'If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.
Now put the foundations under them.' (Henry David Thoreau - American author, poet and philosopher)

Culzean Castle & Boathouse, Ayrshire
(OS Grid Ref. NS231102 Nearest Post Code KA19 8LE)

Culzean Castle & Boathouse, Ayrshire (OS Grid Ref. NS231102 Nearest Post Code KA19 8LE)

Latest update - (desktop wallpaper & jigsaws)
Friday 26th May 2017

Click on the picture to take you to the desktop wallpaper and jigsaw download pages.

More desktop wallpaper here-p1 and here-p2

Culzean Castle stands on a dramatic cliff top overlooking the Firth of Clyde. The castle is the former home of the Marquess of Ailsa, the chief of Clan Kennedy, but it is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland, thus avoiding the family paying inheritance tax. As a condition, they stipulated that the apartment at the top of the castle should be given to General of the American Army, Dwight D. Eisenhower in recognition of his role as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe, from late 1943 until the end of World War II. Since 1987 the castle has featured on the reverse side of five pound notes issued by the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Daily Updates (Latest update )
Picture of the Day 1024x768 picture previously shown on these web pages
On This Day Events from Britain's past that occurred on
New! Daily Surprise Jigsaw A downloadable jigsaw from the archive. (These puzzles will have appeared previously on these web pages as surprise jigsaws or desktop wallpaper.) The jigsaws are cyclic, but it will currently take 14 months before they reappear.

Britain's changing seasons (Latest update Friday 26th May 2017)

New Picture of the Moment, plus two downloadable jigsaws of Culzean Castle & Boathouse, Ayrshire (1920x1080 HD widescreen desktop wallpaper)
New Jigsaw Puzzles of the Moment (new surprise and non-surprise jigsaws)
New Desktop Wallpaper - page 1 - An opportunity to catch up with some that you might have missed
New Jigsaw Puzzles from the previous 3 uploads - An opportunity to catch up with some that you might have missed

Other Updates
New 15th October 2016 Aberfan My web page commemorates those tragic events of 21st October 1966 when 116 young children and 26 adults were killed when a coal spoil heap slid down the hillside and engulfed the local school.
New 1st August 2016 Yorkshire desktop wallpaper, to celebrate 'Yorkshire Day' held every year on 1st August
New 1st March 2016 Another 31 archived jigsaws were added to the Daily Surprise section on 1st March 2016.
(You can now enjoy 15 months of daily surprise jigsaws before they reappear on the jigsaw page.)
New 9th February 2016 Flickr photos - A sample (with more to follow) of some of my favourite pictures that have been Picture of the Moment. Some are archived photos and some are currently on the wallpaper pages.
You can view a slideshow of 3 years of Beautiful Britain wallpaper via this link.

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