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Visitors can go down this coalmine (called Big Pit) for free. Click forward arrow above the photo to see the tourists preparing to go underground.

To see my other photos of this fabulous estate - keep clicking the forward arrow above each picture. Remember, you can also see a much bigger image by clicking on the photograph. To reverse back - click the BACK ARROW at the top left of screen. These photos were taken during early May when the foliage was new and bright. For autumn colour, the last week of October / first week of November, is probably best.

Captain Scott Memorial.

Photo taken in early June. Other gardens in Dorset are Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical & Compton Acres.

This rather "excited" Giant was cut into the chalk hillside long ago and has been maintained ever since.

For more fine gardens in Dorset - see Abbotsbury & Minterne.

Built on The Duchy of Cornwall Estate, Prince Charles did not want another "bog standard" modern housing development. Poundbury, which takes design inspiration from the historic architecture of Dorset, is the result. It seems to be a great success and is far better than some of the hideous developments which have been covering Britain in recent years.

Just a short (9 mile/13Km) train ride (road is slow going) from Cardiff city centre. The area behind the beach is rather "tacky".

Barry Island is just a short (9 miles / 13Km) train ride (road is slow going) from Cardiff city centre. The area behind the beach is rather "tacky".

St.Teilo's Church was moved to St.Fagans - National History Museum of Wales, from Pontarddulais, Carmarthenshire. The Archbishop of Canterbury re-dedicated this church in October 2007 following completion of the re-build. To see interior (which is not marked on Google Earth), click "Prev" above.

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