Tag: Historical

Knockan Crag

Knockan Crag is the site of  a National Nature Reserve due to its importance in the development of modern geology.  In the early 19th century, it was recognised that rocks could be lifted and tilted, but it was not believed they could move any great distance laterally.  At Knockan Crag however, it was discovered that…


Eilean Donan

Eilean Donan is one of the most photographed locations in Scotland and as it is located right on the main A87 road north, it is very easy of access, which also makes it very popuar.  The castle is situated at Dornie, about 8 miles from Kyle of Lochalsh and is located on its own small…


Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle is  stands on a small mound in a strategic gap in the Purbeck Hills.  In addition to the castle, there is a small attractive village and steam trains sometimes pass by on the Swanage steam railway. There has been a castle on this site since at least Saxon times, and probably even earlier….


Tyneham Village

In 1943 during the build up to D-Day, the village of Tyneham was evacuated to make way for a military range.  At the time the villagers expected to return after the war, however the area remained a military site and today the remains of the village can only be visited at weekends or Bank Holidays…


Quarry Bank Mill

Quarry Bank Mill is an industrial heritage site south of Manchester, owned by the National Trust.  The main attraction of the site is a large cotton mill dating from 1784.  Some of the machinery is still functional and partly powered by Europe’s largest working water wheel.  In addition to the mill, there are also glimpses…


Pentre Ifan

Pentre Ifan is a neolithic dolmen or burial site dating from about 3500BC.  The site consists of 7 stones, including a large 16 Tonne cap stone, which sits 8ft (2.5m) above the ground, balanced on three of the upright stones.  This is reportedly the best preserved dolmen in Wales. Location and Parking Post Code: SA41…


Sycamore Gap, Hadrian’s Wall

Sycamore Gap is located in one of the most spectacular parts of Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland, about mid-way between Carlisle and Newcastle. The wall keeps to the high ground but at this point there is a notch in the high ground with a steep ascent on both sides. A single Sycamore tree grows in the…