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@photosofbritain See full size profile   💂🏻‍♀️Founded and stories by @timholt 🇬🇧UK images, facts & history daily 📷Follow & tag us to be featured! 🏕Love the English Countryside? Follow below!

51 minutes ago

Do you believe in fairies, dragons and giants? It's said that those who comment “Yes!” below will be granted a happy and magical life! ✨ This is the magnificently moody Old Man of Storr, on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Love this by @juusohd . Folklore swirls around this incredible rocky pinnacle which towers high over the west of the island. Legend has it that Old Man of Storr was a giant who had lived in Trotternish Ridge and when he eventually died, he was buried in this ancient soil. He was so massive, his thumb juts out from the ground, creating this famous jagged landscape. . So. Fancy escaping this Monday and heading into the wilds of Scotland? I’ll bring a picnic. Super shot by @juusohd 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us in the picture too! ‘Ta! 🇬🇧

21 hours ago

Step through this door..where would you rather be this morn? Warming your toes in Cornish sand or wrapped up warm exploring the rain swept streets of York? 1 or 2? Both of these lovely shots are by @canuckrunningamuck (love the username!) . Happy Father's Day! Are you doing anything special today? Or will you be thinking of a loved one who is no longer in this earthly realm (and I'm not talking about Manchester) To be fair, you'll probably be wrapped up in Cornwall too. It feels like the start of Autumn in Britain at the moment with this rainy windy weather. Anyone for a pumpkin latte?...I might put the Christmas tree up later. . Shot 1: Built half on the mainland and half on a jagged headland projecting into the Cornish sea, the ancient Tintagel Castle (circa 1230AD) is one of the most spectacular historic sites in Britain choc full of King Arthur legends, dragons and Camelot. . Shot 2: The gorgeous Shambles In York. Yes, you have to get up super early to see this kind of view. But as the sun rises at 4:40am at the moment over here (!) set your alarm and hey presto! If you do find it busy when you visit - remember, that's exactly how it was back in the 1300s. But thankfully much less smelly these days! . Have a brilliant Sunday! Lovely shots by @canuckrunningamuck 🇬🇧 To be featured - Follow and tag us in your shots - 'ta! 🇬🇧

1 day ago

Iced Tea or Hot Tea? What kind of cuppa do you fancy this morning? ☕️ Let's head over to this lovely fuzzy green tea room (known as Tu-Hwnt-I'r Bont) in gorgeous Wales. Can you believe this beauty was built in 1480AD? They must have served millions of slices of fluffy sponge cakes and gallons of tea in that time. Super shot by @lensereflection . Love all that creeping green vine that turns wonderfully red in the Autumn. It was originally built as a residential dwelling 539 years ago and later the building was used as the Courthouse for the surrounding area. From here the most serious offenders would have been taken to Tan y Craig in Llanrwst where they could be hanged outside the old gaol (that's the traditional English spelling for "jail"). Yikes! Okay, I'll stick to the cakes and tea 'ta very much. . Have a lovely Saturday! I'm off for a quick swim on the lawn thanks to all this rain.... Cheers to @lensereflection 🇬🇧 Want your photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us. 'Ta! 🇬🇧

2 days ago

Doesn't this look like a Constable painting! Shall we go for a mini-tour (swipe for more!) to the lovely, but unusually named, Upper Slaughter in Gloucestershire, England? Aye! Super shots thanks to the brill @whatstacydid . Thatched cottages, horse drawn carriages and that gorgeous honey-coloured stone. What's not to like? Although not as busy as Lower Slaughter, it really is just as picturesque. Winding through the village is The River Eye, which is so shallow you can happily take a wee foot paddle across the cobbled ford. Although there is a listed footbridge if you prefer to nibble on your teacakes with dry feet. Or take your horses for a trot - like this chap! . "Upper Slaughter" takes its name from the Old English 'Slohtre', meaning a muddy place. Quite appropriate with all this bloomin' rain we've had recently. There is evidence of ancient settlements close by, dating from the Roman occupation of Britain on Copse Hill. The Romans occupied Britain from 43 to 410AD. The cheeky sods. . Stop the press: The sun has come out! I see sky! Blue sky! And so all the folks in Britain are now dancing around in happiness! Have a fantastic Friday... Lovely series of shots by @whatstacydid

