Sunday Photo: A Lovely Shot of the Golden Afternoon Sun on Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset For Your Desktop Wallpaper

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This is my favorite picture from our last trip to England. We stayed on Gold Hill, located in Shaftesbury, Dorset in Updown Cottage - the white cottage in the center - for the Christmas holidays and had a lovely time. Every day I waited for the light … [Read more...]

Sunday Photo: This is England – Ashmore Pond with Thatched Cottage – Dorset, England – Desktop Wallpaper

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Here's a nice Anglophile Zen picture for quiet Sunday. This photo is of a thatched cottage located in the lovely Dorset village of Ashmore, which is situated around a lovely pond that reflects the light and cottages around it perfectly. Located to … [Read more...]

British Landscapes Photography: Britain’s Beautiful Heritage Coasts

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Until now we have made brief visits to two-thirds of the National Parks so I thought we would have a change and take a look at some of the Heritage Coasts.  The scheme was started in 1972 to protect coastlines of special scenic and environmental … [Read more...]

British Landscapes Photography: Britain’s Beautiful Breathing Spaces

Brograve Mill © Derek Fogg - British Landscapes Photography

Following my recent introductory post I thought it best to start by providing  you with an overview of the key scenic areas of the British Isles and where better to start than with the national parks of England, Scotland and Wales of which there are … [Read more...]

Laura’s London: Laura Takes a London Helicopter Tour – Great Aerial Photos of London

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We've all tried bus tours of London but, while I enjoy those too, I fancied seeing London from above. I love the view as you fly back to London and see the River Thames and start to pick out the landmarks but I have no plans to leave London in the … [Read more...]

Top 13 Piers in Britain – The Coolest Amusement Pleasure Piers in the United Kingdom

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Being an island nation, Britain has a loving relationship with it's coastlines and for centuries people have flocked to them for a little rest and relaxation. All throughout Britain, many seaside piers were built - some are still popular, some have … [Read more...]

Complete List of the United Kingdom’s World Heritage Sites – With Beautiful Pictures in the U.K.

There are 25 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United Kingdom. The UNESCO list contains 17 designated properties in England, four in Scotland, three in Wales, one in Northern Ireland. The first sites in the U.K. to be inscribed on the World Heritage … [Read more...]

Top 11 Stately Homes in England – Best English Manor Houses

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One thing England is known for are its many fine stately homes and manor houses. They've had a troubled history in the last century as families have been forced to sell them off or donate them to the National Trust. Many have even been demolished. … [Read more...]

Tweet-up and Climb: To Helvellyn and back….. A Lake District Adventure

I've just been camping for the weekend and climbed a mountain with five people I have never met before! I know how the hell did that happen? Well, there's this phenomena known as ‘social media' that seems to be taking over all aspects of our … [Read more...]