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CIA World Factbook Photos, 16: Ireland and the United Kingdom

Posted by Laurie Frost on April 13, 2010

Today’s public domain images are of the British Isles: Ireland and the United Kingdom.

The CIA World Factbook doesn’t list Wales, England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland separately; they are all included under United Kingdom. But I have broken them out here. However, you won’t find a section for Northen Ireland since there were no photos in the Factbook to choose from.


Eilean Donan Castle (1220), Loch Duichear, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland.

The Standing Stones of Callanish, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, date to between 2900 and 2600 B.C. 


Stonehenge, Wiltshire County, England, built about 2500 B.C.

Radcliffe Camera, Bodleian Library, Oxford, England


Blenheim Palace, Oxforshire, built between 1705 and 1724.

Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London.

The London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel, the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe.

Swaledale, a valley in Yorkshire, northern England.

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, near Stratford-on-Avon, England, is a spacious 12-room house where Anne – Shakespeare’s wife – was brought up.

Laburnum trees in bloom around Chester Cathedral, England. The cathedral dates back to 1093 and has a free standing bell tower added in the 20th century.


Llangollen, Wales, in the Dee Valley


The Rock of Cashel (also known as Cashel of the Kings and Saint Patrick’s Rock), County Tipperary.

View of the towers and river from Blarney Castle, near Cork.

3 Responses to “CIA World Factbook Photos, 16: Ireland and the United Kingdom”

  1. Beautiful images – brings back memories.

  2. cindy said

    Nice photos. I really enjoyed them. I lived in Europe for 5 years, and the landscapes are beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing.

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