Peeblesshire (Scotland) Travel – Traquair House

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Take a tour of Traquair House in Peeblesshire, United Kingdom – part of the World’s Most Unusual Hotels series by GeoBeats.

Traquair House
Peeblesshire, Scotland

1- Originally a royal hunting lodge.

2- Dates back to early medieval period.

3- Guest suites offered for overnight stay.

4- Library dating to early 1700s has 3000 books.

5- Has a secret passageway, chapel and museum.

6- Beech tree maze covers over a half an acre.

7- Working brewery, produces Traquair House Ale.

Traquair House
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Places to see in ( Brecon – UK )

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Places to see in ( Brecon – UK )

Brecon, archaically known as Brecknock, is a market town and community in Powys, Mid Wales. Historically it was the county town of Brecknockshire; although its role as such was eclipsed with the formation of the County of Powys, it remains an important local centre. Brecon is the third-largest town in Powys, after Newtown and Ystradgynlais. It lies north of the Brecon Beacons mountain range, but is just within the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The west end of Brecon has a small industrial area, and recent years have seen the cattle market moved from the centre of the town to this area, with markets held several times a week. Brecon has primary schools, with a secondary school and further education college (Coleg Powys) on the northern edge of the town. The town is home to Christ College, the oldest school in Wales.

Brecon is located near where the east-west A40 (Monmouth-Carmarthen-Fishguard) meets the north-south A470 (Cardiff-Merthyr Tydfil-Llandudno). The nearest airport is Cardiff Airport. The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal runs for 35 miles (56 km) between Brecon and Pontnewydd, Cwmbran.

The Usk Bridge in Brecon, Powys, Wales is the town’s oldest route over the River Usk. The river was fordable at Brecon and the date of construction of the original bridge here is uncertain.The Hereford, Hay and Brecon Railway was opened gradually from Hereford towards Brecon.

Alot to see in ( Brecon – UK ) such as :

Brecon Beacons and National Park Visitor Centre (also known as the Brecon Beacons Mountain Centre)
Brecon Cathedral, the seat of the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon
St. Mary’s Church, Brecon
Brecon Jazz Festival
Brecknock Museum
South Wales Borderers Museum
Theatr Brycheiniog (Brecon Theatre)
Christ College, Brecon

( Brecon – UK ) is well know as a tourist destination because of the variety of places you can enjoy while you are visiting the city of Brecon . Through a series of videos we will try to show you recommended places to visit in Brecon – UK

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West Sussex Tourist Attractions: 15 Top Places to Visit

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Planning to visit West Sussex? Check out our West Sussex Travel Guide video and see top most Tourist Attractions in West Sussex.

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Hawking About, Huxley’s Birds of Prey Centre and Gardens, Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Shoreham Harbour Lifeboat Station, Wings Museum, Arundel Castle and Gardens, English Martyrs Catholic Church, Parham House & Gardens, Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve, Chichester Cathedral, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Tilgate Park, Chichester Festival Theatre, Horsham Museum and Art Gallery, Sussex Prairies Garden

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Edinburgh City Guide – Scotland Best Place – travel & Discover

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Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament and the supreme courts of Scotland. The city’s Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence of the Monarchy in Scotland. Historically part of the county of Midlothian, the city has long been a centre of education, particularly in the fields of medicine, Scots law, literature, the sciences and engineering.

