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Travel & Archaeology: ‘Skara Brae’ Stone Age Settlement In The Orkney Islands, Scotland (Video)

The Orkneys, an archipelago of islands off the northern coast of Scotland, are home to some of the greatest neolithic treasures in western Europe: from the settlement of Skara Brae to the Ness of Brodgar.

Skara Brae is a stone-built Neolithic settlement, located on the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of Mainland, the largest island in the Orkney archipelago of Scotland. Consisting of eight clustered houses, it was occupied from roughly 3180 BC to about 2500 BC and is Europe’s most complete Neolithic village.

New Walking Tour Videos: London, Mayfair (2020)

Today we will walk through Mayfair, London in the rain. From Oxford Street to Berkeley Square, we will discover some beautiful parks and Mount Street where there are many historical buildings with luxury stores. Enjoy the view of London and the sound of autumn rain.

ROUTE MAP : https://goo.gl/maps/9kBNAGQwtJa2nmY4A00:00 Oxford Street 00:26 Balderton Street 02:51 Brown Hart Gardens 05:12 Duke Street 07:47 Grosvenor Square 10:21 South Audley Street 12:52 Mount Street 16:42 Carlos Place 20:27 Mount Street Gardens 23:51 South Audley Street 26:05 South Street 28:40 Farm Street 30:33 Hill Street 31:11 Berkeley Square

SIGHTS TIME STAMPS: (Please see the pinned comment for the associated times below) ● Selfridge Department ● The Beaumont Hotel (right) ● Brown Hart Gardens ● Ukrainian Church ● Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square (right) ● Grosvenor Square ● Roosevelt Statue ● Meditation 1554, 2019 by Seo Young-Deok ● 34 Mayfair Restaurant ● Richoux Restaurant ● James Purdey & Sons Gun Shop ● Crouching Figure No. 4 ● The Connaught Hotel ● Mount Street Gardens ● Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception ● Drinking Fountain by Ernest George, Grade II ● Mayfair Library ● Thomas Goode Chinaware Shop ● Blue Plaque: J. Arthur Rank, 1888-1972 Industrialist and Film Producer worked here ● Blue Plaque: Lord Ashfield,1874-1948, First Chairman of London Transport lived here ● The Punchbowl Restaurant ● Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception ● Coach & Horses Pub ● Berkeley Square

Top Artist Profile: British Watercolorist Tim Wilmot

Tim Wilmot is an artist from Bristol in the South-west of the UK, specialising in vibrant watercolours, using tone and light to bring out the best in the medium. Tim, self-taught, paints in a loose, impressionistic style and, while having dabbled with portraits and still lifes, he is inexorably drawn to landscapes.

Watercolorist Tim Wilmot

He says: “I’m an outdoor person rather than an indoor person. For many years I’ve taken a sketch book on my travels and I quickly scribble scenes in a shorthand sort of way. Then, returning home, I recreate those memories with paint and brush. Watercolour is also an ideal medium for those quick impressions when you’re limited in time.”

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Travel Tours: ‘Bodnant Garden, England’ (Video)

Bodnant Garden’s secluded corners, leafy glades and famous Laburnum Arch made it a magical setting for the new movie adaptation of The Secret Garden, a Sky Original, in cinemas and on Sky Cinema 23 October. While the site in Conwy, Wales, is currently only open to local residents because of lockdown restrictions, you can join us on a video tour to visit the filming locations, an arboretum bursting with autumn colour, unmissable views, and much more.

New Aerial Travel Videos: ‘Stunning Glenridding In The Lake District, UK’ (2020)

Filmed & edited by Eden Valley Drones UK

I hope you all enjoy the video of Glenridding with its stunning autumn colours.

Glenridding is a village at the southern end of Ullswater, in the English Lake District. The village is popular with mountain walkers who can scale England’s third-highest mountain, Helvellyn, and many other challenging peaks from there.

New Aerial Travel Videos: ‘The Scottish Highlands’


The Highlands (Scotsthe Hielands; Scottish Gaelic: a’ Ghàidhealtachd [ə ˈɣɛːəl̪ˠt̪ʰəxk], ‘the place of the Gaels’) is a historic region of Scotland.[1] Culturally, the Highlands and the Lowlands diverged from the later Middle Ages into the modern period, when Lowland Scots replaced Scottish Gaelic throughout most of the Lowlands. The term is also used for the area north and west of the Highland Boundary Fault, although the exact boundaries are not clearly defined, particularly to the east. The Great Glen divides the Grampian Mountains to the southeast from the Northwest Highlands. The Scottish Gaelic name of A’ Ghàidhealtachd literally means “the place of the Gaels” and traditionally, from a Gaelic-speaking point of view, includes both the Western Isles and the Highlands.

Nature & Wildlife Video: ‘Rewilding Scotland’ (PBS)

Alan Watson Featherstone, ecologist and founder of “Trees for Life,” describes the moment he realized he needed to help in the effort to rewild Scotland, resulting in the founding of his charity “Trees for Life” to achieve this. Tune in or stream “The Age of Nature” Wednesdays, October 14-28, 2020 at 10/9c.

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New Walking Tour Videos: South Kensington To Harrods In London (2020)

A walk from South Kensington in London to the Harrods Department store. Starting from the Natural History Museum, we will pass Fulham Road and Brompton Road, along the way to see beautiful Michelin building and the Conran Shop.

ROUTE TIMESTAMPS: 00:00 Exhibition Road 02:34 Thurloe Place 03:33 Cromwell Place 04:56 Old Brompton Road 06:00 Onslow Square 08:03 Sydney Place 09:06 Fulham Road 10:03 Pelham Crescent 12:58 Brompton Road 14:19 Sloane Avenue 16:28 Ixworth Place 16:58 Draycott Avenue 18:53 Brompton Road 23:14 Egerton Place 23:38 Egerton Gardens 24:55 Egerton Terrace 25:27 Brompton Road

Timelapse Travel Videos: ‘Scottish Highland’ (2020)

Filmed and Edited by: Ian Skriczka (aka King of Pixels)

After driving all night to meet my awesome friend, Elisa, we drove to Skye and after a night in Camasunary Bay had an epic roadtrip around Scotland. I watched my drone battery fall out and into a Loch, losing loads of amazing footage, so this little film is made from all the Timelapse footage I took and an ode to my Phantom 4 that sleeps with the fishes now.

Home Tours: ‘The Garden House’ In Southwell, Nottinghamshire, UK

Set within the grounds of a Georgian walled-garden, this superb seven-bedroom house has been joyfully designed around the exceptional architectural landscaping. The internal living space spans over 4,580 sq ft across multiple levels, arranged in a playful layout of floating mezzanines, balconies, and a double-height winter garden.

Designed with high energy efficiency in mind The Garden House has outstanding solar collection, heat recovery and rainwater harvesting and is partially earth-sheltered to conserve its heat and energy.

The Garden House is approached via a quiet country lane, leading to a secluded entrance, revealing little of the house from the walled courtyard. A private driveway leads to a sheltered car port available for several vehicles to park adjacently to the house. There is also a log store, outside store room and a smaller front courtyard garden.

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