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This beautiful little stone cottage [www.naturalhomes.org/leanach.htm] is Leanach Farmhouse in Culloden, Scotland. It has a rich history that included being used as a field hospital during the Battle of Culloden in 1746. Many centuries later the cottage now has a new red thatch made from heather. The cottage is loved and cared for by the National Trust using only natural materials.

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Nestled among the beautiful South Downs the striking town of Lewes ~ is steeped in history and heritage with a striving cultural scene.

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from National Geographic News

100 Years of National Geographic Maps: The Art and Science of Where

The Art and Science of Where Since 1915, National Geographic cartographers have charted earth, seas, and skies in maps capable of evoking dreams.

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The oldest store in England, over 500 years old, in Chiddingstone, Kent, England. Stop here for a delicious afternoon tea

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St Fagans National History Museum of Wales, commonly referred to as St Fagans after the village where it is located, is an open-air museum in Cardiff chronicling the historical lifestyle, culture, and architecture of the Welsh people.

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Tudor architecture in Little Moreton Hall, Chester, England ~~ http://www.visitengland.com/ee/Things-to-do/Romantic-Breaks/

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Lanhydrock. Magnificent late Victorian country house with gardens and wooded estate. Everyone who visits comments on the vast kitchens.

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from the Guardian

The day the women went on strike in Iceland

On Oct. 24, 1975, 90% of Icelandic women went on strike, refusing to do any work at their homes or their jobs. It was the largest demonstration in the nation's history and shut down the entire country.

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