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  • Comment below with the first words or thoughts that spring to mind when you see this winter wonderland! Love this shot of Wirksworth, on the edge o...
  • Comment below with the first words or thoughts that spring to mind when you see this winter wonderland! Love this shot of Wirksworth, on the edge of the Peak District, England captured by @views_and_reviews. . This image was taken this time last year - but you're in luck - it's snowing here today and tomorrow too! ❄️❄️ . Love the little elements in this shot. The chimney billowing smoke from the cottage with the red door, the little deckchair resting against the hedge, the white roof tops and the distant hills of the Peak District National Park itself. In the snowy haze you can just make out Wirksworth church, a fine 13th century (circa 1300AD) building. The church was built on the site of earlier Norman and Saxon churches and has a long history - it may well have been founded by Betti, a Saxon missionary who came to what was then the kingdom of Mercia with Elchfrida of Northumbria, when she married the Mercian king in 653AD. . Wirksworth fortunes were built on lead mining, a key commercial activity dating back to Roman times, quarrying and textiles - introduced at Haarlem Mill - which is considered by some to be the mill in George Eliot's novel The Mill on the Floss. The town is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as having a church and the largest population of any of the ancient market towns of the @peak.district . No wonder Mary Anne Evans (George Eliot was her pen name) was so inspired! Great image by @views_and_reviews 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain (and Northern Ireland!) to be featured? Follow and tag us in the shots too. 'Ta very much! 🇬🇧
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  • Fancy exploring the realm of Hobbits and Orcs? Swipe to view this magical panorama by @neiljburnell from Wistmans Wood in Dartmoor, Devon.
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  • Fancy exploring the realm of Hobbits and Orcs? Swipe to view this magical panorama by @neiljburnell from Wistmans Wood in Dartmoor, Devon. . And yes - truly ancient. These woods are likely a left-over from the ancient forest that covered much of Dartmoor c. 7000 BC, before Mesolithic hunter/gatherers cleared it around 5000 BC! Absolutely love the mossy stones and gnarled trees of this special place so rich in folklore and myth. No wonder this is the country that so inspired JRR Tolkien to craft his Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series. . “It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.” . Fantastic shots by @neiljburnell 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us in the picture! ‘Ta! 🇬🇧
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  • Snowy Edinburgh Days or Rainy Edinburgh Nights? 1 or 2? Comment below! Love these shots of the Royal Mile by @dynamic.edinburgh and @vintergatanpho...
  • Snowy Edinburgh Days or Rainy Edinburgh Nights? 1 or 2? Comment below! Love these shots of the Royal Mile by @dynamic.edinburgh and @vintergatanphotography . I feel it's only right to finally post a snow shot as the white fluffy stuff is coming to Britain at the end of the week. We've got away with the terrible snow storms that have been battering the rest of Europe 🥶 . I do love this city and all the hidden nooks and crannies...and the great stories and legends that have sprung up from here. For example, Edinburgh residents in the 17th century believed that rubbing the burnt ashes of dove’s droppings on their heads would cure baldness! Some more fast facts: . * Edinburgh Castle is built on an extinct 700-million year old volcano * The Royal Mile is actually one mile and 107 yards long. * Edinburgh was the first city in the entire world to have its own fire service. * Edinburgh has 112 parks and more trees per head of population than any other city in the U.K. * J.K. Rowling wrote some of Harry Potter in an Edinburgh café (The Elephant) and took inspiration from the landscape for her characters and locations. * Edinburgh has more listed buildings than anywhere in the world! . So now you know! Great shots by @dynamic.edinburgh and @vintergatanphotography 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain (and Northern Ireland!) to be featured? Follow and tag us in the shots too. 'Ta very much! 🇬🇧
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  • Coast, country or city? Where would you prefer to live in Britain? Answer below and a free baked product will magically pop in your letterbox/postb...
  • Coast, country or city? Where would you prefer to live in Britain? Answer below and a free baked product will magically pop in your letterbox/postbox this afternoon 🍰 Love this shot of cobbled Clovelly in Devon by @photosbyjet . There are so many big things happening in the world at the moment, wouldn't it be wonderful to get away from all the political chat and worries (at least for a short time) and step into a view like this. Aye, we have to return at some point. But let's enjoy these moments. Let's sit for with a nice picnic and book, with the gentle sound of the ocean lapping the coastline below. . I absolutely love Devon, many childhood holidays were spent there. It's great to read the area has been given a significant boost thanks to the success of Poldark on the BBC and PBS in America. The drama, which is filmed in Cornwall, has caused visitor numbers in neighbouring county Devon to increase by 100%! Who can resist these lovely coastal towns and perhaps Aidan Turner? Clovelly has been associated with just three families since the middle of the 13th century, a period of nearly 800 years, which is quite a unique achievement. Head into the picturesque traffic-free village, famous for its steep cobbled street, and see donkeys with sledges delivering goods to the houses... Well, it is pretty steep so that makes sense. Here the visitor gets a real taste of the past, the buildings are little changed and the village is set within a steep valley surrounded by stunning coastal woodlands. Clovelly was also visited by Charles Dickens who described it as a fictional town called Steepways in "A Message from the Sea". . Have a peaceful Tuesday! Great shot by @photosbyjet 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain (and Northern Ireland!) to be featured? Follow us and tag us in the picture too! 'Ta ducky! 🇬🇧
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  • What's your favourite Dark Hedges shot? 1 or 2? Perfect timing to feature the "The Kings Road" as seen in the brilliant Game of Thrones telly progr...
