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One of my favorite spots at Studley Royal Gardens - it’s the Octagon Tower. It’s actually a folly. . If you’re not familiar with the term a folly is “a costly ornamental building with no practical purpose, especially a tower or mock-Gothic ruin built in a large garden or park.” . Have you seen a folly before? If so where? . Be sure to check out my latest post all about what to see at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Gardens. It’s definitely worth putting on your list next time you are in England! . #folly #octagontower #studleyroyal #studleyroyalgardens #studleygardens #fountainsabbeyandstudleyroyal #nationaltrustsite #unescoheritagesite #visityorkshire #visitbritain #visitengland #historicengland #interestingarchitecture #englishgardenstyle #prettygarden #exploreengland #exploreyorkshire #yorkshirehiddengems #englandtreasures #igengland #instaengland #beautifulbritain #bestofbritain #thingstodoinyorkshire

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Today I visited Oxburgh Hall. A moated manor house which was built in 1482 by Sir Edmund Bedingfield. Which is still lived in by his descendent. #oxburghhall #nationaltrust #nationaltrust #ntengland #norfolkphotography #norfolk #manor #manorhouse #nationaltrustproperty #daysout #moathouse #historicengland #historicbuildings #eastofenglandnt

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• York • A beautiful piece of religious art has returned to York from private collection in Germany. The St. Mary's Abbey figure of Christ - likely made in Limoges (south France) was made between c1200-1300. A stunning object, once enameled. This magnificent and eye-catching piece of medieval art is something very important to have back on display in the city in which it was once displayed hundreds of years ago. In the Gothic abbey, the ruins of which can still be walked around in York, this would have been fixed to a cross. The outer portions of all four limbs were lost when the figure was pulled from its original display. Thankfully the main body remains for all to see in the 21st century.

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Ruined at Stonehenge. #historicengland #travel #ancientaliens

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My new workplace is very fancy . . . . . . . . . . . #whitehall #westminster #london #england #historicengland #government #civilservice

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As much as I’m excited for autumn, I’m happy to see summer hanging on in the English countryside. I went to a wedding in West Sussex last weekend and loved these hollyhocks in the village. 💕

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On Your Doorstep⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ You often do not have to venture very far to find hidden gems that are only a stones throw away from where you live.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Newark on Trent is just over 20 miles (30km) and less than a thirty minute drive from my house, but last weekend was my first actual visit.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Newark is a market town that sits between Nottingham and Lincoln, which claims to have the most stunning Town Hall in the UK.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ The town has large Georgian Market in front of the hall, overlooked by the town church spire, which can be seen for miles around.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Unfortunately we visited on a Sunday and many of the shops were closed, as was the market. However the town has many quirky and independant shops, with buildings of great character and architecture.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ We did however stumble upon a Dragon Boat race on the River Trent, where groups of people raced along the river to the beat of a drum, which is played at the front of the boat.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Have you ever seen a Dragon Boat Race before?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ @visitnotts @uk.shots @instabritain @photosofbritain @wearenottinghamshire1 @nottinghamshirelive @lovegreatbritain_de @lovegreatbritain @lovegreatbritain_es @lovegreatbritain_it @we.love.eng @visitengland @traverseevents @bestunitedkingdom @placesinuk @uk.shooters @ukpotd @uk @gloriousbritain @britainshiddengems @genuinebritain @britains_talent @europe.vacations @beautifuldestinations #prettylittletrips #theprettypursuit #thedreamlocation #rurallife #britishsnaps #capturingbritain #beautifulmatters #icu_britain #lovegreatbritain #visitengland #mymicrogap #visitnotts #igersengland #iwalkedthisstreet #photosofengland #photosofbritain #searchwandercollect #mybritain #exploreengland #nottingham #nottinghamshire #beautifuldestinations #newarkontrent #letsgosomewhere #nottslife #historicarchitecture #oldarchitecture #neverstopexploring #historicengland #visituk @uniofnottingham @nottstrentuni

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