Winter has brought snow and ice to parts of Britain. Freezing temperatures and clear skies have led to frosty starts and travel chaos – but also to beautiful photos.

IBTimes UK presents a gallery illustrating how the country has been turned into a winter wonderland as New Year approaches.

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Moorhens wake up as the rising sun begins to burn off overnight frost at the National Trust's Dunham Massey Park in Altrincham, Greater ManchesterChristopher Furlong/Getty Images
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A deer stag is silhouetted against misty morning light in Dunham Massey Park in AltrinchamChristopher Furlong/Getty Images
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Frost covers fallen leaves in Dunham Massey Park near Altrincham, northern EnglandPhil Noble/Reuters
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A deer crosses a stream after a snowfall at Bradgate Park in Newtown Linford, Leicestershire, central EnglandDarren Staples/Reuters
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A man walks through Victoria Park at sunrise in LeicesterDarren Staples/Reuters
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Sunlight glints off frost-covered gravestones in a cemetery in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, northern EnglandPhil Noble/Reuters
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The morning sun tries to break through freezing fog on the hilltops in the High Peak near Macclesfield, CheshireChristopher Furlong/Getty Images
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The winter sun rises over fields near BathMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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People walk their dogs at sunrise in Knutsford, Cheshire, northern EnglandPhil Noble/Reuters
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Two people are silhouetted against the rising sun in Richmond Park, west LondonAndrew Cowie/AFP
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An abandoned car and a telephone box stand in snow near Ashbourne in the Derbyshire Dales, central EnglandDarren Staples/Reuters
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A crashed car stands abandoned on a snow-covered verge near Sheffield, South Yorkshire, northern EnglandPhil Noble/Reuters
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Snow-covered trees stand against a deep blue sky near the village of Marsden, northern EnglandOli Scarff/AFP
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Snow creates a picturesque scene in the countryside near the Staffordshire village of HanburyChristopher Furlong/Getty Images
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A double-decker bus travels over Standedge between snow-covered fields at dusk near the village of Diggle, northern EnglandOli Scarff/AFP