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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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Set in 205 acres of spectacular parkland, it?s hard to imagine when staying at the Selsdon Park Hotel you are only 13 miles from the hustle and bustle of central London.This Neo-Jacobean building with a history dating as far back as 861AD has recently undergone a major £6 million refurbishment … more >>

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St Bees, Cumbria
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"St Bees is named for Bega, a 9th century Irish princess who fled here to escape an enforced marriage. A Benedictine priory was established at St Bees in the 12th century, and the priory church has been beautifully restored. One of the oldest and most intriguing bits of the church is the 'Beowulf Stone', a pre-Conquest carved lintel showing St Michael slaying a dragon."


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Cowthorpe, St Michael's Church
Cowthorpe, St Michael's Church - Cowthorpe, Yorkshire, England
Built sometime around 1456 for Sir Bryan Roucliffe, this Perpendicular church has remained largely unaltered since the 15th century despite a sensive Victorian restoration. The most immediately striking feature of St Michael's is the tall embattled tower, which looks more like a castle fortification than a religious symbol. The style of the tower is reminiscent of military gatehouse construction in the 15th century. ... more

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