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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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Cricket St. Thomas Hotel Short Breaks Chillington

Cricket St. Thomas Hotel Short Breaks
Chillington, Somerset

Although the elegant mansion of Cricket St.Thomas is avowedly Regency in style the present house was designed by the neo-Classicist Sir John Soane and set within glorious landscaped gardens based on a design by Capability Brown. The Manors proud history actually predates 1086. Since its rebuilding in 1820, Cricket has … more >>

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"The small Cornish village of Morwenstow is famous for its association with Rev. Robert Hawker, who was vicar here from 1834 - 1875. Rev Hawker was an eccentric character, but a prolific poet and author of the Cornish anthem, The Song of the Western Men. A path from the village leads to a small hut of driftwood that Hawker built into the cliffs looking out to sea."


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Rycote Chapel
Rycote Chapel - Rycote, Oxfordshire, England
A 15th century private chapel featuring superbly carved and painted original woodwork. The chapel was built in 1449 by Richard Quatremayne, close aide to Richard, Duke of York, and later, to Edward IV. It was to serve as a private chapel for Ryecote Palace, now sadly destroyed. The chapel features a musician's gallery and a beautifully carved rood screen. The font is 12th century, salvaged from an earlier church on this site. ... more

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