UK landmarks featured on new collection of stamps

Some of Britain's most significant landmarks are featured on a new collection of stamps.

The series depicts scenes beginning with letters M to Z to complete Royal Mail's alphabet of tourist attraction stamps.

York Minster and ZSL London Zoo are featured on the new collection of stamps
York Minster and ZSL London Zoo are featured on the new collection of stamps Credit: Royal Mail

The collection includes the Roman Baths in Bath, the White Cliffs of Dover, the wartime code-breaking Station X at Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire and Portmeirion, a Mediterranean-style village in North Wales.

Bletchley Park, home of the Enigma code-breaker, is particularly significant because the Post Office maintained vital communications such as teleprinters and built code-breaking devices during the Second World War.

The White Cliffs of Dover and Bletchley Park are featured on the new collection of stamps
The White Cliffs of Dover and Bletchley Park are featured on the new collection of stamps Credit: Royal Mail

The series also features Manchester Town Hall, Narrow Water Castle in County Down, London law court The Old Bailey, Oxford University's The Queen's College, Stirling and Urquhart Castles in Scotland, the North East's Tyne Bridge, linking Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, London's Victoria & Albert Museum, the Gothic York Minster cathedral in York and ZSL London Zoo.

Queen's College Oxford and the Roman Baths are featured on the new collection of stamps
Queen's College Oxford and the Roman Baths are featured on the new collection of stamps Credit: Royal Mail

The stamps depicting landmarks beginning with the letters A to L were launched in October 2011.

Philip Parker, spokesman for Royal Mail Stamps, said: "Our two-part journey around the UK has proved a wonderful reminder of the fantastic number of landmarks we are fortunate to enjoy in the UK."

"From Manchester Town Hall to the ZSL London Zoo, these landmarks represent some of the most important places in the UK's history and form a huge part of our heritage."