5 Fun Facts About Britain

Here are some fun facts you may not have known about Britain!

Windsor Castle is the largest royal home in the world. It is also the oldest continually inhabited royal residence in Britain, having been built by William the Conqueror around A.D. 1080.

Big Ben does not refer to the famous clock, but actually to the bell.

The 1.5-mile journey from Westray to Papa Westray in the UK’s Orkney Islands is the shortest scheduled flight in the world. The trip takes less than two minutes.

Names to remember:

Wales is actually home to a town called Llanfairpwllgwyngyll-gogerychwyrndrobwlllllandysiliogogogoch or Llanfairpwill for short. Translated it actually means “St. Mary’s Church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio near the cave.”. To get there, we recommend using Sat Nav co-ordinates rather than typing in the name of the town.

Bales of hay:

Until 1976, London taxis were required by law to carry a stack of oats and a bale of hay. This was from old times when horses were taxis and food for the animals had to be carried at all times. The law remained for a long time after without being enforced mostly because nobody really wanted to waste their time discussing such an issue in parliament.

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