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Comment Aye! If you would happily live in this beautiful Peak District cottage in Milldale, England. Now this is just my cup of tea 😍 Love this by @_alina_dragan_ Milldale is a village of gorgeous stone cottages at the northern end of Dovedale, lying in scenic countryside towards the southern fringes of the @peak .district. I don't know what it is about the Peaks - it has this unique atmosphere Brooding... windswept... hard grafting.. and that’s just the landlady at the nearby pub! So many generations of hard working people. In fact, the caves in Dovedale were used as shelters by hunters around 13,000 BC, and Dovedale has seen continuous human activity since then Around 4,500 years ago Neolithic farmers used the caves as tombs and even the bloomin' Vikings settled in the area around 800AD. Local place names such as Thorpe are of Scandinavian origin. Thorpe is the Old Norse word for village or farmstead. There are 155 place names ending in -thorpe in Yorkshire alone! We know these settlements became permanent, as Thorpe is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086AD Amazing history.. beautiful cottages. Bliss! Have a lovely Tuesday ☀️ Super shot by @_alina_dragan_ 🇬🇧 To be featured, follow and tag us! ‘Ta! 🇬🇧


Fancy a traditional afternoon tea in this gorgeous wonky building built in 1502? ☕️ 🍰 Love this from the Bridge Tea Rooms in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire by  @elensham Housed in a 518-year old blacksmith's cottage, the Victorian themed @thebridgetearooms oozes atmosphere! The classical music playing gently in the background sets a tranquil tone as you nibble on piles of delicately cut sandwiches and jam-piled scones. Well, in normal times but hopefully again soon As you can imagine, this town has oodles of history. The earliest evidence of habitation is fragments of Roman settlements - archaeological digs have revealed the remains of a large Roman villa with a well-preserved mosaic on the playing fields of the nearby St Laurence School How posh is that! My old school in the north of England had a coal mine tunnel underneath it and it caused the ground to subside. Made playing football a most wibbly wobbly experience, let me tell you It's Monday but as the days are now one big blob - Good Blob Morning! Lovely photo by  @elensham  🇬🇧 To be featured - follow and tag us in your shots! 'Ta! 🇬🇧

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Leave a 💚 if you love gardening and pottering around old country estates! Swipe to view inside the gardens of @highgrovegarden near Tetbury in Gloucestershire, England Highgrove is the private residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall - Prince William and Prince Harry also spent much of their childhoods at the house. But don't worry, this isn't an illicit drone or paparazzi shot! The photographer just has very long legs The Royal Gardens are normally open for guided tours on selected dates each year, beginning with Spring Walks between February and March and Individual Garden Tours from April to October This is probably the thing I miss the most at the moment - all of these grand estates and gardens are closed. But hopefully it won’t be long before we can explore and nibble on toasted tea cakes once again Have a lovely, peaceful Sunday! ☀️ Shots via @highgrovegarden 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us in the picture too! 'Ta very much you cheeky sausage! 🇬🇧

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How relaxing is this 😴 Can you believe this is little old Britain with that lush white beach, turquoise sea and... sunshine! ☀️ Love this from the very tip of England, the scrumptious Porthcurno, Cornwall by @a_cornish_life You may also recognise it if you’re a fan of Poldark. In episode two, Demelza and Ross find themselves walking along Porthcurno in a dream sequence on a spectacular sunny day. No wonder Grey Seals, Basking Sharks and Bottlenose Dolphins live down here! But don’t worry - the sharks eat plankton, not hairy surfers One my favourite things about this part of the world is the proper traditional Cornish pasty! It was a "packed lunch" for the tin miners back in the 1800s, containing a mix of meat and vegetables in a shortcrust pastry. The “crimped" crust was a very important part - but was never intended to be eaten (Now they tell me! 😬 ) Arsenic is often a by-product of mining and would naturally be present on the miner’s fingers. So the crust was used to hold the pasty until the contents has been eaten, and then thrown away. These days we scoff the lot! 😋 . Have a lovely, peaceful Saturday! Beautiful video by @a_cornish_life 🇬🇧 To be featured, follow and tag us. ‘Ta! 🇬🇧

