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Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle, Woolsthorpe, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, NG32 1PE
Belvoir is French for beautiful view but is pronounced as 'beaver'. Dating from 1822 it's built on the site of an earlier Norman castle. It was used as a film location for "The Davinci Code"…

Beckamoor Brook Clapper Bridge

Carparking, B3357, Merrivale, Devon, England, United Kingdom, PL20 6ST
Clapper bridges have been found right across Britain but are most commonly found in the Dartmoor National Park in Devon, England. Some date back as far as the Neolithic ages although most were constructed during…

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…

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…

Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick, Northumberland, England, UK, NE66 3TT
Here is a medieval coastal castle with its own harbour, built in the 14th century, which also formed part of the defences at a time in the Second World War.  A German invasion, or at…

Dunnottar Castle

(Dunnottar Main Road), Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, AB39 2TL
Dunnottar Castle is one of the most visually impressive locations in Scotland and was even chosen by the Microsoft Corporation as a screen background for its Windows 7 operating system. Roughly translated, Dunnottar means 'the…

Men-an-Tol Stones

Morvah Rd, Bosullow, Penzance, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, TR20 8NX
The Men-an-Tol is a small, but important, collection of Neolithic standing stones located near to the town of Morvah in Cornwall.  The term 'Mên-an-Tol' is old Cornish and literally translates as "The Hole Stone". The…

Stonehenge

Stonehenge Centre, A344 Road, Amesbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, SP4 7DE
Stonehenge is Britain's most important ancient monument and has been recognised as such throughout history. It's certainly one of the UK's most important tourist destinations and attracts about 900,000 visitors every year (*1) generating about…

Tantallon Castle

Tantallon Road, Aulhame, North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, EH39 5PN
Tantallon Castle is a ruined fortress that features a well-constructed curtain wall designed to create a barrier between the mainland and the headland. It has a tower at either end of the wall and a…

The Quiraing

Quiraing Road, Brogaig, Isle of Skye, Highlands, Scotland, United Kingdom, IV51 9LB
Often described as the most beautiful landslide in the world, The Quiraing is a series of dramatic linear peaks and valleys along the eastern escarpment of the Trotternish peninsular on the Isle of Skye. The…
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