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This is Wray Castle in the hills near Ambleside, Cumbria U.K.
It was a grey but glarey day so the surrounding sky was very glarey, so i have photo shopped one of my skies from the serene waters picture to give it a bit of a lift.., hope you like it this way.
taken on sony a200 55 – 200 lens

*Wray Castle is a large private house built near Ambleside in the Gothic Revival style in 1840. Today, the castle is used as a training centre, and is not open to the public. But the grounds are freely accessible and renowned for their selection of specimen trees – Wellingtonia, redwood, Ginkgo biloba, weeping lime and varieties of beech.

The house was originally built for a retired Liverpool surgeon, Dr. Dawson. who built it and the neighboring Wray Church using his wife’s fortune. After Dawson’s death in 1875 the estate was inherited by his nephew, Preston Rawnsley. In 1877 Preston’s cousin, Hardwicke Rawnsley, took up the appointment of vicar of Wray Church. In 1929 Wray Castle and 64 acres (260,000 m2) of land were given to the National Trust by Sir Noton and Lady Barclay.

Beatrix Potter summered in the house when she was 16 in 1882. She bought nearby Hill Top in 1905 with royalties from her first few books. She bought considerable tracts of land in the area, including most of the land surrounding Wray Castle, though she never owned the castle itself.* from Wikipedia


  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    Great perspective Kristina- gee you had some nice weather there xxx

  • hiya rosie, this particular day it was glarey and overcast, this lovely sky is from my sunset over the lake around the corner from here the night before..we mainly had grey skies and rain, with the odd day of sunshine and wind..either way we enjoyed ourselves. thanks hun :)) k

    – Kristina K

  • shilohlin
    shilohlinabout 4 years ago

    What a shame Beatrix never owned this place!! What an awesome little pad for Peter Rabbit to have roamed :O) This is a beautifully framed shot!!! Lucky you for seeing it. Thanks for sharing

  • hi shilohlin, she did own the property all around it with her house being on the hillside behind, i tried to go in there but there was a two hour wait which didnt fit into our timing for other places we had planned that day, we did drive passed it and it was a humble type place, which you would expect from her, and there were lenty of peter rabbits and hares thanks hun :)) k

    – Kristina K

  • dougie1page2
    dougie1page2about 4 years ago


  • thanks d,:)) k

    – Kristina K

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsabout 4 years ago


  • thanks marvin, :)) k

    – Kristina K

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellabout 4 years ago

    Just for tradesmen. The main entrance must have been impressive.

  • yep just for the tradesman, i think i liked the back best it had more character..thanks fred :)) k

    – Kristina K

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesabout 4 years ago

    Lovely shot and great job with the blend K came up a treat x

  • thanks for the compliment t, :)) k x

    – Kristina K

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithabout 4 years ago

    Looks like a movie castle,…Awesome,..

  • hi john, it did look for the awesome :)) k

    – Kristina K

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsabout 4 years ago

    excellent work

  • thanks for the excellent comment )) k

    – Kristina K

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleabout 4 years ago

    Great capture!

  • hi rick thanks :)) k

    – Kristina K

  • SofaKingWeird
    SofaKingWeirdabout 4 years ago

    Love the POV, very nice!!!

  • ta troy..:)) k x

    – Kristina K

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