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  • Castle Hill. The most important Iron Age hill-fort in Yorkshire.
    on Aug 30, 2014 in hillfort iron age Yorkshire
    Weather is the most important thing when it comes to visiting Heritage sites. If it is bad, then it can skew your opinion. Or, as in the case of South Shields, it can add an additional element which make you stop and think about the trials and tribul...
  • Hartlepool Historic Quay: Stop monkeying around!
    on Aug 10, 2014 in Durham
    Hartlepool, in Cleveland, is not a place that you would normally associate with heritage. The most notable tale is that the locals hung a monkey which they mistook for a French spy, during the Napoleonic War. However, investment over the last fe...
  • Farleigh Hungerford Castle: So many choices, usually, the wrong one.
    on May 4, 2014 in castle
    A short distance from Wiltshire into Somerset and you come across Farleigh Hungerford Castle, a strategically placed little castle with tales of ill-deeds, intrigue and ill-informed decisions.Farleigh Hungerford CastleHistoryOriginally a small fortif...
  • Thornton Abbey and Gatehouse. How to Make an Impressive Entrance
    on Apr 13, 2014 in abbey Yorkshire
    Heritage Spy does not normally purchase guidebooks, favouring to find them second hand at half the price. Yet such was the mystery and adventure making properties of Thornton Abbey that information had to be purchased there and then to answer the que...
  • Avebury World Heritage Site: Another one off the list
    on Mar 28, 2014 in avebury prehistory
    A bit of prehistory was close to where Heritage Spy was working a few weeks ago. It was decided that a visit was in order to see what all the fuss was about.AveburyHistoryAvebury stone circle is associated with other prehistoric sites on the Wiltshir...
  • Escomb Anglo-Saxon Church: Recycling Olde StyleAnyone who thinks that recycling is a new thing is wrong. A very bold statement, but Heritage Spy took a trip north to a small church close to Binchester Roman Fort and it shows recycling is not a new thing.Escomb Anglo Saxon ChurchHistoryThe origins...
  • Wawel Castle. A polished Polish Castle
    on Mar 9, 2014 in castle Europe Poland
    For a few days Heritage Spy took a quick jaunt across to Europe to check out what the heritage assets were like outside of England. You know that you are in for a treat when you have to be guided around the castle, after going through an airport scan...
  • Kenilworth Castle: By Royal Appointment
    on Feb 22, 2014 in castle
    There are multi-period buildings which make up Kenilworth Castle. Its remains, and visitor experience, probably owes a great deal to the royal connection.Famously the castle was the home of Robert Dudley rumoured to be a potential suitor to Queen Eli...
  • Grime's Graves: Proper Archaeology
    on Feb 8, 2014 in Norfolk
    Grime's  Graves is close to Thetford in Norfolk and is a place of flint mining, dating back to the earliest stone period. Furthermore it is a site which has been used throughout, with later generations “going through the rubbish” and ex...
  • Great Witcombe Roman Villa
    on Jan 30, 2014 in Roman villa
    Wandering through the county of Gloucestershire there was a sign indicating a Roman villa. Turns out that it was the villa at Great Witcombe, notable for, mosaicslocated in the bath house.Great Witcombe Roman VillaHistory of the siteIt was built arou...
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