View from Southeast with Loch and Bridge
View of castle and bridge from southeast, with Loch Duich in the foreground. Eilean Donan Castle in the Scottish Highlands, built in 1220, destroyed in 1719, and rebuilt 1912-32. Credit: Holly Hayes. view all images →
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Quick Facts on the UK

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55.3780510° N, 3.4359730° W map
constituent countries joined the kingdom between 16th & 19th cen., with Northern Ireland as separate from Eire from 1925

Description of the UK

Area was inhabited by ancient Celtic-speaking peoples; invaded by Rome 55 BCE, Romans withdrew 410 CE; invaded by Angles, Saxons, and Jutes, Danes and Normans; various parts have been united by England since the 11th century; was core of large empire 18th-20th century; official language is English, though Scottish Gaelic and Welsh are also spoken.

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Holly Hayes
Date Added
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
May 6, 2022
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