Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Covering the northern third of the island of Great Britain, mainland Scotland has a 96-mile (154 km) border with England to the southeast and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast and the Irish Sea to the south. There are also more than 790 islands; principally in the archipelagos of the Hebrides and the Northern Isles. Most of the population, including the capital Edinburgh, is concentrated in the Central Belt – the plain between the Scottish Highlands and the Southern Uplands – in the Scottish Lowlands.
Tetbury is another historic wool town in the Cotswolds, England. It sits on the site of an ancient hill fort, where an Anglo-Saxon monastery was built. It has various royal connections and is well worth a visit to any Cotswold traveller.
Today, we give ourselves a lift from the Lockdown Blues with a trip I did in November from my home in North Uist to Inverness, and back again via the Rogie Falls. The Rogie Falls are about 20 miles to the West of Inverness, and at certain times of the year you can see salmon leaping. No leaping salmon today though, just some enjoyable flying of my DJI Mavic Pro Drone (1st Generation.)
The contents of the video are: 00:00 – Introduction 01:02 – CalMac Ferry mv Hebrides Lochmaddy to Uig, then on to Inverness 03:15 – Inverness to the Rogie Falls 05:46 – The Rogie Falls 08:42 – Garve to Lochmaddy via Strathcarron and CalMac ferry from Uig 13:24 – Wrap up – He never smiles!
Filmed: Thursday 3 January 2021 – A tour of the City of London’s hidden peaceful parks and gardens from Millennium Bridge to London Wall.
Video timeline: 00:00 Millennium Bridge 05:35 Peter’s Hill 08:04 Sermon Lane 12:03 St Paul’s Churchyard 16:00 Cheap Side 16:48 Newgate Street 18:33 King Edward Street 19:31 Christchurch Greyfriars Church Garden 22:18 King Edward Street 23:48 Postman’s Park 28:11 Aldersgate Street 29:30 Museum of London 33:12 London Wall
British photographer Quintin Lake decided to hike around the coast of Britain on foot, which took him a total of 11,000 kilometres to complete. 180,000 photos are testament to his impressions from this extreme tour.
Barnes played a role in everything from the invention of football to the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots. Carla Passino takes a closer look.
Until an army of 19th-century engineers descended on Barnes to build bridges and railways, this was a world apart, a rural idyll preserved intact by the Thames that bounds it on three sides.
Mentioned in the Domesday Book, the village had made history even earlier, when it was granted by King Æthelstan to the canons of St Paul in the 900s. The link between Barnes and St Paul’s persists more than 1,000 years on, as the Dean and Chapter owns one of the local gems: 122-acre Barnes Common.
Today, its woodland and acid grass-land are an oasis for hedgehogs, bats, butterflies and Nature-starved Londoners, but, for many centuries, they were home to grazing cattle. The livestock even became embroiled in a dispute between Barnes and neighbouring Putney in 1589, when ‘the men of Barnes refused to allow the men of Putney to use the Common and impounded their cattle,’ reports A History of the County of Surrey.
Edinburgh Waverley railway station is the principal station serving Edinburgh, Scotland. It is the second busiest station in Scotland, after Glasgow Central.
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 Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views, and Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials.
Experience the beauty and mystery of County Londonderry’s Downhill Demesne in this video tour of the vast landscape – fascinating ruins, an intriguing clifftop temple, unusual plants and trees, plus much more. We’ll be shedding light on the eccentric bishop that lived here and treating you to dramatic views of the North Atlantic.
The Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne is a National Trust property consisting of Downhill Castle and its estate, which includes the Mussenden Temple.
We’re continuing our journey south in this episode, having been to Painswick and the Slad Valley in episode five. We begin in Stroud, and move through the golden valley to Minchinhampton, high up on the escarpment and then down to Cirencester, before moving through Malmesbury and onto Tetbury.
Stroud is a market town and civil parish in the centre of Gloucestershire, England. It is the main town in Stroud District. Situated below the western escarpment of the Cotswold Hills at the meeting point of the Five Valleys, the town is noted for its steep streets, independent spirit and cafe culture.
Tetbury is a town and civil parish inside the Cotswold district in England. It lies on the site of an ancient hill fort, on which an Anglo-Saxon monastery was founded, probably by Ine of Wessex, in 681.
The United States’ COVID-19 vaccine rollout process has gotten off to a slow start. We look back and ahead at the economy. And, The UK officially departs from the EU.