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2017-10-21 17:53:15

Autumn reflections at Loch Faskally by @ali.horne . The loch lies between steeply wooded hills and is approximately 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) in length, narrowing to around 700 metres (770 yd) wide. The loch is retained by the Pitlochry Dam which was built by Wimpey Construction between 1947 and 1950 as part of the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board's Tummel Hydro-Electric Power Scheme. The dam incorporates a salmon fish ladder, allowing around 5,400 salmon to ascend annually, and is a popular visitor attraction. . Tag us to be featured 🇬🇧

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2017-10-21 09:39:53

Kings Parade, Cambridge by @farizsyaratravelog 📸 . King's Parade is an historical street in central Cambridge, England. The street continues north as Trinity Street and then St John's Street, and south as Trumpington Street. It is a major tourist area in Cambridge, commanding a central position in the University of Cambridge area of the city. It is also a place frequented by many cyclists and by students travelling between lectures during term-time. . King's College is located on the west side of the street, hence the name, and dominates the scene with the east end of its large Chapel on view. Also on the street, just to the north, is the University of Cambridge Senate House, mainly used for degree ceremonies. This area is known as Senate House Hill. Opposite the Senate House is Great St Mary's, the historic University Church. . Tag us to be featured 🇬🇧

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2017-10-20 17:31:48

A photo for all of those who count sheep before bed... . Captured by @tgwrightphoto 📸 . What animal springs to mind when you think of England? For me it's a sheep or a fox! 🦊 . Tag us to be featured 🇬🇧

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2017-10-20 12:07:39

A quick snapshot from my day in Stamford last week 📸 . Photo by me @postcardsbyhannah . Stamford has been hosting an annual fair since the Middle Ages. Stamford fair is mentioned in Shakespeare's Henry IV part 2 (act 3 scene 2). The mid-Lent fair is the largest street fair in Lincolnshire and one of the largest in the country. On 7 March 1190, crusaders at the fair led a pogrom; many Jews in the town were sadly massacred. . Tag us to be featured 🇬🇧

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2017-10-20 06:34:51

Quiraing, Isle of Skye by @berriestagram . The northern peninsula of Trotternish is underlain by basalt, which provides relatively rich soils and a variety of unusual rock features. The Kilt Rock is named after the tartan-like patterns in the 105 metres (344 ft) cliffs. The Quiraing is a spectacular series of rock pinnacles on the eastern side of the main spine of the peninsula and further south is the rock pillar of the Old Man of Storr. . Tag us to be featured 🇬🇧

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2017-10-19 17:09:07

So it was a very rainy day in Chester today, I am looking forward to getting home and putting my feet up! . Photo by me 📸 @postcardsbyhannah . Chester was founded as a "castrum" or Roman fort with the name Deva Victrix in the reign of the Emperor Vespasian in 79 AD. One of the main army camps in Roman Britain, Deva later became a major civilian settlement. In 689, King Æthelred of Mercia founded the Minster Church of West Mercia, which later became Chester's first cathedral, and the Saxons extended and strengthened the walls to protect the city against the Danes. . Chester was one of the last cities in England to fall to the Normans. William the Conqueror ordered the construction of a castle, to dominate the town and the nearby Welsh border. . Tag us to be featured 🇬🇧

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2017-10-19 11:14:30

Exton, Hampshire by @giuliaballetti . Exton has remained a small community for more than two centuries. In 1801 Exton's total population was 224, by 1901 it had grown slightly to 299 yet by 2001 the population had shrunk to 230 and again to 203 at the 2011 Census. Photographs from the 1950s show a village shop and post office in Exton but this closed in the 1960s. At the current time, the only community buildings in the village are the church and the Shoe Inn Public House. . Tag us to be featured 🇬🇧

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2017-10-19 06:56:35

How to enjoy your privacy if your house is a Instagrammer's dream... you hide behind the leaves of course. . Kynance Mews, London by @menskr . Mews is a primarily British term formerly describing a row of stables, usually with carriage houses below and living quarters above, built around a paved yard or court, or along a street, behind large city houses, such as those of London, during the 17th and 18th centuries. . The word may also refer to the lane, alley or back street onto which such stables open. It is sometimes applied to rows or groups of garages or, more broadly, to a narrow passage or a confined place. Today most mews stables have been converted into dwellings. . Tag us to be featured 🇬🇧

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2017-10-18 17:22:27

Chatsworth House by @duffers102 . The name 'Chatsworth' is a corruption of Chetel's-worth, meaning "the Court of Chetel". . In the reign of Edward the Confessor a man of Norse origin named Chetel held lands jointly with a Saxon named Leotnoth in three townships: Ednesoure to the west of the Derwent, and Langoleie and Chetesuorde to the east. Chetel was deposed after the Norman Conquest and in the Domesday Book the Manor of Chetesuorde is listed as the property of the Crown in the custody of William de Peverel. . Tag us to be featured 🇬🇧

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2017-10-18 06:43:35

Autumn in Corfe by @ben.clarke . The Romans arrived in Dorset during their conquest of Britain in AD 43. Maiden Castle was captured by a Roman legion under the command of Vespasian, and the Roman settlement of Durnovaria was established nearby. . Bokerley Dyke, a large defensive ditch built by the county's post-Roman inhabitants near the border with modern-day Hampshire, delayed the advance of the Saxons into Dorset for almost 150 years. However, by the end of the 7th century Dorset had fallen under Saxon control and been incorporated into the Kingdom of Wessex. . Tag us to be featured 🇬🇧

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2017-10-17 16:46:52

Would you rather live in the countryside or the city? . Countryside capture by @ian.explores . The North Pennines was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1988 for its moorland scenery, the product of centuries of farming and lead-mining. At almost 770 square miles (2,000 km2) it is the second largest of the 49 AONBs in the United Kingdom. The landscape of the North Pennines AONB is one of open heather moors between deep dales, upland rivers, hay meadows and stone-built villages, some of which contain the legacies of a mining and industrial past. . Tag us to be featured 🇬🇧

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2017-10-17 06:33:31

Kersey, Suffolk by @bei.bei.wei . Kersey is the quintessential picture postcard village, and the view across the cobbled ford, up the main street lined with thatched and timber framed cottages, to the medieval church that overlooks the village, is an iconic Suffolk sight, and one that you will always remember. . Kersey owes its wealth of historic buildings to its prosperity during the heyday of the Suffolk wool trade in the Middle Ages. Kersey was known for its coarse twill broadcloth, much of which was used for army greatcoats and uniforms. Many of the attractive cottages in the village were home to families of weavers. . Ps. Instagram's geotag is incorrect, Kersey is Suffolk , not Norfolk. . Tag us to be featured 🇬🇧

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