We have only had the opportunity to see Scotland‘s photos till now (SCO is part of the UK). We will take the opportunity to share with you lazy friends as many spectacular photos/information as possible.
The United Kingdom is the place where Shakespeare, The Beatles and many others were born – Located in the north-western Europe, the U.K.(an island nation) is an element of four countries (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). The UK is a fascinating place to visit, full of varied and spectacular landscapes, with a peculiar climate and a very long history. Enjoy the collection and do not forget to leave your comments below.
10. Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland.
Located at the head of Loch Shiel, Glenfinnan is a village near the west coast of Scotland that offers beautiful photography landscapes and curious attractions. A destination that can not be missed if you make the route through the Scottish Highlands. Thousands of people visit this town every year to enjoy lush landscapes, contemplate the famous viaduct, watch the Jacobita Train pass and visit the Monument that stands on the banks of Loch Shiel. Also, if you are a Harry Potter fan, you cannot miss this destination. This is a railway viaduct that is located above Lake Shiel and connects Glasgow with Mallaig. The viaduct completely dominates the landscape including the monument and the waters of Loch Shiel. Made with 21 semi-circular sections of 15 meters, it is the most extensive concrete railway bridge in Scotland (380 m). The viaduct width is about 5.5 meters, the track is unilateral and draws a curve of 241 meters. It was built between 1897 and 1898 on the orders of Sir Robert McAlpine. In commemoration of the centenary of its construction in 1997, a plaque was discovered at the base of one of the arches. At present the trains of the West Highland line circulate, but the most famous train that runs through these tracks is the one we will mention later. It is not only the structure of this viaduct that attracts the attention of tourists, it is also the landscape where there is what has made several film productions include it in their scenes. One that you surely know is the famous Harry Potter saga, as the Hogwarts Express crosses precisely the viaduct in different installments of these films.
9. Portmeirion, North Wales.
If there is a very curious corner in North Wales, that is Portmeirion. It is a holiday village designed by an eccentric British architect between 1925 and 1975 in the style of a typical Italian Mediterranean village. Specifically, it may remind you of a town like Portofino, and nowadays this small town fulfills the double function of a hotel establishment where you can stay and a tourist attraction, because to visit it you have to pay an entrance fee. All the information you need to know about how to visit Portmeirion, a curious Italian-style town
8. Dunrobin Castle, Scotland.
Dunrobin Castle is one of those fortresses taken from a Fairy Tale. Your visit to the town of Golspie, in Sutherland County, will take you to discover the “Fantasy of the Highlands”. In fact, we are looking at the largest castle in the north of the Scottish Highlands. In the first place, this fortress collects very important historical facts in the history of Scotland, because here the Jacobite uprising took place that led the Jacobins to storm the castle, since the Sutherland clan, its owners, were in favor of the British side .
7. The Dark Hedges, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
The Dark Hedges is actually an avenue of common beech trees – Fagus sylvatica – located on one of the roads in the interior of Northern Ireland. These trees, whose intertwining branches form a scenic tunnel, were planted there in no less than 1750 with the aim of making the entrance to Gracehill House, owned at that time by one James Stuart, more dramatic. Originally 150 trees were planted, of which about 85 are preserved today. This place became famous (and that’s how I discovered it) thanks to appearing in the first episode of the second season of the popular series Game of Thrones.
6. Bibury village, England.
Bibury is a small Cotswolds town whose street is considered one of the most beautiful in England. Under the name of Arlington Row hides one of the most beautiful postcards of the English countryside.
5. Fairytale Cottage, Wales.
The town is really a street and little else, so it is a stop to make on your itinerary and it will not take you more than 30 minutes. The moss covered fairytale cottages of the village with take you on a fairy tale journey.
4. Tree tunnel near Halnaker, England.
Nature often has an artistic streak. And the tunnels formed by trees are the best example. With their trunks and branches, the forests shape beautiful passageways where you can barely see the sky. Its leaves cover and paint everything. Many of them seem taken from a fairy tale, others seem more like a horror movie. What is certain is that none of them leaves your visitors indifferent.
3. Lake District, England.
The county of Cumbria, in the northwest of England, is home to the well-known and touristy Lake District, the most visited national park in the country. It is famous for its splendid lake and mountain landscapes and for the many outdoor activities (hiking, biking, horseback riding, etc.) that the region offers, much appreciated by nature lovers. It also has the highest peak in England, Scafell Pike, 978 meters above sea level.
2. Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, England.
Bodiam Castle, built in the fourteenth century following the order of Edward Dallingridge, a war veteran and important knight belonging to the nobility of the time, who could only enjoy a few years of his brand new castle, since he died shortly after being ready to be inhabited. Sir Edward had this fortress built with two objectives: to defend against possible French invasions that, by the way, never came and to impress the society of the moment.
1. Seilebost Beach, Isle of Harris, Scotland.
Seilebost Beach has a small campsite along the beach with spectacular views of Luskentyre and Taransay. A small roadside break a half mile west of the village provides a great location to capture the wonderful view across the Taransay Strait towards Ben Luskentyre and the North Harris Hills. Prepare the camera and take a wonderful memory of this place.