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Edinburgh's unique coupling of medieval old town in classical new town each of enormous distinction in its own right has created a city of extraordinary richness and diversity without parallel anywhere else in the world its architecture and historical importance at end were apart and give it a uniqueness that is a consequence of its historic existence as a significant european capital from the renaissance period home to the prestigious university of edinburgh it is widely recognized to have been a major center of thought and learning the particular nature the city's duality is unusual on the one hand on a high ridge is the ancient old town while in contrast and set apart on another site is the 18th century new town the former is on a spectacular site the skyline pierced by the castle the sewing gothic spy of Highland Tollbooth Saint John and the robust nationally symbolic imperial crown spire of st. Giles this feat of medieval architecture looks down over the new town which in contrast appears as a serene sea of ordered classicism the whole framed and articulated by neoclassical buildings of world-class distinction the old town of Edinburgh is of substantial interest in its own right it contains two planned 12th century Berks to early royal palaces a medieval Abbey and a wealth of ancient buildings the national tradition of building tall reached its climax in Edinburgh with sentiments that must have been the world's tallest buildings of their age some of which have been preserved to this day Colten Hill is famous for its collection of historic monuments which form some of the city's most important landmarks one of the most striking is the National Monument inspired by the Parthenon in Athens intended to commemorate the Scottish servicemen who died in the Napoleonic Wars it was never completed leaving just the 12 columns which can be seen today Nelson's monument replaced an existing mass and called tinsel summit with a signal tower high enough to be visible to ships on the 4th the monument commemorates Admiral Lord Nelson's death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 the range of hills some remote rise almost 600 meters high and stretch approximately 26 kilometers from the outskirts of Edinburgh to Lanarkshire the old town is dominated by edinburgh castle a medieval military fortress extended in renaissance times with a palace square and by army barracks in the mid 18th century edinburgh castle sits on volcanic rock the craic of glacial Craig in tale with the tale being the Royal Mile T Breen mound which falls down to holyroodhouse a special interests our 12th century st. margaret's chapel and the Great Hall of 1500 at the other end of the Royal Mile are Holyrood Abbey and the palace of holyroodhouse one of the wealthiest Abbey's in Scotland it was adapted by the Scottish Kings from the late 15th century the palace today appears largely as it was rebuilt in the 1670s though some earlier elements have survived fronting the castle is a gently sloping rectilinear space called the Castle Esplanade which offers a splendid view over the city with its historical streets and squares and thriving cultural scene the city of Edinburgh offers a perfect balance between things traditional and contemporary designed by the architect William Henry play fair the Royal Scottish Academy in the National Gallery of Scotland stand in the heart of Edinburgh it is one of the nation's most visited attractions and continues to play a pivotal role in the cultural history of Scotland play fair head shows in the Doric order and designed a programme of sculptural decoration to reflect its inhabitants interest in ornament and design for scenic effect he made a deliberate contrast in his designs for the National Gallery building and opted for the graceful ionic order it is made up of three interconnected buildings the National Gallery of Scotland is home to a major part of Scotland's impressive national collection of fine art the palace of holyroodhouse the official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty the Queen stands at the end of Edinboro Royal Mile against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur's Seat this fine baroque Palace is closely associated with Scotland's rich history in front of the palace the Queen's gallery displays changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection the gallery was designed by Benjamin Tyndall architect of the former Holyrood Free Church and Duchess of Gordon school the Queen's gallery was funded by the royal collections trust the Holyrood Free Church was designed by architect John Henderson in 1850 both buildings had fallen into disuse by the end of the 19th century the Parliament House in high court to the joystick iary comprises the two-story l plan Parliament House a key building of the Scottish Renaissance designed by Sir James Murray from the 1630s with neoclassical additions and extensions by Robert Reid and others in the early 19th century the equestrian statue of charles ii which stands in Parliament Square used to be white in color it was given to the city as a memorial of its support of charles ii and his ascension to the throne you the city chambers are the work of John and Robert Adam the plan is a private square protected from the street by a single-story rusticated screen it had initially been planned and make the city chamber's house several council halls a library and covered accommodation for merchants exchange it was only in 1893 that the local authority took sole possession of the site the shopping arcade which was added later was replaced by a narrower design in 1901 and tasteful wings were added to the building in 1934 prominent in the courtyard is the statue of Alexander the Great training his horse Percy Phyllis the Royal Mile is Eden Rose historic highway which connects two of Edinboro most important attractions unburrow castle and the palace of holyroodhouse the street is actually made up of several streets starting from the castle at the top these are the esplanade Castle Hill lawn Market High Street nether bow canongate an abbey strand collectively known as the High Street the Royal Mile is the center of Admiral's old city the site of many historic events through the ages and today the most popular tourist destination for visitors to the city the gothic spire of the hub the highest point in