Oakhurst House: A Creepy Derbyshire Destination

British history geeks, rejoice – this post includes a lot of ┬átangents and modern updates about the highlighted properties. For those who are just interested in the creepy abandoned building factor (and haunted tours of the grounds), you can skip to the bottom. In the Shining Cliff Woods above the Derbyshire village of Ambergate lies …

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The Mystery of Stonehenge Special Access: How to Get the Inner Circle Tour

I recently planned a 15-day tour of England and Scotland for my parents, and one of the highlights of their trip was stone circle access at Stonehenge. After they posted their pictures, many people commented that they didn’t think you could get in there anymore. Most of them had booked their tours with big tour …

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Port Sunlight, the Urban Model Village

Around the United Kingdom, you’ll occasionally encounter the curious phenomenon of model villages. And no, I don’t mean something like the miniaturized version of Bourton-on-the-Water you can find in the Cotswolds. A model village was a largely self-contained community designed for the workers and families of a given employer, usually some kind of factory or …

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