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Dark Hedges


This evening, I am posting information on the unusual natural feature known as the ‘Dark Hedges’, near Stranocum in Northern Ireland.

The feature comprises an avenue of very mature beech trees planted in the 18th century by the local Stuart family in order to impress visitors approaching their property, Gracehill House.

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Italian Garden

This evening, I am posting information on the Italian Garden at Glamis Castle in the East of Scotland.

Glamis Castle has a history dating back to the 14th century and even features in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The Castle has been in the family of the Earls of Strathmore since 1372 and has connections with British Royalty through the late Queen Mother. The Castle and grounds are a popular visitor attraction.

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Antonine Wall

Today, I provided a small group tour of highlights of the Antonine Wall in Scotland, a World Heritage Site.

The Antonine Wall was constructed between AD 139 and 142 under Emperor, Titus Aurelius Antoninus. It extends for a length of about 37 miles on a line roughly between modern -day Edinburgh and Glasgow in the south of Scotland.The Wall represented the Northern Frontier of the Roman Empire until Antoninus’s death in AD 161 whereafter Hadrian’s Wall was reinstated as the Northern Frontier, some 100 miles south.The Wall was constructed on a 14 ft wide stone base on which sat a turf built rampart, possibly ten feet high.

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