Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland

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I just simply love this card. it shows such an amazing view.
the Jacobite steam train in full steam on the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland.

I love Scotland, it’s such a green country.
and my interest started when I became a fan of Andy Murray, the Scottish Tennis Player, years ago.

Or one of the reasons I like this card is that it reminds me of the Hogwarts’ train, of the Harry potter book series :D

Thanks to Doyel for this card :)

You can read about Scotland here.
and about Glenfinnan Viaduct, Here.
and also about Jacobite steam train, here.

and here‘s a Bio of Andy Murray the tennis player.

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the interesting buses of Manchester. the artist of this panting is Ralph Bennett.

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29 April 2011, HRH Prince William of Wales, second grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, eldest son of HRH The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and second in line to the throne, was married to Miss Catherine Elizabeth Middleton.

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Thanks to dear Gilly.

beautiful Scotland

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One of my favorite cards, of one of my favorite countries. thanks to Gilly.

  1. Glenfinnan Viaduct is a railway viaduct on the West Highland Line in Glenfinnan, Lochaber, Highland, Scotland. It was built between July 1897 and October 1898 at the cost of £18,904. Located at the top of Loch Shiel in the West Highlands of Scotland, the viaduct overlooks the Glenfinnan Monument and the waters of Loch Shiel. Read more.
  2. Eilean Donan (Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Donnain) is a small island in Loch Duich in the western Highlands of Scotland. It lies about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) from the village of Dornie, and is dominated by a picturesque castle which is familiar from many photographs and appearances in film and television. Eilean Donan is part of the Kintail National Scenic Area, one of 40 in Scotland. In 2001, the island had a recorded population of just one person.

    Eilean Donan (which means simply “island of Donnán“) is named after Donnán of Eigg, a Celtic saint martyred in 617. Donnán is said to have established a church on the island, though no trace of this remains. The castle was founded in the thirteenth century, and became a stronghold of the Clan Mackenzie and their allies the Clan Macrae. In the early eighteenth century the Mackenzies were involved in the Jacobite rebellions, which led to the castle’s destruction by government ships in 1719. The present buildings are the result of twentieth-century reconstruction of the ruins by Lieutenant-Colonel John Macrae-Gilstrap.
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  3. Blair Castle stands in its grounds near the village of Blair Atholl in Perthshire in Scotland. It is the ancestral home of the Clan Murray, and was historically the seat of their chief, the Duke of Atholl, though the current (12th) Duke, Bruce Murray, lives in South Africa. The castle stands in Glen Garry, and commands a strategic position on the main route (now the A9 road) through the central Scottish Highlands.
    The castle is a category A listed building, and the grounds are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, the national listing of significant gardens.
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  4. St Kilda (Scottish Gaelic: Hiort) is an isolated archipelago 64 kilometres (40 mi) west-northwest of North Uist in the North Atlantic Ocean. It contains the westernmost islands of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The largest island is Hirta, whose sea cliffs are the highest in the United Kingdom and three other islands (Dùn, Soay and Boreray), were also used for grazing and seabird hunting. The islands are administratively a part of the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar local authority area.
    St Kilda may have been permanently inhabited for at least two millennia, the population probably never exceeding 180 (and certainly no more than 100 after 1851). The entire population was evacuated from Hirta (the only inhabited island) in 1930. Currently, the only year-round residents are defence personnel although a variety of conservation workers, volunteers and scientists spend time there in the summer months.
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