Quote:-
'To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.'
(Jane Austen - English novelist)

Windermere and the Lakeland Fells from Wray Castle, Cumbria
(OS Grid Ref. NY374010 Nearest Post Code LA22 0JA)

Windermere and the Lakeland Fells from Wray Castle, Cumbria (OS Grid Ref. NY374010 Nearest Post Code LA22 0JA)

Latest update - (desktop wallpaper & jigsaws)
Monday 18th September 2017

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

More desktop wallpaper here-p1 and here-p2


The mock Gothic Wray Castle and grounds (on the west shore of Windermere) have been owned by the National Trust since 1922. The building has been used for a variety of purposes, including a youth hostel and a training college for Merchant Navy radio officers. In 2011 the National Trust developed the interior as a 'child friendly' visitor attraction. If you are an avid fan of National Trust historic properties you may be disappointed with the virtually bare interior of Wray Castle, but the location, views and walks will make up for that!


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 Monday 18th September 2017)

New Picture of the Moment, plus two downloadable jigsaws of Windermere and the Lakeland Fells from Wray Castle, Cumbria (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 2nd September 2017 Another 31 archived jigsaws were added to the Daily Surprise section on 22nd September 2017. (You can now enjoy 15 months of daily surprise jigsaws before they reappear on the jigsaw page.)
New 30th June 2017 All the images on the two wallpaper pages now show a link to a Google map. Visitors can now make a virtual tour of the photos' locations using Google Street View by dragging the yellow Google Pegman on to the map.
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 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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