Autumn lake. I just love all the colours and shades that Autumn brings. I think I picked the best time of year to visit the botanical gardens. I'll have to make sure I go every season just to make sure.
The autumn colours of the Wye Valley from the air... journey down the river through the changing seasons, through Ross-on-Wye, Goodrich and Symonds Yat. Make sure you watch to the end to see the most recent footage of Symonds Yat, it is absolutely stunning 🍂🍁 Next year it is the 250th anniversary of William Gilpin taking the Wye Tour in 1770 - a significant event as it heralded the birth of British tourism. Gilpin was a pioneer in the appreciation of landscape in Britain and his ideas led, much later, to the designation of protected landscapes, including Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (and National Parks) of which the Wye Valley is one. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries it was fashionable to take a boat tour down the Wye Valley, to view its romantic sites and picturesque landscape. A rector from Ross-on-Wye, Dr John Egerton, was the first to build a boat especially to take his guests on excursions down the Wye. ‘Tourists’ dined at specific locations, took walks to particular viewpoints and visited specific romantic ruins, making the ‘Wye Tour’ one of the first package holidays. We look forward to celebrating the birth of British tourism and the beauty of the Wye Valley even more in 2020!
Video by and with thanks to Dronemaster Productions, Hereford.
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What's the perfect Christmas present? My 2020 Cornwall Calendar 😁
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Ich finde, England ist das romantischste Land, was ich mir vorstellen kann. Viele hielten es für etwas schräg, dass ich ganz allein mit 3 Kindern im Auto nach und durch England fahre. Mein Mann auch. Aber mich hat es in meiner Jugend so fasziniert, dass ich einfach hin musste. Und ich glaube, meinen Kindern ging es jetzt ebenso. Sie haben auch diese besondere, etwas geheimnisvolle Atmosphäre gespürt. Habt ihr ein Land, wo es euch so ganz anders als anderswo vorkommt, was euch irgendwie magisch ist? .
I think, England is the most romantic country, I can imagine
Some people found it a bit crazy, that I drove in my car alone with 3 children to and through England. But it fascinated me so much in my youth, I just had to do it. I guess, my children felt the same now. They felt this extraordinary, a little mystery atmosphere, too. Do you have a fav country, where you have the feeling, everything is ver different to other places, which seems magical to you?
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London is a capital of my heart... ❤️ 🇬🇧. в этом городе мое сердце начинает биться чаще, а хоровод мыслей замедляется! Возможно в одной из прошлых жизней, я жила именно в этом городе, возможно... но знаю точно, что чувствую нежную связь с ним ! Ничего не бывает случайно. #london #🇬🇧 #LondonBridge#uk#greatbritain
If you could be any character in Downton Abbey, who would you be? Mrs Patmore? Lady Sybil? Mr Carson? Obviously I would be Lord Grantham as I quite fancy posh slap-up dinners being served to me on a daily basis 😋 Love this Autumnal shot of the real life place behind the TV series - Highclere Castle in Newbury, England. Lovely photo by @r2taggy
. @r2taggy is a great person to follow if you want to see behind the scenes of this beautiful place, for Paul is the real life Rolls Royce Chauffeur at the castle! Now that's a job I would absolutely love.
If you do manage to visit, you’ll notice how this castle (@highclere_castle) has a different feeling than many other grand places in Britain because it feels like a home. A very warm and welcoming feeling. And what history! The first written records of the estate date back to 749 when an Anglo-Saxon King granted the estate to the Bishops of Winchester. Bishop William of Wykeham built a beautiful medieval palace and gardens on the park. Later on, the palace was rebuilt as Highclere Place House in 1679. Today, the Castle is home to the 8th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon.
I visited a few years ago during the Christmas fair and bought a pair of socks in the library. Not kidding. Hearing the carol singers in the main room of the castle next to the roaring fire whilst scoffing on a mince pie was a brilliant memory for fans of the telly show like myself.
Go follow @r2taggy for more shots from the real life Downton Abbey! Have a lovely peaceful Thursday 🇬🇧 Want to be featured? Follow and tag us. 'Ta! 🇬🇧
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Say Aye if you fancy spending winter at Blackrock Cottage nestled deep in Glencoe, Scotland! ⛄️ We’ve has some flurries of snow across Britain in the past week but sadly not a sausage in Cheshire. Pah! Love this photo by @garyhook2
Aye, it would be a bit of an adventure to stay here - but if you have enough firewood, tea, coffee, biscuits, crumpets, scones, pies, whisky, puddings and a stack of unread books - it's easily doable! Glencoe is one of the most beautiful valleys in the world and runs for ten miles bounded by the steep slopes of rugged mountains: from Loch Leven south east to the Rannoch Moor.
The rock which forms the valley is amongst the oldest in the world. It was stretched, broken and torn by movements in the earth's crust 380 million years ago, and has been shaped and moulded by glaciation and millions of years of erosion. The effects are spectacular; to the north the Aonach Eagach, or 'notched ridge', stretches for over three miles and connects three summits which tower over three thousand feet; to the south Glencoe is lined by complex interconnections of ridges, valleys and peaks. Glencoe is the perfect picture postcard of the Scottish wilderness!
Have a lovely Sunday! Photo by @garyhook2 🇬🇧 Want your photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us in your shots...'ta! 🇬🇧
Frosty Autumnal mornings at the River Brathay by @ceupton - The name comes from Old Norse and means broad river. It rises at a point 1289 feet above sea level near the Three Shire Stone at the highest point of Wrynose Pass in the Lake District. To be featured, follow and tag us! 🏕