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Beacon Hill is a name shared by many hills, suburbs, villages and other places around the world. Many are so called because they were historically the site of a warning beacon. Others are named after other places of the same name. The most famous Beacon Hill is located in Boston, Massachusetts.
In the United Kingdom
The United Kingdom has many Beacon Hills. Most of them take their name from their use as sites for warning beacons as part of Britain's early warning system in Elizabethan times, when they were lit to warn of the coming of the Spanish Armada.
Here are a few of them:
- Beacon Hill, Buckinghamshire is a village in Buckinghamshire, England.
- Beacon Hill, Kent is a village in Kent, England.
- Beacon Hill, Leicestershire is a popular country park in Leicestershire, England.
- Beacon Hill, Powys is a hill near Knighton near the Welsh-English border.
- Beacon Hill School is one of three schools in the UK with the name Beacon Hill.
In the United States
- Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts is a neighborhood of Boston.
- Beacon Hill, Seattle, Washington is a hill and neighborhood in Seattle, Washington.
- Beacon Hill, Ottawa, Canada is a neighborhood in Ottawa, Canada.
- Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, BC is a park in western Canada
- Beacon Hill, Saskatchewan
In Hong Kong
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