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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Bedfordshire is crammed with wonderful countryside (Downs, Chiltern Hills, Greensand Ridge, Marston Vale) delightful towns and villages (Woburn & Harrold were named in the 2013 Sunday Times 120 best villages to live in Britain), great places to eat, drink (Old Warden Vineyard) and shop, beautiful cottages and impressive stately homes (Wrest Park, Woburn Abbey, Luton Hoo Mansion House), historical stories of national importance and plenty of attractions (ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Mead Open Farm, Woburn Safari Park, The BodyFlight...) to keep the kids occupied!
Enveloped in the hills of South West England, it has a distinctive identity that is different to anywhere else. Grounded in roots from centuries past, passionate locals and spirited fans have helped carve out its character ever since. It’s not hard to see why writers, film directors, artists, actors, scientists, musicians and architects have sought inspiration here. Famed for its passionate character and its maritime history,
Aylesbury Model Engineering Society
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Willen Park Nr. Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire), abbreviated Bucks, is a county in South East England which borders Greater London to the south east, Berkshire to the south, Oxfordshire to the west, Northamptonshire to the north, Bedfordshire to the north east and Hertfordshire to the east. Buckinghamshire is a home county and towns such as High Wycombe, Amersham, Chesham and the Chalfonts in the east and southeast of the county are parts of the London commuter belt, forming some of the most densely-populated parts of the county. Development in this region is restricted by the Metropolitan Green Belt. Other large settlements include the county town of Aylesbury, Marlow in the south near the Thames and Princes Risborough in the west near Oxford. Some areas without direct rail links to London, such as around the old county town of Buckingham and near Olney in the northeast, are much less populous. The largest town is Milton Keynes in the northeast, which with the surrounding area is administered as a unitary authority separately to the rest of Buckinghamshire. The remainder of the county is administered by Buckinghamshire County Council as a non-metropolitan county, and four district councils. In national elections, Buckinghamshire is considered a reliable supporter of the Conservative Party. A large part of the Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, runs through the south of the county and attracts many walkers and cyclists from London. In this area older buildings are often made from local flint and red brick. Many parts of the county are quite affluent and like many areas around London this has led to problems with housing costs: several reports have identified the market town of Beaconsfield as having among the highest property prices outside London. Chequers, a mansion estate owned by the government, is the country retreat of the incumbent Prime Minister. To the north of the county lies rolling countryside in the Vale of Aylesbury and around the Great Ouse. The Thames forms part of the county’s southwestern boundary. Notable service amenities in the county are Pinewood Film Studios, Dorney rowing lake and part of Silverstone race track on the Northamptonshire border. Many national companies have offices in Milton Keynes. Heavy industry and quarrying is limited, with agriculture predominating after service industries.
Nene Valley Railway
Cambridgeshire also known, archaically, as the County of Cambridge; abbreviated Cambs.) is a county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the northeast, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. The principal settlement is the city of Cambridge. Modern Cambridgeshire was formed from the historic counties of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire, together with the Isle of Ely and the Soke of Peterborough; it contains most of the region known as Silicon Fen.
