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.
ninbra: The Color of Autumn. Morden Hall Park in London, England.
enchantedengland: Morden Hall Park lies within the London Borough of Morden, “an area of green space within an otherwise dense cluster of 1930s housing.” Within the park is a large circular spooky mysterious mound which may be a burial ground from the Iron Age.
Madresfield Court, Worcestershire, a 136 room country house dating to the twelfth century, is the ancestral home of the Lygons family. Evelyn Waugh,(1903-1966) frequently visited the house; and reportedly based the fictional Flyte Family of Brideshead Revistedon the Lygons. The house was reconstructed in the Elizabethan, or early Renaissance, architectural style.
(image from mags cat on flickr)