Dyrham Park, a 17th-century house near Bath

Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park is an early example of how a fortune made from the British empire was invested in a landed estate, transforming Dyrham into one of the most notable stately homes of its age. Dyrham Park is near Bath, South Gloucestershire. Recorded on 19 November 2021 with a DJI Pocket 2 camera. Address: Dyrham, near … Read more

Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum in Somerset

Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum

The museum comprises four large halls. Each hall has a ground floor and upper levels telling the stories of naval aviation from the first manned kites towed behind naval vessels, to helium-filled airships, seaplanes, bi-planes, and the carrier-borne aircraft of WW2 and modern Sea Harriers and helicopters. Recorded on 18 November 2021 with a DJI … Read more

Beer – a picture-perfect postcard village in Devon

Beer village in Devon

Nestled along the beautiful Jurassic Coast is the picture-perfect village of Beer. The village forms part of England’s first natural World Heritage site and is most notable for its beach, which is popular among holidaymakers, residents, and fishermen. Recorded on 17 November 2021 with a DJI Pocket 2 camera. The village faces Lyme Bay and … Read more

The Donkey Sanctuary near Sidmouth

The donkey sanctuary

The Donkey Sanctuary provides sanctuary to donkeys who have been neglected, abused, and abandoned. Donkeys today come in all shapes, sizes, colours, and coat texture. Many different colours, sizes and shapes of donkeys can be seen as we walk around The Donkey Sanctuary. Recorded on 17 November 2021 with a DJI Pocket 2 camera. The … Read more

Montacute House – a masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture

Montacute House

With its towering walls of glass, the glow of ham stone, and surrounding garden and parkland, it is a place of beauty and wonder. This masterpiece was completed in 1601. Built by skilled craftsman using local ham stone the house was a statement of wealth, ambition, and showmanship. It is a National Trust property in … Read more

Ventnor Botanic Garden in October

Ventnor Botanic Garden

Ventnor Botanic Garden is in a remarkable microclimate at the heart of the famous Undercliff on the Isle of Wight. This unique garden is protected from the cold northerly winds by chalk downs. The Garden is unrivaled for its collections of subtropical plants grown unprotected out of doors. The address is Ventnor Botanic Garden, Undercliff … Read more

The Weald and Downland Living Museum

Weald and Downland Museum

This is a museum for those who want to see, touch and even smell what life was really like for people living in years gone by. The historic buildings on this 40-acre site have been rescued from elsewhere and reconstructed at the museum. It is also the home of BBC TV’s The Repair Shop series. … Read more

RHS Garden Wisley in September

RHS Garden Wisley

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity and Wisley is one of the world’s great gardens. In September the flower beds and borders are a riot of colour and the dahlias are at their best. Recorded on 17 September 2021 with a DJI Pocket camera. Address: RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 … Read more

Hestercombe – 50 acres of quintessential Somerset gardens

Hestercombe

Spanning three centuries of garden design, Hestercombe Gardens offers a unique combination and varied experience of the Georgian Landscape Garden designed in the 1750s, the Victorian Shrubbery, and the Edwardian Formal Gardens, early 1900s. Hestercombe Gardens are near Taunton in Somerset. Recorded on 27 May 2021 with a DJI Pocket 2 camera. Address: Hestercombe, Taunton TA2 … Read more

Chastleton, a Jacobean country house near Moreton-in-Marsh

Chastleton

Chastleton House in Oxfordshire, was built between 1607 and 1612 by the prosperous wool merchant, Walter Jones, as an impressive statement of his wealth and power. With virtually no intrusion from the 21st century, this fascinating place exudes an informal and timeless atmosphere in a gloriously unspoiled setting. It is in the care of the … Read more

Riding on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

We visit a volunteer operated heritage railway in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire offering a round trip of 28 miles. It uses part of the route of the former Great Western Railway’s main line from Birmingham to Cheltenham which used to run via Stratford-upon-Avon. It now operates steam and heritage diesel trains between Cheltenham Racecourse and Broadway … Read more

The Carousel at Bressingham Gardens in Norfolk

The Carousel at Bressingham Gardens

The three-abreast Gallopers are Bressingham’s centerpiece. It is said to be one of the finest to be seen anywhere. Built by Savages of Kings Lynn in 1897 and owned and operated by the Thurston family of Norfolk until 1934, the Gallopers later operated at Whitley Bay and ended up in Scotland before finding a home … Read more