The Abbey is Medieval and was founded in 1222 for Premonstratensian Cannons an austere order of priests, during its three Centuries as a monasteries the monks were devoted to scholarships . The Abbey closed in 1537 by Henry V111 of England during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the Abbey was transformed into a grand mansion for Thomas Wriothesley 1st Earl of Southampton a loyal civil servant to King Henry V111. The ruined Abbey is now run by English Heritage and is open daily it can by found in Mill Lane. Titchfield Hampshire near Fareham.
Taken this morning whilst walking my dog on Butser Hill in Hampshire, and looking East towards West Sussex as the sun was rising.
Glenfinnan Monument stands on the bank of Loch Shiel with a kilted Highlander standing on top. There is a narrow spiral staircase to the top for a 360 degree panoramic views across water , mountains and the Glenfinnan Viaduct. The monument was built in 1815 for the brave Highlanders who fought in the rising of the jacobite in 1745. This is where Bonny Prince Charles met clans chiefs to muster their men and join him in trying to restore the Stuarts to the British throne. Today it look after by the National Trust of Scotland .
One of the many lakes in the Lake District, Derwentwater is a 15 minutes stroll from Market Square in Keswick.
Jack Frost has been at work, through the trees and on the ground turning everything white.
A cold walk with Tilly my Cocker Spaniel this morning
Taken in Keswick by the cricket ground in the Lake District Park
I took this shot in Scotland of a icy river running through the woods with snow and ice.
A group of deer huddle together in the wet grass of Petworth Park grounds
Brantome Abbey sit beside the river Dronne France
Wray Castle can be found in the Lake District in Ambleside, and has amazing views across Lake Windermere and the hills. A surgeon and a heiress from Liverpool in 1840 began to build the castle. Today the castle is run by the National Trust.