Midland Railway Centre - Butterley
Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. A substantial portion of the Peak District National Park lies within Derbyshire. The southern extremity of the Pennine range of hills extends into the north of the county. The county contains part of the National Forest, and borders on Greater Manchester to the northwest, West Yorkshire to the north, South Yorkshire to the northeast, Nottinghamshire to the east, Leicestershire to the southeast, Staffordshire to the west and southwest and Cheshire also to the west. Derbyshire is a mixture of a rural economy in the west, with a former coal mining economy in the northeast (Bolsover district), the Erewash Valley around Ilkeston and in the south around Swadlincote. The landscape varies from typical arable country in the flat lands to the south of Derby, to the hill farming of the high gritstone moorlands of the southern Pennines, which effectively begin to the north of the city. This topology and geology has had a fundamental effect on Derbyshire's development throughout its history. In addition it is rich in natural resources like lead, iron, coal, and limestone. The limestone outcrops in the central area led to the establishment of large quarries to supply the industries of the surrounding towns with lime for building and steel making, and latterly in the 20th century cement manufacture. The industrial revolution also increased demand for building stone, and in the late 19th & early 20th century the railways' arrival led to a large number of stone quarries to exploit the natural resources of the area. This industry has left its mark on the countryside but is still a major industry: a lot of the stone is supplied as crushed stone for road building and concrete manufacture, and is moved by rail. The Limestone areas of central Derbyshire were found to contain veins of lead ore, and these were mined from Roman times. Its remoteness in the late 18th century and an abundance of fast-flowing streams led to a proliferation of water power at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, following the mills pioneered by Richard Arkwright. For this reason, among others, Derbyshire has been said to be the home of the Industrial Revolution, and part of the Derwent Valley has been given World Heritage status. Nationally famous companies in Derbyshire are Rolls Royce, one of the world's leading aerospace companies, based since before World War I in Derby, Thorntons just south of Alfreton and Toyota, who have one of the UK's largest car manufacturing plants at Burnaston. Ashbourne Water used to be bottled in Buxton by Nestlé Waters UK until 2006 and Buxton Water still is.
Beer Heights Light Railway
Pecorama Flower Gardens
Pecorama Model Railway Exhibition
Devon - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Devon is a large county in southwestern England. Devon is the fourth largest of the English counties by area and has a population of 1,141,600 making it the 11th most populous. The county town is the cathedral city of Exeter. In addition to Devon County Council, the county contains two unitary authorities (independent from Devon County Council's control): the port city of Plymouth and Torbay, a conurbation of seaside resorts. Plymouth is also the largest city in Devon. Much of the county is rural (including national park) land, with a low population density by British standards. It contains Dartmoor 954 km2 (368 sq mi), the largest open space in southern England. It is the only English county to have two separate coastlines – a north and southern coastline. The county is the location of part of England's only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Dorset and East Devon Coast, known as the Jurassic Coast for its geology and geographical features. It is also home to Braunton Burrows UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, a dune complex in the north of the county. Along with Cornwall, Devon is known as the "Cornubian massif". This geology gives rise to the landscapes of Dartmoor and Exmoor, the latter two being national parks. Devon has seaside resorts and historic towns and cities, rural scenery and a mild climate, accounting for the large tourist sector of its economy.
The Purbeck Mineral & Mining Museum
The Swanage Railway on 20/11/11
A beautiful and welcoming destination to enjoy the perfect break.Dorsetis brimming with things to do, with a fantastic playground of beaches and miles of unspoilt countryside to explore. Dorset is a county of contrasts, offering the very best of countryside, coastline, events and attractions, perfect for families and couples alike
Cotswold Motoring & Toy Museum
Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway
Gloucestershire splits into three areas, major part of the Cotswolds, the Royal Forest of Dean and the Severn Vale.Gloucestershire lies on the northern edge of the South-West of England, famous for the many beautiful Cotswold towns and villages such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, Stow-on-the-Wold, Tewkesbury, and The Slaughters. Filled with outstanding picturesque views across the River Severn and simply amazing scenic Countryside settings. Gloucestershire has so much to offer and just some of its nearby attractions include the 840 year old 'Berkley Castle', the Ruins of 'Witcombe Roman Villa' and 'Tewkesbury Abbey' which is over 500 years old and has the tallest Norman tower in England.
