Throughout this week we're taking a look back at the most popular stories of the year – today, it's the turn of our Facebook page, where a mixture of royal news, beautiful houses, quirky features and stunning photography were all big hits.
Prince George’s first day at school
We can all relate to this, whether thinking back on our own memories of school or – no wonder it resonated with you.
These two dormice
Both utterly adorable and completely irresistible.
This dark and mysterious wood
Spooky, ethereal, beautiful.
The Pride and Prejudice house
Elizabeth Bennet’s house from the classic 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice came up for sale earlier this year
The Royal engagement
Everybody loves Prince Harry, and we were all delighted at the news of his engagement.
This breathtaking country house
Mawley Hall is the sort of place that you normally visit via the National Trust, rather than one which you see on the open market.
Bargain of the year?
A castle going for a song, just up the road from Britain’s ultimate golfing hotspot.
The Teddy Bears’ Chelsea Flower Show picnic
Topiary meets teddy.
Man (+Maserati) v Horse
A twist on the old ‘man v horse’ race pitted one of Britain’s finest jockeys against his brother.
The day the sun turned red
An explanation of this most bizarre of phenomena proved a big hit.