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Gaer Llwyd Chambered TombGaer Llwyd Chambered Tomb
Gaerllwyd, Gwent, Wales

A small dolmen with a broken capstone that once measured 12 feet in length. The capstone probably covered a small chambered tomb.

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Tudor Farmhouse Hotel Clearwell

Tudor Farmhouse Hotel
Clearwell, Gloucestershire

Set in the tranquil village of Clearwell in the Royal Forest of Dean and just 5 minutes walk from Clearwell Castle is the Tudor Farmhouse Hotel and Restaurant. A converted farm dating from the 13th Century, the hotel has 20 well appointed double and family sized rooms, all en-suite, some … more >>

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Edward III crowned

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Keswick, Cumbria
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"Keswick has been associated with pencil making for almost 500 years. Back in the mid 16th century the first deposits of graphite were found in nearby Borrowdale, and the two centuries that followed a local cottage industry grew up, turning the graphite into pencils. In the Victorian period pencil factories were built in and around Keswick, and even today there is an active pencil industry in the area."


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Etal
Etal - Etal, Northumberland, England
A small village in northern Northumberland, Etal is home to the 14th century fortress of Etal Castle. The castle was built as a defense against Scottish raids, and was was destroyed by James IV of Scotland in 1497. The village itself is a lovely estate village, built of local stone in the late Victorian period. A narrow gauge railway runs 2 miles from Etal to Heatherslaw in the summer months, and is a popular visitor … ... more

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