The lake at "Royal Landscape Virginia Waters" was created in the 18th century under the stewardship of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, with the help of his architect Henry Flitcroft – and the construction work first began in 1752. The lake and its grounds were reinstated as a place of pageantry and spectacle, with fishing temples along the shore and an ornate Chinese junk peacefully resting on the waters.
It's just 6 miles from Heathrow airport, and 5 miles from Windsor Castle
The Leptis Magna ruins is a folly that, in the fashion of the time (1820s), was built to look like a genuine Roman relic - using some of the remnants of a Roman town near Tripoli.
old postcards to artistically add a romantic tinge to the way it was supposed to pull in tourists