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The 'United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland' (commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK, or Britain) is a country and sovereign state located off the northwestern coast of continental Europe. It is an island country, spanning an archipelago including Great Britain, the northeastern part of the island of Ireland, and many small islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK with a land border with another sovereign state, sharing it with the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea. Great Britain is linked to France by the Channel Tunnel.

The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy and unitary state consisting of four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It is governed by a parliamentary system with its seat of government in London, the capital, but with three devolved national administrations of varying powers in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh, the capitals of Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland respectively. The Channel Island bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey, and the Isle of Man are Crown Dependencies, which means they are constitutionally tied to the British monarch but are not part of the UK. The UK has fourteen overseas territories that are not constitutionally part of the UK. These territories are remnants of the British Empire, which at its height in 1922 encompassed almost a quarter of the world's land surface, the largest empire in history. British influence can still be observed in the language, culture and legal systems of many of its former colonies.

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Big Ben

Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the

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Tower of London

Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the

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Palm House

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Royal National Theatre

The Royal National Theatre (generally known as the National Theatre)

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Saltburn-by-the-Sea is a seaside resort in North Yorkshire, England.

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Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral, or the Cathedral Church of St Peter and the Holy

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Perranporth

Perranporth (Cornish: Porthperan) is a small seaside resort town on

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Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral, also known as St Michael's Cathedral, is the seat

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Beachy Head

Beachy Head is a chalk headland in Southern England, close to the town

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Brecon Beacons National Park

The Brecon Beacons National Park (Welsh: Parc Cenedlaethol Bannau

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Brighton Beach, England

Brighton Beach, England is a tourist attraction, one of the Beaches

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Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden

Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden is an 80-hectare studio complex in

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Kirkstall Abbey

Kirkstall Abbey is a ruined Cistercian monastery in Kirkstall

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Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle is a ruined medieval fortress located upon a

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White Cliffs of Dover

The White Cliffs of Dover are cliffs which form part of the British

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HMS Victory

HMS Victory is a 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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