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Ardstinchar Castle

Ardstinchar Castle

Ardstinchar Castle is located in the coastal village of Ballantrae in South Ayrshire, Scotland. A significant site of historical importance.

Ballure Walk - Balley Eaur

The name Ballure is thought to originate from the Manx Gaelic Ball-y-ure meaning "the place of the yew". Ballure Walk is a small glen located off the Ballure Road which leads south from Ramsey (Manx: Rhumsaa) towards Maughold . Access to the glen is from a roadside entrance close to the impressive Ballure Bridge which carries the tram across the steep ravine in which the glen is situated. The glen can also be reached from the beach south from Ramsey. Two arches give access to the glen from the beach and a path alongside the river takes you up the deep ravine.

Bradda Glen - Glion Vradda

Bradda Glen (Glion Vradda) in Port Erin (Manx: Purt Çhiarn)  is situated at the north end of Port Erin on Bradda Head (Manx: Kione Vradda). The entrance is via an archway made of local Manx slate. Paths along the glen lead up to Bradda Head and Milner's Tower, which give great views of Port Erin (Purt Çhiarn), Port St Mary (Manx: Purt le Moirrey), Langness (Manx: Langlish), the Calf of Man (Manx: Yn Cholloo)  and the Sound (Manx: Yn Cheyllys).

Pentre Ifan - Siambr Gladdu Pentr Ifan

Pentre Ifan

This large burial chamber is made up of three large stones with a capstone and there is a solitary standing stone close by. The site, which is thought to date back to 3500 BC, is about five miles southeast of Newport (Welsh: Trefdraeth which can be translated into English as "town by the beach"), in Pembrokeshire (Welsh: Sir Benfro). Pentre Ifan is off the A487 and within Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (Welsh: Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro).

Kindrochit Castle - Caisteal Ceann na Drochaid

Kindrochit Castle - Caisteal Ceann na Drochaid as it was

The remains of Kindrochit Castle (Scottish Gaelic: Caisteal Ceann na Drochaid) are in the centre of the village of Braemar (Bràigh Mhàrr). A Castle was built here in the second half of the 11th century by King Malcolm III of Scotland (Malcolm Canmore). Malcolm (Gaelic: Máel Coluim; c. 1031 – 13 November 1093) was King of Scots from 1058 to 1093. The castle's Gaelic name Ceann-drochit can be translated into English as Bridge Head and a bridge was built here across the River Clunie.

Giants Causeway - Clochán an Aifir or Clochán na bhFomhórach

Giants Causeway - Clochán na bhFomhórach 1
Giants Causeway (Irish: Clochán an Aifir or Clochán na bhFomhórach) is a remarkable and beautiful place that is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a nature reserve. Located on the northern coast of County Antrim (Irish: Contae Aontroma) in the northeast of Ireland (Irish: Éire). The area is made up of about 40,000 interlocked basalt columns resulting from a volcanic eruption some 60 million years ago. The majority of the columns are hexagonal, but others have a different number of sides.

Roche Rock

Roche Rock

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The settlement of Roche sits on a prominent ridge on the northern edge of the St Austell Downs, close to the headwaters of the Fal River, Cornwall’s longest river. The area appears to contain a large number of local springs, river sources and holy wells, as well as a supposedly magical pool near Roche Rock, itself a striking rocky pinnacle of tourmalinised granite, and a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Knowth - Cnóbha Neolithic Passage Tomb

Knowth - Cnóbha

The Neolithic passage grave of Knowth (Irish: Cnóbha) is part of the World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne. There is a large mound and 18 smaller tombs. The largest mound, which is 40 feet (12 metres) high and 220 feet (67 metres) in diameter, has within it two separate passage tombs. One has an entrance facing approximately east and the other facing approximately west. It is encircled by 127 kerbstones. 


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