Nathanville Photo Gallery

Hobbies and European Travel photo album
Category Albums Files
European placesPhotos; places (predominately in England and France) ideal to visit for day trips and holidays including Theme Parks, Nature sites and sites of Historic Interest.
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Photos of some of Belgium's cities visited during a 2006 trip on the Belgium's waterways.

69 files, last one added on Dec 18, 2009
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Cheddar Gorge


Cheddar Gorge is a limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills, near the village of Cheddar in Somerset, England. The gorge is the site of the Cheddar caves, where Britain's oldest complete human skeleton, Cheddar Man, estimated to be 9,000 years old, was found in 1903.

12 files, last one added on Dec 21, 2009
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Cricket St Thomas


Cricket Park, created in the 19th Century was later turned into a wildlife park and for a brief period was home to Crinkley Bottom. The grounds has since reverted back to a wildlife park and home to about 600 rare and endangered species. The Manor house was used as "Grantleigh Manor" in the television series To the Manor Born aired from 1979 to 1981. The name Cricket St Thomas is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word "cruc," meaning a hill or ridge. The estate is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it is described as "Land of the Count of Martin".

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Devon and Plymouth


Places to visit and see in Devon and Plymouth inclusing the Seal Sanctury in Devon.

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Essex and Suffolk


Places to visit in Essex (and Suffolk) including Dovercourt, Harwich, Flatford and Layer Marney tower.

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Foxton canal


Foxton canal, Corby

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Lake District


The Lake District, includes photos of the Beatrix Potter Museum, the lakes and Little Folk at Low Sizergh Farm.

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London, the capital of England; here is included some photos of London, predominantly of the Greenwich area including the Cutty Sark.

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Noirmoutier (Events)


Noirmoutier-en-l'Île (Noirmoutier) is a commune located in the northern part of Île de Noirmoutier, an island just off the coast of the Vendée in the Pays de la Loire region in western France. The history of the town began with the arrival of the monk Saint Philibert in 674 who founded a monastery. The Château de Noirmoutier dates from the 11th and 12th century; and on Noirmoutier is an Aquarium, butterfly farm and mini-village.

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Norfolk Broads


Norfolk Broads 2007, including boat trip on the River Ant, Toad Hole Cottage Museum, Horsey Windmill and Red Mill, a converted into holiday accommodation and located on an isolated inland island five miles from the main road.

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St Gilles-Croix-de-Vie (Events)


St Gilles-Croix-de-Vie Between St Jean-de-Monts and Les Sables-d’Olonne is host to a variety of night shows during the summer months including fireworks displays to music and the parade of the boats. St Gilles has three and a half kilometres of sandy beach, the main beach being on the north side of the Vie estuary; and on the south side is a number of old fisherman’s cottages set in between the port and the shopping area.

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Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom, bordered by England to its east, and the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea to its west. Wales has a population estimated at three million and is officially bilingual; both Welsh and English have equal status and bilingual signs are the norm throughout the land.

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BristolBRISTOL, Brycgstow (Old English), Brigstowe/Brigstow (Middle English) meaning 'Bridge Place'. (Middle English stowen, from stowe meaning 'place').
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At Bristol


A hands-on science and natural history centre situated near the city docks.

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Bristol started as a small Anglo-Saxon settlement on the river Avon, and as its name suggests was centered around a wooden bridge joining the community on both sides of the river.

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Bristol Balloon Festival


The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is held at Ashton Court, Bristol, England every August. Teams from the UK and other parts of the world bring their hot air balloons to the site and participate in mass ascents where as many as 100 balloons may launch at a time at 6am and 6pm dependant on weather. The event is one of the largest in Europe and it is common to have crowds of over 100,000 on each of the four days of the festival. The Night Glow, where balloons are inflated and glow to music after dark, is a very popular attraction at the event.

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FranceNorthern and Southern France, places visited includes Le Mont St Michel, Paris, Quiberon and the Vendee Coast. Also see events in France under the Europe Events photo albums.
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France, the largest state in the European Union by has been a major power for many centuries with strong economic, cultural, military and political influence. During the 17th and 18th centuries France colonised great parts of North America and during the 19th and early 20th centuries built the second largest empire of the time, including large portions of North, West and Central Africa, Southeast Asia, and many Pacific islands.