  • What's your favourite Dark Hedges shot? 1 or 2? Perfect timing to feature the "The Kings Road" as seen in the brilliant Game of Thrones telly programme as the final series trailer has just been released. Both excellent shots by @dkeanephotography . I still haven't seen past series one but I'm hoping things improve for the nine Great Houses in Westeros and everyone lives happily ever after! . These "Dark Hedges" were planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their beautiful Georgian mansion, Gracehill House. Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland. The estate has a royal heritage dating back to the early 17th century as James I granted the land to a cousin. Sadly he drowned on his way to Ireland before he could take possession of his new home. The estate then passed to his grandson, William Stuart, and remained in the Stuart family for many generations. . Have a wonderful Monday evening! Fantastic shots by @dkeanephotography 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain (and Northern Ireland!) to be featured? Follow and tag us in the shots too. 'Ta very much! 🇬🇧
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  • What's the weather like where you are right now? It's windy and rainy in Cheshire, England so shall we fly further north and grab a spot of Sunday ...
  • What's the weather like where you are right now? It's windy and rainy in Cheshire, England so shall we fly further north and grab a spot of Sunday lunch in Edinburgh, Scotland instead? Aye! Let's do that. How beautiful is this building, "Lady Stair’s House", which was built around 1622. Don't you just love those bicycles propped up against the old stone and the lovely glowing yellow lights? Fab shot indeed by @joedanielprice . It's very fortunate this fairytale looking mini-castle is still here, as it was nearly demolished in the late 1800s as it fell into terrible disrepair. Eek! Thankfully it was saved by forward thinking folks. Interestingly the building is inscribed with the letters W G and G S with the date 1622 on the lintel over the door, with words of guidance - FEAR THE LORD AND DEPART FROM EVIL! Well, they do deep fry Mars bars in Scotland so it's a fair warning. The building is now home to The Writers Museum, after it was gifted to the City in 1907. The Writers’ Museum celebrates the lives of three giants of Scottish Literature – Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. Their stories are told through personal objects, portraits, manuscripts and first editions. Edinburgh is the world’s first UNESCO designated City of Literature and widely regarded as the home of Harry Potter as the books were written right here in the city. . Nearly 400 years of history to view and explore just in this building alone... what's not to love about Edinburgh? Great shot by @joedanielprice 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain (and Northern Ireland!) to be featured? Follow us and tag us in the picture too! 'Ta ducky! 🇬🇧
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  • Comment "Yes" if you want to visit London! How beautiful is this stunning shot of Tower Bridge (with a lovely red double decker bus crossing the br...
  • Comment "Yes" if you want to visit London! How beautiful is this stunning shot of Tower Bridge (with a lovely red double decker bus crossing the bridge) basking in golden hour light captured by @ashishladva. Eee by 'eck, that's a cracker! Even The Gherkin is looking rather smashing. . You can see the top of the near 1,000 year old Tower of London through the bridge. Imagine - you're just a wee walk away from the ancient castle where 'orrible Henry VIII once ruled with an iron fist and miserable gout. From a Royal Palace, fortress, prison, place of execution, arsenal, Royal Mint, Royal Zoo and jewel house, it has witnessed many great events in British history. It was originally built by William the Conqueror, following his successful invasion of England in 1066. The Tower of London is perhaps better known as a prison. The prisoners would be brought, via the river, from Westminster where they would have been tried and crowds would wait on the river bank to find out the verdict to see if they would be treated to the spectacle of a public execution. Thank goodness those days are long gone. But such incredible history to explore. If you only have time for one thing when flying into London, the Tower is a must see. . Have a wonderful weekend! Great shot by @ashishladva 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and then tag us in the picture too! 'Ta very much! 🇬🇧
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  • Can you guess how many people lived in this tiny thatched cottage at one time? Clue: it’s more than 8! 😬 Love this gingerbread home in Peppercombe...
  • Can you guess how many people lived in this tiny thatched cottage at one time? Clue: it’s more than 8! 😬 Love this gingerbread home in Peppercombe, North Devon captured by @kirsten_wick . This mini thatched wonder is set in the Peppercombe Valley next to a path that leads down to a stony, deserted beach. It has a lovely orchard and small garden too. At the turn of the century, Bridge Cottage was the home of the Hockin family, who had a whopping 9 children! The cottage and its garden were beautifully kept, although of course there was no electricity and minimal plumbing. Don't worry - both are available now if you wish to stay here. Ha! Aye, the Landmark Trust have made it available to rent. . Devon is gorgeous - have you been? Charles Dickens, Agatha Christie, Thomas Hardy, Jane Austen, Arthur Conan Doyle, RD Blackmore, Henry Williamson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge - to name only a few - all have links in one way or another with this part of Britain. . It’s Friday! We made it. Let’s have a crumpet to celebrate! Ace shot by @kirsten_wick 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us in the picture! ‘Ta! 🇬🇧
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  • What’s your favourite shot of Edinburgh? 1 or 2? Both of these fantastic shots are by @pandeyrr. I especially like the first...always love images t...
