The one-offs that make Edinburgh brilliant
Breathtaking national treasures on your doorstep
Do we take our national treasures for granted? We were fairly shocked to discover over 70,000 of England's monuments, listed buildings and churches have been damaged by vandals, as was revealed in a survey earlier this week. As an homage to these fallen beauties, we asked the National Trust to handpick 20 of their favourite places in Britain. The journey is quite spectacular...
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Laura, as a native of NI I believe Northern Ireland IS part of Britain because the full and proper title always was 'Great Britain and Northern Ireland' - which was also our proper Olympic name before the spin, money making marketing prats came up with 'Team GB'.
Secondly, all you Scots should know about your own country! If you did, you would know as John rightly pointed out, Scotland has its own National Trust. And wouldn't you all have hit the roof if the National Trust put up pictures of 'your' properties; claiming they would have no right to do so - you cannot have it both ways!
Thirdly, what a shame that so many beautiful pictures and the reason for which we are seeing them (highlighting the mindless vandalism to which they are subject) should be overshadowed by these mindless issues.
Finally, could some of you please consult a book called an 'atlas'? It might teach you not a little about basic geography in your own region of the world.
Sean Ryder - do you need a map of Britain ??
Cragside/Penrhyn are in Wales
Castleward is in N Ireland
I work at St Michaels Mount which is an absolute honour and priviledge
Heather as a native myself I believe you are incorrect. You are missing a part of that statement which is the "the united kingdom of great britian and northern Ireland". At the end of the day this isnt a political statement and i do not want this type of conversion.
However, I do agree that there are missed gems in each country and that more tourism in each should be encouraged. Sometimes the best sites are at home.