Thursday, 3 January 2013

Some Picturesque Locations of Western World


Lindisfarne, Northumberland, England
It is a tidal island off the north-east coast of England. It is also known as Holy Island and constitutes a civil parish in Northumberland. Lindsey means the 'island of Lincoln': it was surrounded by water and very wet land. Lincoln was in the south-west part of the kingdom. During the settlement of , from about 450, Lindsey was one of the lesser kingdoms. 

Kilchurn Castle, Argyll Bute, Scotland
A misty morning beside Loch Awe with views to Kilchurn Castle, Argyll Bute, Scotland. Kilchurn Castle was built in about 1450 by Sir Colin Campbell, first Lord of Glenorchy, as a five storey tower house a courtyard defended by an outer wall. By about 1500 an additional range and a hall had been added to the south side of the castle. Further buildings went up during the 16th and 17th centuries. Kilchurn was on a small island in Loch Awe scarcely larger than the castle itself, although it is now connected to the mainland as the water level was altered in 1817. The castle would have been accessed via an underwater or low lying causeway.

The Punch Bowl, Somerset, England
Wade and Wade, in their 1929 book Somerset, described the Devil's Punch Bowl as one of the most in Somerset in England, located about 5 miles (8.0 km) north-west of Dulverton. It is within the borders of the Exmoor National Park and around 10 miles (16.1 km) south-west of the coastal town of Mine Head. The village has two Hotels , both dating to before the start of the 16th century.

Grazing cattle, Marleycombe Hill, Wiltshire, England

Portencross in Spring, North Ayrshire, Scotland

South Downs National Park, Hampshire, England

Derwentwater, Cumbria, England

The City of London, looking West, England 

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