The Real Mary King’s Close Edinburgh

The closes were built in the early 17th century and this is one of a number of closes that were houses and streets that lie under the city chambers. Only the lower floors remain as they were used as foundations for the chambers, but they would have once been up to seven storey’s high. They […]

Beaulie Abbey Hampshire

Beaulieu Abbey was built in 1204 by Cistercian monks on land given to them by King John. In that time the monks would have provided a place for visitors to stay and lived by working their own land. A lot of the Abbey was destroyed during the reign of Henry VIII, (some of it still […]

Berry Pomeroy Castle Devon

The land where the castle once stood was first bestowed to Ralph de Pomeroy by William the Conqueror, for his support and loyalty during the Norman Invasion. The construction of the castle began in the late 13th century by Henry de Pomeroy (9th generation) and was completed before his death in 1305. The castle now […]

Belton House Lincolnshire

The land has been owned by the Brownlow and Cust family since the 16th century. The present house was built between 1685 and 1688 by Sir John Brownlow and his wife. Despite their wealth they decided to build a modest country house instead of a grand palace. Yet inside their home it still had all […]


Women who married a ghost 300 years old

Last month Amanda Teague revealed that she’s thrown in the towel with living men and has gone and married the ghost of a 300-year-old pirate instead. And now the 45-year-old has revealed how she and Jack – the ghost she calls her ‘soulmate’ – will celebrate Valentine’s Day . Appearing on Loose Women, guest panelist Kem Cetinay asked how the whole […]
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