central Edinburgh towers over the surrounding buildings at the top of the Royal Mile now the home of the Edinburgh International Festival the hub was designed in collaboration by Edinburgh architect Jake LSP Graham and the famous Gothic Revival s Augustus Pugin and constructed between 1842 and 1845 how trouble was historically the main building material used in Edinboro except for the grandest buildings and it continued to be used for tenements well into the nineteenth century however stone is the basic building block of Eden burrows paving stairs walls and roofs in his predominant form of silver-gray ashlar boundaries are important in maintaining the character and quality of the space Neil Town they provide enclosure to find many pedestrian links and restrict views out of the spaces stone is the predominant material though hardened brick walls can also be found the nobility built townhouses which also contributed to the high quality of the domestic architecture of this period from as early as the 16th century Building Control was enforced to the Dean of guild a local magistrate for example as a precaution against fire all roofs had deme made of tile or slate from 1621 and in 1674 this was extended to building facades which henceforth had to be in stone by the end of the 19th century the old town had lost much of its population as a result of the growth of the new town in 1892 Sir Patrick Geddes proposed to regenerated by attracting back the University the bourgeoisie and the Intelligencia the high kirk of st. giles in the high street is of medieval origin but the present external appearance states essentially from the early 19th century that st. giles a seventh century hermit and later abbot who lived in france became the patron of both the town of Edinboro in the church probably stems from the ancient ties between Scotland and France st. Giles is contains almost 200 memorials honoring distinguished Scots and remembering Scottish soldiers most of these memorials date from the 19th century in early 20th century st. Giles is also has a notable collection of stained glass windows the topmost trace 3 of the burns window contains a glorious sunburst of love blossoming like a red red rose the burne-jones window depicts the crossing of the Jordan in the upper section and the figures of three old testament heroines in the lower section stained-glass windows have been admired for the utility and beauty since ancient Rome when pieces of coloured glass were assembled into pattern window frames in Europe the art of stained glass reached its height between 1150 and 1500 when magnificent windows were created for the great cathedrals the basic ingredients for making glass are sand and wood ash also called potash the mixture is melted into a liquid which when cooled becomes glass to cover the glass certain powdered metals are added to the mixture while the glass is still molten molten glass can be blown into a sausage shape thin slits on the side before being flattened into a sheet it can also be spun with a pontil iron into a round sheet called a crown a windows pictorial image is created by arranging the different pieces of coloured glass over the design drawn on a piece of board if fine details such as shadows or outlines are required the artist paints them on the glass with black paint to assemble the window pieces of coloured and painted glass are laid out on the design board with the edges of each piece fitted into each shaped strips of lead called games these games are soldered to one another so that the panel is secured when the panel is completed putty is inserted between the glass and the lead came for waterproofing the entire composition is then stabilized with an iron frame called an armature and mounted in the window in 1992 the truly magnificent Oregon occupied a south transept was installed complete with its 4,000 pipes the thistle chapel designed by Robert Lorimer was completed in 1911 it contains stalls for the 16 Knights the sovereign stall and two royal stalls the chapel contains a wealth of detail both religious and heraldic and much of it uniquely Scottish including angels plain bagpipes the order of the Thistle has its roots in the Middle Ages but the present-day order was largely created in 1687 by Kings James the seventh of Scotland the order of the Thistle Scotland's great order of chivalry and membership is considered to be one of the country's highest honors along the sides of the chapel the knight stalls which are kept by lavishly carved canopies with the Helms and crests of the Knights rising above princes street gardens in the heart of Edinburgh city centre were once a lake called nor lock the lock which for centuries had served as a trash dump of Edinburgh was drained in order to improve access from the new town to the old town later the nor lock was transformed into the beautiful princess Street Gardens as a years passed lawns formal flowerbeds specimen trees shrubs statues and monuments were slowly introduced reflecting fashion fancy and the needs of the people with its 24,000 plans the flow clock was painted in 1903 the first in the world for the first 100 years of its existence west princes street gardens was a private amenity of the princes Street proprietors in 1876 this tract was open to the public which had always had access to the eastern gardens the mound a causeway of rubble and Earth from the construction of the new town forms the division between the two gardens flowers are set out in beds that are changed several times a year recreational areas are interspersed among the lawns flowerbeds and groves but it is the combination of that timeless rock with its historic castle the sweeping lawns the fragrance of roses the whispers of the wind and the trees the splashes of colourful flowers the fretwork silhouette in gray of the royal mile above the pervading sense of history all around that is particularly evocative the gardens run along the south side of Princess Street and are divided by the mound East princes street gardens run from the mound to Waverly Bridge and cover some 34,000 square meters the larger West princes street gardens cover 120,000 square meters and extend to the adjacent churches of st. John's and Saint Cuthbert near Lothian Road in the West the Waverley railway station is located in the city centre between Edinburgh Old Town in the new town the valley is breached by the 1897 north bridge a