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Accidentally ended up in Windsor for a few hours today so thought I'd make the most of it... put on a dress for a wedding that I quote literally cannot breathe in ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Not the comfiest...
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The early history of Windsor is unknown, although it was almost certainly settled some years before 1070 when William the Conqueror had a timber motte and bailey castle constructed. The focus of royal interest at that time was not the castle, however, but a small riverside settlement about 3 miles (5 km) downstream, possibly established from the 7th century.
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From about the 8th century, high status people started to visit the site occasionally, and possibly this included royalty. From the 11th century the site's link with king Edward the Confessor is documented, but again, information about his use of the place is scant.
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Follow me over on @postcardsbyhannah for more of my photos ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

The @stmellonshotel has so much history keep your eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ peeled in our insta histories today as we will be dining here.

Originally named Llwynarthen, the house was built in 1878 as the home of Sir Henry Webb, a Baronet, and commander of the Gloucester, Worcester and Liverpool regiments during the Great War, who also carried out duties as an MP for the Forest of Dean during this time, and later as an MP for Cardiff East
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Such a cute little village, and double yellow lines means no rows of cars (although I did come across some rule breakers ๐Ÿ˜‚)
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*girl related question* do any of you guys know a good means of stopping my hair going frizzy? I am going to a wedding tomorrow and it's so muggy I'm gonna end up looking like Monica from Friends when she went to the Caribbean...
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Any advice would be great ๐Ÿ˜‚ I do like coconut oil but always tend to put in too much product which makes it greasy ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Bajo la.lluvia junto a Ben Nevis, la montaรฑa mรกs alta de Reino Unido

Leaving work on Friday like...๐Ÿคฃ

Broken Horizon. 28th March 2003 would have been a lethal time to stand where I am today. That day was one of arson and ruin, the day the stole the glory of the old West Pier in Brighton. This was Britain's most famous and grandest Victorian pier. I'm stood between the old stanchion legs that would have taken you out on the bridge across the tide to a headful of childhood wonder. The ghosting carcass reminding beach goers of more glorious days. Each visit showing an ever slimmer figure, the sea picks the last of her bones. An inglorious death, but something undeniably striking about her, even now.

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Had to be done. A London bus goes into warp drive on Westminster Bridge.

Accidentally ended up in Windsor for a few hours today so thought I'd make the most of it... put on a dress for a wedding that I quote literally cannot breathe in ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Not the comfiest...
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The early history of Windsor is unknown, although it was almost certainly settled some years before 1070 when William the Conqueror had a timber motte and bailey castle constructed. The focus of royal interest at that time was not the castle, however, but a small riverside settlement about 3 miles (5 km) downstream, possibly established from the 7th century.
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From about the 8th century, high status people started to visit the site occasionally, and possibly this included royalty. From the 11th century the site's link with king Edward the Confessor is documented, but again, information about his use of the place is scant.
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Follow me over on @postcardsbyhannah for more of my photos ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Popped into Windsor today, never seen so many tourists in my whole life ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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The Crooked House of Windsor (also known as the Market Cross House), is a commercial building dating from 1687. The building was reconstructed in the eighteenth century and now stands on "an outrageous slant."

The House Oโ€™ the Binns. My dream home. It is the House of the Dalyell family. It was originally purchased in the 1600s by Thomas Dalyell, who made his wealth selling butter from Orkney to Leith. Thomas married the daughter of Lord Kinloss, who was James VIโ€™s Master of the Rolls in London, through which Dalyell became the deputy and became part of the landed gentry. Here is ANOTHER story of a homeowner who spent a small fortune renovating his entire house into a palace in hopes of a visit from Charles I, which never happened. So now, we have the whole town of Linlithgow, Linlithgow Palace, Argyllโ€™s Lodging AND the House of the Binns that were redone for Charles I and he never showed up.
Later, towers and wings continued to be added the house, some of which was inspired by Sir Walter Scott, who was a family friend. This is when it got itโ€™s distinctive style.
In 1944, Eleanor Dalyell gave the house to the National Trust for Scotland, which allowed the family to remain living in the house. Until his recent death, the former MP for Linlithgow, Sir Tam Dalyell and his family lived in the western range.

Going back to the 1600s, Thomasโ€™s son, Tam was a famous general who served Charles I and II, who eventually became the Commander-in-Chief in Scotland. When you tour The House of the Binnโ€™s, there is a table that Tam is said to have played cards with the devil on. The story goes that normally the devil would always beat Tam, but one night Tam won. The devil was so enraged by this that he threw a marble table at Tamโ€™s head, but he missed and it flew into the pond. Two hundred years later, around 1870, a marble table was found in the Sargeantโ€™s Pond during a drought. Apparently, around the 1930s, Eleanor Dalyell asked a tradesman who was about to retire to fix the table. It turns out, this manโ€™s first job was to pull the table out of the pond. What a coincidence! #themoreyouknow #houseofthebinns

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