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Using an emoji - what's your weather been like recently? ☀️ We've had days of unusually warm sunny weather! So this bright and colourful shot perfectly represents the mood. Love this from Yorkshire and these gorgeous old Fisherman cottages in the village of Sandsend by @jadedhphotography How lovely is this picture perfect lane! No wonder this village has received literary mentions from both Wordsworth and Dickens. Dramatic cliffs, long stretches of sandy beaches and the imposing ruins of Whitby Abbey standing in the distance makes Sandsend one of the most stunning villages in North Yorkshire I’m always fascinated by the early history in the places I feature - and love the fact many Yorkshire dialect words and pronunciations derive from old Norse. That’s due to those cheeky Viking invaders and their influence in this region. In fact, the name "Yorkshire" itself first appeared in writing in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in 1065AD Have a lovely day...time for a cuppa! ☕️ Super shot by @jadedhphotography 🇬🇧 To be featured, follow and tag. 'Ta! 🇬🇧

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What word or phrase would you use to describe this scene? Joyful would be mine 🌷 How stunning is from the lovely Forde Abbey, a Cistercian monastery (founded around 1133AD ) in Dorset, England, with a postal address in Chard, Somerset. Which is a bit confusing, granted. Love this by @fordeabbey Through the centuries, it has played host to Cistercian monks at prayer, 19th-century philosophers and politicians and more recently, the backdrop to the Hollywood adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s ‘Far From the Madding Crowd,’ starring Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen and Tom Sturridge Founded in the twelfth century, Forde Abbey flourished as a monastery for four hundred years, during which time it became one of the richest and most learned institutions of its kind in England. Hopefully will be open again soon to visit - I quite fancy a trip here, don't you? Love this by @fordeabbey 🇬🇧 To be featured - follow and tag us! ‘Ta! 🇬🇧

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Fancy living in this cottage surrounded by the smell of fresh lavender 🥰 Aye, I think I could just about manage it here in the beautiful Cotswold hills, overlooking Broadway and the Vale of Evesham. Love this @lensereflection During this time, I’m finding my sleep very wonky. They say spraying your pillow with lavender is a natural way to fall right asleep but if I lived here, I could just roll around the field every night and be sound asleep in minutes! Now, the Romans first brought lavender to England thousands of years ago (okay...apart from the lavender, what have the Romans ever done for us.... ) It’s possible that Phoenician traders had already introduced it through trade, but the Romans were the first to commercially grow it as a crop for their use and were probably the first to grow Lavender on the Cotswolds to provide supplies for their soldiers Have a lovely Wednesday ☀️ It’s going to be hot in Britain today! Super shot by @lensereflection 🇬🇧 To be featured - follow and tag us! ‘Ta! 🇬🇧

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Tag a friend who you would love to explore these Edinburgh streets with! ❤️ Ahh I do love this view of the lovely Circus Lane mews in beautiful Scotland - the land of myth and legend! Super photo by @stuartmckay81 This mews is in the historic New Town sandwiched ideally between the large Georgian town houses and the village of Stockbridge like a fluffy Victorian sponge cake. And unusually for Britain, this is the only street called Circus Lane in the whole of the UK. Find another and I’ll give you £5 Although highly desirable and expensive now (some homes sell close to $1 million ) - back in the day it was a place for horses! It was used as a service street to keep the coaches and horses ready to take the Master of the house into town. Funny how things change! Have a lovely peaceful Tuesday... Super shot by @stuartmckay81 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow us and then tag us in the picture too! 'Ta very much! 🇬🇧

