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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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- Ashintully Castle is a fortified tower house near Kirkmichael in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It is set in over 3,000 acres of rolling Scottish countryside, close to the Cairngorms National Park The castle was built in 1583 by the Spalding family, the barons of Ashintully. Rich in legend and history dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries, it is said that ‘Rob Roy’ MacGregor often stayed at Ashintully as a guest of the Spaldings – there is still a room in the castle named after him. Today, Ashintully Castle remains a family home but the estate offers holiday let accommodation to those who want to experience a stay like no other.
- Nettlecombe Court is a country mansion house near the village of Williton in Exmoor National Park in Somerset. Part of the house originates from medieval times and has been added to over the years. In the early 1960s, Nettlecombe Court became a girls’ boarding school but in 1967 the Field Studies Council turned the house and grounds into the Leonard Wills Field Centre. Today, through courses and training on offer, individuals and institutions can learn more about the surrounding environment. Nettlecombe Court sits in Nettlecombe Park, a 90-acre estate and a designed Site of Specific Scientific Interest.
- M Shed is a museum, telling the story of Bristol, exploring the city’s history from prehistoric times to the 21st century. There are working exhibits on the harbourside including steamboats, trains and cranes as well as a café that opens out onto a public square on the dockside.
- Amberley Working Museum is a 36 acre open-air museum. This large site is dedicated to the industrial heritage of the south-east of England. The Museum contains a wide range of exhibits, ranging from transport-based collections, such as the Southdown bus collection & the village garage, to industry-based collections, such as the Print Workshop & Wheelwrights. The Museum is also home to a number of resident craftspeople, who work to traditional methods. Is easy to reach by car (free car and coach parking) or train, with a railway station immediately outside the Museum’s grounds and is served by frequent train services from London Victoria and the South Coast.
- Brantwood offers a fascinating insight into the world of John Ruskin who spent the last 28 years of his life at Coniston. The house retains the character of its famous resident with many fine paintings, beautiful furniture and Ruskin’s personal treasures. With its many contemporary exhibitions, concerts, courses and special events, together with its education work in the wider community, Brantwood continues in the Ruskin tradition today. Although you can access Brantwood by road you can also experience arriving at the jetty via a launch on the lake.
- Richborough Fort was founded in AD 43 soon after the Romans landed in England to protect a major port of Roman Britain and was one of the start-points for Watling Street that ran on to Canterbury and then to London. Earth fortifications were first dug on the site in the 1st century, probably was as a storage depot and bridgehead for the Roman army. This transformed into a civilian and commercial town, which was later replaced by a Saxon Shore Fort around the year 277.
- Cardoness Castle is a 15th Century tower house just south-west of Gatehouse of Fleet. It was originally owned by the MacCulloch family of Galloway also known as the MacCullochs of Myreton. They abandoned the castle in the late 17th Century, following the execution of Sir Godfrey McCulloch for the murder of a Clan Gordon neighbour. You have a good view of Fleet Bay from its battlements.