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Cliffs Collection

"Captivating Cliffs: A Journey Through Time and Beauty" Discover the breathtaking cliffs that have captivated hearts for generations

Background imageCliffs Collection: Cornwall, GWR poster, 1938

Cornwall, GWR poster, 1938
Poster produced for the Great Western Railway (GWR) to promote monthly return tickets to Cornwall. The poster shows holidaymakers on a beach surrounded by rocks and cliffs

Background imageCliffs Collection: Downland Rambles, BR poster, 1950s

Downland Rambles, BR poster, 1950s
Poster produced for British Railways (BR) promoting rail services to the East Sussex coast, showing a panoramic view of the cliffs of Beachy Head at Eastbourne

Background imageCliffs Collection: Ladram Bay near Sidmouth, Devon

Ladram Bay near Sidmouth, Devon. Date: 1936

Background imageCliffs Collection: Sunset at Saint John at Kaneo, an Orthodox church situated on the cliff overlooking Lake

Sunset at Saint John at Kaneo, an Orthodox church situated on the cliff overlooking Lake Ohrid, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ohrid, North Macedonia, Europe

Background imageCliffs Collection: Coast at Claddaghduff with Omey Island, Connemara, County Galway, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Coast at Claddaghduff with Omey Island, Connemara, County Galway, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Background imageCliffs Collection: Cuckmere Haven, Seven Sisters white chalk cliffs, East Sussex, England

Cuckmere Haven, Seven Sisters white chalk cliffs, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCliffs Collection: Dunnottar Castle outside of Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Dunnottar Castle outside of Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCliffs Collection: Locomotive at Carbis Bay in Cornwall, 1950s

Locomotive at Carbis Bay in Cornwall, 1950s
A tank locomotive heads along the St Ives branch line. The Carbis Bay Hotel can be seen nestled behind the beach and in front of the viaduct

Background imageCliffs Collection: Abandoned Island of St Kilda, Western Isles, 1995

Abandoned Island of St Kilda, Western Isles, 1995
St Kilda, Western Isles, Scotland

Background imageCliffs Collection: Lighthouse and cliffs at Butt of Lewis, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Lighthouse and cliffs at Butt of Lewis, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCliffs Collection: Whitby, 1824. Artist: JMW Turner

Whitby, 1824. Artist: JMW Turner
Whitby, 1824. From the Tate Gallery, London

Background imageCliffs Collection: Rocky shoreline below Carr Naze, Filey Brigg, Filey, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England

Rocky shoreline below Carr Naze, Filey Brigg, Filey, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCliffs Collection: sisyphus

sisyphus
Jeffrey Hummel

Background imageCliffs Collection: Swanage Beach and white cliffs, Dorset, Jurassic Coast, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Swanage Beach and white cliffs, Dorset, Jurassic Coast, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCliffs Collection: Exmouth Cliffs, Exmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Exmouth Cliffs, Exmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCliffs Collection: Golden Cliff and beach at West Bay near Bridport, Dorset, Jurassic Coast

Golden Cliff and beach at West Bay near Bridport, Dorset, Jurassic Coast, UNESCO World Heritage Site, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCliffs Collection: Portugal, Algarve, Lagos, sunrise over Camilo Beach (Praia do Camilo)

Portugal, Algarve, Lagos, sunrise over Camilo Beach (Praia do Camilo)

Background imageCliffs Collection: Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire
View of the ruins of Whitby Abbey (Benedictine), in Whitby, North Yorkshire. Date: 1882

Background imageCliffs Collection: Beachy Head Lighthouse and chalk cliffs, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Beachy Head Lighthouse and chalk cliffs, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCliffs Collection: The Seven Sisters cliffs, the coastguard cottages South Downs Way, South Downs National Park

The Seven Sisters cliffs, the coastguard cottages South Downs Way, South Downs National Park, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCliffs Collection: View of The Seven Sisters cliffs, the coastguard cottages on Seaford Head

View of The Seven Sisters cliffs, the coastguard cottages on Seaford Head, South Downs Way, South Downs National Park, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCliffs Collection: UK JLM 10277 Flamborough Head, Yorkshire. © John Mason / ARDEA LONDON

UK JLM 10277 Flamborough Head, Yorkshire. © John Mason / ARDEA LONDON
JLM-10277 YORKSHIRE - Flamborough Head, UK John Mason Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageCliffs Collection: Padstow, Cornwall. Around 1900

Padstow, Cornwall. Around 1900
Waiting for the tide at Hawkers Cove. Ketch about to sail. Photographer: T.H. Williams

Background imageCliffs Collection: Clifton suspension bridge from the cliffs, Bristol, England

Clifton suspension bridge from the cliffs, Bristol, England. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageCliffs Collection: Holidaymakers on the sands at Filey, North Yorkshire

Holidaymakers on the sands at Filey, North Yorkshire -- the beach is full of people, either walking or paddling. Date: 1940s

Background imageCliffs Collection: Durdle Door beach and cliffs, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Durdle Door beach and cliffs, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCliffs Collection: Gordale Scar, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Gordale Scar, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCliffs Collection: Point Vincente Lighthouse, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Los Angeles, California

Point Vincente Lighthouse, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, North America

