Beautiful Britain - desktop wallpaper - page 1
Quote:-''The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.' - (Frank Lloyd Wright - American architect)

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Thursday 30th November 2017
Cardiff Bay - South Wales (OS Grid Ref. ST195745 Nearest Post Code CF10 4AX)

Cardiff Bay is the name commonly given to the areas of the city of Cardiff surrounding the Bay. The Bay is supplied by two rivers (Taff and Ely) to form a 500-acre freshwater lake around the former dockland area south of the city centre. Cardiff Bay is Europe's Largest Waterfront Development and is regarded as one of the most successful regeneration projects in the United Kingdom. Cardiff Bay played a major part in Cardiff’s development, by being the means of exporting coal from the South Wales Valleys to the rest of the world, thus helping to power the industrial age. The coal mining industry helped fund the building of Cardiff into the Capital city of Wales and helped the Third Marquis of Bute, who owned the docks, become the richest man in the world at the time.


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The Stable Pond - Powis Castle Gardens, Wrexham (OS Grid Ref. SJ214062 Nearest Post Code SY21 8RG)

Thursday 23rd November 2017 : The Stable Pond - Powis Castle Gardens, Wrexham

Powis Castle, located near Welshpool, is the seat of the Earl of Powis. The castle is a National Trust property noted for its extensive formal gardens, terraces and landscaped estate. Powis Castle houses the treasures that were brought home by Robert Clive (often known as Clive of India) and his son, Edward Clive. The castle was built circa 1283 by a Welsh prince, Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn. The famous garden terraces close to the house were designed by the architect William Winde and hewn from the rock. The photograph here is of the Stable Pond, at the lower garden level. The lower levels afford fine views of the castle and its formal grass slopes.

16th November 2017
Autumn at Bodnant Garden - North Wales (OS Grid Ref. SH799722 Nearest Post Code LL28 5RE)
Autumn at Bodnant Garden
North Wales
9th November 2017
Remembrance 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
30th October 2017
The Chinese Garden at Biddulph Grange, Staffordshire (OS Grid Ref. SJ892591 Nearest Post Code ST8 7SD)
Biddulph Grange Garden
Staffordshire
20th October 2017
HMS Victory - Portsmouth Dockyard (OS Grid Ref. SU628006 Nearest Post Code PO1 3NU)
HMS Victory
Portsmouth Dockyard
13th October 2017
Gillerthwaite Cumbria (OS Grid Ref. NY143211 Nearest Post Code CA13 0RU)
Gillerthwaite
Cumbria
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
Cumbria
2nd September 2017
Portloe Harbour, Cornwall (OS Grid Ref. SW937393 Nearest Post Code TR2 5QY)
Portloe Harbour
Cornwall
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)
Dunure
South Ayrshire
16th July 2017
Aysgarth Upper Falls, Wensleydale - Yorkshire Dales (OS Grid Ref. SE012886 Nearest Post Code DL8 3SR)
Aysgarth Upper Falls
Wensleydale
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)
Knipe
Cumbria
23rd June 2017
Ullswater, Cumbria (OS Grid Ref.  NY407201 Nearest Post Code CA11 0JS)
Ullswater
Cumbria
15th June 2017
The Eden Valley, Cumbria (OS Grid Ref. NY535180 Nearest Post Code CA10 2QU)
The Eden Valley
Cumbria
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
Ayrshire
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)
Native
bluebells
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
Denbighshire

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 Done
(3) Daily HD widescreen wallpaper
(4) Full screen 'four seasons slide show'

No time-scale for implementation!

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