235 Interesting and historical facts about England.
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The name Big Ben is not the name of the clock tower itself as most people think, but the name of the Great Bell inside the tower.
Lake Windermere in Cumbria is the largest lake in England. It is 10.5 miles long (over 18 km), and is 219 feet deep (66.7 m).
At 978 metres (3,209 ft) above sea level, Scarfell Pike in Cumbria is the tallest mountain in England.
Adolf Hitler hoped to use the city of Oxford as his capital should he succeed in conquering England. This is the reason Oxford was never bombed during WWII.
According to the Guinness Book of Records, the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford was the first museum in the world to have opened its doors to the public when it first opened in 1683.