2 weeks ago

What time are you seeing this? Comment below! Checking to see what’s more popular - being an early riser or a night owl🦉 Both work for quiet street views like this! Love these cobbles and old wobbly buildings at Rye, East Sussex by @eskimo The Mermaid Inn (just behind us on the right ) is an historical inn that still has the original cellars from 1156AD! Can you imagine the tall tales told in this very pub for over 860 years? Originally granted to the Abbey of Fecamp in Normandy in 1017, Rye was reclaimed by Henry III in 1247 and blossomed as a Cinque Port, vital to England's defence. The French regularly attacked or raided Rye and even the Spanish did on occasion ¡Ay, caramba! Hope you have a wonderful... Monday? I’m still in lockdown so it could be Thursday for all I know! Beautiful view by @eskimo 🇬🇧 To be featured, follow and tag us. ‘Ta! 🇬🇧

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Hello! It’s @timholt here - good morning from York! How splendid is this view down to the streets below from the top of York Minster - it's been place of faith since 627AD - that's over 1,300 years! Boggles my rather daft brain. This city is for sure of my absolute favourite places in Britain and once travel is open again, it's a must see. It's especially beautiful in the winter with the endless snow-covered houses. It feels straight out of a fantasy book! It's a bit of a hike up to the top of the Cathedral, but so worth it Down below is the famous Shambles street - which is one of the best preserved medieval buildings in the world, many of which date back to the late fourteenth and fifteenth century (around 1350-1475AD ) Now interestingly, York had not one, but TWO castles. Show offs! The story behind this is one Norman military strategy. When William the Conqueror arrived in 1066, his conquest of England’s rugged Northern lands was much less straightforward than his capture of the South Northern England met the Normans with resistance (probably due to the weather we get up here...we tend to be a bit stubborn ) A grim winter of massacres and murders, from 1067 onwards, challenged William the Conqueror’s tenuous grip upon England. In response, he fought fire with fire – literally embarking upon a scorched earth campaign, razing areas of dissent to the ground. His campaign of destruction is termed the ‘Harrying of the North’ William knew that building castles was an invaluable technique to control a local population. As a result, he built a first castle in York in 1068 – which was promptly besieged in February 1069. Undeterred, in March of that year, William himself rode up to ransack the town in revenge, and built another castle!! (Baile Hill ) So much history here... Have a lovely Sunday! Photo by me, @timholt 🇬🇧 To be featured, follow and tag us. 'Ta! 🇬🇧

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What’s your favourite song to lift your spirits? One of my absolute favourites is Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles. First time I heard it was right here on holiday in wild and wonderful Wales! Just love that white cottage nestled in the beautiful Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia by @jamesalroca According to Welsh legends, the mountains of Snowdonia were created by angry giants, inhabited by dragons and made battlegrounds by King Arthur. Oh...I do love a good legend! Saint David, the patron saint of Wales, was born in Caerfai in Pembrokshire, He was recognised as a national patron saint at the height of Welsh resistance to the Normans. In medieval times, St David was thought to be the nephew of King Arthur In some stories, it is his mother who was the niece of King Arthur. St David is thought to have died on March 1, 589 AD, and his remains were buried in St David's Cathedral but they were removed by Vikings in the 10th and 11th centuries! I tell you, those Vikings got EVERYWHERE. Cheeky sausages Have a wonderful Saturday! Super shot by  @jamesalroca 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag this account in the picture! ‘Ta! 🇬🇧

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Comment Aye! If you dream of escaping to the country and converting an old barn into a little cottage one day! Love these from the Peak District by @leehowdle Swipe for another view from the glorious Derbyshire countryside (the home of Mr Darcy, of course! ) at the @peak .district This is a beautiful place with a somewhat ugly sounding name - The Roaches! But fear not, dear reader, the name is from the French les roches, meaning “the rocks”..... Not the home of giant 10 foot insects! And how lovely are those dry stone walls. They have been a feature of Derbyshire's landscape since 3,500BC. They really are built to last, with many from the Roman period still standing. It’s thought farmers of the Iron and Bronze Ages constructed walls like these to make boundaries by the ethnic chiefs and lords Have a wonderful, peaceful Friday! Lovely photos by @leehowdle 🇬🇧 To be featured, follow and tag us! ‘Ta! 🇬🇧

