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  This temple was built in around 1783. It was built as a cliff top library by the Earl of Bristol, who was Bishop of Derry. It sits on the North Coast, in Northern Ireland near the town of Castlerock.   The views from the temple are spectacular taking in...

This is a village in Roxburghshire, Scotland. It sits on Borthwick Water and is worth passing through on any tours of Scotland.   Nearby is Harden House, a 16th Century building restored in 1864. Harden House is the seat of Lord Polwarth.   Also nearby are the 18th Century houses of...

  This castle is in Castlepollard, County Westmeath. It is definitely worth a visit on any tours of Ireland. It is the largest castle in Ireland still lived in as a family home.   The castle has been the home of the Pakenham family since 1655. The walls are 10 feet...

This castle is in Inverness-shire, Scotland, and the name is sometimes spelt “Tioram”. It’s definitely worth a visit on any tours of Scotland.   It was built in the early 13th Century on a site of extraordinary scenic splendour. The castle is on a rocky hill on Loch Moidart,...

This is a small village on the Gare Loch. It is an interesting stop on any tours of Scotland.   It is popular as a yachting centre.   In the village is Saint Modans Well, indicating the spot where a church was founded by Saint Modan in the 7th Century. Pilgrims...

    This is a quaint village near Dunfermline in Scotland. The name of the village derives from Scottish Gaelic.   The attraction on any tours of Scotland are the ruins of a 12th Century church. The church was partly restored in the 17th Century. The pulpit was dated 1674 and the...

This stronghold in Rathkeale, County Limerick was erected in 1440. It was built by James Fitzgerald, Earl of Desmond. Fitzgerald held control over Cork, Limerick, Kerry, and Waterford for over 50 years.   It guards the passage of the River Deel with its eighty-foot-high tower. The castle is very impressive...

These gardens surround a grand residence in County Down, Northern Ireland. They are a must see if you are that direction on any tours of Ireland.   Mount Stewart was bought in 1744 by Alexander Stewart. The house has been in continuous family ownership.   The gardens were designed by Lady...

This is a village on the edge of the Highlands.   It is worth visiting to see the castle alone , on any tours of Scotland. But there are a few hidden gems around the village.   The first Aboyne Castle dates from the 13th Century. That was replaced by a...

This gem in County Kildare is recognised as the finest Palladian house in Ireland. Well worth visiting on any tours of Ireland, as it is only 13 miles from Dublin.   It was built in 1722 for William Conolly. The architect was the Italian “Allessandro Galilei”   There are two styles...