The A-Z of the UK via Royal Mail stamps

Published February 27, 2013

I’ve been busy compiling my own A-Z of attractions in the UK, something that came to a bit of an abrupt halt last year due to one thing and another, but is high on my priorities to complete. What I hadn’t realised is that the Royal Mail have already done it, releasing a set of stamps to celebrate the UK - 26 different stamps with a highlight of the British Isles for each one. I have only gotten so far as P, and two of my choices match theirs. The rest are intriguing, this would have been very useful when I was making plans, and still could be!

A-Z stamps

Their list goes a little something like this:

  • Angel of the North
  • Blackpool Tower
  • Carrick-a-Rede
  • Downing Street
  • Edinburgh Castle (I did this one too!)
  • Forth Railway Bridge
  • Glastonbury Tor
  • Castell Harlech Castle
  • Ironbridge (here’s mine!)
  • Jodrell Bank
  • Kursaal
  • Lindisfarne Priory
  • Manchester Town Hall
  • Narrow Water Castle
  • Old Bailey
  • Portmeirion
  • The Queen’s College Oxford (I did King’s College Cambridge instead!)
  • Roman Baths
  • Stirling Castle
  • Tyne Bridge
  • Urquhart Castle
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • White Cliffs of Dover
  • Station X Bletchley Park
  • York Minster
  • ZSL London Zoo

Even if I already know some of the places I’m going to visit in the future, and have visited different ones for the letters already completed, this list has already made me think there are a few others I might want to check out regardless of the alphabet. I love this, even if I only learnt about it a year late because I don’t use stamps!

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