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Today is 21st April 2015.
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Wikishire is where you may find the best of Britain and Ireland.

Wikishire is where you are; whether you are on the Shetland islands or the South Shetland Islands, or the places between, Wikishire is a growing guide on all you need to know about the British and Irish lands.

Tell the world what you love about your home. Each shire, from Kent to Kerry is here, with ever-growing detail; if your town or village is not in Wikishire, or if something important is missed out, then log on, then -

Add it and Edit

To begin, you can peruse the list of counties of the UK or Republic of Ireland, or even go directly to a random page! To accompany the encyclopædia we also have an interactive map of the counties of the British Isles.

Today's featured image is:

Windsor Castle, Berkshire, from the river

Windsor

Windsor is a charming town in eastern Berkshire, on the south bank of the River Thames, and centres upon Windsor Castle. Windsor Great Park and the meadows down to the river give the town a very green aspect.

The old town gathers around the castle and the river, opposite Eton in Buckinghamshire. The castle, the biggest in the land, is The Queen's principal residence and the town and its surroundings contain some of the most expensive and desirable housing in the United Kingdom.

Old Windsor, a village just over two miles to the south, predates what is now called Windsor by around 300 years; in the past Windsor was formally referred to as New Windsor to distinguish the two (Read more)

What is a wiki?

A wiki is a collaborative website with certain standard functions allowing easy editing of pages by anyone. At Wikishire, you may log on and start work right away.

Few things stay still for long, and here you can keep updating or improving the articles. A wiki is a constant work in progress.