Movie Locations

Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle is the largest castle in Wales and the second largest in Britain after Windsor castle. It is also one of the largest fortresses in Europe and is cunningly surrounded by shallow lakes to slow attackers and prevent tunnelling.…

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Friday, 24th March 2006

Abbey Road

This is the Abbey Road zebra crossing, just outside Abbey Road studios, where the iconic Beatles cover for their album ‘Abbey Road’ was shot. Abbey Road was the final album recorded by the Beatles, and the cover photograph has since…

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Thursday, 16th March 2006

The Oscars

Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud, honoured, humbled, overawed and delighted to present, the permanent home and location of today’s 78th annual Academy Awards, Hollywood California’s Kodak Theater! And just outside is the Hollywood Walk of Fame, dotted with over…

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Sunday, 5th March 2006

Belfast Docklands

In our never-ending quest to catalogue everything that stakes its claim to being the “world’s largest something” I present to you the world’s largest dry dock. Located in Belfast’s Docklands (where the ill-fated RMS Titanic was built) the dry dock…

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Thursday, 23rd February 2006

The Flatiron Building

The Flatiron Building (actually the Fuller Building) is one of New York’s most distinctive sights, and when they finished constructing it in 1902, it was one of the city’s tallest buildings (although 87 metres seems pretty tiny these days). At…

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Thursday, 16th February 2006

Southend Pier

This is Southend Pier in Southend-on-Sea, England. At a staggering 2,158 metres, it is officially the world’s longest pleasure pier. Work began in 1887, and at the peak of its popularity in 1949, Southend Pier had 7 million visitors. Southend…

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Friday, 10th February 2006

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On this day: Fire at Weston-Super-Mare’s Grand Pier

On July 28, 2008, the Grand Pier at Weston-Super-Mare burned down. This classic seaside icon dates from 1904 but had…

On this day: The Corinth Canal Opened

On July 25, 1893, the Corinth Canal in Greece opened. Envisioned for millennia, the waterway was cut through rock to…

On this day: The Menin Gate Was Unveiled

On July 24, 1927, the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing was unveiled in Ypres, Belgium. The Gate commemorates soldiers…

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