Photo of Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye

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: Cilgerran Castle >>

Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye

License this image for your own use

Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye
Glenbrittle, Highlands and Islands, Scotland
Photo location map

About the photo:

Glen Brittle is a beautiful, narrow glen on the north western edge of the Black Cuillins of Skye. There is a youth hostel at Glenbrittle (notice the different spelling from the name of the glen itself). I was driving along the glen, heading for the beach at the end of the road when I saw these hikers setting of from the youth hostel for a hike into the Black Cuillins. I could see that the hikers would briefly be outlined against the ridge by the sun, so I hurriedly set up my tripod. I just managed to get my camera set up in time to get this one photo before the hikers disappeared over the ridge.

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
West Loch Hotel

West Loch Hotel
Tarbert, Strathclyde

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

The West Loch Hotel dates from circa 1780 retaining many of its original features. This charming former Inn is now a modern hotel and restaurant offering fresh distinctive well-priced food … more >>

More hotels in Strathclyde >>


HISTORY CORNER

Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
See larger image



British History Quiz

This Benedictine monk and scholar succeeded Lanfranc as Archbishop of Canterbury in 1093



 Clue

This Day in British History

04 December, 1214

William, King of Scots dies

He is succeeded to the throne by Alexander II

Monarch Mayhem

This monarch was killed by a stray arrow



 Clue



Accommodation

Passionate about British Heritage!