Creek Cottage, Castleton, Derbyshire, England
A picture of Mermaid Street in Rye, Sussex.
Gold Hill in Shaftesbury is an iconic Tumblr image; but instead of merely posting this incredible place I will tell you about it as well! This is what makes my blog so excellent.
Shaftesbury is a mediaeval town in Dorset, England; (Dorset being a county on the southern coast, if you’re wanting to find it). At 718 feet (219 metres) above sea level, Gold Hill is one of the oldest and highest towns in Britain.
Alfred the Great founded the place in 880 and eight years later built an Abbey at Gold Hill, sending his tiresome and plain daughter Aethelgifu to reign as its first Abbess. All that remains of the Abbey today are the massive walled ramparts which once surrounded it. (For a perspective of the steepness of this street, glance at the minuscule fellow near the bottom of the lane)
Four Seasons in the magical little village of Lealholm, in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. I love this village!!! I am stalking this village (images of it, anyway). Hopefully Rye will not be jealous. I shall return to you, my love. (photo by samsalt1 on Google Earth.