Frontiers of the Roman Empire

Brief description

The ‘Roman Limes’ represents the border line of the Roman Empire at its greatest extent in the 2nd century AD. In the UK, the most obvious evidence is Hadrians Wall, which snakes across the country through Northumberland and Cumbria.

The site was extended to include the Antonine Wall in Scotland (more earthworks than construction like Hadrians), and the Limes, in Germany.

Unesco WHS list ref:430

I’ve visited Hadrians Wall many times, I remember school trips to Housesteads Roman Fort and the romantic sounding Vindolandia.

From my collection

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Cards to swap

 

hadrianswall-5Hadrians – 1

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Hadrians – 2

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Hadrians – 3

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Hadrians – 4

Heart of Neolithic Orkney

Brief description

The group of Neolithic monuments on Orkney consists of a large chambered tomb (Maes Howe), two ceremonial stone circles (the Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar) and a settlement (Skara Brae), together with a number of unexcavated burial, ceremonial and settlement sites.

Unesco WHS list ref: 514

We’ve never visited, but I would love to.

From my collection:

orkney

Cards to swap

Orkney - Maeshowe
Orkney 1 – Maes Howe

Orkney - Skara Brae
Orkney 2 – Skara Brae

Orkney - Brodgar Ring
Orkney 3 – Ring of Brodgar

Blenheim Palace

Brief description

Blenheim Palace, near Oxford, was built between 1705-1722 and stands in parkland laid out by Capability Brown.

Unesco WHS list ref: 425

We visited in 2014.

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From my collection

I have many cards of this site, both the palace and grounds, including the wonderful library

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Cards to swap

Lots available to swap too (I’ve scanned a few, but have many other views):

Blenheim1

 

Blenheim 1

Blenheim2

 

Blenheim 2

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Blenheim 3

Blenheim4
Blenheim 4

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Blenheim 5

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Blenheim 7