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Le Mont Saint Michel


Le Mont-Saint-Michel (English: Saint Michael's Mount) is a rocky tidal island and a commune in Normandy, France; about one kilometre off the country's north coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches.

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Paris is the capital of France and the country's most populous city. It is situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region. Paris, an important settlement for more than two millennia, is today one of the world's leading business and cultural centres, and its influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities.

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Quiberon, a narrow peninsula on the west coast of Brittany, Northern France. The ocean-facing shore, known as the Côte Sauvage (Savage Coast), is a wild and highly unswimmable stretch where the stormy seas look like flashing scenes of snowy mountain tops. The sheltered eastern side has safe and calm sandy beaches and plenty of campsites.

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Vendee Coast


The Vendée is a department in the Pays-de-la-Loire region in west central France, on the Atlantic Ocean. The name Vendée is taken from the Vendée river which runs through the south-eastern part of the department. The Vendee, just below Brittany although still in the North is just far enough south to begin to pick up the Mediterranean weather and therefore is an excellent choice for a summer holiday where hot reliable weather is almost certainly guaranteed.

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European Events Events and places to visit in Europe e.g. Air shows, museums, theme parks, animal parks, historical sites and castles etc.
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Historic Places and People


Historic Places to visit in England, Wales and France, people in period costume and people having fun on their visits.

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Air ShowsAir Shows across England. Includes Duxford air show, Flixton Aircraft Museum, RAF Museum London and Yeovilton air show.
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Duxford Air Show


Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridgeshire, England is Britain's largest aviation museum, Duxford houses the museum's large exhibits, including nearly 200 aircraft, military vehicles, artillery and minor naval vessels in seven main exhibitions buildings. The site accommodates a number of British Army regimental museums, including those of the Parachute Regiment and the Royal Anglian Regiment. The museum is based on the historic Duxford Aerodrome, the site was originally operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the First World War. During the Second World War Duxford played a prominent role during the Battle of Britain and was later used by United States Army Air Forces fighter units in support of the daylight bombing of Germany.

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Flixton Aircraft Museum

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The Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum (Flixton Aircraft Museum), maintained and run by volunteers, holds an impressive collection of aircraft and equipment and themed displays in separate buildings. Free admission, open April to October (Sundays to Thursdays) from 10am to 5pm, and also open several days a week for most of November to March

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RAF Museum London


Royal Air Force Museum, near Hendon is located in Colindale, North London features over one hundred full-size aircraft from across the globe displayed in various galleries on what is the historic site of the original London Aerodrome.

The London collection includes some very early airplane designs, war planes including the legendary Battle of Britain Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane airplanes and a Lancaster Bomber of World War II, through to the latest modern day jets and military aircraft.

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Yeovilton Air Show


RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset is home to the Fleet Air Arm's Sea Harrier aircraft and helicopters that deploy aboard the Royal Navy's three aircraft carriers. There is also a Fleet Air Arm Museum with a collection of about 60 different historic aircraft and the RN Historic flight are based here including the Fairey Swordfish, Swordfish, Hawker Sea Fury FB11 and the Hawker Seahawk FGA6.

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Theme ParksTheme Parks across Europe such as Puy du Fou, Vendee, France (more Theme Parks photo albums, including Disneyland Paris to shortly be added).
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Disneyland Paris


Disneyland Paris, a theme park in Marne-la-Vallée, a new town in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France is one of Europe's leading tourist destinations. The complex, comprising two theme parks is located 32 kilometers (20 miles) from the centre of Paris and lies for the most part on the territory of the commune of Chessy, Seine-et-Marne. Operating since April 1992, it was the second Disney resort to open outside the United States (following Tokyo Disney Resort) and the first to be owned and operated by Disney.

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Legoland Windsor, a child-oriented theme park, Windsor, Berkshire, England, themed on the Lego toy system opened in 1996 on the site of what was the Windsor Safari Park. Legoland, Windsor is the second Legoland theme park, the first being Legoland Billund, Denmark. The theme park, located within close distance of Windsor Castle, as with other Legolands across the world, the main attractions are a mixture of Lego-themed rides, Lego models, and Lego building workshops.

