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Britains best veiw

pierre_pierre
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Britains best veiw

a few are on this BBC item http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8144682.stm  how does the veiw from the balcony of where I stayed near Sky compare ?  its a bit of  a Stitch up, the coast across the valley is straight not curved
Eilean Donan Castle is at the top RH end of Loch Long
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Re: Britains best veiw

Well, how about this one, taken today on my mobile telephone whilst out walking with jmdlp and the Cairns?
Not bad for a Nottinghamshire pit village!  Shan't tell you which one - we don't want a sudden rush of tourists - it will remain a well-guarded secret!
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pierre_pierre
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come a few hundred miles south and that could be my local country park http://www.greatnotley.com/park.html
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Eilean Donan Castle is at the top RH end of Loch Long
thought Loch Long was in Argyll-- top RH would be Arrochar?Huh
OK I now find there is another loch long (which is quite short) located north of said castle which lies on the bigger Loch Duich within sight of Loch Alsh -- been past there many a time & didn't realise the was another loch long hidden behind the hills!
Eilean Donan must be the most photographed castle in Scotland
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I will never ever get tired of this place and the multitude of wonderful views it offers. I wish I could go back this year. Sad
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I think it's almost impossible to say any one place - Britain has such a wide diversity of landscapes - from the rugged to the tranquil.
I live with the Highland mountains out of my window every day - so just almost take them for granted - but I have lived in Cornwall and loved the coast there abouts, and love the Yorkshire Dales, Peak district , lake district and lots more.
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If I walk about 150 metres from my front gate, I get this view. I've never tired of it, and never will.

More photos from around and about me in my Gallery:
http://www.thejudge.me.uk/Not_blog/Pictures/Pictures.htm
pierre_pierre
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give us a clue, which picture are we looking at Sad
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just for you Be  (its a web  cam updates every 5 min)

more here - 3 cameras http://www.nci-stives.org/
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Thing is, Be3G further up the coast you have Hells Mouth and other places which are more spectacular.
Though this view on the south coast is much nicer http://www.flickr.com/photos/quentinsimages/3716334323/
St Ives ... full of tourists! Smiley I think Denzil may be along in a moment too ...
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There used to be a cable TV channel called ?? (as far as I know wasn't on Sky) its a long time since I was on cable, for the life of me I can't remember what it was called. But it just used to show stunning views (usually flying) of countryside/coastal, and many other varied view cinematography accompanied by appropriate music. In quiet moments I used to really enjoy this channel.
I think it was cut for financial reasons but, I have this niggling idea the channel is still available online?
(Another cable used to screen but Sky doesn't was the Country Music Channel, but thats an entirely different topic)
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Any of the 'From the Air' books listed here by Yann Arthus-Bertrand are good, you may want to have look at the library or bookshop before you buy though.
Last year I was in a city center where they had many of his pictures blown up to 20'x15' kind of size, it was spectacular.
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Thanks godsell4, shortly after posting I recalled the cable channel was (is perhaps) called "The Landscape Channel"
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It is an HD channel now, seems popular in France and not in the UK at this time. Sad
But, thank to YouTube http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=landscapehd&view=videos
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Thing is, Be3G further up the coast you have Hells Mouth and other places which are more spectacular.
Though this view on the south coast is much nicer http://www.flickr.com/photos/quentinsimages/3716334323/
St Ives ... full of tourists! Smiley I think Denzil may be along in a moment too ...

I accept that St. Ives isn't necessarily the most scenic place in Cornwall... but for whatever reason, it just holds a special place in my heart - perhaps because it's where I had my first ever holiday. And when this is normally the view from your living room window, anything is a big improvement. Smiley
Having said that, I agree that the tourists can get a bit overwhelming. I do like the bustling busyness of it up to a certain degree; it's nice to wander around the harbour at half nine in the evening and for it to not feel like a ghost town. But when I visit St. Ives I do tend to use it as a 'base' rather than a final destination - for example, even though I only spent about 24 hours there last time, I (with a friend) went for a slow wander along the coastal path to Carbis Bay and back, and took a bus round to Hayle Towans to find a quiet spot of beach there.