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Grey Cairns of CamsterGrey Cairns of Camster
Roster, Highlands and Islands, Scotland

The Grey Cairns of Camster are a pair of Neolithic chambered cairns (circa 2000-3500 BC), one round and the other linear, in a secluded hollow near the River Wick. The Camster cairns are considered among the best preserved in Britain and have been carefully restored so that visitors can access the inner chambers.

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Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort Studley

Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort
Studley, Wiltshire

Here at Beautiful Bowood, set in one of England's finest parks, can be found something for all ages and tastes. Whilst staying at our luxury hotel or golf lodge enjoy our championship course, then why not relax in the spa. Rolling lawns, magnificent trees, the tranquil lake; Bowood boasts a … more >>

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Canterbury, Kent
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"Canterbury opens to view 6 miles distant, by the advantage of a high hill we pass over to it, its a noble Citty, the gates are high tho' narrow, the streetes are most of them large and long and the buildings handsome, very neate but not very lofty, most are of brickwork; its a flourishing town, good tradeing in the Weaving of Silks ..."


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Lincoln's Inn Gatehouse
Lincoln's Inn Gatehouse - London, Greater London, England
The oldest of three entrances to Lincoln's Inn courts of law. The gatehouse was built between 1517 and 1521 by Sir Thomas Lovell. Lovell got the contract in no small part because of his court connections; his father served as Chancellor to Henry VIII. ... more

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