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Edinburgh underground

I’m about to descend into Edinburgh’s underworld and experience the city’s grim and ghostly past. Come with me to a haunted place, where restless spirits and grave robbers rule. Welcome to the Blair Street Underground Vaults.

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St Conan’s Kirk: a curious Scottish church

By Alexandra Redisch in Loch Awe St Conan’s Kirk must always have stunned visitors as it does me today. Although the church may look many centuries old, it was completed in 1930. The architect was Walter Campbell. Or architect… he had no formal training, but that didn’t stop him from creating this intriguing little kirk [...]

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Silent Sunday: Radcliffe Camera

The beautiful Radcliffe Camera, part of Oxford University’s Bodleian Library

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Silent Sunday: Curious sheep in the Preseli Mountains in Wales

Curious sheep in the Preseli Mountains (Mynyddoedd Y Preseli), Wales

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Day out London: Blenheim Palace

If you’re in London – or in the Cotswolds, one of my favourite parts of England, I recommend an outing to the little town of Woodstock and Blenheim Palace. The palace represents the early stages of the English Romantic movement – an architectural style characterised by closeness to nature. I love the medieval towers, and [...]

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Silent Sunday: The 12th century bridge on Dartmoor

The 12th century clapper bridge across the river Dart, Postbridge Dartmoor

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Jurassic Coast

The #FriFotos* theme this week is coast, which suits me well, as I’ve been meaning to say a few words about the Jurassic coast anyway. Do you have a kid completely enamoured with dinosaurs and fossils? I do… or at least, I did. On a road trip in Southern England a few years ago, the [...]

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