Land’s End England’s most south-westerly point, with its great cliffs, picturesque little villages and vivid colouring holds a fascination over everyone. The sunsets here are particularly
beautiful. A treasure of wild flowers and rare birds are here for the nature lover, and those of literary taste can study the folklore and legends, whilst in the summer Shakespearean productions are held out of doors. A notable spot is
England’s “First and Last House”.
Tower Bridge, London Tower Bridge was built in 1886-94. Its Gothic towers are a stone skin clothing the steel structure which carries the bridge mechanism. It has never failed to open the two 1000 ton
bascules in 90 secs. and road traffic must give way. The high pedestrian walk was permanently closed 50 years ago because it was much used by suicides.
Cliffs of Moher, Ireland These majestic cliffs, among the most magnificent stretches of cliff scenery in these islands, front the Atlantic to a height of nearly 200 m and extend for a distance of 8 km from
Hag’s Head due west of Liscannor to a point beyond O’Brian’s Tower. They take their name from a ruined promontory fort, Mothar, which was demolished during the Napoleonic wars to make room for a signal tower.
Wexford, Ireland Wexford town is picturesquely situated where the river Slaney enters Wexford Harbour. An ancient place of narrow winding streets, it is also a thriving business town. The annual
Wexford Festival attracts many operatic and musical enthusiasts to the town. On the map of Ptolemy the geographer (2nd century A.D.) the site of Wexford is marked “Menapia”. The modern anglicised form of Wexford is from “Waesfjord” (the
seawashed town) the name given to the place by the vikings.
Portrush, Co. Antrim Portrush with its twin arms of golden sands and championship golf course is an invigorating seaside holiday resort with exellent safe bathing along its three miles of sandy beach. The
east strand stretches to the famous White Rocks where the cliffs are broken into many lovely shapes and caves with intriguing names like - The Wishing Arch, The Devil’s Punchbowl, The Giant’s Head, The Lion’s Paw and the Priest’s Hole.
An established favourite for holidaymakers from all over Britain.
John O’ Groats, Scotland John O’ Groats House Hotel The Last House The Stacks of Duncansby from the south John O’ Groats, situated in the extreme North of the Britsh Isles, derives its name
from a Dutchman, John de Groot who is said to have run the Orkney ferry with his two brothers in the 15th century. They charged 4d a trip. This denomination later became known as a Groat. The site of the octagonal house built by John
de Groot for the eight descendants and joint owners of the estate is marked by a mound and flagpole.In 1875 a hotel with an octagonal tower was built beside it.