3 days ago

Scottish bluebell forest or castle ruins in the mist? Where would you rather be this Thursday morning? I'm pretty sure if you walk into your wardrobe you'll step out to these views.... Love these shots by @rachel_jones_ross . Imagine discovering this forest and hearing nothing but the sounds of birds in the branches. Feeling the soft touch of the bluebells brushing against your skin. Alone but unafraid. Peace and quiet to think. To fully unwind. It's like a tiny glimpse of heaven on Earth. . The peak for Scotland's woodlands was about 5,000 years ago, when tree cover and diversity was at its greatest extent. The 'Caledonian Forest' is a poetic name, from a Latin word meaning 'wooded heights'. The native pinewoods, which formed the westernmost outpost of the boreal forest in Europe, are estimated to have once covered 1.5 million hectares as a vast primeval wilderness of Scots pine, birch, rowan, aspen, juniper and other trees. . And look! Swipe and see these romantically misty Celtic ruins. Kilchurn Castle was built circa 1450 by Colin Campbell the first Lord of Glenorchy on the banks of the incredible Loch Awe. It was from this loch and surrounding area that Clan Campbell established itself as a powerful family. In 1308, Robert the Bruce defeated the Clan MacDougall at the Battle of the Pass of Brander downstream from the loch. . Have a wonderful, peaceful Thursday. Love these shots by @rachel_jones_ross 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us in the picture please ducky. 'Ta! 🇬🇧

4 days ago

Would you like to see more mini photo tours like this? Yes or No? With our rubbish weather at the moment it's a perfect excuse to head over to Pemberley for a spot of tea until the rain clears. Love this collection of golden shots by @sultraveller . What’s your favourite adaption - the BBC series, the 2005 film or...? Personally I love the latter as the golden light is so uplifting. Chatsworth House in Derbyshire is an absolute treasure. Plus every visitor can kiss Mr Darcy (terms and conditions apply) and the scones with jam are simply scrumptious. The original Tudor mansion was built in the 1560s by Bess of Hardwick with her second husband, Sir William Cavendish - a building which would later imprison Mary Queen of Scots . The old home and land were purchased for £600 (around $900) in 1549. A huge sum of money at the time. Bess of Hardwick was second only to Queen Elizabeth I in wealth and influence during her 16th Century lifetime. . It's said that Jane Austen visited Chatsworth in 1811 and used it as the background for Pemberley in Pride and Prejudice. The BBC version was filmed at Lyme Park in Cheshire. . Thanks for the great pictures @sultraveller 🇬🇧 To be featured - Follow and tag us in your shots - 'ta! 🇬🇧

6 days ago

Comment what time you are seeing this post and I'll send a bunch of postcards from that EXACT little red mailbox on the right of this picture when I'm there next week! Good rainy morning from Britain... Blimey, it's like we've skipped summer and have landed directly into November 🌧 So let's grab our rain coats and head to the village of Milldale in Derbyshire, England with these lovely shots by @ainsleysykes . Milldale is a village of gorgeous stone cottages at the northern end of Dovedale, lying in scenic countryside towards the southern fringes of the @peak.district. I don't know what it is about the Peaks - it has this unique atmosphere. Brooding... windswept... hard grafting. I always feel like I should be building a wall when I'm there... so many generations of hard working folk. . Around 4,500 years ago Neolithic farmers used the nearby caves as tombs and even the bloomin' Vikings settled in the area around 800AD. Local place names such as Thorpe are of Scandinavian origin. Thorpe is the Old Norse word for village or farmstead. We know these settlements became permanent, as Thorpe is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086AD. Ahhh so that's why I have red in my beard - I'm part Viking! . Lovely shots by @ainsleysykes 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us in the picture too...! 'Ta ducky 🇬🇧

1 week ago

Which street scene fills your heart up with maximum Anglophile love? 1 or 2? Comment for good luck and complimentary sponge cake 🍰 Love these views of Rye, East Sussex with the wonky buildings, overgrown vines, mossy cobbles and that glowing lamp nestled on the right. Gibber. Lovely shots by @rob_mcconkey . To be honest, it's been a rubbish start to the summer in Britain. But the sun is out for a wee while this morning in Cheshire and these typical rainy days mean gorgeous overgrown vistas of ancient happiness. The Mermaid Inn (on the right) is an historical inn located on Mermaid Street with cellars built in 1156AD. Can you imagine the tall tales told here and those that have passed through for nearly 1,000 years? . Have a wonderful, peaceful Sunday! Lovely shots by @rob_mcconkey 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow us and tag us in the picture too! Ta! 🇬🇧

