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Badbury Rings Hill Fort

Blanford Road, Shapwick, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, DT11 9JL
Badbury Rings is an Iron Age hillfort first constructed around 800 BC. Located near Shapwick, it's where two ancient Roman roads once intersected and is reputed to be the site of the legendary battle fought…

British Library – St. Pancras

96 Euston Road, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom, NW1 2DB
The British Library has a collection of over 150 million items including books, music scores, manuscripts, drawings, prints, and patents. It is one of the greatest collections of knowledge in the world - perhaps the…

Bishop Bonner’s Cottage Museum

St Withburga Lane, Dereham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, NR19 1ED
Virtually untouched by the 21st century, this beautiful timber-framed, thatched building is particularly noted for its unusual coloured pargetting.  Originally three cottages, it is the oldest surviving domestic building in Dereham, and with its sloping…

Belloc’s Windmill – Shipley

School Ln, Shipley, Horsham, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom, RH13 8PH
Known today as Belloc's Windmill it has had several other names since it was constructed in 1879 for Fred Marten a local miller. Originally known as Shipley Mill and King's Mill it was renamed as…

Conisbrough Castle

Castle Hill (Road), Conisbrough, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, DN12 3BU
Most likely built by Hamelin de Warenne, Earl of Surrey, during the 12th century, Conisbrough Castle has been at the heart of British politics during the turbulent times of both the 'Anarchy' and the War…

Mow Cop Castle

High Street, Mow Cop, Staffordshire, England, UK – ST7 3PA
Although it looks ancient, Mow Cop castle is actually a folly or sham castle built as recently as 1754 by Randle Wilbraham of nearby Rode Hall.  Built to look like a ruined medieval fortress it…

Laugharne Castle

The Grist (Street), Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, SA33 4SS
The Castle at Laugharne has a history dating back to 1116 AD when it was first constructed for Robert Courtemain. The original castle that stood on the site is believed to have burnt down around…

Hedingham Castle

Bayley Street, Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex, England, United Kingdom, CO9 3DJ
Hedingham is a Norman motte-and-bailey castle with a magnificent stone keep with sides averaging 17m and nearly square. It is built on a natural spur and is more than 70 ft (21 m) tall.  The…

Hawkstone Follies

Hawkstone Park Weston-under-Redcastle (Nr Shrewsbury) Shropshire, England, UK, SY4 5JY
One of Shropshire's most fascinating destinations is Hawkstone Park which was the original site of a defensive castle built for Henry de Audley in 1227. Over time the land surrounding the Red Castle changed hands…

Falls of Foyer

B852, Foyers Heathmount, Iverness, Iverness-Shire, Scotland, UK, IV2 6XX
It is a little known fact that one of Scotland's most dynamic of waterfalls is tucked neatly away from enquiring eyes and the masses of tourists who travel along the western shores of Loch Ness…
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