Houghton House is a ruined Jacobean mansion reputed to be the inspiration for the 'House Beautiful' in John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. The mansion was built in 1621 by Lady Pembroke, sister of Sir Philip Sidney, and later owned by the Dukes of Bedford. It is now a roofless, romantic ruin.
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Set in a Highland Estate of over 2400 acres in the mountain shadow of Bennachie, Pittodrie House offers a unique atmosphere which is great for weekend, romantic or family breaks. We can also provide a huge range of outdoor activities. Ranging from Quad Biking through 4x4 Adventure and Trail Driving … more >>
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Low Marnham, St Wilfrid's Church- Low Marnham, Nottinghamshire, England
A very nice county church in Perpendicular Gothic style (which loosely translates as 15th century). The most interesting feature of the church is a quite amazing south doorway, shaped into an ogee arch with multiple layers of moulding. The bottom ends of the ogee moulding have very nicely carved small heads. ... more