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Our History and Heritage category brings all Coast Radar’s listings related to looking for something to do or a place to visit together where they offer some form of historic or heritage based activity.
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- Clanfield is an historic village well worth a visit. One of the main attractions of the villages is the church of St James that dates back to 1305 and contains to medieval bells. The villages is bordered by the South Downs National Park and is considered an area of outstanding natural beauty full of walks and places to picnic and just enjoy the outdoors. There are few residents but Old Clanfield boasts more take aways than other similar sized communities! It also has a great skatepark and childrens play area and is frequented by walkers all year round. Visitors love the thatched well and the pond and stop in one of the three pubs on their way back from their walks to enjoy Sunday lunch or a pint. Those keen on star gazing make use of the Clanfield Observatory which is run by the Hampshire Astronomical Group who have open days. It is up high on a hill on the South coast of England and is well equipped and has a full programme of open evenings throughout the year.
- The Yorkshire Air Museum is the largest independent air museum in Britain and is also the location of The Allied Air Forces Memorial. The site is at the Second World War RAF Elvington airfield. The Museum has approximately 50 aircraft spanning the development of aviation from 1853 up to the current times. Several aircraft are operational and can be seen on special “Thunder Days” during the year. As well as the planes and archives you have a restaurant, shop, restoration workshops – an excellent day out.
- The Cathedral of the Isles is a Scottish Episcopal Church in Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae, North Ayrshire. Built in the mid 19th century, the cathedral was designed by William Butterfield and opened in 1851. It is the tallest building on Great Cumbrae and is surrounded by formal gardens and woodland. It is also known as the smallest cathedral in the British Isles.
- Pendennis Castle was built by King Henry VIII to defend against possible attack by Spain and France and was in use right up to the Second World War. It guarded the important anchorage of Carrick Roads, sharing the task with St Mawes castle on the other side of the Fal estuary. The castle has an interactive exhibition or spend time exploring the cells of the WWI guard house, and relive the drama of an enemy attack on the WWII observation post. The castle has some great views looking out over Castle Beach and on towards Gylly Beach.
- The Museum of Bath at Work tells the story of the commercial development of Bath over the last 2,000 years and is located at Camden Works on Julian Road in Bath, Somerset. First opened in 1978, visitors can stroll displays over four floors, with the main exhibit being that of a reconstruction of an engineering and mineral water making operation first set up in 1864. Also on show are, amongst others, a cabinet maker’s workshop and a Bath stone quarry face complete with tools. The museum is open all year round.