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Leave a ❤️ if you would love to spend Autumn in London! 🍁🍂🍁 Photo taken at Green Park in the heart of the city, right next to Buckingham Palace. Photo by @paulo .travels I love seeing nature in a city and it was the Romans who were responsible for the city we know today as London. They invaded Britain in AD43, and soon afterwards founded Londinium. It is thought that the original city was small - about the size of Hyde Park... but in AD60 Queen Boudica (also known as Boadicia ) of the Iceni tribe rose up against the Romans, who fled The city was burned to the ground. However, the Romans eventually regained control and rebuilt London, this time adding a Forum (market ) and Basilica (a business centre ), and slowly building a wall around the city to protect it from further invasion Sadly, she died shortly after...but I often wonder - why no huge budget movie about this incredible woman who tried to stop the invasion of this fair land from those bloomin' Romans? Have a peaceful Thursday! Lovely shot by  @paulo .travels 🇬🇧 To be featured, follow and tag us. ‘Ta! 🇬🇧

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Which English scene would you love to jump into this morning? 1, 2 or 3? Comment below! Beautiful shots by @sambinding Absolutely love the first from Bristol. The second is Glastonbury and the third is from Lulworth Cove Have you been to the the lovely port city of Bristol? It has oodles history of attached! In 1497 John Cabot set sail in his ship, the Matthew, on a journey of discovery in which he reached mainland America. King Henry VII had ordered the then Sheriff of Bristol, Richard Ameryck, who some believe America was named after, to find the funds for Cabot's journey Cabot was not the first man to set foot in North America – millions of Native Americans were there long before. Nor was he the first European on the continent as the Viking settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows in Canada lays to rest once and for all the argument as to who got there first Yet when Cabot's ship, the Matthew, landed in what today is eastern Canada in June 1497, he began Britain's long and eventful association with the New World that continues to this day Beautiful shots by @sambinding 🇬🇧 To be featured, follow and tag us! ‘Ta! 🇬🇧

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What colour costal cottage would you pick? The pink? Blue? Minty green? Love this view down to the harbour of Portree in Scotland by @the_flyaway_girl Portree is the largest town on, and capital of, the Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. In the 1700s, the town was a popular point of departure for Scots sailing to America to escape poverty and enjoy a thing called “sunshine” and “unlimited soda refills” Thankfully, that’s all changed and Scotland is in much better shape these days. And what a place this is! It’s choc full of historical and archaeological sites, castles, lush gardens and landscapes, all offering a wide variety of outdoor activities to enjoy With landmarks on the map like the Fairy Pools, Fairy Glen and the Fairy Bridge, the Isle of Skye is sure to enchant most anyone unless you're a miserable sausage of course! Have a smashing Tuesday! Fantastic shot by @the_flyaway_girl 🇬🇧 To be featured, follow and tag us! ‘Ta very much! 🇬🇧

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Fancy isolating in this pint-sized thatched cottage? It’s nestled in the Mellerstain House Gardens in Scotland - perfect size for a gingerbread loving hobbit! Love this “tea cottage” by @viewofedinburgh I just adore that smoking chimney... with unlimited teas, stunning thatch, exquisite gardens and in wonderful Scotland as well. What's not to love? Amongst the sturdy oaks and majestic beeches in the north parkland, you will find this enchanting little thatched Tea Cottage discreetly tucked away with its own enclosed parterre garden. Mellerstain itself is one of Scotland's finest stately homes and is about an hours drive away from Edinburgh, so well worth a trip out once things open again Have a wonderful, peaceful Monday! Photo by @viewofedinburgh 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be feature? Follow and tag us, ‘ta! 🇬🇧

