in Our Planet’s Scenery 16-09-2013
in Country Roads & Country Views 06-10-2013
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Lens: @ 50mm, ISO: 100, Aperture: f5.6, Shutter: 1/250
The tiny hamlet of village of Durisdeer sits nestled at the foot of the Durisdeer
hill, part of the Lowther Hills in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The village is accessed by two very narrow roads that go no further than the village itself, as a result it is little know and seldom visited. The Duke of Buccleuch, the largest private landowner in Britain owns much of the land for many miles around this area and has a castle at Drumlanrig on the west bank of the River Nith some 5 kilometres north of Thornhill. In the church at Durisdeer there is a mausoleum to the first Duke of Buccleuch complete with marble statues of him and his wife Mary dating from 1713 though there has been a church on this site since medieval times. Durisdeer was included in the 1978 film version of The Thirty Nine Steps, starring Robert Powell.