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Taversoe Tuick Chambered CairnTaversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn
Highlands and Islands, Scotland

A very unusual two-storey Neolithic chambered mound with two burial chambers, one on top of the other. This type of tomb has been found in only one other location in the Orkneys. There is a smaller, third chamber, outside the lower chamber. Taversoe Tuick was built about 5000 years ago, and only rediscovered in 1898 twhen the laird was having a summer seat built for his wife.

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The 4 star Barns Hotel in Bedford has the best location in the area with stunning views of the River Great Ouse that runs alongside it and a rich history. The Barns beautiful tranquil riverside setting in three and a half acres of landscaped gardens is just 2 miles from … more >>

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Bude, Cornwall
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"Bude was a small seaside resort famous for its reputation as the home of wreckers, until 1823 when the Bude Canal was constructed. The canal, which stretched for 20 miles, carried beach sand used for fertiliser to the railroad at Launceston. The success of the canal brought prosperity - and hordes of holiday makers - to Bude."


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Wigmore Castle
Wigmore Castle - Wigmore, Herefordshire, England
An 11th century castle that later saw use as a prison, Wigmore is a striking medieval fortress in the Welsh Marches of Herefordshire, that lies buried up to one story deep by rubble and earth. Wigmore was built sometime in the 11th century, but who the builder was is a bit of an historical mystery. Tradition says that the castle was the work of a nobleman by the name of Eric the Wild. However, the … ... more

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