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St Catherine’s Oratory

St Catherine's Oratory, (Off) Blackgang Road, Chale, Isle of Wight, England - PO38 3NZ
This unusual medieval building is located just under a mile west of Niton on the Isle of Wight.  It was originally an oratory on the top of the hill, dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria.…

The Cage at Lyme Park

Red Lane, Disley, Stockport, Cheshire, England, UK,…
The Cage at Lyme Park was originally built around 1580 as a hunting lodge where the ladies of the British…

Jamaica Inn

A30 South (just off), Bolventor, Launceston, Cornwall,…
This is without doubt Cornwall’s most famous smuggler’s inn and museum. The Jamaica Inn was originally built as a pub…

Fort Perch Rock

Marine Promenade, New Brighton, Merseyside, England, United…
Built in the 1820s to guard the mouth of the River Mersey downstream of Liverpool, Fort Perch Rock otherwise known…

Babbacombe Cliff Railway

11 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay, Torbay TQ1…
Built in 1926, Babbacombe Cliff Railway has been ferrying holiday makers and local residents up and down the cliff face…

Audley End House

1 Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex…
This is a  splendid example of Elizabethan history. The magnificent Audley End House is built on the site of the…

Abbotsbury Castle

Parks Lane Byway, (off) Abbotsbury Hill Rd, Abbotsbury, Dorset, England, UK, DT3 4JZ
Located on Wears Hill above the village of Abbotsbury are the remains of an Iron Age hill fort built by the Celtic Durotriges tribe around 800BC. However, the area around the hill fort was occupied…

Cardoness Castle

B796, Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, DG7 2EJ
Originally constructed on a rocky outcrop that once jutted out into the River Fleet estuary, this six storey fortified tower house definitely put defence ahead of comfort. It was probably built around 1474AD by the…

Carn Brea Castle

Carn Ln, Carnkie, Redruth, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, TR16 6SL
Carn Brea Castle was first built around 1379 AD as a chapel to St. Michael and is perched on the ominous grey boulders of the eastern tor of Carn Brea Hill. Around 1790 the building…

Cardiff Bay

New George Street, Cardiff, South-Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, CF10 5BW
Cardiff Bay is just a short car or bus ride from Cardiff City Centre and stands as one of the finest examples in Europe of urban regeneration.  It was established when a barrage was built…
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