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 Hastings

Hastings is a town and borough in the county of East Sussex on the south coast of England. The town is located 39 km east of the county town of Lewes and 85 km south-east of London, and has an estimated population of 85,000. In historical terms, Hastings can claim fame through its connection with the Norman conquest of England; and also because it became one of the medieval Cinque Ports. Hastings was, for centuries, an important fishing port; although nowadays much reduced, it still has the largest beach-based fishing fleet in England.

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 Chichester

Chichester is a cathedral city in West Sussex, within the historic Country of Sussex, South-East England. Its history dates back to Roman times and was the capital of Sussex, one of the seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. It is the seat of a bishopric , with a 12th century cathedral, and is home to some of the oldest churches and buildings in Great Britain. Its narrow lanes still respect the original Roman street plan, whilst the architectural style is predominantly Georgian (18 th Century).

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 Exmouth

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Exmouth (pop. 24,000) is a lively town, situated on the south-east coast of Devon, where the River Exe meets the English Channel. The town offers a diverse selection of shops, places to eat and things to do, including top quality watersports such as windsurfing and kite-surfing, internationally-acclaimed nature reserves and unique cultural events as well as two miles of stunning beach that are a joy whatever the weather.


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 Exeter

 Exeter (pop. 120.000) is the capital city of the county of Devon. The city is located on the River Exe and is famous for its Norman cathedral and its Roman remains (Exeter was the most south-westerly fortified Roman settlement in Britannia). The city is regularly rated as one of the top 10 best places to live in the United Kingdom.


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 Plymouth

Plymouth (pop. 250.000) is a city on the south coast of Devon, England, about 310 km south- west of London. It is situated between the mouths of the rivers Plym to the east and Tamar to the west, where they join Plymouth Sound. In 1620, the Pilgrim Fathers left Plymouth for the New World and established Plymouth Colony – the second English settlement in what is now the United States of America. The city has ferry links to France and Spain.


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 Penzance

Penzance, with its 20,000 inhabitants, is the most westerly major town in Cornwall and by extension in England. Located in Mount’s Bay, which provides shelter from the inclement Atlantic weather, Penzance enjoys one of the mildest climates in Great Britain. Far from the UK’s larger cities, London is 480 kilometres away and Plymouth 120 kilometres, the town maintains a traditional Cornish atmosphere and, although a popular tourist destination, it is virtually unknown to the foreign language student.

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 Winchester

Winchester, with some 32,000 inhabitants, is a historic city in the South of England and maintains a magical charm which harks back to the times when it was the capital of England (529 AD – 1066 AD). It is the county town of Hampshire and is known for its many medieval buildings: the cathedral (11th Century); the Hospital of St. Cross (13th Century) or the Castle Great Hall (constructed by the Normans in the 13th Century and housing King Arthur’s Round Table) to name just a few.

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 Portsmouth

Portsmouth, with 200,000 inhabitants, is located on the Solent, the strait which divides England from the Isle of Wight. Due to its location the majority of Portsmouth’s places of interest are related to its maritime history: the D-Day Museum; the historic ships HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the remains of the Mary Rose; and the Royal Naval Museum.

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 Southampton

Founded by the Romans, Southampton (250,000 inhabitants) is today one of the most vibrant cities in the South of England. Its port was the starting point for many important expeditions to North America and for the Titanic.

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 Broadstairs

 

Broadstairs, with a population of 24,000 inhabitants is known as the Jewel in Thanet’s Crown due to its unique position; the village is located on top of cliffs with stunning views over its beaches, the Thames Estuary and the North Sea. Charles Dickens chose Broadstairs as his summer residence for its peaceful atmosphere and its proximity to London (130 km).


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 London

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The cosmopolitan city of London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom and its very name suggests history and grandeur. It is the premier city in Western Europe in terms of size, population and per-capita wealth. What strikes visitors more than anything about London is the sheer size of this city, spreading across a huge area from its core on the River Thames, which meanders through the city centre, dividing it into northern and southern halves.


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 Dublin

Dublin, Ireland's capital city, lies on Dublin Bay and overlooks the Irish Sea which divides Ireland and Great Britain. The city ranks among the top tourist destinations in Europe and in the last couple of decades there has been an economic boom, which has seen areas of the city change dramatically. Many historical areas have been rejuvenated and restored; new shopping centres have arrived along with restaurants and bars, making this a very exciting place to visit.


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 Ennis

 

Ennis (Irish: Inis, meaning "island") is the county town of County Clare in Ireland. Situated on the River Fergus, it lies north of Limerick and south of Galway. The town is 19 km from Shannon and Shannon Airport. Geographically located near the mouth of the Fergus estuary, it is now a gateway to the West of Clare.


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