Striking views of some stately homes and gardens

Hardwick Hall gardens drone photograph by Phil Nicholls

HERE’S the latest selection of remarkable pictures shot from a drone controlled by keen amateur photographer Phil Nicholls, of Wingerworth.

To check out more of Phil’s photographs, you can do so through Instagram @philnichollsphotography or email him at

Editor’s Note: There’s a series of laws and regulations covering the use of drones in the UK, covering areas like the maximum height at which they can fly and where they are prohibited. Also, anyone who uses a drone for commercial purposes needs a licence from the Civil Aviation Authority…