The last operating water-powered needle scouring mill in the world, Forge Mill is a restored 18th century listed mill, once part of Redditch's thriving needle industry. See how needles and fish-hooks were made, and see the original mill machinery in operation. On the same site are the ruins of a 12th century Cistercian abbey.
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"Padstow's most famous and influential citizen was not born in this Cornish market town. Indeed, he was not born in Cornwall at all. St Petroc, son of Glywys, a Welsh prince, was a Celtic monk who built a monastery in Padstow in the mid 6th century. When Petroc died in Wales in 594 he was brought back to Padstow for burial. He is today the patron saint of Cornwall."
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Piel Castle- Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England
Piel Castle is a ruined 14th century fortress standing on an island at the entrance to Barrow-in-Furnes harbour. The castle is composed of a vey imposing stone keep, with inner and outer baileys and extensive curtain walls surounded by two moats. It was built in 1327 by the Abbot of Furness as a measure to guard Furness against attack by Scottish raiders or pirates. ... more