Great Britain is an island, along with a few smaller islands, that is wedged between the English Channel and the North Sea, with the narrowest point of the island around 20 miles from Europe.
The British Isles forms part of Great Britain, which is approximately 6000 islands, with the likes of Anglesey and Skye, including Ireland.
Ferry was the most common and convenient form of transport to travel from Britain to Europe. However, now France is linked with Britain using the Eurotunnel that’s under the English Channel that you can use travel by train or by car.
Britain is made up of the southern regions that are mainly low-lying land, hills and agricultural land, while the northern regions of England, Scotland and Wales that are mostly covered with moorland and mountains.
A few interesting facts about Britain
Tea is still a common drink within Britain, with an average of 165 million cups of tea every day.
London is the capital city of Britain and is one of the biggest overpopulated and urban places in the world, with a whole range of different nations and cultures that make London an exciting and fascinating place. London holds more than 8 million citizens that communicate in an estimated 300 different languages.
The United Kingdom created the first postage stamp that featured Queen Victoria and was designed in May 1840.
Britain invented a whole load of different games, such as golf invented by Scotland and football invented by England. It is claimed that the game of golf was first invented in 1457 and was extremely popular in Scotland, causing James II to ban it because it interfered with army practice.
There are many mysterious monster and creature legends and myths in Britain, where people say they have seen these creatures in the past. There are also other stories such as throughout London, people have heard of women’s voices roaming in the London Bridge area.
Another story, in Scotland, with a monster called Loch Ness (Nessie) where people say they have seen the monster in Loch called Ness in Scotland where it lives.
Apparently, London holds the smallest statue of two mice squabbling for a piece of cheese. This is a tragic story where it depicts two builders fighting during the Monuments build, where they accused each other of eating a sandwich. Both builders, unfortunately, died in the fight and actually turned out that a mouse had eaten their sandwich.
There are many interesting facts about Britain as it steeped with so much history over so many years.
We’ll continue to add to these fantastic stories.