One of the National Trust for Scotland's newer properties, Branklyn Gardens is a two acres enclave of colour on the outskirts of Perth, on the lower slopes of Kinnoull Hill. With rare plants, rhododendrons, alpines, herbaceous and peat-gardens plants, Branklyn packs a remarkable display of colour and horticultural interest into a small site. Especially interesting for botanists and gardeners.
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Hazlitt's occupies three historic houses in Frith Street just off Soho Square. When these were built in 1718 there were no elevators. There still aren't but they have updated the plumbing installed ensuite bathrooms and replaced most of the candles with electricity. This Soho home of the 18th-century essayist William … more >>
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"... its not very large, its full of Salt works the brine pitts being all here and about and so they make all things convenient to follow the makeing the salt, so that the town is full of smoak from the salterns on all sides; they have within these few yeares found in their brine pitts a hard Rocky salt that lookes cleer like suger candy, and its taste shews it to be Salt, they call this Rock salt ..."
Laxfield- Laxfield, Suffolk, England
Laxfield is a lovely village in an area of relatively flat land about 5 miles west of Halesworth. At the time of the Domesday Book in 1086 it had a population of 250, but there about 4 times that number now. In 1226 Laxfield received a market charter; the first village in the area to get such an honour. ... more