Wallington is an elegant 17th century mansion, built by Sir William Blackett around the core of an earlier medieval house and pele tower. Blackett was a wealthy shipping magnate and mine owner from Newcastle, and he intended Wallington to be a country retreat, a place to hold occasional shooting parties, but it evolved into much more than that.
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Set in 200 acres of parkland, with breathtaking views of the Clwydian Hills and the mountains of Snowdonia less than an hour away, the Grade II listed Bodelwyddan Castle offers an experience thats truly unforgettable. Its ivy clad turrets, commanding hilltop position and sense of solid indomitability at first suggest … more >>
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Dunwich Greyfriars- Dunwich, Suffolk, England
The rather scanty remains of 13th century Greyfriars Priory stand on the slope of a hill overlooking the vanished port of this once bustling town. Now little more than a small village, Dunwich was once a busy shipping centre, one of the busiest ports in the east of England. At one time there were at least 15 churches and other religious establishments at Dunwich, of which Greyfriars was but one. ... more