three span iron and steel bridge which passes high above the station's eastern section and Waverly Bridge which by means of ramps affords one of the main entrances to the station the new town developed as a suburban residential area for the nobility in merchants classes the city the Charitable Trusts and the rest of Craddock landowners who promoted the area insisted upon using the finest material since they saw it as an enduring monument it rapidly proved to be attracted to government and drew this element of the city away from the old town the new town would soon become the location of some of the finest public and commercial monuments of the neoclassical revival in Europe Charlotte squares Robert Adams crowning glory and with its classic edifices handsome squares and spacious thoroughfares the epitome of what Robert Burns called the heavenly Hanoverian ISM of Edinburgh Newtown Adam was specifically commissioned to provide a unified scheme of townhouses the regal north and south sides of the square provided with 100 meter long palace frontages their pediment at centerpieces Corinthian pillars and balustrade mirror one another on the skyline crowning sphinxes stand guard over pyramid shaped roofs the whole concept has a thrilling swagger to it even the chimney stacks of a dignified air yet with no sense of extravagance only the north side of the square had been completed by 1792 when Adam died construction with delays due to the war with France continued for almost another quarter of a century but the result as we see it today is almost as he intended except for Robert Reed's monumental domed church now West register house Charlotte squares rightly recognized as a major achievement in European Civic architecture many of the front steps in the square have iron boot scrapers used to remove mud from one's shoes before entering a house and built into the iron railings inverted trumpets in which the Link boys who lighted ones way home could snuff out their torches rather than by rubbing them against the expensive stonework throughout the new town the multitudinous scratch marks from matches used to light these torches can be seen to this day Adams designs included only the facades of the terraces the houses themselves were built in the same way as in the rest of the new town with plots made available to prospective residents or builders who would construct the house the sole difference was that in Charlotte square one of the conditions was that the front wall should be built to conform to Adams elevation the end in rear walls of the terraces were not by Adam and they vary considerably in style adam's designs for Charlotte Square proved to be immensely influential in Edinburgh in 1802 the ground to the north the Queen Street Gardens was laid out as an extension to the new town the second or northern New Town Scotland's new Parliament sits at the foot of Edinburgh famous Royal Mile in front of the spectacular Holyrood Park and Salus berry crags constructed from a mixture of steel oak and granite the complex building has been hailed as one of the most innovative designs in Britain today construction of the building commenced in June 1999 and the members of the Scottish Parliament held their first debate in the new building on September 7th 2004 the formal opening by Queen Elizabeth took place on October 9th 2004 enric miralles the Catalan architect who designed the building died before its completion the tournament is the dominant building form within the conservation area short streets and respect for the topography limits the apparent mass of any one building and creates a fusion between tenements and other building forms this contributes to an appearance of density a close-knit character and cohesive groupings skills are often made larger than they really are by the drama of the topology the narrow and irregular width of plots of land the apparent verticality of much development changing viewing levels and restricted void to solid relationships building lines are not set at predetermined grids and angles but respond to natural features and contours the consequence is that much of the organic character the old town is still retained and building minesweeping along the contours create a sculptural appearance too many streets respect for building lines and Heights are essential and successfully uniting buildings from different periods there are currently 38 conservation areas in Edinboro including the city centre Victorian suburbs and former villages each conservation area has its own unique character and appearance this designation permits the area to demonstrate a commitment to positive action for the safeguarding and enhancement of its character and appearance the conservation area ranks as one of the most important in the United Kingdom in terms of both its architectural and historic interest its significance is reflected in an extensive number of statutorily listed buildings the number of tourists that visit the area its outstanding status and its international recognition as part of the UNESCO designated Edinburgh old and new town World Heritage Site since the 1930s numerous initiatives to restore and rehabilitate the Old Town houses have been undertaken the conservation area includes numerous buildings of outstanding architectural and historic importance and international significance this is reflected in the large number of buildings within the conservation area which are statutorily listed for their Stork importance with around 90 being of national importance although these buildings have individual qualities often exhibit in European or classical influences they possess strong elements of the local character that reinforce the distinctiveness of the conservation area as Edinburgh developed open space around important buildings was enclosed as gardens of her burial grounds the natural features of the glacial landscape also left some areas of the open space that were most difficult to develop this has resulted in many small areas of green open spaces within the dense urban structure that have a wide diversity of character and irregular distribution these now contribute to the overall setting of the buildings and are valuable spaces for wildlife and amenities with its more than 4,500 listed historical buildings in both the old town in the new town Edinboro was included on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites in 1995

