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Holyrood Abbey ruins

Travel Photo: Holyrood Abbey Ruins

The romantic Holyrood Abbey ruins at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh are a stark reminder that time and historic events can destroy the most beautiful buildings in the world. Holyrood Abbey’s name refers to “Holy Cross” as “rood” is an Old English word for “cross” – referring to the one Jesus was crucified upon. Founded in 1128 by King David I ...

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Salisbury Cathedral

Travel Photo: Salisbury Cathedral

The historic Salisbury Cathedral was built over a span of 38 years (quite a short period for church building!) in the mid-13th century. This Gothic cathedral is one of the most beautiful in the UK and a must-see for lovers of medieval architecture. Salisbury Cathedral has the tallest church spire in all of the United Kingdom at 123 m/404 ft, ...

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