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- Ashton Court has been the site of a manor house since the 11th century, and has been developed by a series of owners since then. The house stands within a large estate spanning the boundary between Bristol and North Somerset, approximately 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from Bristol city centre. It is on the western side of the River Avon close to the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the suburb of Leigh Woods and the Leigh Woods National Nature Reserve which are east of Ashton Court. To the north and west are open countryside. The estate covers 850 acres (340 ha) of woods and open grassland laid out by Humphry Repton.
- Constantine Bay surf school believe in Fun in the surf. The first part of the lesson is based on the beach running you through everything you need to have the confidence to safely have fun we then get in the sea to have a fun surf session. Located on the north shore of Cornwall just 3 miles from Padstow, 7 miles from Wadebridge and 11 miles from Newquay.
- Clevedon Pier is a seaside pier on the English side of the Severn Estuary. The landing stage at the end of the pier is occasionally used by ships and is a popular spot for angling. There is a cafe at the pierhead, and a souvenir shop at the toll house. Clevedon Pier was opened on 29 March 1869, partially constructed from Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s second-hand railway lines, 225 metres (738 ft) long and 14.5 metres (48 ft) tall. The tidal range at this part of the estuary can reach 14 metres (46 ft) and the landing stage at the end of the pier has several levels to allow boats to dock at all stages of the tide. The paddle steamer Waverley first visited the pier to take on passengers in 1886. In 1893 the pier head was replaced in cast iron with a new timber landing stage, and the pier head pavilion was completed in 1894. The Toll House on the pier and the adjacent Royal Pier Hotel were both designed by local architect Hans Price. In 1899, 20 feet (6 m) of the decking was washed away by a storm. In 1910, part of the landing stage was damaged in another storm and replaced by a concrete landing stage in 1913. On 17 October 1970, spans 7 and 8 of the pier collapsed during stress testing, which had been introduced in the 1950s to obtain insurance cover, where long polythene tanks resting on the pier were filled with water, to create a pressure of 50 p.s.i. (2.4 kPa). In 1998 the Pier restoration was finished and it was re-opened to the public.
- This lighthouse was completed in 1971 and replaced a light vessel which had marked the Royal Sovereign Shoal since 1875. It is of concrete construction and was built in two sections on the beach at Newhaven. The base and vertical pillar section were floated into position and sunk on to a leveled area of the sea bed and the upper cabin section and superstructure were then floated over the pillar section. The pillar had an inner telescopic section which, when attached to the cabin, was jacked up 13 metres and locked into position. The underside of the cabin is well above the maximum wave height and the navigation light is 28 metres above sea level.
- You can’t miss Great Orme in Llandudno as it is the striking backdrop to any photograph taken in Llandudno itself. Scenic summit trails take in wonderful views over the elegant Victorian town of Llandudno and across to the Menai Strait and Anglesey. The paths are steep in places so if want you the view without the walk, you can reach the top by tram or cable car. The wide range of flowers on the Great Orme provides food for butterflies in summer – and look out for the resident goats. Well worth a visit and you have number of things to do and visit and options:The marine drive is a masterpiece of Victorian road building with great views to Snowdonia and Anglesey. The 5 mile (8 km) drive is a one-way route hanging to the edge of the cliffs. Great Orme tramway is cable-hauled with original Victorian carriages. The Great Orme cable cars pass over the road and tramway. A combined ticket allows you to experience both, go up on one and down on the other. For the more energetic you can walk. Whilst on Great Orme visit the bronze-age copper mines where you can follow the ancient workings and caverns 150ft (45m) below ground.
- Dover Museum collections include:Archaeology gallery — Dover and the Dover District Council area (including Deal and Walmer, which do not yet have their own town museum, only the Deal Maritime Museum) from prehistoric times to 1066, including Roman and Saxon Dover (including the Saxon cemetery from Buckland). History of Dover town, Cinque Ports and Dover Castle from 1066 to the modern era. This includes the Victoriana Museum collection, bequeathed in 1990 by William Williamson of Deal and including works by artists such as Dame Laura Knight, Lady Alma Tadema, Fantin Latour, J.F. Herring, Henry Bernard Chalon, David Cox, E.W. Cooke and Benjamin Robert Haydon. The 2003 Dover Bronze Age Boat gallery, where the Langdon Bay hoard is also displayed. Temporary exhibition gallery.
- Oronsay Priory was founded by the Augustinians in the early 14th century and it was dedicated to St. Columba. The priory became an important religious centre for the islands over the next few hundred years and it’s presence gave Oronsay much influence. The priory reins today are in relatively good condition giving you a good feel as to what this was like in its day. The site of the Oronsay Priory has two crosses. The little cross directly ahead when you enter the grounds, and the high cross to your left. The High Cross rises from a four-tiered foundation. From the inscription, it can be seen that the cross recalls the death of the prior Colin, who presided over the Oronsay monastery and probably dates from the year 1510, Colin’s dying year. On the westward side of the cross are scenes of the crucifixion of Jesus and on the east side are foliage motifs.