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Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo is set in 80 acres in the countryside of Leicestershire close to the border with Warwickshire and houses the largest collection of species of monkeys and apes in the world, it is known as “Twycross Zoo – The World Primate Centre”. It is the only British zoo to exhibit all four species of the Great Ape, which includes the UK’s only breeding Bonobos. Twycross is also famous for its collection of Chimpanzees, some of which featured in the TV adverts for PG Tips tea.

Twycross does not only have primates but also is home to many other species of animals, some of which are threatened species. These animals include the Amur Leopard, the rarest big cat in the world with only around 30-40 left in the wild. There are also Bactrian Camels, Patagonian Sea Lions, Elephants, Penguins, Birds and Reptiles.

East Midland Zoological Society
Burton Road
Atherstone
Warwickshire
CV9 3PX
United Kingdom
Tel: 0844 474 1777

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Castles

Castles were first built in England during the Norman Conquest in the 11th century as fortifications. There are many hundreds of castles throughout England some in good repair whilst others have all but completely disappeared other than a few stones to mark the spot.

Castles

Lakes

England has many lakes spread out over the whole of the country but the most famous must be the Lake District which draws around 16 million visitors each year to admire the beauty of the countryside around the lakesides. Lake Windermere is England’s largest lake.

Lakes

National Parks

The National Parks of England are quite diverse but all have in common one thing and that is their beauty. From the windswept reaches of Dartmoor and Exmoor to the mountains and lakes of the Lake District or the ancient, peaceful tranquility of the New Forest all are worthy of a visit.

National Parks

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