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    contemplar a través de su recorrido natural una rica muestra de dólmenes y menhires algunos de ellos de más de continue Ruta del románico palentino Frómista Una de las principales ofertas turísticas de Palencia es el arte románico Hemos elegido las tres zonas continue view album Provincia de Palencia Situada en el noroeste de la Península Ibérica Palencia suena a Tierra de Campos a ciudad universitaria y a sopa castellana

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  • Salisbury - Abiyoyo
    that time The two most remarkable things about Salisbury Cathedral are its mechanical clock that dates back to the 1380s and the fact that it holds several tattered but complete copies of the Magna Carta a key legal document in the evolution of English law The Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum is not only a highly informative repository of intriguing exhibits but is housed in a charming 13th century listed building Also very much steeped in tradition is the St George s Day Pageant which is a jamboree of great fun activities celebrating the English national day The Annual International Arts Festival has been going on since 1973 and takes place during the early part of the summer Queen Elizabeth Gardens is a typically green and willow lined bucolic space blessed by intriguing water meadows fed by weirs These are nonetheless prone to flooding in the winter months If you steer clear of the marshy areas you can have a great time with a picnic a kite or a football The Gardens are a product of the distinctively chalky basis of the local geology Since 1227 a major market has been held in the city centre it remains a significant meeting place The Salisbury Playhouse is a much loved theatrical venue putting on both local and national plays in a wonderfully handsome nineteenth century building Indeed almost every building in the city is possessed of real beauty even the sorts of shops and restaurants that you would think would normally occupy functional premises North of Salisbury city is Salisbury Plain where the British Army carry out all manner of manoeuvres and training activities don t get stuck there 2011 Abiyoyo SL Wiltshire Wiltshire is truly one of the most beautiful rural counties of England boasting a singular wealth of attractions

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  • Stonehenge - Abiyoyo
    Bronze Age burial ground Stonehenge was not built in just one incident it evolved over many thousands of years and its purposes and uses may have changed radically over that time also At the moment of its busiest stage of construction sometime between 2600 and 2400 BC some 30 immense sarsen stones were somehow transported from a quarry from Marlborough to this site The lintels were slotted together using tongue and groove methods that are still very much in use in contemporary construction The theories about Stonehenge s purpose are varied and intriguing Some academics argue that it was used as a spiritual place of healing much like Lourdes in France Seventeenth century architects believed that Stonehenge was built by the Romans as a temple The myths and legends tend to be more high flown asserting that Merlin the Magician ordered a giant to erect the monument or had it magically teleported from Ireland Whatever the truth Stonehenge remains one of Britain s Seven Wonders Unfortunately you can only get up close and personal with the stones themselves on certain occasions throughout the year such as the Summer Solstice the ancient pagan sun festival During the rest of the year you will have to content yourself with standing at a barrier and admiring it from relatively afar In recent years critics have levelled a charge at the management of Stonehenge regarding its close proximity to two major roads The resultant pollution is damaging the ancient stones In recent times a brand new henge was discovered not even a mile away from the original site of Stonehenge The archaeological community has been very excited by this find visitors too Text 2011 Abiyoyo SL Wiltshire Wiltshire is truly one of the most beautiful rural counties of England boasting a singular wealth of

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  • Stourhead - Abiyoyo
    Nonetheless it has retained its lustre and grace and makes for a superlative day out for the whole family The delightful gardens are ranged around a large lake and were designed by the second owner of the new revamped estate Henry Hoare II The rhododendron filled gardens themselves are a treasure trove of historical attractions with a 1772 folly on one bank monuments inspired by the Hoares travels around mainland Europe an Iron Age fortress and the 50 foot King Alfred s Tower that affords awe inspiring panoramas of the Wiltshire landscape The Temple of Apollo modelled on Ancient Roman architecture is perhaps the most intriguing man made feature of the entire Stourhead estate Richard Colt Hoare made several drastic alterations to the estate one of them being the excavation of hundreds of ancient burial mounds for the purposes of academic research Stourhead has been immortalized in several media appearing as a location in films such as Pride and Prejudice and Barry Lyndon The house has also appeared on the front covers of CDs by critically acclaimed British indie rock bands During the English Civil War Stourhead was a royalist military base and the house was badly damaged in fighting in late 1644 Stourhead fell into the hands of the National Trust after the familial line of inheritance was broken by the death of Captain Harry Henry Colt Arthur Hoare due to wounds sustained fighting in the Middle East in World War I Since then it has been in the public domain open every day apart from on national holidays attracting interested tourists from all over the world It s no wonder it s popular given how quintessentially English this attraction is 2011 Abiyoyo SL Wiltshire Wiltshire is truly one of the most beautiful rural counties of England boasting a

