Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Campo Dei Miracoli

Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Campo Dei Miracoli

One of Italy’s must-see sights, the Leaning Tower took almost 200 years to build. When it was completed in 1372 it was already listing. Over the centuries the tilt has worsened almost to point of collapse. It was finally stopped by a major stabilisation project in the 1990s.

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The Humber Bridge, East Yorkshire

The Humber Bridge, East Yorkshire

The quickest way south from Hull is to cross over the Humber Bridge, which spans the Humber Estuary. The bridge crosses the estuary between Hessle in East Yorkshire and Barton upon Humber in North Lincolnshire. When it opened in 1981 it was the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world. It held this record for 16 years. The main span between the two towers is just under a mile. More recent bridges in Denmark, Japan…

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The National Railway Museum, York

The National Railway Museum, York

The National Railway Museum is a very impressive place. I have visited it many times over the years, its the perfect place to go on a rainy day. The largest rail museum in the world, it is home to over 100 locomotives and nearly 200 other items of rolling stock. It tells the story of the railways from the early 19th Century to the present day. It houses a very diverse collection from a Japanese…

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