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All Saints Church, Brixworth
All Saints Church at Brixworth in Northamptonshire is recognised as one of England's finest churches. It is Grade I-listed and is said to be Saxon and to date from the 7th century. But I believe it...
Sidmouth, East Devon
Sidmouth is one of my favourite towns in England. It has a somewhat genteel air to it, and perhaps that's why it has become a popular place for those who are looking for somewhere relatively quiet to...
Lyme Regis, West Dorset
Lyme Regis is a pretty little town in west Dorset, 25 miles west of Dorchester and a similar distance east of Exeter. Sometimes dubbed the Pearl of Dorset, it overlooks the English Channel at the...
Whitsand Bay, Cornwall
Whitsand Bay runs along the south-east coast of Cornwall from Rame Head in the east to Portwrinkle in the west. There are beautiful golden beaches at low tide but when the tide is high these are...
Charlestown, near St Austell, was developed in the Georgian era to facilitate the transport of copper from nearby mines but its main function became the export of china clay from the region's...
Edinburgh is Scotland's compact, hilly capital. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to...
The pretty little village of Lerryn sits astride the Lerryn River which in turn feeds into the River Fowey. Much of the surrounding countryside is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Lerryn...
Warwickshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England. The county town is Warwick, and the largest town is Nuneaton. By far the most photogenic part of the county - and one of the most...
The beautiful county of Gloucestershire comprises part of the Cotswold Hills, part of the flat fertile valley of the River Severn, and the entire Forest of Dean, which is north of the River...
Fowey & Polruan, Cornwall
The pretty little village of Polruan sits on a steep headland that provides shelter for the large deep-water harbour at Fowey in south-east Cornwall. A small passenger ferry links the village with...
This is a collection of macros I have taken over the years, normally with a standard zoom lens.
The River Nene
The River Nene is a river in the east of England that rises from three sources in Northamptonshire. The tidal river is about 100 miles long, about four miles of which forms the border between...
Padstow, North Cornwall
Padstow is on the side of the beautiful Camel Estuary in North Cornwall, about a mile from the sea. A traditional fishing port, it is now mainly a yachting haven on a dramatic coastline that has few...
Plymouth is the second-largest city in the south-west of England after Bristol. Enclosing the city are the mouths of the river Plym and river Tamar, which are naturally incorporated into Plymouth...
Dirleton Castle & Gardens, East Lothian
The oldest parts of this wonderful ruined castle such as the keep date to the 13th century, and it was abandoned by the end of the 17th century. The gardens have been continually maintained and...
Boscastle is on the North Cornwall coast about four miles north-east of Tintagel. It dates back to the 12th century when a Norman motte-and-bailey fortress, Botreaux Castle, was constructed for the...
Kingsand & Cawsand, Cornwall
These twin former fishing villages are on the Rame Peninsula in the far south-east of Cornwall, where they overlook Plymouth Sound. This is a fairly quiet corner of Cornwall, bypassed by many...
Portscatho is a delightful little fishing village on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula in the south-west of Cornwall.
Trelissick Gardens, West Cornwall
Trelissick House and gardens were given to the National Trust by Ida Copeland in 1955, having been bought by her father in the early 1900s. They are on the side of the River Fal in the west of...
Antony House, Torpoint, Cornwall
Antony House, near Torpoint in south-east Cornwall, was constructed for Sir William Carew between 1711 and 1721 and is believed to be one of the finest surviving Queen Anne buildings in the West...
Tavistock is a beautiful little ancient stannary and market town a few miles from the western edge of Dartmoor. It lies on the River Tavy, from which is takes its name, and traces its recorded...
The renowned fishing village of Mevagissey has twin working harbours and sits between steep hillsides on the south coast of Cornwall. It is the second largest fishing port in Cornwall. The inner...
Polperro is a beautiful little traditional fishing village with quaint narrow streets and alleys that sits between two steep hillsides on the coast of south-east Cornwall. While it now relies mainly...
The highest and least populated part of Cornwall, Bodmin Moor is rich in ancient history. It is one of Cornwall's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is a remote, bleak heather...
Looe is a popular holiday resort in south-east Cornwall. Originally two towns divided by the Looe River, it is now one town combined. It retains an important fishing industry and there is a large...
Stokesay Castle, Shropshire
Stokesay Castle near Craven Arms in Shropshire is "one of the best-preserved medieval fortified manor houses in England", according to historian Henry Summerson. It is managed by English...
Helicopters & planes
West of England
This is a small collection of pictures from those English counties north of the River Severn which border south and mid-Wales.
Wiltshire is a beautiful rural county in South West England with an area of 1,346 square miles. It is landlocked and borders the counties of Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire...
Northumberland & Tyneside
Lying on the Anglo-Scottish border, Northumberland is noted for its undeveloped landscape of high moorland, now largely protected as the Northumberland National Park. Northumberland is the most...
Bath is a beautiful predominantly Georgian town in north-east Somerset. It was once a famous Roman settlement and contains the Roman Baths. Famous for its Georgian architecture, there are beautiful...
