Dorset and East Devon Coast

Brief description

Known as the Jurassic coast (although its rock formations span a much longer time – 185 million years of earth’s history!) this stretch of the south of England is also beautiful, with small towns and lovely beaches.

Unesco WHS list ref: 1029

I’ve spent 2 memorable holidays in this part of England, most recently based in Burton Bradstock, where we made lots of visits to find fossils (unsuccessful) and see the views (very definitely were successful!).

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From my collection

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Cards to swap

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dorset-3Dorset – 3

Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast

Brief description

The Giant’s Causeway lies at the foot of the basalt cliffs along the sea coast on the edge of the Antrim plateau in Northern Ireland.

Unesco WHS list ref:369

Not visited – yet!

From my collection

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Cards to swap

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Causeway – 1

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Causeway – 2

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Causeway – 3

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Causeway – 4

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

Postage stamps

This site has also featured on postage stamps (while I’m not paticularly a stamp collector, I do keep ones with unesco connections – and after all, stamps and postcards do go together!). This stamp was quite unusual, in that the same design was issued simultaneously in the UK and Australia, and the sites were paired – so for example this one of Hadrians Wall was sold alongside one of Uluru.

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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):

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Blenheim 1

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Blenheim 2

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Blenheim 3

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Blenheim 4

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Blenheim 5

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Blenheim 7

Postage stamps

This site has also featured on postage stamps (while I’m not paticularly a stamp collector, I do keep ones with unesco connections – and after all, stamps and postcards do go together!). This stamp was quite unusual, in that the same design was issued simultaneously in the UK and Australia, and the sites were paired – so for example this one of Blenheim Palace was sold alongside one of the Blue Mountains.

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