1 week ago

Happy 93rd Birthday (again) to Her Majesty the Queen! 🎉 Again?! Aye, The Queen celebrates two birthdays each year: her actual birthday on 21st April and her official birthday on the second Saturday in June (today) I mean, who doesn't have two birthdays? Love this shot of the place she called "home", the stunning near 1,000 year old Windsor Castle - captured by @gillyberlin . You can watch the Trooping the Colour live via the link on my profile. It should be viewable worldwide! . Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in British history and I've chosen this glorious shot of Windsor Castle as The Queen bloomin' loves this place. Although she has several royal residences, including Sandringham and Balmoral, it's Windsor that she returns most weekends and is, it is believed, the place she most thinks of as home. I feel the same way about my garden shed and often retire there during the weekends to drink my tea . In 1066, when William the Conqueror claimed victory at the Battle of Hastings, the Forest of Windsor was already established - serving as a vital resource for the people who lived in the area. But it was William the Conqueror who was the first monarch to be inspired by the grasslands of Windsor Great Park as a place to build a residence, high above the river Thames and on the edge of a Saxon hunting ground. He began building at Windsor around 1070, and 16 years later the Castle was complete . The Queen has done such an amazing job... plus her skills in diplomacy as we saw recently are legendary! Great shot by @gillyberlin 🇬🇧 Want your photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us. 'Ta! 🇬🇧

1 week ago

Could you live in this white cottage in the Highlands of Scotland? Yes or no? 🤔 I would love to go boating around this scrumptious place whilst scoffing on some shortbread! Doesn’t this look like a painting... Love this shot by @justnugentphoto . This gorgeous small lochside village in the Highlands of Scotland is an idyllic place indeed. A row of neatly painted cottages hug the shoreline following the curve of the tiny harbour. Palm trees line the main street and the whole scene is framed by a landscape of islands, heather and pine. . Across the harbour the views are of white cottages on a craggy point, with the mountains of Wester Ross in the background. In high season it’s popular with tourists, with yachts bobbing about in the sheltered waters of the bay, and artists and photographers making use of Plockton’s brilliant light. During the summer, the waterfront, with its row of shaggy palm trees, Highland cattle, flower gardens and pleasure boats, is invariably dotted with painters dabbing at their easels. Bliss! . Have a lovely Friday! Stunning shot by  @justnugentphoto 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us in the picture too! ‘Ta! 🇬🇧

1 week ago

How many cups of tea or coffee do you drink a day? 2? 3? 10? 25? I'm drinking my morning tea and adding it all up... I must be quaff around 3 cups of tea and 4 of coffee a day. It got me thinking after seeing this lovely shot of the Cobbles Tea Room in Rye, East Sussex captured by @Bella.ardley . I ask as a news report this week stated it was safe to drink up to 25 cups of coffee a day! And because tea is (probably) slightly better for you, you could easily slurp from 100 tea cups and not feel any weird effects. But don't quote me on that. I'm not a doctor. Just a professional scone scoffer . Aye, Rye is a lovely place with oodles of history with all the lopsided buildings and cobbles. From the time before the rule of Edward the Confessor, this region along the south coast, was under the rule of the Abbey of Fecamp in France. This was returned to the English crown in 1247 by Henry III, except for a small region to the north of Rye. This is still known as Rye Foreign despite it being English since the Reformation. If you spot any people carrying garlic and giant baguettes, do ask them if they are an invading force or simply looking for a giant slice of Camembert . Have a wonderful Thursday! Lovely shot by @Bella.ardley 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us in the picture please ducky. 'Ta! 🇬🇧

1 week ago

Can you see this post? I think Instagram had a bit of a wibble yesterday... Ahh well, here we are now. How utterly lovely is this quirky Grade II listed former toll house in North Somerset. Main shot thanks to @wordyelaine Built in the 18th century, this miniature marvel ( @littlethatchedhouse ) has lovely rural views and just down the hill is a local pub too! What more could a person ask for.... Thatched roof, brick porch, tiny rose garden and an arched door with Gothic-style windows and charming tudor style wood beams Swipe to view a tiny tour inside the cottage itself. And yes - There really is a tiny red post box built into the home too! I'm actually a little miffed myself - apparently this house went on sale in 2016 for just £110k (around $140,000) which might sound bonkers for only 258sq ft of space - but what a talking point for a house. Plus you're just thirteen miles from beautiful Bath and all this scrumptious countryside in-between. The house is part of the village of Stanton Drew, famous for its ancient stone circles, including one 370ft in diameter, the second largest in Britain after the one in nearby Avebury. And with that, it's time for tea. Good morning! Main shot by @wordyelaine 🇬🇧 Want your photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us. 'Ta! 🇬🇧