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19 British Ruins You Must See Before You Die

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If you don't mind the climb, the ascent to the top of Roche Rock will reward you with a jaw-dropping view of the village below, not to mention a magical experience with the unique ruin at the top. The origin of the structure is unknown, but there are plenty of interesting Cornish legends to draw from, so take your pick.

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This 14th century fortress is a haunting shell of its former self after severe damages during the Civil War. Still, the structure is just as fascinating in its crumbling state, with a range of ruined features to explore, and a jaw dropping view from what remains of the upper floors.

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Lording over the village of Castleton in Derbyshire, Peveril Castle is a formidable and mysterious ruin dating back to the 12th century. One of England's earliest Norman fortresses, the imposing tower was once the heart of a medieval hunting forest.

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These selections were inspired by the upcoming Wild Ruins by David Hamilton from Wild Things Publishing, £16.99.

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