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Beyond the Postcard Towns and places
Edinburgh  
  Anatomy | Mary King's Close | Greyfriar's Kirk
 
 
Belfast  
  Industry | Ulster Hall | St. George's Market
 
 
York  
  Vikings | York Glazier's Trust | National Railway Museum
 
 
Shrewsbury  
  St. Chad's Church | Charles Darwin | Ironbridge
 
 
Birmingham  
  Roman Roads | Domesday Book | Canals
 
 
Oxford  
  Civil War | Inspector Morse | Carfax Tower
 
 
Cardiff  
  Cardiff castle | Museum of Welsh life | Cardiff Bay
 
 
Bristol  
  Treasure Island | Slave trade | Wine trade
 
 
Windsor  
  Windsor Castle | The last duel | Herne the Hunter
 
 
Greenwich  
  The Palace of Placentia | Longitude | The Queen's House
 
 
Winchester  
  Arthur's Round Table | Jane Austen | King Alfred
 
 
Brooklands  
  Stratosphere chamber | Old racetrack | Aviation
 
 

A series that looks at some not so well known features of some very well known places.

There are text, audio and video comprehension exercises to help you practise and improve your English.

Choose a location from the list on the right, or the map below and click to go beyond the postcard.