Photo of Callanish Standing Stones at dusk

Scenic travel photos of England, Scotland, and Wales

by , Photographer / Editor

Featuring our favourite photos from our travels throughout England, Scotland, and Wales. We got up before dawn and stayed out late to photograph the most historic sites and the most stunning scenery in Britain, just for you.

Archived Images

More images: Hereford Cathedral from Castle Street >>

Callanish Standing Stones at dusk

License this image for your own use

Callanish Standing Stones at dusk
Western Isles - Callanais, Isle of Lewis, Highlands and Islands, Scotland
Photo location map

About the photo:

I came to Lewis primarily to photograph the stone circle at Callanish. Actually, it isn't a circle at all, but an amazing configuration of standing stones, with long avenues radiating from a central point. This lovely summer evening I arrived to find the site swarming with a dozen or so visitors who were, shall we say, well-lubricated. I saw the sun setting behind the stones, and waited until all the drinkers stepped behind one or another of the stones. I got lucky with this lovely view. I don't want to put you off visiting - the other nights I was there, the site was peaceful and serene, with just the beauty of the stones for company.

Save this image as Desktop wallpaper for your computer - free!*

Choose from these Common monitor resolutions:
800x600 - 1024x768 - 1600x1200 - 1920x1200

A note for Mac users

RIGHT-CLICK on the image size you want to use, and select 'Save link As ...' (The exact wording may vary according to your browser). Choose a location on your computer to save the image, 'My Pictures' is a good choice in Windows XP. Other operating systems will have a similar folder. Remember where you saved the image! Now right click on your Desktop.

In Windows XP choose Properties > Desktop > Browse and select the image you just downloaded. In current Mac versions just right click on the desktop and select Change Desktop Background ...

Did you miss a daily image? Don't despair, check out our Archived Images. All images are available as free computer desktop wallpaper in a variety of common sizes.

* Free means free for your own personal use. If you like our wallpaper images pass them on to your friends (and tell your friends where you got them!). You may not sell our images or use them for any commercial purposes without obtaining prior licensing approval. C'mon! Be nice!

Monitor resolution, or 'how can I tell what size image I need to use to fit my monitor?'

While we can't give instructions for every operating system, here's how to determine your monitor resolution in Windows XP and Mac OSX.

Windows XP - right click anywhere on your desktop. A menu will pop up. Choose 'Properties' from the menu. A window with several tabs will pop up. Click on the 'Settings' tab. Look at the numbers under the Screen Resolution slider. That's your current setting.

Mac OSX - click on System Preferences, then Displays, then the Display Tab (should be showing by default). Your current resolution will be highlighted.

Images are set to a gamma of 2.2, which is pretty much industry standard for image display and printing. The only trouble is that Mac monitors generally have a gamma set to 1.8 by default, which means that images MAY appear slightly washed out, or show colours not quite as intended. You can reset your monitor's gamma easily on a Mac. Do a simple search for 'reset gamma Mac' on Google. And in case anyone thinks we're putting Mac users second, let me reassure you that we use both Macs and Windows machines at Britain Express!

Image is © David Ross

Attraction search
Featured Historic Hotel
King's Arms Hotel

King's Arms Hotel
Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Dating from the 1600's, this former coaching inn echoes that same function to this day as it continues to extend a warm welcome to visitors and locals alike. As a … more >>

More hotels in Dumfries and Galloway >>


Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
See larger image

British History Quiz

King of Wessex and Mercia from 925, King of England from 926


This Day in British History

26 October, 899

Death of Alfred the Great

King Alfred the Great dies, and is succeeded by his son Edward, known to history as Edward the Elder.

Monarch Mayhem

This queen's second husband, Lord Darnley, was murdered, possibly with her knowledge



Passionate about British Heritage!