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Today is 20th June 2019 .
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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:

Plas Newydd, Anglesey

Plas Newydd

Plas Newydd is the country seat of the Marquess of Anglesey. It stands on the south shore of Anglesey, overlooking the Menai Strait near Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

The former principal seat of the Marquesses of Anglesey was at Beaudesert in Staffordshire, until it was sold and demolished in the 1930s. Today though Plas Newydd is in the care of the National Trust.

The house stands on the bank of the Menai Strait and has splendid views of Snowdonia across the water. (Read more)

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