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  • Wiltshire - Abiyoyo
    has made for an intriguing present Perhaps most famous of all is Stonehenge a stone circle that dates back around four and half thousand years The site s origins are shrouded in mystery but there is no denying that Stonehenge and its locality once held immense significance for the pagan religion Along with nearby Avebury Henge Stonehenge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site There are many age old places of worship such as the medieval Salisbury Cathedral renowned for having the tallest spire of any church in the United Kingdom It was built between 1220 and 1258 and contains four original copies of the Magna Carta quite a sight to behold Malmesbury Abbey is a masterpiece of Ancient Briton and medieval architecture once regarded as a major intellectual centre of Europe Oddly enough the Abbey was the site of an early attempt at manned flight when a monk flew a primitive glider off the spire back in the early 11th century The Gothic folly Fonthill Abbey is far more modern but is just as visually arresting Some fabulous country estates are located in Wiltshire amongst them the Georgian era Bowood House which is like something from a costume drama movie Its 2000 acre gardens is gorgeous dotted with rare trees and a maze Corsham Court in Chippenham Wiltshire is another mind blowing house with a so called Strawberry Hill Gothic revival frontage that really generates a high level of atmospherics The Iron Age is well represented in the county by such structures as Barbury Castle which also affords a unique panorama across the glorious Cotswold countryside You can also find ancient flint formations around here 2011 Abiyoyo SL Wiltshire Wiltshire is truly one of the most beautiful rural counties of England boasting a singular wealth of attractions of all kinds

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  • Longleat - Abiyoyo
    had to be completely re built One can easily spend a day touring this unique sight enjoying the original Elizabethan hall with all the period fixtures and fittings the coopered drains of the master bedrooms the robes corridor the saloon the Prince of Wales special quarters the lower dining room and the music room Location for hit Bollywood movies and the Red Bull Air Race Longleat is truly a first rate attraction Longleat Forest which surrounds the property is home to a Centerparcs branch which offers great fun activities and games that stress outdoor living and high adrenalin adventure There is also a top quality safari park featuring lions tigers giraffes elephants and other beasts of the southern hemisphere This park is the first of its kind outside the African continent To add to the aristocratic vibe Longleat remains the ancestral seat of the Marquess of Bath The total land mass is 8000 acres of woods and flatlands that are well worth exploring throughout a long summer s day Those who want to sample a genuinely thrilling period piece will want to tour round a hedge maze the sort of thing you see in Victorian costume dramas The Red Library is one of the most mind blowing repositories of knowledge available in Britain containing some 40 000 books that can be viewed by arrangement with the management of this one of a kind English traditional manor house The view of Longleat from the steep approach is really something else that cannot be conveyed in language and it is just a matter of you going there to visit on a clear day and seeing for yourself 2011 Abiyoyo SL Wiltshire Wiltshire is truly one of the most beautiful rural counties of England boasting a singular wealth of attractions of all kinds

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  • Bradford on Avon - Abiyoyo
    ford that had come to characterise the city by this point and the intriguing chapel still located on it was once used as a gaol The weather vane atop its roof is a great photo opportunity Before textiles became a major industry in the seventeenth century Bradford on Avon was the scene of an epic battle between the Royalists and the Parliamentarians fighting it out in the English Civil War Notable sights to see include a stunning Saxon church which is 1300 years old the Victorian Anglican Christchurch and the grade II listed Tithe Barn that dates back to the 1300s and was originally the place where tributes to the church were paid by local people Just a brief trip out of the city will take you either to the Mendip Hills or the Cotswolds The geological area around the town provides the eye catching Bath Stone the material from which many buildings old and new are constructed from in numerous cities of the Southwest of England More contemporary attractions include the Wiltshire Music Centre Bradford on Avon s contemporary economy focuses on Avon Rubber a particularly high quality material used in various industries Tourism and retail are the biggest money generators these days however with visitor numbers peaking during the English summer months Those who like to sample local English real ale and cider will certainly have to put Bradford on Avon on their itinerary for here one can visit some truly glorious local public houses and sample not only these unique drinks but tuck into homemade pies pasties and other traditional dishes You won t forget a trip to Bradford on Avon in a hurry and that s a fact 2011 Abiyoyo SL Wiltshire Wiltshire is truly one of the most beautiful rural counties of England boasting a

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  • Abiyoyo
    view album Salisbury Salisbury Few cities in the UK have the kind of heritage grace and architectural beauty of Salisbury Originating with an Iron continue view album Stonehenge Salisbury Stonehenge is arguably the most spiritual landmark in the whole of Britain No one knows exactly what the provenance continue view album Wiltshire Wiltshire is truly one of the most beautiful rural counties of England boasting a singular wealth of attractions

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