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- Brigit’s Garden is a Garden and Celtic Heritage Center set within 11 acres of native woodland and wildflower meadows. Our 4 main gardens represent the Celtic festivals of Samhain, Imbolc, Bealtaine and Lughnasa. In addition to the Celtic Gardens, visitors can enjoy the nature trail, an ancient ring fort (fairy fort), thatched roundhouse and crannog, and the calendar sundial, the largest in Ireland. Our Visitor Centre, comprised of a shop and The Garden Café.
- Burghead is built on a peninsula that projects north-westward into the Moray Firth, resulting in the town having the sea on 3 sides. The Visitor Centre is in the former coastguard lookout and will take visitors through the history of the area from about 400AD to the present time.
- The Cliffs of Moher rise 120 metres (390 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag’s Head and reach a maximum height of 214 metres (702 ft) just north of O’Brien’s Tower. the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience is built into a hillside approaching the cliffs to be sympathetic to the environment. Charges apply and include parking with money helping conservation of the cliffs. An alternative is to take a ferry trip to view the cliffs from sea level.
- St Michael’s Mount, a rocky island crowned with medieval church and castle. One of England’s most famous and dramatic coastal attractions. The oldest surviving buildings date from the 12th century, when a Benedictine priory was founded here. Accessible on foot at low tide across a causeway, at other times it is reached by a short boat trip. The island is managed by the National Trust and includes cafe/restaurant and shop. The gardens have limited opening times as they can’t cope with the large amount of summer visitors, see the National Trust website for more information.
- Ben Hope is the most northerly Munro, in an area known for it’s peat-covered moorland. The mountain is roughly a triangular wedge, with a great crag on the west, with two lower shoulders to the south and northeast. The ground is rocky and Alpine flowers are abundant in season.
- Northumberland Wildlife Trust nature reserves. This seven mile bay stretches from Amble to Cresswell. Opencast mining in much of this previously flat and and almost featureless landscape has allowed the creation of many wetland areas and lakes which are a magnet for wild life. This area has a number of reserves: Hauxley Nature Reserve, Druridge Pools, Cresswell Pond and the 100 acre reedbed and deep water pools, purpose designed at East Chevington.
- Carsaig Arches are natural arch cliff formations the result of the erosion of oolitic rock beds on the Ross of Mull in the south of the island of Mull. Whilst you are walking look out for goats, eagles and, in spring, nesting kittiwakes and fulmars. This is a good but hard walk from Carsaig Bay and involves about 6 km (each way) of walking. Most of the way you will follow a nice path below the cliffs that then takes you over some steep and rocky slopes. The route from the first arch to the second arch is along a goat track with vertical drops and so most people just settle with the first.
- Trewithen is a private estate that has been home to the same family for more than 300 years boasting one of the loveliest gardens in England. An International Camellia Garden of Excellence, Trewithen’s horticulture, trees, intriguing pathways and unexpected treasures are both memorable and exceptional. The Gardens and House are open from March 1st to June 30th plus August Bank Holiday Monday. Due to the limited opening prior booking is recommended.
- The Brough of Birsay is a small 21-hectare uninhabited tidal island off the north-west coast of The Mainland of Orkney. The Island has Celtic and Norse remains and is well known for the breeding colony of Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) and Guillemot (Uria aalge) The island is accessible on foot at low tide via a 240 metre long causeway over the Sound of Birsay.