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Comment Yes if you would you love a summer in beautiful Poldark country, painting cottages and relaxing in the fresh ocean breeze! 🥰 Love this by @john_chard_photography_st_ives
This is Penberth in West Cornwall...what a beautiful scene with the thatched cottage in the distance. I’ve always wanted to paint outdoors like this....It has to be the ultimate way to relax. Just need a spot of🍷to assist with the creative flow
Penberth is a tiny hamlet in a beautiful setting in the parish of St Levan. A handful of cottages in a peaceful valley which runs to the sea and a small working harbour with a granite cobbled slipway and a tumbling stream crossed by a clapper-style granite bridge. No wonder they film the popular telly show Poldark in this county! Once upon a time, a thriving cut flower industry also popped up here, with fresh flowers being delivered straight to London via train from nearby Penzance.
If anyone knows the artists name - do let me know! Lovely photo by @john_chard_photography_st_ives 🇬🇧 Want your photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us..'Ta very much! 🇬🇧
11,78023110 hours ago
Are you back at work today, Yes or No? Many of my American friends are none too chuffed to be back already...while most Brits have enjoyed another day off! Oh well.. shall we enjoy this beautiful Scottish sunset together? Love this curving ribbon of cascading cobblestones punctuated with hued buildings - Victoria Street is indeed one of Edinburgh’s prettiest streets. Love this shot by @pandeyrr
It's certainly been an unusually warm Easter. In fact, it's been the hottest Easter Monday on record for England, Scotland and Wales. Temperatures in England hit 25C (77F) at Heathrow, 24.2C (75.6F) in Kinlochewe in the Scottish Highlands and 23.6C (74.4F) in Cardiff, Wales. We may also see views similar to this from Wednesday as large quantities of sand from the Sahara desert are to due to dust European skies (and cars!) Always amazes me when we get these gifts from Africa all the way up to a little village in Northern England!
Like all pockets of Scotland, this iconic area is a mosaic of history, with its ancient stone facades and old-world charm serving as a constant reminder of the past...There is something special about being this far north. Aye, London is grand but this place is extra special. Plus who doesn't love a fried Cadbury's Easter egg?! Love this by @pandeyrr 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us, 'ta very much! 🇬🇧
19,92118222 April, 2019
Happy Easter to you! 🐣 Love this double-decker cottage scene from Buckland-in-the-Moor in Devon on this beautiful day in Britain. It's so sunny, my choccy has gone all floppy. How idilic is this - a perfect place to relax after a slap-up Easter Sunday lunch! Super shot by @chrisiversenphotography
Now...do you eat chocolate eggs where you are? What's your Easter tradition? One thing I missed about England when I lived in America was the lack of proper chocolate Easter eggs the size of your noggin. Sure, they had baskets of little things but it wasn't quite the same (typing this whilst scoffing on a giant slab of a chocolate egg shell) Talking of choccies - this "chocolate box" village was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086AD as 'Bochelande', and the name probably comes from the words 'book land'.
Dartmoor itself is a beautiful, ancient place. In fact, Stone circle found on Dartmoor could be 'as old as Stonehenge' which was built about 5,000 years ago. This is one of Devon's "dream villages" nestling in beautiful English countryside, with a medieval church made up of stone quarried on the Moor - and a cluster of thatched cottages overlooking the woodland of Holne Chase.
Sending special Easter love to our followers in Sri Lanka today ♥️ Hope everyone has a peaceful day. Brill photo by @chrisiversenphotography 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us, 'ta very much! 🇬🇧
18,32419721 April, 2019
Who would you love to sit on this London bench with? Greenwich Park is in full bloom, the sun is shining, the chocolate eggs are melting - so hop on a plane later this evening and you'll be here by the morning! Love this shot taken this very morning at 7am by @jmbessieres
Folks, the weather is absolutely gorgeous in Britain! For the first time in recorded history (possible slight exaggeration) we have wall-to-wall sunshine across much of the UK for the entire Easter break. That means, yes, you will see plenty of coal miners legs (ie..they haven't been exposed to any sun in a long, long time) as the Brits pop on their shorts and dazzle passing traffic with the glare. I remember once trying to get some colour in my legs so I tried a carrot supplement which was supposed to bronze me... but it turned my skin a bit orange. No, I am not kidding. I was hopping mad. Bunny. Carrot. Hopping...No? I'll get my coat.
Set on the side of a hill overlooking the River Thames, Greenwich Park is a great mix of green space, gardens and historical features. Climb the hill for panoramic views across London or visit the Prime Meridian, the reference line for Greenwich Mean Time, and The Royal Observatory. Enjoy the quiet of the park’s flower, herb and orchard gardens, or stop for tea at the popular Pavilion Café. Plus you can visit one of my favourite places in London - the Royal Navy College... it's truly beautiful inside and has just been reopened with a brand spanking-new restoration. It's worth the trip to London alone to see inside!
