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- At Bede’s World you can learn all about Bede and the Anglo-Saxon way of life in Northumbria. IncludesDemonstration farm and meet the animals including wild boar pig, goat and goose. Replica buildings made of wattle and daub – built with truly original materials and methods using skills that would have been present around 700AD. Cafe. Souvenir and gift shop.
- Priest’s House, late medieval hall-house in a picturesque village. Built by Muchelney Abbey in 1308 for the parish priest. Interesting Gothic doorway, tracery windows and a massive 15th-century fireplace. The house is occupied and furnished by tenants so has limited opening by arrangement.
- Inishmurray is an uninhabited island situated 7 km (4 mi) off the coast of County Sligo and the island covers .9 km2 (0.3 mi2). There are remains of an early Irish monastic settlement, that contains various ecclesiastical buildings including enclosures, a stone-roofed oratory, two churches, a clochan, a large beehive-shaped cell, a holy well and other remains including cross slabs suggesting foreign influences.
- Westgate Tower is a medieval gateway close to the grounds of Selskar Abbey and is known as Selskar Gate. This prominent stone gate tower was one of seven gates that provided access through the town wall. The building beside Selskar Gate is home to the Westgate Heritage Centre, which provides a presentation on the history of Wexford Town
- Castle Rising Castle completed around 1140 AD by the Norman lord William d’Albini for his new wife, the widow of Henry I. This is now one of the largest, best preserved and most lavishly decorated stone keeps in England, surrounded by 20 acres of mighty earthworks.
- Blairs Museum was originally within Blairs College where it stayed for 157 years. Here, articles that pertain to Scotland’s Catholic heritage are stored and include renown works of art – textiles, paintings, silver and memorabilia – donated over the years by priests, friends, bishops and Scots Colleges. It is a rara and wellworth seeing collection of religious heritage. Today, Blairs Museum gives visitors a unique insight into Scotland’s Catholic heritage, providing an enjoyable, memorable, and inspiring experience for all. Highlights include:Paintings Sacred Silver and Gold Church Textiles
- St Magnus Cathedral is situated in the town of Kirkwall, the main town of the Orkney Islands. This magnificent cathedral, a fine example of Romanesque architecture, dominates the skyline of the town. Founded in 1137 by the Viking, Earl Rognvald, the cathedral was added to over the following 300 years and even has its own dungeon! It is known for being the most northerly cathedral in the British Isles and is a parish church of the Church of Scotland. Open all year round to the public.
- The West Cork Model Railway Village is taking you back to the 1940’s. You will see a miniature of the old West Cork railway line serving the towns with the handmade models and figures to a scale of 1:24. As well as the model village you have displays telling the story of the railway villages, tea room, gift shop, indoor soft play room and outdoor playground.