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The Google Earth application is available for Windows, Mac and Linux, and is completely free. We recommend that you get it as part of the free Google Pack, as it includes a variety of other excellent, and also entirely cost-free software.

Installing Google Earth means that you can view all of the sights that we link to in ways that you never even imagined! Fly, zoom, rotate, spin and float over the world’s most spectacular locations and the most fascinating events taking place on it. Explore satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings and even the far reaches of the universe with Google Sky.

Click below to download Google Pack, and start discovering Google Earth now!

New in Google Earth 4.3

  • Photo-realistic buildings from cities around the world
  • Dawn to dusk views with the Sunlight feature
  • Swoop navigation from outer space to street-level

Welcome to Google Sightseeing

Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program, or Google Maps in your web browser. Our team of authors present weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

Could you be one of our authors? We're looking for more freelance writers - please get in touch for more information.

Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: First Person to Swim the English Channel

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My 200th Post – A Look Back

Almost six years ago I wrote a brief article for Google Sightseeing. Today marks my 200th full-length1 post, so I’m…

On this day: Loch Ness Monster Legend Began

The legend of the Loch Ness Monster began on this day 1450 years ago, when Irish monk Columba banished a…

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