers Rock is now officially called Uluru, its Aboriginal name. It was named Ayers Rock by William Gosse in 1873 after Sir Henry Ayers, who was the Chief Secretary of South Australia at the …

Interesting Facts About Mount Everest

Mount Everest, perhaps mother nature’s crown jewel, is the tallest mountain in the world (above sea level), standing at an impressive 29,092ft in the Eastern region of the Himalayas. The mountain was formed over 60 million years ago by colliding tectonic plates …

7 Famous Landmarks in London

Most people have heard of London but many haven’t been to the city to explore the sights such as the Houses of Parliament, parks, markets, Baker Street and Madame Tussauds, but what are the most famous landmarks and why do they attract …

Things to See in London

Cosmopolitan and at the same time provincial, ultra-modern and simultaneously old-fashioned, London England has consistently ranked among the most popular tourist destinations in the world. For that reason, it comes as no surprise that MasterCard – in 2014-2015 – ranked it as …

Facts About the Statue of Liberty

In 1885 the French frigate “Isere” arrived in New York Harbor carrying perhaps the most famous immigrant ever to take up residence in the United States. Since then she has silently stood watch over those shores and been as much a part …

History of the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower isn’t just a beautiful backdrop for romantic photos and second honeymoons. It has certainly become that over the years, but it started out as the entrance to the World’s Fair in 1889 and was supposed to be torn down …

Facts About the London Eye

It is quite rare for a modern structure to quickly assert itself as one of the most prominent landmarks of a country – but that’s just what the London Eye has done. Considering it was constructed less than 20 years ago for …

Facts About Big Ben

Upon seeing the iconic image of Big Ben, it’s hard not to think of all things British. It’s understandable, as any film or TV series that is set in London will generally feature a shot of the clock tower. It’s been voted …

Facts About the Grand Canyon

As time progresses many questions about the Earth and the environment around us are answered using science. However, many events such as evolution and the Big Bang theory are scientifically possible, yet cannot be proven to have actually occurred. The creation of …

Highest Mountains in the World

There is something about mountains that seems to capture the human imagination. Many people are drawn to mountainous areas to spend time on vacation or for the unique recreational activities those areas offer. Others just enjoy the beauty and sense of peace …
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Solid Facts About Stonehenge

Stonehenge sits on the Salisbury Plain in the county of Wiltshire, England. It is a mysterious collection of ancient stones, arranged into a man-made structure believed to be approximately 5000 years old. Listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage register, Stonehenge is one of …
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