Lord Sackville's
Garden, Knole

Visits in the UK

The photograph in the header to this page was provided courtesy of u3a member, Rob Weighill.

Postcards from Places We Love

English Heritage have produced a series of over 30 videos based on dron e photography of their locations around the British Isles. The videos last from around 1 minute to a maximum of 2 and a half minutes.

Go to : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk_h5993jOA&list=PLx2QMoA1Th9eAbra3uPThn3xgi34t5JuL&index=1

The locations are :

  • Lindisfarne, Northumberland

  • Mount Grace Priory, North Yorkshire

  • Down House, Kent

  • Brodsworth Hall & Gardens, Yorkshire

  • Boscobel House, Shropshire

  • Tintagel, Cornwall

  • Framlingham Castle, Suffolk

  • Old Sarum, Wiltshire

  • Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire

  • Wrest Park, Bedfordshire

  • Warkworth Castle, Northumberland

  • Osborne, Isle of Wight

  • Eltham Palace, London

  • Dover Castle, Kent

  • Carlisle Castle, Cumberland

  • Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire

  • Stonehenge, Wiltshire

  • Whitby Abbey, Yorkshire

  • Rievaulx Abbey, Yorkshire

  • Hadrians Wall, Northumberland

  • Ironbridge, Shropshire

  • Bolsover Castle, Shropshire

  • Belsay Hall and Castle, Northumberland

  • Audley End, Essex

  • Scarborough Castle, Yorkshire

  • Walmer Castle, Kent

  • Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight

  • Beeston Castle, Shropshire

  • Witley Court, Worcestershire

  • Pendennis Castle, Cornwall

The following items are all "virtual" visits to well-known places of interest and areas of this country.

To see the "virtual" visits to places outside the UK, click on Visits Overseas.

Whilst venturing out in the next few of months may may still be fraught with problems, this doesn’t mean you can’t visit some of the country's best attractions.


Below is a list of the virtual trips you can take from the comfort of your own home.

Buckingham Palace

Wander the official residence of The Queen, including the iconic Throne Room from your sofa.

https://www.royal.uk/virtual-tours-buckingham-palace

Stonehenge

Sit back, relax and explore one of the ancient wonders of the world.

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/history-and-stories/stonehenge360/

Lake District

The Lake District is known for its exceptional scenery. Take in views of Lake Windermere, Coniston Water and Derwent Water.

https://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/webcams-videos-and-photos/webcams

Natural History Museum

Delve into the Natural History Museum from home. Take a tour of several exhibition rooms.

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/natural-history-museum

Edinburgh Zoo

Spend the weekend watching a number of animals including rockhopper penguins, pandas, koalas, lions and tigers, for free!

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/

British Museum

The British Museum allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com

Victoria and Albert Museum

Want to spend time looking at some beautiful art & design ? You can rummage through as many collections as you like and not be told off!

https://www.vam.ac.uk/collections?type=featured

Tower of London
Join Dan Snow and Chief Yeoman Warder Alan Kingshott on a 360 tour of the Tower of London.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeLQVare-3k

Hadrian's Wall
Serving as a defence for the Roman Empire, Hadrian's Wall dates back to 128 AD, and stretches 73 miles from coast to coast.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGcpiwL3CEg

St. Paul's Cathedral
Soak up the beauty of St Paul's Cathedral from the comfort of your own home, thanks to this online virtual tour.
https://www.360cities.net/image/inside-st-paul-s-cathedral

Hidcote Manor Gardens

Take a 360 virtual walk through Hidcote Manor Gardens and discover exotic species in the plant house.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hidcote/features/hidcote-virtual-tours

St.Ives Beach
Y
ou can immerse yourself in the beauty of St.Ives Beach.. http://www.kissphotography.co.uk/PAN/stives/19.html

Edinburgh Castle
This virtual tour takes you around Edinburgh Castle and gives you stellar views. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu-KVWSqJlI


Abbey Road Studios
Music lovers will enjoy stepping into the world-famous Abbey Road Studios in London.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGztmJrf748

Roman Baths in Bath
They serve as one of the most popular historical sites in the UK, with 1.3 million people visiting them each year.
https://www.romanbaths.co.uk/walkthrough

Steam Yacht Gondola at Coniston
Steam across Coniston Water in the Lake District in this behind the scenes video of Steam Yacht Gondola.

https://youtu.be/G1W6E8f2s_4