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Grey Cairns of CamsterGrey Cairns of Camster
Roster, Highlands and Islands, Scotland

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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Thatched Cottage Shepton Mallet

Thatched Cottage
Shepton Mallet, Somerset

A warm and friendly welcome within this historic 340 year old listed Grade II Thatched Cottage Hotel Bar and Restaurant. A Charming historic 340 year old thatched cottage inn with bar restaurant large accommodation rooms and function facilities.From the moment you walk in to the Thatched Cottage you are welcomed … more >>

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Thirlmere, Cumbria
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"Thirlmere lake is not actually a lake, but a reservoir created in the late Victorian period to supply water for Manchester. The inhabitants of the village of Wythborn, near the present Thirlmere village, were moved, and the areas was flooded. In periods of drought, when the waters of Thirlmere are low, signs of the old lost village can still be seen."


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Stanton
Stanton - Stanton, Gloucestershire, England
Stanton is a picture postcard Cotswold village in north Gloucestershire, just south of Broadway. There are great tourist attractions here - the attraction is the lovely Cotswold stone cottages and the countryside setting. By the side of the road is an medieval cross shaft, topped by a 17th century sundial. At one end of the village is Stanton Court, a 17th century manor. The parsh church of St Michael and All Angels dates to the … ... more

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