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The British Towns and Villages Network is your guide to places to go to in British Visitor and Tourist Attractions, what to see in British Entertainment Centres, what to do in British Events and other Entertainments and with over 14,500 hotels in our British Hotel Accommodation section where to stay in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Within the contents you will find links to all the Region, County, City, Town, Villages and Community websites we can find or have been submitted to us and most importantly how to Find British Cities, Towns and Villages and how to get there. You will also find additional details of smaller events, attractions, hotels and other visitor accommodation providers, retail outlets, links to community organisations and businesses on the local; city, town and village, level pages of this website.

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The weather METARS displayed above are being generated by the British Towns Weather Station in Cambridge from information received via NOAA from official UK weather stations. We are now displaying the current weather conditions at all the major UK International Airports on the pages within this site. The METARS are updated automatically every 30 minutes from our weather station which is part of the St Ives website in Huntingdonshire and the district's four other principle towns being Godmanchester, Huntingdon, St Neots and Ramsey.

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A large cross shows where the main body of the large Abbey was.
Balmerino Abbey
View across the abbey grounds.
Arbroath abbey
The passage through the Abbey to the town.
Arbroath Abbey
The Big O. The Abbey is noted for a very big circular window.
Arbroath Abbey



What is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland?

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is one of the World's unitary states and although the United Kingdom is listed as 80th in terms of surface area, it ranks around 8th in terms of Gross Domestic Product (Wealth) and around 5th in terms of military expenditure being a Nuclear Power and a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. The United Kingdom in general terms consists of; four primary constituent countries; England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland., three Crown Dependencies; the Isle of Man and the two ancient Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey., and fifteen United Kingdom Overseas Territories; Anguilla, Antarctic Territory, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Military bases on Cyprus, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena & Ascension Island, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, Tristan da Cunha and the Turks & Caicos Islands.

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