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If you are looking for a European tourist destination, consider the Aosta Valley region of northern Italy bordering France and Switzerland. Depending on your interests, this beautiful area might be an ideal vacation spot. You can get classic Italian food, and wash it down with fine local wine. This tiny region, by far the smallest in Italy, has about 150 historic castles, forts, and towers. As small as it is, more than 20% of this region is classified as a nature reserve. And the Alpine skiing is some of the best in Europe.
Aside from it’s beautiful, rugged coastline and red cliffs Devon is home to some very impressive Castles:
The Angel of the North is a magnificent modern structure in Gateshead, near Newcastle, England. While the sculpture's unusual appearance initially attracted some local controversy, the Angel is now warmly regarded as a landmark of the North East and was chosen as one of the UK’s twelve official ‘Icons of England'.
Years ago the Christmas holidays in Scotland weren't exactly the same as they are now. Christmas itself was, until recent times, a purely religious festival (the New Year, now called Hogmanay, was and still is the main holiday for Scots). It was even forbbiden to celebrate Christmas until 1950. This ban had lasted for about 400 hundred years because of John Knox, the religious reformer in Scotland, who had a big influence on the Scottish Church, and probably because of him the ban was strictly enforced in law. Until the sixties, last century, Christmas wasn't even a public holiday, so people barely celebrated it. Adults would work, although the children still had their presents. It was almost as if you could say: "Wanna have a real traditional Scottish Christmas? Go to work on Christmas day!" But most people didn't like that and nowadays Christmas looks pretty much the same as the US version.
London is a visitor friendly place and travelling around in London is very well provided for, with various forms of transportation. The most common mode of transport is the London Underground (aka The Tube) and it operates throughout the day [from early morning to late at night]. Other forms include buses, taxis etc. The whole city is divided into 6 zones with zone 1 and 2 referred to as 'Central London'.