By Jane Eastoe

Printed: 2019

Publisher: National Trust Books. London

Edition: First edition

Dimensions 24 × 22 × 2 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 24 x 22 x 2

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Laminated board binding with image of Corfe castle and white title on the front board and Fountains Abbey on the back.

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rom ruined castles to mysterious stone circles, from frivolous follies to crumbling towers by the sea, there is something about ruins that excites our imagination – and the National Trust has many of the best examples in Britain.

Explore Britain’s spellbinding and spectacular ruins. From haunting standing stones to atmosphere abbeys, from abandoned country houses to crumbling mines and deserted military defences, this guide reveals strange beauty and dramatic history hidden in Britain’s landscape.

Some of the featured include the dramatic Botallick Mine and Corfe Castle, and prehistoric Stonehenge in the Southwest. The fabulous keep of Rochester Castle, the extravagant Racton Monument and the remote shingle spit of Orford Ness are just some of the ruins that can be seen in the Southeast and East. Much of The Midlands and the North is dominated by Hadrian s Wall but there is still much to see, including Lyveden New Bield in Northamptonshire a protected Grade I-listed building and a stark reminder of the impact of religious turmoil in the 16th and 17th centuries. And we mustn’t forget the beautifully preserved Neolithic village of Skara Brae the oldest ruin in the whole of the United Kingdom, which can be found in Scotland.

Organized by region and including overview maps, plot your own journey around Britain’s remarkable ruins.

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