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Quote:- 'Autumn wins you best by this ... its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.' (English poet - Robert Browning)

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Thursday, 16th November 2017
Autumn at Bodnant Garden - North Wales

Bodnant Garden has often been described as the finest in Wales and has been voted one of their favourite gardens by National Trust members. There is a Garden Centre on site with many of the species in the grounds available for sale. The gardens cover 80 acres, have magnificent views of the Snowdonia mountain range and a variety of features, from formal ponds to magnificent woodlands and streams. The laburnum arch, a 55 metre long tunnel and close to the main entrance, normally flowers from late May to early June, when it is a mass of yellow blooms The upper gardens consist of terraces, and both formal and informal lawns. The lower garden (accessed either via a steep slope or a longer route that takes in the Chapel Park, flower beds and shrubberies) contains the wild garden, spring flowering bulbs, shrubs and the mill pond.

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Thursday 9th November 2017Remembrance poppies at the War Memorial outside Bury Parish Church, Greater Manchester (OS Grid Ref. SD804108 Nearest Post Code BL9 0LD)
Remembrance poppies - Bury Parish Church

11th November is Remembrance Day (formerly known as Armistice Day). It is a day to remember all those who were killed during the two World Wars and all other conflicts. The nearest Sunday to the 11th is Remembrance Sunday, when church services are held, and poppy wreaths laid at memorials throughout the country. The poppy is the symbol of remembrance and is associated with the work of the Royal British Legion, a charity dedicated to helping war veterans. Fields in Flanders (Belgium) saw some of the bloodiest fighting of the 1st World War. The poppies survived and gave hope, hence their symbolism.

Monday 30th October 2017The Chinese Garden at Biddulph Grange, Staffordshire (OS Grid Ref. SJ892591 Nearest Post Code ST8 7SD)
Biddulph Grange Garden - Staffordshire

The Biddulph Grange National Trust garden is situated in the village of Biddulph, close to Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. It is one of Britain's most exciting and unusual gardens and was acquired by the National Trust in 1988. The 15 acre garden is a series of connected compartments designed in the mid 19th century by James Bateman to display his extensive and wide ranging plant collection. This miniature tour of the world, via steep and narrow paths, includes the Egyptian court, pines, rock gardens and a Chinese garden, (see this picture), complete with a pagoda, a bridge, monumental doorways, a joss house, a ‘Great Wall’ and a tower.

HMS Victory - Portsmouth Dockyard (OS Grid Ref. SU628006 Nearest Post Code PO1 3NU)

Friday 20th October 2017 : HMS Victory - Portsmouth Dockyard

HMS Victory is a permanent exhibit at Portsmouth Dockyard. She is the Royal Navy's best known warship and the world's oldest naval ship still in commission. Famous for her role as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, Victory is a 104 gun ship, ordered in 1758, laid down in 1759 and launched in 1765. At the time of Trafalgar, Victory had a crew of 821 men. Such large numbers were needed to man her guns and to fight in battle. A £35m project to conserve and refurbish the ship began in 2011, including the removal of masts to prevent her collapsing under her own weight. Trafalgar Day is on 21st October each year, in celebration of the victory in 1805 over the combined French and Spanish fleets.

13th October 2017
Gillerthwaite Cumbria (OS Grid Ref. NY143211 Nearest Post Code CA13 0RU)
6th October 2017
The Ffestiniog Narrow Gauge Railway - Porthmadog, Gwynedd  (OS Grid Ref. SH571384 Nearest Post Code LL49 9NB)
The Ffestiniog Narrow Gauge Railway - Porthmadog, Gwynedd
28th September 2017
Michaelmas Daisies at Threave Garden, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway (OS Grid Ref. NX752604 Nearest Post Code DG7 1RX)
Michaelmas Daisies at Threave Garden, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
18th September 2017
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
11th September 2017
Haymaking at Brough Castle, Cumbria (OS Grid Ref. NY791140 Nearest Post Code CA17 4EJ)
Haymaking at Brough Castle
2nd September 2017
Portloe Harbour, Cornwall (OS Grid Ref. SW937393 Nearest Post Code TR2 5QY)
Portloe Harbour
24th August 2017
Wild teasels at Penmon Priory, Isle of Anglesey (OS Grid Ref. SH630806 Nearest Post Code LL58 8SP)
Wild teasels at Penmon Priory Anglesey
11th August 2017
Historic canal boats, Audlem Mill : Shropshire Union Canal - Cheshire (OS Grid Ref. SJ656437 Nearest Post Code CW3 0ED)
Historic canal boats, Audlem Mill, Cheshire
25th July 2017
Dunure, South Ayrshire (OS Grid Ref. NS252158 Nearest Post Code KA7 4LX)
South Ayrshire
16th July 2017
Aysgarth Upper Falls, Wensleydale - Yorkshire Dales (OS Grid Ref. SE012886 Nearest Post Code DL8 3SR)
Aysgarth Upper Falls
7th July 2017
Smithills Hall, Bolton, Greater Manchester
Smithills Hall, Bolton
Greater Manchester
30th June 2017
Knipe - the Lowther Estate, Cumbria (OS Grid Ref. NY516196 Nearest Post Code CA10 2PU)
23rd June 2017
Ullswater, Cumbria (OS Grid Ref.  NY407201 Nearest Post Code CA11 0JS)
15th June 2017
The Eden Valley, Cumbria (OS Grid Ref. NY535180 Nearest Post Code CA10 2QU)
The Eden Valley
7th June 2017
Wayside flowers in the Eden Valley, Cumbria (OS Grid Ref. NY502243 Nearest Post Code CA10 2LS)
Wayside flowers
Eden Valley, Cumbria
26th May 2017
Culzean Castle & Boathouse, Ayrshire (OS Grid Ref. NS231102 Nearest Post Code KA19 8LE)
Culzean Castle
16th May 2017
The Burns Monument, photographed from the Brig o' Doon - Alloway (OS Grid Ref. NS332178 Nearest Post Code KA7 4PJ)
The Burns Monument, from the Brig o' Doon - Alloway
5th May 2017
Native wayside bluebells at Elmridge - Lancashire (OS Grid Ref. SD593408 Nearest Post Code PR3 2NX)
27th April 2017
Are ewe friendly? Welsh sheep in rural Denbighshire (OS Grid Ref.  SJ021497  Nearest Post Code   LL21 9PP)
Welsh sheep
Are ewe friendly?
18th April 2017
Llantysilio Mountain, Denbighshire (OS Grid Ref.  SJ148440 Nearest Post Code   LL21 9BN)
Llantysilio Mountain

About Beautiful Britain

The Beautiful Britain website has been a hobby since 2001. That makes it almost as old as Google! BB does not generate any revenue and no longer creates links to commercial websites. The pictures are all from our many short break holidays here in Britain.

Why is this website changing?

60% of Internet traffic is now on mobile devices (2017). In the months ahead I hope to convert the most viewed pages of this this web site to a 'mobile friendly' format. If they do not display correctly, please let me know.

What's next?

Proposals include
(1) On This Day crossword
(2) Daily non-surprise jigsaws
(3) Daily HD widescreen wallpaper
(4) Full screen 'four seasons slide show'

No time-scale for implementation!

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