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March 2020: West Norfolk

Welcome to West Norfolk, a truly special place of unspoilt charm and natural beauty, where tranquillity and relaxation are the order of the day.

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Silbury Hill, Wiltshire

Silbury Hill
Silbury Hill is the largest man-made mound in Europe. Part of the Stonehenge , Avebury and Associated Sites UNESCO World Heritage Site, Silbury Hill is located in the county of Wiltshire. Experts suggest it dates to around 2400BC and say it contains no burial chamber or any evidence of it being a grave. Silbury Hillís significance and purpose are now a mystery. In 2007 English Heritage found the remains of a Roman settlement at the foot of Silbury Hill. Containing neatly laid out streets and houses, the Roman town covered an area the size of 24 modern football pitches. Evidence of medieval settlement at Silbury Hill have also been found.

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Other Wiltshire Naturals

River Avon
Salisbury Plain
Cranborne Chase
Cotswold Hills
River Kennet
The Ridgeway
Vale of Pewsey

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Most sets of values would give rise to universes that, although they might be very beautiful, would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty. - Stephen Hawking
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Irish Catholic Uprising - 1641, Battle of Trafalgar - 1805, First Women Peers Enter Lords - 1958, 1st British Nuclear Powered Sub launched - 1960, The Aberfan Disaster - 1966
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