Have a wonderful, peaceful Easter Weekend! Lovely shot by @jmbessieres 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us, 'ta very much! 🇬🇧
16,74916020 April, 2019
Do you have bluebells where you live in the world? Let me know where you are if you do! Love this shot from Hampshire, England by @jacklodgephoto.
These lovely 'fings are now popping up across the country. In fact, the bluebell is one of the ‘indicator species‘ of ancient woodland, meaning woods that have been in existence since at least 1600!
Did you know: Almost half the world's bluebells are to be found in the UK? They’re relatively rare elsewhere. They feature some really lovely names too: wood bell, bell bottle, Cuckoo’s Boots, Wood Hyacinth, Lady’s Nightcap and Witches’ Thimbles! Perfect.
In folklore, bluebells were said to ring when fairies were summoning their kin to a gathering; but if a human heard the sound, it would be their death knell. There’s an interesting belief that wearing a garland of bluebells will induce you to speak only the truth. Not surprisingly, it was considered unlucky to trample on a bed of bluebells, because you would anger the fairies resting there (plus it's a really awful thing to do and the Queen will throw you in the Tower if she catches you!) Looking forward to all the vibrant, misty and magical bluebell shots over the coming weeks!
Great shot by @jacklodgephoto 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us, 'ta very much! 🇬🇧
15,28823718 April, 2019
What’s your favourite - dreamy cottages or spring blossom bloom? 1 or 2? Love these by the always brill @monalogue
The first shot is of Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset which was recently ranked at number 6 on a list of top 10 most beautiful streets in Britain. Oddly my wonky street didn't make the list. Shaftesbury was founded about 1,100 years ago and has remained largely unchanged since the 18th century. Next to the houses on the right, runs the Grade I listed walls of the ancient Shaftesbury Abbey. Unlike most medieval abbeys, the institution at Shaftesbury was occupied by nuns rather than monks, and it had an unusually long history, established in 888 by Alfred the Great and in operation continuously at the same location until dissolved in 1539 by order of Henry VIII. Aye, ‘orrible old Henry keeps coming up doesn't he!
The second shot from Bristol is perfect, as Britain is to be bathed in lovely warm weather over the next few days. Great shots by @monalogue 🇬🇧 Want your photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us..'Ta very much! 🇬🇧
20,39921817 April, 2019
(ad) Congratulations to @_alina_dragan_ who is the winner of our @LUMIXUK#LUMIXPhotosOfBritain competition with this very spring like shot of Snowshill in Gloucestershire, England! She wins a brilliant #LUMIXG9 courtesy of the fine folks at @lumixuk!
Big thank you to everyone who tagged their shots #LUMIXPhotosOfBritain during the competition period and followed @LUMIXUK. They have been very supportive and it's been so great to see over 1,000 images tagged.
Pictured: St Barnabas which is a replacement of a far older church of which little is known - although there is a recorded reference to a 'Chapel of Snaweshull' in 1290. What we do know comes from 1712, when Sir Robert Atkins, a Gloucestershire historian, recorded that 'the church is small and hath a Towere at the West and adorned with battlements and pinnacles."... Sadly, like many fine ancient buildings, the original was left in a bad state following the 1536 Dissolution of Monasteries on order of 'orrible Henry VIII. Lovely then to see a replacement building from the Victorian era and lots of Spring blossoms. New life begins once again, perfect for this Easter period..
Well done again to @_alina_dragan_ and thanks to @lumixuk for the prize!
11,26610416 April, 2019
Question: Is Game of Thrones your cup of tea? Yes or No? Monday somehow arrived again (flippin’ eck!) so let’s escape into this wonderfully moody Welsh valley with that delightful white cottage, captured here by @jamesalroca
This was taken on the way to Llyn Ogwen - a ribbon lake in north-west Wales. It lies between two mountain ranges of Snowdonia, the Carneddau and the Glyderau. It is said that after the Battle of Camlann (King Arthur's final battle), Sir Bedivere (Bedwyr) cast the sword Excalibur into Llyn Ogwen, where it was caught by the Lady of the Lake. Perfect that the national flag of Wales features a dragon! 🏴
Love the King Arthur lore and magical tales in general as so many are set in real life places in Britain. Especially as Game of Thrones is back on the telly and I’ve yet to start series two. Oops. Great shot by @jamesalroca 🇬🇧 Want your photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us..'Ta very much! 🇬🇧
15,52815715 April, 2019
Comment where in the world you are seeing this gorgeous hobbit-like place - and I'll send out another round of British goodies to random folk. Love this mini thatched tea house at the Mellerstain House Gardens in the Scottish Borders by @_andystark_
It really does look like something a hobbit would be quite happily live in. Just imagine... Scones, unlimited teas, stunning thatch, exquisite gardens and in wonderful Scotland as well. What's not to love? All you need is a telly to watch the final series of Game of Thrones and you'll be all set.
