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Today is 19th January 2021 .
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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 -

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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:

Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, Hampshire

Osborne House

Osborne House is a former royal residence on Isle of Wight in Hampshire. The house was built between 1845 and 1851 for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a summer home and rural retreat. It became the Queen's favourite home.

Prince Albert designed the house himself in the style of an Italian Renaissance palazzo with Thomas Cubitt. After the Queen's death in 1901, the house was given to the nation, with a few rooms retained as a private royal museum dedicated to Queen Victoria. From 1903 until 1921 it was used as a junior officer training college for the Royal Navy, and today it is in the care of English Heritage and fully open to the public. (Read more)

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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.