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Today is 27th February 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:

Pen y Fan, Brecknockshire

Pen y Fan

Pen y Fan is the highest peak in Brecknockshire and indeed with a summit 2,907 feet above sea-level, it is the highest ground in Britain south of Snowdonia.

The mountain rears up in the Brecon Beacons, in the midmost of the mountains, south of Brecon. The summit is found on a ridge stretching from Talybont Reservoir in the east, with subsidiary tops at Corn Du and Y Gyrn. To the east, the ridge drops steeply to the col connecting it to Cribyn, the next mountain along the ridge.

The mountain and surrounding area are owned by the National Trust whose work parties are kept busy on this most popular of Brecknockshire's peaks. (Read more)

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