The Cotswolds is an area in south central England containing the Cotswold Hills, a range of rolling hills which rise from the meadows of the upper Thames to an escarpment, known as the Cotswold Edge,...
Dartmoor is a large area of moorland in southern Devon. Protected by National Park status, it covers 368 square miles. The moorland is capped with many exposed granite hilltops known as tors, with...
These are pictures of various castles and castle ruins that I have visited in the UK.
Shropshire, with the border with Wales to the west, is one of England's most beautiful counties.
Berwick, which is the northernmost town in England, was founded as an Anglo-Saxon settlement during the time of the Kingdom of Northumbria, which was annexed by England in the 10th century. The area...
In October 2016 we first stayed for a week in the south-east of Scotland near Dunbar and used the opportunity to visit the south-east coast, Edinburgh, the Trossachs and Loch Earn. We have since been...
Peak District National Park
We spent one day touring the Peak District in August 2016. We must go back.
Saltram House, Plympton
Saltram House is a Georgian mansion in Plympton, on the east side of Plymouth. The beautiful house that can be seen today is the work of Robert Adam, who altered the original Tudor house on two...
Church of St Nicholas, Stanford, Northants
This Grade I-listed building is reckoned to be one of the hundred best churches in England. Stanford-on-Avon is in the north-west of Northamptonshire, near the Leicestershire border. Although there...
Wells Cathedral in Somerset is dedicated to St Andrew the Apostle, and is the seat of the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The present building dates from 1175 to 1490, an earlier church having been built...
Rivers, lakes & streams
Photos featuring many of the rivers, lakes, reservoirs and streams in this country, together with any associated equipment.
Canals & narrowboats
The modern canal system was mainly a product of the 18th century and early 19th century. It came into being because the Industrial Revolution (which began in Britain during the mid-18th century)...
Lyveden New Bield
Built for Sir Thomas Tresham in the late 16th century, it is set in the middle of the Northamptonshire countryside and was never completed. Its roof timbers and floors were removed in the middle of...
Hidcote Manor Garden
Hidcote Manor Garden is regarded as one of the most outstanding gardens in England. Located near Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire, it is one of the best-known and most influential Arts and Crafts...
Situated in the north-west of England, the beautiful county of Lancashire stretches from Greater Manchester and Merseyside right up towards the Lake District. On its eastern boundary is the Yorkshire...
A number of my photos have now been Explored, so I thought I would gather them together in one album. I'm never quite sure how Explore works on Flickr. There are many excellent photos in Explore -...
Classic motor cars & bikes
Very occasionally I see a car that is one of the classics, and worth recording in a separate album.
This is a county of contrasts with the Somerset Levels being the equivalent of East Anglia's Fens: extremely flat, low-lying and prone to flooding. On the other hand their is the gorgeous countryside...
Suffolk & Essex
These two counties are on the east coast of England, to the south of Norfolk and north of the Thames estuary. Suffolk has attractive gently rolling countryside and many delightful towns and...
Fulham Palace, London
Fulham Palace, near the River Thames in south-west London, was home to the Bishops of London for nearly 1200 years. There is a beautiful formal walled garden dating from medieval times, while the...
Braunston in Northamptonshire is one of the best-known names on the English canal system, primarily for its large marina and traditional boat repair yards. This is on the Grand Union Canal.
Anglesey Abbey, Cambs
Anglesey Abbey, near Lode in Cambridgeshire, was originally part of a 13th century priory for Augustinian Canons. They were expelled during the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the late 1530s and...
Buckinghamshire is a beautiful county in the southern part of Central England, bordering Greater London to the south, Oxfordshire to the west, Bedfordshire to the east and Northamptonshire to the...
Bedfordshire lies to the north of London and has two major centres of population - Luton and the old county town of Bedford. It comes within the East of England. The southern end of the county is on...
Costa Blanca, Spain
We have visited the Costa Blanca on Spain's beautiful east coast several times in the past few years, and we have managed to visit much of the area from Alicante in the south to Javea (or Xabia) in...
Exeter & the Cathedral
The Cathedral of St Peter was originally built by the Normans with its foundation in 1133, but it took many more years to complete. Following the appointment of Walter Bronescombe as bishop in 1258,...
North Yorkshire is one of England's most beautiful counties with the North Yorkshire Moors as well as the Yorkshire Dales and a delightfully craggy coastline with several outstanding seaside resorts....
Norwich Cathedral & city
Norwich Cathedral is one of our most important Norman cathedrals, while the city of Norwich has some delightful streets and old buildings.
Chester Cathedral & City
Chester was founded as a Roman fort in 79AD. The town's four main roads, Eastgate, Northgate, Watergate and Bridge Street, follow routes laid out at this time – almost 2,000 years ago. One of the...
Much of Lanhydrock House, originally dating from the 17th century, was rebuilt following a devastating fire in the 1880's, and the house now mainly reflects the late Victorian era. There are numerous...
Stowe Landscape Gardens
Stowe Landscape Gardens, which surround the late 17th century Stowe House in Buckinghamshire, date from the early 18th century and are a significant example of the English Garden style. They have...
