Photo of St Ninian's Cave

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: Threave Castle >>

St Ninian's Cave

License this image for your own use

St Ninian's Cave
Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Photo location map

About the photo:

In the summer of 2008 my family stayed for a week at a cottage near Whithorn, in Dumfries and Galloway. About a mile away from the cottage is a site known as St Ninian's Cave, said to be where ... well ... St Ninian dwelt for a time. To reach the cave you have to park at the end of the road at Kidsdale, and take the footpath to the beach, a distance of about a mile. The cave is small, and many people have left little offerings at the entrance. I saw this lovely cairn a hundred feet or so from the cave entrance and was attracted by the smooth, round shapes of the stones set against the dark clouds beyond. Though I shot it in colour, I think it works better in black and white, which emphasizes the texture of the stones.

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
in
Featured Historic Hotel
Carberry Tower

Carberry Tower
Musselburgh, Lothian

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Carberry Tower Mansion House and Estate is a place of intimate grandeur. And to arrive here is to weave your own journey into a story that goes back to 1480 … more >>

More hotels in Lothian >>


HISTORY CORNER

Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
See larger image



British History Quiz

This Scottish lord of Badenoch was murdered by Robert the Bruce in 1306



 Clue

This Day in British History

12 December, 1889

Death of Robert Browning

Best known as a poet and playwright, Browning (b. 1812) was married to poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Monarch Mayhem

This king was deposed by his wife, Isabella of France



 Clue



Accommodation

Whithorn (Self catering)
Ravenstone School Hall, Whithorn

Ravenstone School Hall

Set amidst the peace and tranquillity of the beautiful Scottish Machars Peninsula, Ravenstone School Hall offers the perfect rural retreat.
Sleeps 4

More cottages in Whithorn >>

Whithorn (Self catering)
Priory Walk, Whithorn

Priory Walk

A wonderful, semi-detached cottage in the village of Whithorn, in Dumfries and Galloway, with three bedrooms accommodating up to six people.
Sleeps 6

More cottages in Whithorn >>

Passionate about British Heritage!