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Is it Mother’s Day in your country today? Over here we celebrated last month. Wishing you a wonderful day if so! Photo by me, @timholt Now... let’s relax and unwind at the most perfect tea room in all of Britain, built 1480AD! This, ladies and gentlemen, is the home of the fabled Welsh Scone. To this day the recipe for the scones remains true and continues to be a well kept secret It's rather incredible to think this building, covered in that lovely creeping lush green vine, was constructed some 540 years ago Llanrwst itself is a very ancient town, and was first mentioned as early as 954 AD. Many parts of Wales feel deeply magical and steeped in incredible history. For instance, close by is the village of Llangernyw, which holds a special church many centuries old. The site it stands on was sacred thousands of years before it was built. In fact, the churchyard contains the oldest living thing in Wales - a yew tree which botanists believe to be over 3,000 years old - dating it's origins to sometime in the prehistoric Bronze Age Elsewhere in the churchyard are two standing stones, which would have been raised up by pagans at about the same time. History and tea-cakes...does it get better than that? Have a fantastic Sunday.. It's gone all chilly and windy here.. there has even been some snow in Scotland! 😬Photo and animation by @timholt 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow us and tag us! ‘Ta! 🇬🇧

3 weeks ago

What’s your favourite Cotswold view? 1, 2, 3, 4 or...? I love seeing what shot hits the spot like a proper brewed cup of tea! ☕️ Photos by @jameslloydcole Now these honey coloured cottages are a favourite but this area isn't just about pretty homes and high teas.. let's not forget the annual shin-kicking games, that have been held in the Cotswolds since the early seventeenth century. The "Robert Dover's Cotswold Olimpick Games" is the annual sport of....yes, kicking each other in the shins until the pain becomes unmanageable! Yes, we really are quite daft over here The shin kicking has been a perennial favourite at the games for over 400 years. That's a lot of sore shins. Good news: Hay can be stuffed down the trousers to ease one's passage to later rounds. Hopefully next year this event will return once the dreaded lurgy has buggered off Have a wonderful day! Lovely shots by  @jameslloydcole 🇬🇧 To be featured, Follow and tag us in your shots of Britain. 'Ta very much! 🇬🇧

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Did you know if you double tap this image you magically get transported to gorgeous Port Isaac, Cornwall? ❤️ (Or a shoe full of sand. Depends how you do it ) Love this absolutely heavenly view by @scrivlens It’s a special day today - VE Day! The 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day 🇬🇧 Will you be celebrating? Now, never let it be said we are trying to cash in on the popularity of Poldark with this incredible image of Cornwall! But the small fishing town of Port Isaac is also the setting for ITV’s Doc Martin, starring Martin Clunes. During filming, Port Isaac is the fictional town of Portwenn, where surgeon Martin Ellingham is the village’s GP. Port Isaac, a traditional Cornish village, is less than a 15 minute drive from The Olde House It's a truly picturesque village with narrow winding streets lined with whitewashed cottages that head down to the harbour where you can watch local fishermen landing their daily catch of fish, crab and lobsters I’m off to taste test the scones my kind neighbour Rachael made me to celebrate VE Day. Remember: A scone a day, keeps the doctor away! Lovely photo by @scrivlens 🇬🇧 To be featured, follow and tag us. ‘Ta! 🇬🇧

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What famous person in history would you love to isolate here with? How magical is this cottage on the Isle Of Skye, Scotland - a perfect place to escape the dreaded lurgy! This is one of those shots that makes my heart swell for better days ahead 🌈 Lovely shot by @jasoncharleshill Heard some bad news today folks - it takes 30 mins of exercise to burn off one slice of cake! 😳 Dear reader, I have eaten all the cakes in quarantine. I find it fascinating how this part of Scotland and north America were once "as one". The Tectonic plates moved many millions of years ago, separating into modern-day North America and Europe with the creation of the Atlantic Ocean The split occurred to the west of Scotland, slowly tearing the land apart like soft bread, leaving a chain of former volcanic sites through the Hebrides, including Skye right here and St. Kilda. But if we are so connected how come I can’t find proper BBQ in Britain Now...where did I put that Victoria sponge... lovely shot by @jasoncharleshill 🇬🇧 Want your photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us in your shots of Britain. 'Ta very much! 🇬🇧