Visit Suffolk presents You. Unplugged – a series of Suffolk films: IMMERSE in Bury St Edmunds

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Visit Suffolk presents You. Unplugged – a series of films showcasing the wonderful county of Suffolk. Check out our ‘Immerse’ film which highlights the stunning heritage, attractions and relaxed pace of life of Bury St Edmunds.

Scotland Bucketlist Top 10

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Scotland Bucketlist: Top 10 Things You Must Do In Scotland.

An aerial and time-lapse tour around one of the world’s greatest countries. Filmed by Airborne Lens and Airborne Media Productions throughout 2016.

Featuring (in order):
Rannoch Moor
Forth Bridge
Glen Etive
The Enchanted Forest
Eilean Donan Castle
Floors Castle
Culzean Castle
Kilchurn Castle
Drummond Castle and Gardens
Portree Harbour
Kilt Rock, Isel of Skye
Aberfeldy Dewars Distillery
Talisker Distillery Carbost
Rannoch Moor
Pass of Glencoe
Buachaille Etive Mòr
Kelvingrove, Glasgow
Glasgow University
Scott’s View
Abbotsford House
St Mary’s Loch
Kessock Bridge
Dunnet Beach
John o’Groats
Brough Bay
Moray Firth
Loch Droma
Edinburgh Castle
Holyrood Park

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How to Pronounce Croissants

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SUBSCRIBE!! – Let’s walk around Derry (or, Londonderry), a beautiful city located in Northern Ireland and let’s admire and enjoy its most beautiful and famous sites. Vic Stefanu, [email protected] Derry, officially Londonderry, is the second-largest city in Northern Ireland and the fourth-largest city on the island of Ireland. The old walled city lies on the west bank of the River Foyle, which is spanned by two road bridges and one footbridge. The city now covers both banks (Cityside on the west and Waterside on the east).

hello this is Vic welcome to my channel and thank you for viewing my videos today I'm in the beautiful City of Derry or London there as it is known here in Northern Ireland this is an absolutely beautiful city now when I came here about 1516 years ago was a different image that the city was portraying to the world but he has come a long way since then gone are the civil right movements of the 1960s and the Bloody Sunday incident of January 1972 the city now has improved itself and it is an absolute jewel here in Ireland so what's coming up is a few video clips from around this beautiful fascinating town this is Vic all the way from Derry enjoy what's coming up bye bye it is really amazing what a big difference time makes on certain occasions for certain places I'm standing outside their walls of a beautiful dairy here in Northern Ireland what I'm standing right now I took a picture back 15 years ago when I first came here and I'm sitting on a bench exactly here and behind me there was a graffiti with the three letters IRA which of course stood for the Irish Republican Army that bench is gone that graffiti is gone and it's a beautiful little garden are here so it seems like there's a lot of peace and the city has really progressed tremendously it is clean it is beautiful it's a little jewel here in Ireland hope you enjoy what you're saying this is Vic now a face a reason that dairy has been added to the pages of history is this simple wall with a very simple message that you see right behind me now this message was written on the wall here in 1969 right in the middle of the troubles the time period here in the history of Northern Ireland when there was a resistance against state injustice and this is the original war the mess that you see behind me let's go

Hertfordshire Tourist Attractions: 15 Top Places to Visit

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Planning to visit Hertfordshire? Check out our Hertfordshire Travel Guide video and see top most Tourist Attractions in Hertfordshire.

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East Riding of Yorkshire Tourist Attractions: 15 Top Places to Visit

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Planning to visit East Riding of Yorkshire? Check out our East Riding of Yorkshire Travel Guide video and see top most Tourist Attractions in East Riding of Yorkshire.

Top Places to visit in East Riding of Yorkshire:
Beverley Minster, Honeysuckle Farm, St. Mary’s Church, Flamborough Head Lighthouse, Bridlington Priory Church, Royal Air Force 158 Squadron Memorial, The Humber Bridge, Hull Minster, Wilberforce House Museum, Burton Agnes Hall, Sledmere House, Living Seas Centre, KCOM Stadium, Howden Minster, Beverley North Bar

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Top 15 Places To Visit In Berkshire, England

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