John Roberts

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Skelton Mast

Skelton Mast History The Skelton Transmitting Station near Skelton in Cumbria has a steel structure that is the highest structure in the UK. It is 365m tall (1198ft). As a contrast, the highest structure in Europe is the WarsawRead more

 
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Glencoe

  Glencoe History By far the most famous event in Glencoe’s history came in 1692 when what is known as the Glencoe Massacre took place. 38 members of the Macdonald clan were killed by soldiers from the Argyll regimentRead more

 
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Stonehenge

Stonehenge History With the benefit of modern technology and techniques, most notably carbon dating, a surprisingly accurate picture can be put together about the history of the site. It may just look like a few standing stones, but itRead more

 
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Ironbridge

  Ironbridge History This part of the country has been a busy and industrious area for centuries. The combination of being rich in coal, iron-ore, limestone and clay, as well as being on the River Severn, the longest river inRead more

 
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Sutton Hoo

  Sutton Hoo History Sutton Hoo has been described by some as the UK’s best 20th century archaeological find, and little wonder as the site has produced a treasure trove of artefacts far in advance of anything previously found,Read more

 
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St Andrews

  St Andrews History It’s not the biggest of cities, but it’s developed into the important place it is today through three main aspects – education, religion and golf. Which has been the most important? Well, religion played aRead more

 
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Scafell Pike

  Scafell Pike History At 978m or 3209ft, the summit of Scafell Pike is the highest point in England. Years ago, presumably simply by looking at it, the nearby peak of ‘Sca Fell’ was thought to be the highest. Including ScaRead more

 
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Snowdon

  Snowdon History At 1085m, Snowdon is the highest peak in England and Wales. It’s also the busiest mountain in Britain with around 400,000 visitors a year reaching the summit. Early history has Snowdon formed through glacial movement ofRead more

 
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Ben Nevis

  Ben Nevis History The first known ascent of Ben Nevis was by botanist James Robertson in 1771 and obviously at this time there was no path. The path came over 100 years later, in 1883, and was theRead more

 
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Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Gorge History The gorge and the caves go pretty much hand in hand in making this one of the natural wonders of the world. It’s the result of water flowing through the area for millions of years, withRead more

 
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