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Arthur’s Stone

Arthur's Stone Lane, Dorstone, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, HR3 6AX
This is a neolithic dolmen from an ancient burial chamber and dates back to around 3000BC. It is estimated that the capstone weighs 25 tonnes. In folklore it's believed to mark the place where the…

Arthur’s Seat

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, EH8 8DX
Arthur's Seat is an ancient volcanic hill just to the east of Edinburgh city centre that offers spectacular views and has many hidden secrets from haunted caves to strange miniature burials. Formed around 350 million…

Rough Tor and the Beast of Bodmin Moor

Rough Tor Road, Camelford, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, PL32 9QJ
The Beast of Bodmin Moor is a legendary wild animal that is said to be similar to a panther or black wolf. There have been many sightings over the years. These claims are supported by…

Belas Knap Long Barrow

Corndean Lane, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, GL54 5AL
Belas Knap is an ancient long-barrow or Cotswold Severn Cairn from the Neolithic period (c.2000BC) located on Cleeve Hill near to the town of Winchcombe. Featuring five burial chambers, It's well worth the somewhat difficult…

Petrifying Well – Knaresborough

A59 Harrogate Rd, Prophecy Lodge, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, England, UK, HG5 8DD
Hidden in what remains of the Royal Forest of Knaresborough and overlooking the River Nidd is one of Britain's oldest and most unusual destinations.  Located between an ancient wishing well and a witch's cave is…

The Cuillin Hills

A863, Sligachan, Isle of Skye, Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom, IV47 8SW
The Cuillin Hills that tear at the sky over the waters of Loch Scavaig on the Isle of Skye are believed by many to be the most dramatic mountain range in the United Kingdom. The…

Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber and Dolmen

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Crymych, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK, SA41 3TZ
The Pentre Ifan dolmen is located three miles southeast of the well-known town of Newport in North Wales. The name 'Pentre Ifan' literally translates as 'Village of Ivan' and this ancient monument is considered to…

Roman Baths of Bath

Abbey Church Yard, Stall Street, Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, BA1 1LZ
Located in the City of Bath, The Roman Baths are a site of special historic interest and were probably first developed by roman soldiers and settlers around 60 AD.  Currently the ruins of the Roman…

Silbury Hill

Silbury Hill, The A4, Avebury, West Kennett, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, SN8 1QH
Why would prehistoric man go to the effort of building an artificial mound that is 131 ft high with a base of more than five acres and using more than 248,000 cubic metres chalk, clay…

Snowdon Mountain Railway

A4086, Llanberis, (Caernarfonshire) Gwynedd, Wales, UK, LL55 4TY
Not only is a ride on the Snowdon Mountain Railway a breath-taking experience, it is also the chance to see at first hand a remarkable feat of engineering. The narrow gauge 'rack and pinion' railway…
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