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A man and his dog walk toward the house at Lyme, Cheshire (c) National Trust Images

Great park, Newcastle upon Tyne ❤

Great park, Newcastle upon Tyne ❤

Have you ever heard of follies?  They are buildings constructed solely for decoration, often found in gardens or on large estates.  They can be pagodas, ruins, tents, pyramids, or architectural wonders and can be made of materials ranging from thatch to marble. Follies have been around for centuries, and some common elements include fantasy, humor, trickery and above all, retreat.    With no practical purpose other than a unique an unusual design, they are built purely for pleasure–to be an…

Nothing But Folly….

Set atop a hill in Hulne Park, the tower was erected in A elaborately ornamental tower in dressed stone was commissioned in about 1777 to commemorate the Duke's wife Lady Elizabeth Seymour, who died in Completed in

Kielder Water, Northumberland. Where my first trip away from home was, with a 3 residential in first school.

May 1982 Kielder Water, Northumberland was officially opened. The largest Man Made lake in Europe.

Robin Hood's Bay

Robin Hood’s Bay, North York Moors National Park,on the coast of North Yorkshire, England. An English ballad and legend tell a story of Robin Hood encountering French pirates who came to pillage the fisherman's boats and the northeast coast.

The Three Sisters Waterfall in the Cheviot Hills at the heart of the Northumberland National Park

The Three Sisters Waterfall in the Cheviot Hills at the heart of the Northumberland National Park

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