splendid cruciform design of Lyveden, New Bield, in Northamptonshire - Thomas Tresham's unfinished Elizabethan house started in 1605, now under National Trust

splendid cruciform design of Lyveden, New Bield, in Northamptonshire - Thomas Tresham's unfinished Elizabethan house started in now under National Trust

Lyveden New Bield (creative commons)

Lyveden New Bield - started 1605 but never completed, now in the National Trust - Aldwinkle St Peter in the county of Northamptonshire, England

Built for the Foley family in 1635, it was massively expanded by the ironmaster…

The Glories of Secret Britain: 20 unsung but fabulous historic houses

Built for the Foley family in Witley Court, Worcestershire, was massively expanded by the ironmaster Dudleys in the It was abandoned after a fire in

Temple of the Four Winds, Castle Howard

Temple of the Four Winds, Castle Howard, Yorkshire England, filming location for the series Brideshead Revisited.

The Workhouse, Southwell - a fascinating restoration of a Victorian Workhouse, and a great insight into Victorian Life for the poor.

The Workhouse is a National Trust place located in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, and the most complete workhouse in existence.

Suffolk, England.  I visited this place and loved it.  A lot of Americans have stayed here.  You can rent a room.

House in the Clouds, Thorpeness, Suffolk, England ~ originally built in 1923 as a Water Tower for the Village .

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Haughton Mill by David Patton via National Trust fb

Rushton Triangular Lodge, Kettering, Northamptonshire

The Triangular Lodge is a folly, designed and constructed between 1593 and 1597 by Sir Thomas Tresham near Rushton, Northamptonshire. Not a stately home but worth incuding I think.

It looks like it could be on another planet, but Yemen's Socotra Island is an important reminder of the frailties of Earth's greatest treasures, and the unparalleled beauty of nature.

It looks like it could be on another planet, but Yemen's Socotra Island is an important reminder of the frailties of Earth's greatest treasures, and the unparalleled beauty of nature.

Abandoned... This is exactly how I imagined Jadis' palace in Narnia's The Magician's Nephew!

Dan Marbaix - The Chambre du Commerce in Antwep, Belgium, was erected in 1872 as a reconstruction of a 1531 Stock Exchange. It stopped being used because it didn’t meet safety regulations and it is a HUGE draw for urban explorers.

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