There is something quintessentially English about country houses, even before the TV series Downton Abbey became an established favourite across the world. They comes in all shapes and sizes, and...
Pugin's Gem - St Giles RC Church
In 1840 the celebrated architect Augustus Pugin (who designed much of the Houses of Parliament) was commissioned by John Talbot, the 16th Earl of Shrewsbury, to design and build a Roman Catholic...
Chipping Campden is a small market town in the Cotswolds. It is notable for its elegant terraced High Street, dating from the 14th century to the 17th century. A rich wool trading centre in the...
The Yorkshire Dales National Park in North Yorkshire is home to some stunning scenery including fells, rivers, waterfalls and beautiful stone villages.
Cumbria and The Lakes
This part of north-west England has some stunning scenery, with numerous lakes and England's highest mountain at around 3,300 feet.
Famous for its association with William Shakespeare and the outstanding theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon has so much more to offer. There are numerous old buildings from the Elizabethan era (or earlier),...
Peterborough Cathedral is one of the great Norman cathedrals in England. However, Peterborough was a centre of Christianity long before the Norman invasion.
Wales & the Welsh borders
Some pictures from the Welsh borders and mid- and north Wales.
This beautiful building in the centre of Cornwall dates from the end of the 19th century, and was built in the Gothic Revival style.
Animals, birds & butterflies
This is a miscellany of photos from different times and different places.
Canons Ashby house & church
Canons Ashby, in Northants, has a 16th century manor house and a church dating from the 13th century which was once part of a large Augustinian Priory. Canons Ashby house was in the Dryden family for...
Oxford & Oxfordshire
Oxford is a beautiful city with the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Hopefully these few photographs provide a flavour of the city and its surrounding county of Oxfordshire.
Southwold is a beautiful seaside Georgian town on the coast of Suffolk in England.
This is a collection of my own favourite photos. While most are landscapes and seascapes there is no particular theme. I just like them. I hope you do, too.
Wellingborough is a town of some 50,000 people, situated in what is now North Northamptonshire. It lies just to the north of the River Nene. Traditional industries were shoe and leather, and iron...
Leicestershire & Rutland
Leicestershire is a rural county in the East Midlands with the delightful small county of Rutland to the south of it. The countryside is particularly attractive, especially in the south where the...
The beautiful city of Cambridge is home to one of the oldest universities in the world, and has some of the very finest medieval buildings to be found in England.
Ely Cathedral is one of the great Norman cathedrals in England. It is on the site of a monstery founded in 673AD by St Etheldreda. I am grateful to the cathedral's website for the information in the...
Cotehele House, Quay & Mill
Cotehele is a medieval house near Calstock in Cornwall. Now owned by the National Trust, the house was built by Sir Richard Edgcumbe from 1485-89 and his son, Sir Piers Edgcumbe, from 1489-1520....
St Mawes Castle
St Mawes Castle sits at the side of the River Fal, opposite the twin castle of Pendennis at Falmouth. Both date from the time of King Henry VIII. It was one of a number of Tudor castles built around...
Morwellham Quay, Devon
Morwellham Quay, on the banks of the River Tamar north of Plymouth, was once an important port for the export of copper, tin and various minerals. Its heyday was in the late 1700s and early-mid...
Churches, cathedrals & chapels
Our churches are inevitably the very oldest buildings in this country. This set features a variety of buildings from various parts of England, Scotland and Wales.
Central England has beautiful rolling countryside with exquisite stone-built towns and villages as well as some very attractive churches and other medieval buildings.
With the Lizard peninsula on the south coast and the Penwith peninsula beyond St Ives, the far west of Cornwall offers everything from stunning coastal scenery to high moorland.
North Cornwall is famous for its rugged coastline and surfing beaches.
South & East Cornwall
The south-east of Cornwall is one of the prettiest parts, with beautiful countryside as well as stunning coastal scenery. It includes the wonderful Roseland Peninsula. There are several rias (or...
Norfolk is a low-lying county in the East of England. It has borders with Lincolnshire to the west, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest and Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern...
Cambs, Lincs & Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire are the two major "Fen" counties, as well as each having two outstanding cities, Cambridge and Lincoln. Each has wonderful medieval buildings. The old...
Northamptonshire, where I live, is the southernmost county of the East Midlands. One of the most under-rated parts of the English rural scene, there is beautiful rolling countryside and delightful...
Despite the wonderful Jurassic Coast and a delightful countryside, Dorset can often be overlooked by those travelling to the south-west. Yet it is one of the most beautiful English counties.
With a beautiful coastline ranging from the stunning red sandstone cliffs on the south-east to the granite cliffs of Exmoor on the north, and the rugged scenery of Dartmoor and Exmoor, plus one of...
The furthest part of south-west England, Cornwall has a rugged coastline on the north while much of the south has rolling countryside with a mix of cliffs and sunken river valleys. There are several...
These photographs were taken over one long weekend in September 2009, when I stayed with friends in Saas-Fee in the Swiss Alps.
The East of England
A selection of scenes from the East of England. It's fairly flat but nonetheless has some attractive countryside, coastline and seaside resorts. There are many beautiful cathedrals, churches and...
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