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Dunnottar castle ruins, Scotland.

13th c.

by Bora Horza on Flickr.


Acre priory ruins, Norfolk, England.

11th c.

Original by nickpix2011 on Flickr.


Carbonnières tower ruins, Goulles, France.

Legend says, this village was infested with leprosy until a mysterious young maiden arrived. Lord Bertrand, owner of the castle fell in love with her and married her. She could cure everything and villagers started to believe she had made a pact with the devil. So they killed her as a witch. Lord Bertrand was so sad that he locked himself up in these towers and was never heard of again. The villagers slowly started to leave the village and that is how the castle was left to decay.

11th c.

by Gérard d’Alboy on Flickr.



enchantedengland: This is in Norfolk, a large, mostly rural eastern county in England that bulges out into the North Sea. Norfolk is notable for the Broads (a network of mostly navigable rivers in Norfolk and Suffolk), the historic city of Norwich, and the Queen’s residence at Sandringham House in Sandringham, amongst other attractions. 


Gisborough Priory, England (Established 1119, disestablished 1539)

    (via capri75)


       Carclew House is one of Britain’s lost houses -doesn’t Lost House sound sad and fetchingly spooky? Anyhow, before the house became Lost (and therefore should be with all lost things in the Room of Requirement. Maybe Neville Longbottom could SUMMON IT BACK! You KNOW he could, that BAMF) Carclew was a large Palladian country house near Mylor, Cornwall (South West England) that was purchased by the wealthy merchant Baronet Lemon (1696-1760) around 1739.

       Besides his unfortunate name (a ‘lemon’ is a foolish sort of person in England, as in ‘she made me look like a great lemon in front of all my mates, and I hadn’t done anything!’) Baronet Sir Lemon is known for planting some of the first rhododendron specimens, shipped in hot from the HimalayasCarclew House was expanded in the 18th century and early 19th century, but tragically destroyed by fire in 1934. Aren’t the ruins gorgeous, though? They aren’t EXACTLY open to the public if you must be so picky so I would not suggest you attempt a covert visit and NO, I would never attempt such a lawbreaking stunt myself. I am too far away.  ** posted on flickr by blue pelican **

    Terraces station with ivy and thorns.

    These’s a bunch of beautiful pics at Abandoned Russian Riviera: Resort Paradise to Ruins [46 PICS])