Background imageCliffs Collection: Dunnottar Castle outside of Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Dunnottar Castle outside of Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCliffs Collection: Cliffs at Hartland Quay, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Cliffs at Hartland Quay, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCliffs Collection: View of The Seven Sisters, Hope Gap beach, Seaford Head, South Downs Way

View of The Seven Sisters, Hope Gap beach, Seaford Head, South Downs Way, South Downs National Park, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCliffs Collection: Angel Falls Venezuela

Angel Falls Venezuela
AW-6505 VENEZUELA - ANGEL FALLS, the World's tallest waterfall Canaima National Park. Adrian Warren Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageCliffs Collection: View of Saltdean Cliffs from Saltdean Beach, Saltdean, Brighton, Sussex, England

View of Saltdean Cliffs from Saltdean Beach, Saltdean, Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCliffs Collection: Ireland, County Cork, Capo Clear island. Lighthouse Fasnet Rock

Ireland, County Cork, Capo Clear island. Lighthouse Fasnet Rock

Background imageCliffs Collection: Coumeenoole beach (Slea Head), Dingle peninsula, County Kerry, Munster province, Ireland

Coumeenoole beach (Slea Head), Dingle peninsula, County Kerry, Munster province, Ireland, Europe

Background imageCliffs Collection: Scarborough, 1909. Artist: JMW Turner

Scarborough, 1909. Artist: JMW Turner
Scarborough, 1909. From The Water-colours of J. M. W. Turner, text by W. G. Rawlinson and A. J. Finberg. [Avalon Press, London, 1909]

Background imageCliffs Collection: Prussia Cove, St Hilary, Cornwall. 1890s

Prussia Cove, St Hilary, Cornwall. 1890s
Bessys Cove, also known as Prussia Cove, showing the house of John Carter prior to its demolition in 1906. John Carter was one of Cornwalls most famous smugglers

Background imageCliffs Collection: Northern Irish coastline with wide sandy beaches in Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Northern Irish coastline with wide sandy beaches in Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCliffs Collection: Porthtowan, Cornwall. Probably 1940s

Porthtowan, Cornwall. Probably 1940s
View across beach looking north. Eastcliffe Hall in the middle ground. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageCliffs Collection: Stirling Castle, Scotland, UK

Stirling Castle, Scotland, UK
Stirling castle. Cows grazing beside a corn field. Stirling castles position on top of steep crags made it easy to defend

Background imageCliffs Collection: Sunrise at Old Harry Rocks, Jurassic coast, Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England, UK

Sunrise at Old Harry Rocks, Jurassic coast, Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England, UK

Background imageCliffs Collection: Rocamadour, pilgrimage town along El Camino de Santiago at dusk, Lot Department

Rocamadour, pilgrimage town along El Camino de Santiago at dusk, Lot Department, Midi-Pyrenees, France

Background imageCliffs Collection: Baily lighthouse, Howth, County Dublin, Ireland, Europe

Baily lighthouse, Howth, County Dublin, Ireland, Europe

Background imageCliffs Collection: London to Penzance train at Teignmouth, Devon

London to Penzance train at Teignmouth, Devon
London to Penzance train on the seafront track at Teignmouth, Devon. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageCliffs Collection: Marsden Rock

Marsden Rock
Marden Rock, near South Shields, County Durham, England. Date: BC

Background imageCliffs Collection: Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCliffs Collection: Moeraki Boulders - massive spherical rocks at dawn surrounded by water of incoming tide Coastal

Moeraki Boulders - massive spherical rocks at dawn surrounded by water of incoming tide Coastal Otago, South Island
SAS-674 Moeraki Boulders - massive spherical rocks at dawn surrounded by water of incoming tide Coastal Otago, South Island

Background imageCliffs Collection: Aerial of the Tamul waterfalls, Huasteca Potosi, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, North America

Aerial of the Tamul waterfalls, Huasteca Potosi, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, North America




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"Captivating Cliffs: A Journey Through Time and Beauty" Discover the breathtaking cliffs that have captivated hearts for generations. From the rugged beauty of Cornwall to the dramatic landscapes of Scotland, these natural wonders have inspired artists, intrigued explorers, and provided solace to wanderers seeking tranquility. In 1938, a GWR poster showcased the majestic cliffs of Cornwall. Standing tall against the crashing waves, they beckoned adventurers to explore their untamed beauty. Fast forward to the 1950s when a BR poster titled "Downland Rambles" invited nature enthusiasts to witness the awe-inspiring vistas along England's coastlines. But it was not just their scenic allure that made these cliffs remarkable; they played an essential role in history too. During times of war, they served as protectors, deceiving invaders with their ever-changing tides at Cuckmere Haven in East Sussex. The Seven Sisters white chalk cliffs stood tall as guardians along Swanage Beach in Dorset on England's Jurassic Coast. Venturing further north, we find ourselves at Dunnottar Castle outside Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire where ancient ruins perch precariously atop towering cliffs. Meanwhile, on Isle of Lewis' Butt of Lewis stands a lighthouse overlooking sheer drops into tumultuous waters - a testament to man's resilience amidst nature's might. Artists like JMW Turner immortalized Whitby's enchanting cliffside scenery in 1824 while locomotives chugged past Carbis Bay's picturesque coastline during the 1950s. Exmouth Cliffs in Devon offer panoramic views across Europe from its lofty heights. Not forgetting Yorkshire's charm, rocky shorelines below Carr Naze near Filey Brigg showcase nature’s artistry carved by wind and water over centuries.