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Puy du Fou


Puy Du Fou Theme Park, Vendee, France. is well worth a visit but it is best to pre-book if you wish to see the Cinescenie in the evening. The Grand Parc has a number of exhibits going on throughout the day with various main open-air shows at regular intervals, lasting up to 40 minutes each; such as the Vikings; Gallo-Roman Stadium where Gladiators fight and chariot races take place; the Phantom Birds Dance; and the Battle of the Keep. After dark the spectacular two-hour pre-booked Cinescenie show takes place in the open-air with over 1000 actors taking part.

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Theme Parks

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Adventure Parks and Theme Parks in England and Wales; a sample of some of the themes.

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CastlesCastles in England, Wales and France such as the Mountfitchet castle of 1066 in Essex (more castles photo albums to shortly be added).
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A selection of castles around southern England, Wales and France including Cardiff casle, Colchester Castle, Hedingham, Windsor and Warwick castle.

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Berkeley Castle


Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire, includes the English Civil War re-enactment. Berkeley Castle lived in by the same family for over 900 years. Where Edward II was murdered, where the Barons of the West gathered before Magna Carta and where Queen Elizabeth I hunted and played bowls.

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Lulworth Castle


Lulworth castle, Dorset, over 400 years old was destroyed by fire in 1929 due to an electrical fault. Now open to the public as a museum and includes an animal farm and at certain times of the year entertainment in the grounds including jousting.

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Mountfitchet Castle


Mountfitchet Castle 1066, Essex, is an historically accurate reconstruction of the castle which enables visitor to travel back in time to 1066 Norman England. Visitors can explore the Castle, roam through the Norman Village behind the castle walls and explore the houses; smell the log fires burning and experience the ambience of an ancient bygone lifestyle.

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MuseumsMuseums in Britain and France such as the Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset (more museum photo albums to shortly be added).
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Bovington Tank Museum


The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset is the museum of the Royal Tank Regiment & Royal Armoured Corps. A collection of almost 300 vehicles on exhibition from 26 countries is the most wide-ranging collection of tanks and armoured vehicles in the world. Includes the only working example of a German Tiger I tank and a British World War I Mark I; the world's oldest surviving combat tank.

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Charlestown Museum


Charlestown Museum located in a historic china clay building on the waterfront of the seaport of Charlestown, St. Austell, Cornwall. England. Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, Cornwall is the largest collection of shipwreck artefacts and treasures in the UK.

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Firepower, The Royal Artillery Museum, based in the historic Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, London. The birthplace of the Royal Artillery founded in 1716. Firepower tells the story of the men and women (over two 2 million) who have served as Gunners in the Royal Regiment of Artillery since it was founded; ordinary people and their extraordinary experiences that have made and continue to make history around the world.

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Medieval FestivalsMedieval Festivals and shows in England and France, often at sites of castles such as Warwick castle, sometimes in towns and villages such as Harwich, Essex, England.
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Chateau de Commequiers


Chateau de Commequiers was built early 16th Century by Sallertaine Louis de Beaumont but dismantled on the orders of Cardinal Richelieu in 1628 like other castles of the region during that time, six years after the defeat of Soubise to Notre-Dame-de-Riez and Saint Gilles. It was then owned by the Family of Tremoille Former Protestant lords. Every year the Association des Amis du Vieux Chateau de Commequiers organises a Medival festival, a two day event in period costume.

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Harwich Medival Festival


Medieval Harvest Festival, Harwich, Essex, England.

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Medieval Festivals, Vendee villages, France

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AquariumsPublic aquaria are popular tourist attractions throughout the world and frequently found in zoos or marine parks. They are made from reinforced concrete and plastics to create a tank that is large enough to hold an entire underwater ecosystem. Most public aquaria can be considered biotopes, ecotypes, or ecotopes since they house plants, fish, and invertebrates that would only live together in a natural habitat. Sharks and whales are some of the most common species found in public aquaria, although otters, penguins, and other semi-aquatic animals are often quite popular.
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Oceanic Aquarium, Vannes


Oceanic Aquarium, Vanns, France is a modern aquarium in the Parc du Golfe 500 metres south of place Gambetta, claims to have the best collection of tropical fish in Europe. Certainly specimens includes a four-eyed fish from Venezuela that can see simultaneously above and below the water and which are also divided into four sexes!; cave fish from Mexico that by contrast have no eyes at all; from Guyana the arowana which jumps two metres out of the water to catch birds and a Nile crocodile found in the Paris sewers in 1984 shares its tank with a group of piranhas.