3 weeks ago

Can you guess how many cups of tea the British quaff per day? Comment below! Free follow back for the closest answers and a complimentary slice of lemon drizzle cake. Love this shot of Robin Hood’s Bay in Yorkshire by @the_north_yorkshire_gallery This scrumptious small fishing village and bay is located within the North York Moors National Park, five miles south of Whitby and 15 miles north of Scarborough on the coast of North Yorkshire, England. But why Robin Hood you say? No, well I'll tell you anyway A legend describes Robin Hood encountering French pirates who came to pillage the fisherman's boats at the bay right here. The pirates surrendered and Robin Hood, being the kind chap that he was, returned the loot to the poor people in the village. No doubt this heroic act was the reason the bay is named in his honour During the late eighteenth century smuggling was rife on the Yorkshire coast. Tea, gin, rum, brandy and tobacco were among the contraband smuggled into Yorkshire from the Netherlands and France to avoid duty. Cheeky sausages! Fancy a visit when the lockdown ends? Beautiful shot by @the_north_yorkshire_gallery  🇬🇧 To be featured, follow and tag us in the picture too! ‘Ta! 🇬🇧

3 weeks ago

Do you believe in fairies? magical forests? Talking toadstools? And can you believe such scenes as this can be found in...London! Love these from Richmond Park by @chaitdeshphotography Richmond Park is where the deer roam freely and was a favourite hunting ground of past English Kings, including that Henry chap. Rising out of the lush surroundings, sits the ancient barrow now known as King Henry’s Mound. The mound itself is believed to date back to neolithic times, probably created as a burial mound as is the highest point of the park Despite its prehistoric origin, the mound is better associated, factually or not, with the killing of Anne Boleyn. According to legend, from which the mound now gets its name, King Henry climbed to the top of the high hill in 1536 to watch for a signal from the Tower of London that Anne Boleyn had lost her head and that he was free to remarry. Eek Absolutely gorgeous photo and video by @chaitdeshphotography 🇬🇧 Want your photos of Britain to be featured? Follow and tag us in your shots...'ta! 🇬🇧

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Comment below: What's your Hogwarts House? Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin? Be quick, we have to hop onto the Hogwarts Express, captured here by @intothefab , and head through the gorgeous Scottish countryside This is the actual Glenfinnan Viaduct you saw on screen as Harry and Ron are flying above in the Weasley's Flying Ford Anglia! All aboard the Hogwarts Express! 🚂 This is a railway viaduct on the West Highland Line in Glenfinnan, Lochaber, Highland, Scotland. Located at the top of Loch Shiel in the West Highlands of Scotland, the viaduct overlooks the Glenfinnan Monument and the waters of Loch Shiel. It's also the best way to get to Hogwarts, as we all know But it's also a smashing way to see Scotland if you take the train on "The Journey". Described as the greatest railway journey in the world, this 84 mile round trip takes you past a list of impressive extremes. Starting near the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, it visits Britain’s most westerly mainland railway station, Arisaig; passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar and the shortest river in Britain, River Morar, finally arriving next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis As for me? I did one of those 100% accurate quizes and it says I'm in Slytherin 🐍⚡ Probably because I was a bit naughty this weekend and ate an entire lemon sponge cake. Lovely shot by @intothefab 🇬🇧 To be featured, follow and tag us. 'Ta! 🇬🇧

4 weeks ago

Leave a ❤️ to send love to this wonky old medieval street in the good old city of York in Yorkshire. Seems most appropriate to see the street so empty, but hopefully it won’t be too long before we can scoff a pie from the pie shop on the right...and then cross the cobbles to nibble on some fudge! Love this by @an .item.explores Many of these buildings here are over 500-years old and lean into each other so wonderfully. It’s even mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 (no mention if any pies were eaten ) It's no wonder that York is considered one of England’s finest and most beautiful historic cities. The Romans knew it as Eboracum. To the Saxons it was Eoforwick. The Vikings – who came as invaders but stayed on in settlements – called it Jorvik I know some people want fancy homes, or a mansion in some fancy pants place... but all I want is a wonky little house with a wonky wooden door and a wonky little teapot with my wonky slab of cake ☕️🍰 . Have a wonderfully peaceful Sunday! ❤️ Photo by @an .item.explores 🇬🇧 To be featured, follow and tag us! 'Ta! 🇬🇧