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Mussendun Temple and Downhill Demesne, County Derry, Northern Ireland

Who wouldn’t want a library on a sea cliff, facing the North Sea? Well, not quite the North Sea, but Close! I had heard of this place from Michele Erdvig, who has a great forum and guidebook called Irelandyes. I knew

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Scotland’s Haunted Castles

An excellent post on Scotland’s Haunted Castles by the estimable Carolyn Emerick. http://www.carolynemerick.com/the-archivists-corner/scotlands-haunted-castles **************** Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books. – Stunning, Strange and

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Jervaulx – the Forgotten Abbey

The Forgotten Abbey   Yorkshire is lush with ruined abbeys, golden bones left over from Henry VIII’s rampage across the religious landscape of England.  Nestled among it’s rolling dales you can find Fountains Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey, Bolton Abbey, Ripon Abbey,

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Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne, Northern Ireland

Mussenden Temple is a library situated on a cliff edge in County Derry, Northern Ireland. The beach it looks over was used in filming the Game of Thrones (when Melisandre burnt the Seven Gods). It was built in 1785, as

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Loch Ness

Loch Ness – a place of mystery and magic!

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