  • What’s your favourite shot of Edinburgh? 1 or 2? Both of these fantastic shots are by @pandeyrr. I especially like the first...always love images that seemingly invite you to walk into them! . This is wonderful Victoria Street with its lovely colourful buildings and bustling atmosphere. And such ancient history - In prehistoric times our ancestors hunted and farmed on the plain between the Forth and the Pentland Hills, and settled on the heights of Castle Rock and Arthur's Seat, strengthening these rocky outcrops with primitive ramparts. Later, in the first centuries AD, the Romans marched north. They built straight roads along the line of St Mary's Street and Princes Street, leading to a fort at Cramond harbour. So what have the Romans ever done for us? Apart from the straight roads of course. I mean, that's a given. Oh and the hot baths. And the sanitation. And okay, heated floors are pretty advanced. But apart from all that.. . Have a lovely day! It’s so mild here daffodils have started to pop out months early! 😳 Brilliant shots by @pandeyrr 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us in the picture! ‘Ta🇬🇧
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  • Which colour Notting Hill, London home would you pick? Pink? Yellow? Green? I quite fancy the blue one ‘ta very much! It’s another bright and beaut...
  • Which colour Notting Hill, London home would you pick? Pink? Yellow? Green? I quite fancy the blue one ‘ta very much! It’s another bright and beautiful day in Britain so this colourful shot by @delafuentecam is just the ticket ☀️ . Big thanks to everyone who replied yesterday. If anyone spots a cheap VW T2 on their travels please do let me know. I’m quite serious about offering tours so watch this space. . Have you been here? My favourite thing to do when visiting this part of London is to head over to Portobello Market, so called because it runs along Portobello Road. The main market days are Friday and Saturday, although a smaller market takes place from Monday to Thursday. On weekdays, locals buy fresh fruit and vegetables here. Second-hand goods are included on Friday but Saturday is the busiest and best market day when all the antiques market stalls are in position and the bargain hunters arrive. . Have a lovely Wednesday! Great shot by @delafuentecam 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us in your shots. ‘Ta ducky 🇬🇧
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  • Comment "Yes" below if you would love to spend weeks exploring old castles and cathedrals in Britain! I really should start a tour guide service. I...
  • Comment "Yes" below if you would love to spend weeks exploring old castles and cathedrals in Britain! I really should start a tour guide service. Imagine English charm mixed with American customer service (and complimentary hot buttered tea cakes!) . We can begin by visiting these beautiful 668-year old cloisters at Gloucester Cathedral, captured so wonderfully by @willsnetherwayphoto . Many of you may recognise this stunning ornate architecture as the real-life Hogwarts as it was filmed right here (The first choice of Canterbury Cathedral turned them down..boo!) This 1,000 year old grade 1 listed building is famous for hosting the Coronation of King Henry III and for being the final resting place of King Edward II, as well as providing a location for three of the wizard films. Butterbeer might not be available at the time of writing. . The Cathedral itself originated circa 678AD with the foundation of an abbey dedicated to Saint Peter. But it's this stunning fan-vaulting, which is believed to have been invented here in the 1350s, which truly delight the spirit. . Have a lovely Tuesday! Still no snow outside the garden shed but the sky is blue so I'm a happy Chappy. Great shot by @willsnetherwayphoto 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and then tag us in the picture too! 'Ta very much! 🇬🇧
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  • Can you guess how many castles there are in Britain? 100? 500? 1,500? One of my favs is the stunning Kilchurn Castle in Scotland, built around 1450...
  • Can you guess how many castles there are in Britain? 100? 500? 1,500? One of my favs is the stunning Kilchurn Castle in Scotland, built around 1450AD! Love this shot by @dickson.ross. This gorgeous Castle is a noble relic of the feudal ages, situated near the head of Loch Awe, under the impending gloom of the majestic Ben Cruachan which rises in rocky masses abruptly from the opposite shore of the lake. Welp! So lovely. . It's incredible to think this wonderful place has stood for over 550 years. Ahhh to live here! Yes, it might be a tad chilly but nothing would be grander than being surrounded by such beauty on a daily basis. Mind you, in the 16th century, Loch Awe was known for a legendary water monster. It was said that the loch was home to a beast that was reputed to resemble a giant eel with the girth of a horse, reaching incredible lengths. Fishermen were afraid of the beast and it was said that it would come ashore during winter. You should be safe if you visit now. Just remember to bring some jam butties to feed the monster should it pop up. . Britain really is a land rich in legends, myths, romance and mysteries. If you wish to visit, the Castle ruins are free to visit and open from 26th March to the 30th September - Daily between 9.30am to 5.30pm. Although winter travellers can often see a truly beautiful sight from across the loch when the mountains behind are shrouded in a mix of mist and snow. . Lovely shot by @dickson.ross 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us in your shots! ‘Ta ducky 🇬🇧
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