Orford Ness' military history began in 1913, when the Central Flying School’s Experimental Flying Section took ownership of part of the peninsula. Experiments with parachutes, camouflage and aircraft evaluation. German POWs were kept at the site during WWI - and helped to build the flood defenses.
Filming location of:
- Elizabeth: The Golden Age
- Oliver's Travels
- Treasure Hunt
- Blaue Palais: Der Unsterbliche, Das
- Bonnie Prince Charlie
- Kandukondain Kandukondain
- Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
- Loch Ness
- Marple: A Murder Is Announced
- Mio min Mio
- Rob Roy
Orford Ness is a shingle spit on the Suffolk coast. The UK Atomic Weapons Research Establishment had a base on the site, and is believed to have developed the firing mechanisms for nuclear devices there. The distinctive-looking 'pagodas' which housed test facilities were designed to collapse in the event of an accidental explosion. The work finally ended there in 1971 and the site is now a n...
The Caledonian Canal, connecting Inverness to Fort William in Scotland, is 59 miles (94 kilometres) long. 22 miles (35 kilometres) are man-made to connect the natural lochs, of Loch Lochy, Loch Oich, Loch Ness and Loch Dochfour. The canal was opened in 1822. It was constructed to help commercial shipping avoid the treacherous journey around the Scottish west coast.
The Loch Katrine Steamship Sir Walter Scott is a major attraction to visitors in the Trossachs. The old steam ship has plied these waters for over 100 years. More details are available at http://www.incallander.co.uk/steam.htm
Visit the Loch Lomond Aquarium. The journey will take you on a trip from the mountain streams that supply the largest expanse of fresh water in Britain, through to the deep secrets held within the ‘Bonny Banks’ and out into the wonders of the North Sea. Also examine the feats achieved in the Clyde Shipyards and the effect they had all over the world in our Tropical Ocean Display!
The Loch Palm Golf Club Phuket, with 18 hole, par 72, has smooth slopes and dramatic elevation changes, taking you across and around ravines and plateaus that test all levels of skill.
The front nine holes sit among lakes and palm trees, while the second nine move you along though the mountains, hitting uphill and downhill with woods, irons and even your putter!!
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The Jacobite Steam Train Railway Track, "The Railway to the Isles", is described as one of the great railway journeys of the world. This 41.3 miles (66,5 kilometers) long track takes you past a list of impressive sites. Starting in Fort William near the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, it visits Britain's most westerly mainland railway station, Arisaig; passes close by the deepest freshw...
Vertical aerial photograph from 17,200 feet altitude, looking directly down on East Loch and on the Fleet Air Base on Ford Island. Taken on 3 May 1940, after the conclusion of Fleet Problem XXI, and just prior to the 7 May receipt of word that the Fleet was to be retained in Hawaiian waters.
There are eight battleships and the carrier Yorktown (CV-5) tied up along the island's sout...