Landmark of the Year 2014/15

BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2014/15: our Landmark of the Year shortlist.

The Dark Hedges, N. Ireland

Our Landmark of the Year shortlist, compiled by Visit Britain

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Llanddwyn Island Lighthouse Anglesey

Named after St Dwynwen, patron saint of lovers, this magical spot is THE place for a romantic stroll on the All Wales Coast Path.

The Kelpies Falkirk

Scotland’s largest piece of public art, by Andy Scott, named after mythical water horses, is a monument to Scotland’s horse-powered heritage (see below, right).

Dark Hedges Armoy

Planted 200 years ago along the drive to Gracehill House, this avenue of beeches is much photographed and even features in the HBO series Game of Thrones.

Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust Stratford-upon-Avon

The 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth was in 2014 and every fan of the Bard should visit his home once in their lifetime.

Harewood House Leeds

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The Grand Départ of the Tour de France in 2014 was at the splendid Harewood House near Leeds. The sight of the riders raring to go, with the 18th-century country house as their backdrop, was truly memorable. 

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