Amongst the sturdy oaks and majestic beeches in the north parkland, you will find this enchanting little thatched Tea Cottage discreetly tucked away with its own enclosed parterre garden. Mellerstain itself is one of Scotland's finest stately homes and is about an hours drive away from Edinburgh so well worth a trip out when you visit one of my favourite cities in Britain.
Have a wonderful, peaceful Sunday! Lovely shot by @_andystark_ 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag this account in the picture! 🇬🇧
20,42633714 April, 2019
Tag a friend who would love this view from the wonderful Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. What a cracking shot and edit by @samzclix
The Giant's Causeway is renowned for its beautiful polygonal columns of layered basalt which some say was the result of a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago...but the legend is surely the real truth! The Irish giant Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn MacCool), from the Fenian Cycle of Gaelic mythology, was challenged to a fight by the Scottish giant Benandonner. Fionn accepted the challenge and built the causeway across the North Channel so that the two giants could meet. In one version of the story, Fionn defeats Benandonner In another, Fionn hides from Benandonner when he realises that his foe is much bigger than he. Fionn's wife, Oonagh, disguises Fionn as a baby and tucks him in a cradle. When Benandonner sees the size of the 'baby', he reckons that its father, Fionn, must be a giant among giants. He flees back to Scotland in fright, destroying the causeway behind him so that Fionn could not follow.
Love that story. Wonderful picture and edit by @samzclix 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain and Northern Ireland to be featured? Follow and tag us!
16,22323012 April, 2019
What's your weather like today? It's a bit chilly here in Britain but things are looking mighty beautiful as the sun is shining, the bluebells are swaying and the trees are fluffing up nicely 🌺🌻🌷🌸 So..let’s head to Arlington Row with this lovely shot by @lensereflection
These cottages date back to an astonishing 1380AD which is rather incredible. Bibury, once described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in the Cotswolds’, and recognised by many as the backdrop for television programmes and films including Bridget Jones’ Diary. Linked together like a daisy chain, these cottage were used as a monastic wool store, then later during the 17th century were converted into weaver’s cottages. Beneath the sloping tiled roofs, squeezed above green painted front doors, squared glass window panes look out onto a water meadow.
During the Middle Ages the Cotswolds was held in high regard throughout Europe for the wool produced in the region. The abbeys and monasteries raised large flocks of a breed known as the Cotswold Lion, a native sheep with a fleece of warm gold tones; quite a large animal that thrived in the natural habitat. The fine homes and the wool churches that stand today were built from the riches amassed by the merchants.
Sadly that's all changed these days. With the current price of wool you'd be lucky to buy a doormat with the profits! Lovely shot by @lensereflection 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag this account in the picture! 🇬🇧
14,91016211 April, 2019
If you could click your heels/boots/clogs what country scene would you teleport to? 1, 2 or 3? All of these brill photos are by @mrchrisspeed
As @mrchrisspeed writes, little has changed in Castle Combe in the Cotswolds in the last 400 years – no houses have been built here since 1617, and most of the original medieval buildings still exist beneath layered facades.
Picture 2 features Cotswold Lavender - a third generation family farm set in the Heart of the beautiful Cotswold Hills overlooking Broadway and the Vale of Evesham. What a cracking spot for a cottage! Can you imagine waking up to that beautiful smell 💜
Finally, Picture 3 features Blaise Hamlet in Bristol, England. It's a hamlet of nine unusual circular thatched cottages built around 1811 and designed by John Nash. They were made for the retired employees of Quaker philanthropist John Scandrett Harford, who owned Blaise Castle House. Rather nice of him... hopefully when I retire from the jam scone factory I will be given something similar 😗
Big thank you for tagging your shots #lumixphotosofbritain during the competition period! We will be looking through the 1,000+ tagged images to find a winner of a stunning #LUMIXG9 camera! Many thanks to @lumixuk for the brilliant prize 📸
It's getting a bit chilly this week in Britain but we are warming up, finally! Bluebells are popping out too. Lovely to see the new seasons. Great shots by @mrchrisspeed 🇬🇧 Want your photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us..'Ta very much! 🇬🇧