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Today is 5th August 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:

Alnwick, nestling behind Alnwick Castle, Northumberland


Alnwick is a small market town in northern Northumberland, 32 miles south of Berwick-upon-Tweed and 5 miles inland from the North Sea at Alnmouth. The town is mainly known as the location of Alnwick Castle, seat of the Dukes of Northumberland.

Alnwick over the centuries has thrived as an agricultural centre, its castle commanding the Great North Road between Edinburgh and London. The fabric of the town centre has retained much of its old character and buildings, despite the growth of the town.

In 2002, Country Life called Alnwick "the most picturesque market town in Northumberland, and the best place to live in Britain". (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.