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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The New Forest, Britains newest National Park, was created by William the Conqueror in 1079 as a hunting area. In 1666, King Charles II made New Park Manor, in the heart of this ancient forest, his favourite hunting lodge on his return from exile in France, and his royal coat … more >>
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"While many Cornish towns owe their wealth to tin mining, St Austell's prosperity was made from clay; specifically, white clay, which was used in the manufacture of fine pottery. In 1782 Josiah Wedgwood set up the Cornish Clay Company to extract the fine white clay he used to make his high-quality porcelain and fine china."
Castle Ashby, St Mary Magdalene Church- Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire, England
The parish church of Castle Ashby tends to be overshadowed by the nearby mansion of the same name, which is a shame, because its a lovely medieval building and is well worth a visit in its own right. The church stands directly beside the mansion, between the house and the gardens. ... more