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Zoos and Wildlife ParksPhoto albums of zoos across Europe include zoos and zoo animals in England and France.
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Chester Zoo

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Chester Zoo, a zoological garden located in Cheshire, north west England, was opened in 1931 by George Mottershead and his family. Chester Zoo, one of the largest zoos in Britain with 111 acres, has over 7000 animals and 400 different species, including some of the most endangered species on the planet.

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Longleat Safari Park, near Bath, Wiltshire, England opened in 1966 was the first drive-through safari park outside of Africa. The Safari park is situated in the grounds of Longleat House, the home of the 7th Marquess of Bath, comprises over 500 animals in an estate of 9000 acres (36.42 km2) of Wiltshire countryside.

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Parc Floral et Tropical


Parc Floral et Tropical, Vendee, France. since 1977 the Park Court Aron shows the micro-climate of this region of Vendee, tulips, orchids, carnivorous plants in greenhouses, Iceland poppies colorful, Japanese iris, papyrus from Egypt and leads you to the water gardens (waterfall, water jet) where you will rub the Koi. And, beyond to the arches of bamboo, eucalyptus groves, banana trees and palms from china where you will discover, as early as July, the asian lotuses-covered lake unique in Europe.

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Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, a wetland reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, is halfway between Bristol and Gloucester on the estuary of the river Severn. First opened 1946 thanks to the vision of artist and naturalist Sir Peter Scott. There are now eight other WWT sites in the UK. With 3 square kilometres of reserve of which 500,000 square metres is landscaped and open to the public, the reserve cares for and studies ducks, geese and swans and caters for bird and duck watchers with 16 hides overlooking fields, streams and lakes bordering the River Severn and the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal.

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Whipsnade Zoo


Whipsnade Zoo, located at Whipsnade, near Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England covers 600 acres (2.4 km2), is one of Europe's largest wildlife conservation parks. It is home to over 6400 animals, many of which are endangered in the wild. The majority of the animals are kept within sizeable enclosures; others, such as the peacocks, the South American mara and Australian wallabies, roam freely around the park.

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Zoo de la Palmyre


Zoo de la Palmyre, one of the most popular zoos in France and one of the most recommended in Europe, was created in 1966 in the forest of the commune of Les Mathes, near Royan, by its founder Claude Caillé. The zoo, always trying to improve the quality of the animals lives, plays an important role in reintroducing animals into their natural habitats. The zoo Extends over 18 hectares, including 14 hectares of landscape garden, offers visitors the opportunity of observing more than 1600 animals, divided into 130 species, over a distance of more than 4 km.

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Zoo des Sables d'Olonne


Zoo des Sables d'Olonne is an oasis of green by the sea Providing a peek into the animal kingdom taking you through leafy passages of lush vegetation with a fascinating encounter of over 200 animals including giraffes, wild cats, monkeys and reptiles in a natural environment Resembling their own original surroundings.

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HobbiesPhoto albums for Hobbies and Leisure interests and includes topics such as gardening, wildlife and model trains etc.
TrainsNathanville Model Railway, photos of a model railway village; and a photo album of steam trains in Britain and France.
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Model Railway

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Nathanville Model Railway Village
A Model Railway Village in the Making
Welcomes Careful Train Drivers!
And Railway Enthusiasts

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Steam Trains


Steam trains and model railways

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Organic Gardening and HerbsA selection of photo albums of a medieval style organic garden for the benefit of wildlife and for the kitchen; includes photos of flowers, garden plants, herbs, vegetables, wildlife a winter garden.
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Winter Garden

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3,036 files in 62 albums and 16 categories with 3 comments viewed 105,611 times

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Wildlife pond and water feature 2010156 viewsWildlife pond and water feature, view from secondary patio by the Organic Vegetable garden.Sep 12, 2010
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Wildlife pond and water feature 2010149 viewsWildlife pond including water reservoir for pumps and pond rock lightsSep 12, 2010
Decking 2010141 viewsView from lower decking to main patio.Sep 12, 2010
Decking 2010150 viewsDecking, side pathSep 12, 2010