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Olavinlinna Castle, Finland

Although over a four-hour drive from Helsinki, this Lakeland island fort does not disappoint! Originally built by the Swedes, Russians and Fins have fought over this area. From the air, the castle's beautiful location is apparent. 

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Coalhouse Fort

Coalhouse artillery fort from the 1800s. Located in Essex on the river Thames.

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Sandsend Beach

Sandsend beach quiet on a sunny weekday morning.

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Tilbury Fort

Tilbury's 16th century fort on the river Thames.

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Beverley Minster

Beverley's spectacular medieval minster towers over the town. 

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Ravenscar

Yorkshire coast alum mine at Ravenscar. From 1650 to 1870 hundreds of staff worked in a huge mine with supporting dock and railroad. Little remains now.

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Whitby Piers

Bright sunshine in the early morning makes the freezing North Sea a nice turquoise.

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Toft Gate Lime Kiln

Toft Gate Lime Kiln, built in the 1860s. An unusual place located near Pateley Bridge and Coldstones Quarry.

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Coldstones Cut arty thing & Quarry

Yorkshire's highest art monument, is the weird Coldstones Cut monument. The monument is also an excellent view point over the Coldstones quarry. 

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Rudston Monolith

The biggest ancient standing stone is in Yorkshire! Rudston monolith: 4500 years old and 25 feet tall. Amazing treasure for the local community. Check out the church's museum for details on the monolith, roman villa, roman tomb, WW2 sites and cold war bunker. 

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Lythe Village

Some nice sun and light wind at Lythe village. 

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Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile

Ok, it's not Yorkshire, but here are some fantastic aerial photos from just outside this famous National Park - no drones were allowed inside. Torres Del Paine is located in Chile's Patagonia region. The granite peaks soar 2,500 metres above the valley floor. 

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Runswick Bay

Only 1.5 miles from Kettleness, it's a pleasant walk to Runswick Bay. Consider taking the meandering dismantled railway line shown in last week's Kettleness photos. 

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Kettleness Old Railway Station, Chapel and Mine Works

Finally some good weather! These images show the foundations of the old mine works precariously perched on Kettleness cliff edge. The old railway station is a lovely building, and the dismantled railway line can be seen curving off into the distance. This very quiet settlement (village?) is in a spectacular location.

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Goldsborough Roman Signal Station

Goldsborough's Roman Signal Station. Not much to see from the air, but in the soil the skulls of Romans that died violent sudden deaths were found. The skulls, Roman coins and other artefacts from this signal station are detailed in Whitby's excellent museum.

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Cawthorn Roman Camps

Despite strong winter gales, we were able to photograph the main Roman Camp at Cawthorn. There are several Roman camps at Cawthorn and they are believed to be practice camps - what joy! The camps would have linked Roman York and Roman Malton to the coastal Roman Signal Stations at Filey, Scarborough, Kettleness and Brotton.

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Photo Archives Updated

Our photo archives of Yorkshire and the UK / Rest of World now contain all our latest images! Sadly this does not include images from South America, which are still being processed.

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Helmsley Castle in Snow

The medieval stone castle was fortified with massive earthworks and contemporary defences during the English Civil War. It withstood a three-month siege led by Sir Thomas Fairfax in 1644. Its walls and keep were slighted, to prevent it being refortified, but the mansion was spared. Now the main keep stands defiant, despite missing half of its structure.

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St Oswald's Church, Lythe

Standing high on a hill overlooking sandsend, this ancient church was restored in the early 20th century. During restoration, numerous Anglo-Scandinavian stones and graves of historic importance were found. These stones are now on display inside the church.

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 Return from four months in South America!

YDS captured drone media in Ecuador, Chile & Easter Island, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. See our portfolios for images as they become available - it will take us a while to process them all!

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