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CASTLES - FORTS - RUINS - RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS

STONEHENGE - ENGLISH HERITAGE

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Swindon Wiltshire. Tel 08703 331181 The great and ancient stone circle of Stonehenge is one of the wonders of the world. What visitors see today are the substantial remnants of the last in a sequence of such monuments erected between circa 3000BC and 1600BC. A landscape filled with prehistoric structures.

Link to www.english-heritage.org.uk

BUCKFAST ABBEY

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Buckfastleigh Devon. Tel 01364 645550 Buckfast Abbey is home to a Roman catholic community of Benedictine monks. On the tour around the Abbey you will see the holy trinity church, the tower, the Abbots tower, the Methodist chapel, the village cemetery, the gardens, the medieval monk exhibition and the bee hives.

Link to www.buckfast.org.uk

LULWORTH CASTLE AND PARK

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East Lulworth Dorset. Tel 01929 400352 Walk in the footsteps of kings and queens, enjoy the stunning landscapes, historic buildings and unrivalled views from the castle tower. Build your own castle in the children's activity room or take a wander through the woodland walk and meet the animals in the farm.

Link to www.lulworth.com

GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL

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Gloucester Gloucestershire. Tel 01452 528095 This exquisitely beautiful structure was built as a place of prayer to God and as a place of Christian pilgrimage. The cathedral guides offer full or partial guided tours which we will tailor to suit your research interests and the time you have available. We can also take you into the Crypt!

Link to www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk

ST MICHAEL'S MOUNT - CASTAWAY FOR AN ISLAND ADVENTURE

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Marazion Cornwall. Tel 01736 710507 Climb the cobbled pathway to a fairytale castle that peers out to sea and witness architecture dating back to the 12th Century. Discover the intricate plaster frieze of the medieval dining room, armour and weapons collections in the Garrison Room and checkout the lantern cross in the priory church.

Link to www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk

WELLS CATHEDRAL

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Wells Somerset. Tel 01749 674483 We welcome visitors every day of the year and it is really only by coming in person that you can properly experience this wonderful and holy place. Visit the famous west front the famous cathedral clock is considered to be the second oldest mechanism in Britain, scissor arches and the vicars close.

Link to www.wellscathedral.org.uk

KING ALFRED'S TOWER

Bruton Somerset. The tower is a folly: it is a building that arguably serves no purpose. Nevertheless its size and beauty make it an imposing addition to the landscape, and the views from the top are breathtaking. Built in 1772 the tower is 49m (160ft), triangular in plan with a spiral staircase of 205 steps to the top for fantastic view.

Link to www.alfredstower.info

OLD SARUM - THE IRON AGE HILLFORT

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Salisbury Wiltshire. Tel 01722 335398 Cross the wooden bridge and step into the heart of a once bustling medieval castle. Built around 1070 by William the Conqueror, it was here in 1086, that William gathered all the powerful men of England for a ceremony to assert his royal authority. This is the perfect place to explore on foot.

Link to www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/old-sarum/

 

 

 

 

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