Isle of Wight
"The Sandhills" at Blackpool's South Shore
Blackpool Football Club
Blackpool Sealife Centre
Blackpool Winter Gardens
Blackpool’s New Modern Street Sculpture and Lighting Architecture
Blackpool's "Comedy Carpet" Paving on Blackpool Seafront
Blackpool's Hotel's and Guesthouses
Blackpool's North Pier
Blackpool's South Pier
Fleetwood Harbour Marina
Fleetwood Model Yacht and Power Boat Club
Madame Tussauds Blackpool
The Big One (Roller Coaster Ride) at Blackpool
The Pleasure Beach, Blackpool
Abbey Pumping Station Museum
Bradgate Park,(nr. Leicester)
Great Central Railway
Mkt Harborough Station
National Space Centre
The Battlefield Line Railway
Leicestershire (Listeni/ˈlɛstərʃɪər/ or /ˈlɛstərʃər/; abbreviation Leics.) is a landlocked county in the English Midlands. It takes its name from the heavily populated City of Leicester, traditionally its administrative centre, although the City of Leicester unitary authority is today administered separately from the rest of Leicestershire. The county borders Derbyshire to the north-west, Nottinghamshire to the north, Rutland to the east, Warwickshire to the south-west, Staffordshire to the west, Lincolnshire to the north-east, and Northamptonshire to the south-east. The border with Warwickshire is Watling Street (the A5). County Hall, situated in Glenfield, about 3 miles (5 km) north-west of Leicester city centre, is the seat of Leicestershire County Council and the headquarters of the county authority. The City of Leicester is administered from offices in Leicester itself and the City Council meets at Leicester Town Hall. The River Soar rises to the east of Hinckley, in the far south of the county, and flows northward through Leicester before emptying into the River Trent at the point where Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Nottinghamshire meet. A large part of the north-west of the county, around Coalville, forms part of the new National Forest area extending into Derbyshire and Staffordshire. The highest point of the county is Bardon Hill at 278 metres (912 ft), which is also a Marilyn.
The South Bank
Top 25 things to do in the City of London
Northampton Abington Park
Rockingham Castle, Near Corby.
Brixworth Country Park & Pitsford Water / Reservoir
National Street Rod Association Meet at Northampton & Lamport Railway on 9th June 2012
Northampton & District Model Railway Club
Northampton & Lamport Railway - "Halloween Special" 28/10/12
Northampton and Lamport Railway
Northampton Balloon Festival at Billing Aquadrome
Northampton Ironstone Railway Trust
Northampton Society of Model Engineers Ltd at Delapre Park
Northampton Town Centre
NSRA Billing Fun Run
Rushden Transport Museum & Railway
Stoke Bruerne & Canal
Trax at Siverstone Circuit
Vintage Gathering at the NLR Railway
West Hunsbury, Northampton
Days out in Northamptonshire
Nottinghamshire Great Central Railway
Nottinghamshire Heritage Transport Centre
Rushcliffe Country Park
Rocks by Rail (formerly Rutland Railway Museum)
East Somerset Railway
West Somerset Railway
Somerset From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The ceremonial and non-metropolitan county of Somerset (Listeni/ˈsʌmərsɛt/ or /ˈsʌmərsɨt/) in South West England borders Bristol and Gloucestershire to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east, and Devon to the south-west. It is partly bounded to the north and west by the Bristol Channel and the estuary of the River Severn. Its traditional northern border is the River Avon, but the administrative boundary has crept southwards with the creation and expansion of the City of Bristol, and latterly the county of Avon and its successor unitary authorities to the north. Somerset's county town, Taunton, is in the south. Somerset is a rural county of rolling hills such as the Blackdown Hills, Mendip Hills, Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park, and large flat expanses of land including the Somerset Levels. There is evidence of human occupation from Palaeolithic times, and of subsequent settlement in the Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods. The county played a significant part in the consolidation of power and rise of King Alfred the Great, and later in the English Civil War and the Monmouth Rebellion. Agriculture is a major business in the county. Farming of sheep and cattle, including for wool and the county's famous cheeses (most notably Cheddar), are traditional and contemporary, as is the more unusual cultivation of willow for basket weaving. Apple orchards were once plentiful, and Somerset is still known for the production of strong cider. Unemployment is lower than the national average; the largest employment sectors are retail, manufacturing, tourism, and health and social care. Population growth in the county is higher than the national average.
Tyne and Wear
York National Railway Museum
Small Fishing Boat undergoing repairs on Poole Jetty
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