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Bar Hill Fort/Barr Hill/LACONICUM
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Bar Hill Fort/Barr Hill/LACONICUM

    Antonine Wall Twechar, East Dunbartonshire NS707759   The site sits 30 meters south of the Antonine Wall and is recorded as being the highest Roman fort in Scotland....
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Gaer Penrhos/Caer Penrhos/Castell Penrhos/Castell Cadwaladr/Castle of Llanrhystud/Llan Rhystud.
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Gaer Penrhos/Caer Penrhos/Castell Penrhos/Castell Cadwaladr/Castle of Llanrhystud/Llan Rhystud.

    Llanrhystud, Dyfed. Scheduled Ancient Monument. Monument Number CD094. PRIVATE PROPERTY.   The site overlooks the village and has views across the Ystwyth Valley and mountains as well as...
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Lodge Hill Camp: Lodge Farm: Lodge Wood
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Lodge Hill Camp: Lodge Farm: Lodge Wood

    Caerleon, Newport. Scheduled Monument. Iron Age Hillfort.   The hillfort is situated to the north of Caerleon and sits on a narrow ridge overlooking the River Usk, with...
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Lanchester Roman Fort: Longovicium Roman Fort: Longchestre
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Lanchester Roman Fort: Longovicium Roman Fort: Longchestre

    Lanchester, Durham. OSGB - NZ 159 469 Scheduled Monument. PRIVATE PROPERTY.   Lanchester its between the forts of Vindomora (Ebchester) and Vinovia (Binchester) 32 km south of Hadrian’s...
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Irton Hall, Cumbria
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Irton Hall, Cumbria

    “Thou standest a monument of strength sublime, A giant, laughing at the threats of time” (Jefferson 1842).     Irton-with-Santon, Eskdale, Cumbria. Grade II Listed Building.   The...
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Fort Amherst, Chatham, Kent
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Fort Amherst, Chatham, Kent

    Fort Amherst is part of the Brompton Lines, a defensive line of forts and batteries protecting Chatham Naval Dockyard, situated on the River Medway, from a landward attack....
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Hemingford Grey Moated Manor House
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Hemingford Grey Moated Manor House

    Grade 1 Listed Building. PRIVATE PROPERTY   The cherry trees were coming into blossom and full of birds too busy and independent to hang about waiting for crumbs....
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Deal Castle
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Deal Castle

  https://youtu.be/46PZQbk3yhI   TR 35 SE 6 Scheduled Monument The castle is designed in a double clover-leaf design.     It’s main role was to defended part of the Kent...
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Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire
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Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire

  https://youtu.be/iEk5gwGVFf8   Located within the Honour of Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, the castle is a Grade I Listed Building and a Scheduled Monument. If only they could speak……..this pile of ancient...
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Burghead Fort, Moray
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Burghead Fort, Moray

  https://youtu.be/Kn_f59CpDUA   The other names which I have uncovered and assigned to this site are The Burch Torridon Breidafiord Eccialsbacca Burgh Olim Narmin Ferna Corcach Burgus Bannatia Tamia alata...
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Pevensey Castle
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Pevensey Castle

  https://youtu.be/cVnK4F54A-k   Pevensey Castle once stood on a peninsular but due to silting the site now stands about 1.5 km back from the sea. It covers an area of...
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Dalton Tower; Dalton Castle
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Dalton Tower; Dalton Castle

  https://youtu.be/JIt-3pId4NU   Dalton Castle/Peel Tower is located at Dalton in Furness, Cumbria. It sits in the west side of the town near the entrance to St Mary’s Church. It...
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Wroxeter; Urioconion; Viroconion; Cornoviorum; Caer Guricon.
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Wroxeter; Urioconion; Viroconion; Cornoviorum; Caer Guricon.

https://youtu.be/ObyCFol4eg0   Located in Shropshire, this once bustling Roman town was the fourth largest in Roman Britannia, once covering around 63 ha, it was originally built as a fort which...
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The Shetland Islands
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The Shetland Islands

https://youtu.be/JWSIgN0Cvuo   There are about 15 islands which make up what is known today as the Shetland Islands. The old Norse name was Hjaltand, and it is not known what...
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Grimspound Bronze Age Enclosure
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Grimspound Bronze Age Enclosure

https://youtu.be/qyoUG8u8AdA   Grimspound is an amazing Bronze Age settlement located on Dartmoor in Devon. It sits 450 m above sea level and covers an area of around 4 acres (16,000...
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Periwinkle Hill, Barkway, Hertfordshire.
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Periwinkle Hill, Barkway, Hertfordshire.

https://youtu.be/Ve6tq2YBVuQ   With the lack of historical records concerning most castles in Hertfordshire, it may be possible to gain some information regarding the owners and builders by looking into who...
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Ludgate – London City Walls
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Ludgate – London City Walls

https://youtu.be/9ogH1rtHhkY Ludgate was one of the main thoroughfares into London, in fact the main one from the west of the country. In the past it was believed to have been...
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Ludgate – London City Walls

https://youtu.be/9ogH1rtHhkY Ludgate was one of the main thoroughfares into London, in fact the main one from the west of the country. In the past it was believed to have been...
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Whitehawk Hill Camp, Neolithic Causewayed Enclosure.
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Whitehawk Hill Camp, Neolithic Causewayed Enclosure.

https://youtu.be/_WBli_JrxWs   Whitehawk Hill Camp is a Neolithic Causewayed Enclosure near Brighton, on the chalk downs. It stands 121 m above sea level and measures 290 m x 213 m...
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Saxon Exeter
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Saxon Exeter

https://youtu.be/1g3N33ygayw   Exeter is located on a dry ridge overlooking the River Exe, and is the county town of Devon. The site of the town was dictated from its possible earliest...
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