A Medieval castle in the Aberdeenshire countryside
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A medieval castle
Beachy Head Lighthouse
The Lighthouse located in the English Channel below the cliffs of Beachy Head in East Sussex, it went into operational in 1902 and was the last traditional style rock tower Lighthouse to be built by Trinity House .
The Cathedral was built between 1220 and 1320 it has the tallest spire in the UK of 404 feet, the building is regarded as one of the leading examples of Early English Gothic architecture.
A door to a Holy place
A fabulous design door of the Cathedral church of St Thomas of Old Portsmouth Hampshire,
The Abbey is Medieval and was founded in 1222 for Premonstratensian Cannons an austere order of priests, during its three Centuries as a monasteries the monks were devoted to scholarships . The Abbey closed in 1537 by Henry V111 of England during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the Abbey was transformed into a grand mansion for Thomas Wriothesley 1st Earl of Southampton a loyal civil servant to King Henry V111. The ruined Abbey is now run by English Heritage and is open daily it can by found in Mill Lane. Titchfield Hampshire near Fareham.
Glenfinnan Monument stands on the bank of Loch Shiel with a kilted Highlander standing on top. There is a narrow spiral staircase to the top for a 360 degree panoramic views across water , mountains and the Glenfinnan Viaduct. The monument was built in 1815 for the brave Highlanders who fought in the rising of the jacobite in 1745. This is where Bonny Prince Charles met clans chiefs to muster their men and join him in trying to restore the Stuarts to the British throne. Today it look after by the National Trust of Scotland .
Brantome Abbey sit beside the river Dronne France
Wray Castle can be found in the Lake District in Ambleside, and has amazing views across Lake Windermere and the hills. A surgeon and a heiress from Liverpool in 1840 began to build the castle. Today the castle is run by the National Trust.
Dunster Castle Exmoor Somerset impressive gatehouse built in the Medieval time, the castle is the home of the Luttrell family for over 600 years. It run by the National Trust, there is also a 18th Century watermill and a riverside wooded garden, and also dog friendly but must be on a short lead.