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Village View: Shaftesbury In Southern England (4K)

There are some beautiful places in England and Shaftesbury with its famous Gold Hill and Blackmore Vale view has to be one of them. Shaftesbury is in our top 10 Beautiful Places in England and we’ll take you on a walking tour of the town in this video. In addition to the beautiful view at Gold Hill, the small market town has some cute independent shops, a museum charting the history of the town including a special gallery about the Hovis Bread Advert from the 1970s that made it so famous, wonderful walks and the ancient Shaftesbury Abbey ruins built by King Alfred the Great. So join us for a lovely walk around this beautiful town.

Chapters:- 0:00 Intro 0:30 Visit Shaftesbury 1:38 Gold Hill 3:53 Gold Hill Museum 5:52 Shaftesbury Abbey

Architecture: Restored Georgian Buildings (UK)

Covid-19: ‘The Variant Hunters’ – Understanding Its Spread (Cambridge)

The variant hunters are helping us to understand how and why the COVID-19 virus is spreading, allowing us to fight back against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hear from some of the scientists behind the UK’s nationwide sequencing effort to track SARS-CoV-2. Sir Patrick Vallance (the government’s Chief Scientific Adviser) also describes how the expertise that came together during the pandemic is now recognised across the world – and why it’s crucially important to continue to sequence to be ready for future pandemics.

This pioneering work is being carried out by the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium, which comprises numerous academic institutions, four public health agencies and the Wellcome Sanger Institute, and is administered by the University of Cambridge.

“Incredibly impressive, incredibly high quality and incredibly focused on the mission to make sure that as many people benefited from the science as possible,” Sir Patrick Vallance.

Read more: https://www.cam.ac.uk/stories/variant…

Architecture: The Archer Pavillion – Wrest Park, UK

The Archer Pavilion in Wrest Park, Bedfordshire — a place in the care of English Heritage — is one of the most spectacular garden buildings of the English Baroque. Both the pavilion and Thomas Archer, the architect that designed it, are ripe for reappraisal, says Helen Lawrence-Beaton. Photographs by Paul Highnam for Country Life.

English Country Houses: Blenheim Palace (1725)

Vast and impersonal country houses, built to create an impression on visitors rather than bestow creature comforts on inhabitants, had been a feature of the English landscape long before Blenheim Palace. Yet this huge complex, the house alone encompassing seven acres of Oxfordshire on completion in 1725, bore comparison with the largest palaces of Europe.

Set to become the historic seat of the Dukes of Marlborough after Queen Anne gifted the manor of Woodstock to the 1st Duke, John Churchill, in 1705, as a reward for his military triumphs, it’s the only English country house — those of bishops aside — that has by longstanding popular consent been accorded the honorific title of palace (it was once described by some as Blenheim Castle).

Walks: Exeter Quay In Southwest England (4K)

Exeter Quayside , Devon UK Tour – filmed in July 2021.

Exeter Quay, also known as Exeter Quayside, is a part of the city of Exeter next to the River Exe and the Exeter Ship Canal. It was first used as a port in prehistoric times when a sandstone ledge was used to unload the ships of overseas traders.[1] However, by 1381 the Countess Weir had blocked the river to shipping. In 1566 a canal was completed to provide access for ships. Over time the number of ships using the quayside increased and so the quay was expanded in the late 17th century. Further expansion occurred in 1830 when a new canal basin was dug. However, in 1840 the railways reached Exeter and the shipping began to decline. No longer used for shipping, the quayside is now mostly used for leisure included in the links below.