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  • Normanby Hall
    Normanby Hall
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  • Normanby Hall
    Normanby Hall
    by Britannia2
  • Julians Bower
    Julians Bower
    by Britannia2

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    by Britannia2 Written Oct 13, 2014

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    In the nearby village of Alkborough is Julian's Bower and this is a turf maze, 43 feet (13 m) across of indeterminate age but is thought that it was cut by monks in the 12th century. The maze is recorded in a stained glass window in Alkborough church.
    Julians Bower stands on high ground on a cliff over looking Alkborough Flats. The view from Julians Bower is one of Englands best vistas and on a clear day it is possible to see York Minster and the Kilburn White Horse (over 40 miles away).
    Alkborough Flats are 990 acres of low lying arable farm land called Trent Falls and this is where the Trent and Ouse join to form the Humber estuary.
    The land has been designed for flood defences to be breached at high tides and times of flooding to safeguard low lying towns and give them some protection from possible water damage.

    Julians Bower Trent Falls from Julians Bower
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    • Archeology

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    by Britannia2 Written Sep 12, 2014

    Built in 1825, Normanby Hall Country Park is a Regency mansion designed by Robert Smirke, and is owned by the Sheffield Family, former Dukes of Buckingham, and the original owners of Buckingham Palace.
    In 1964 the Sheffield family leased the house and grounds to what was then Scunthorpe Borough Council on a 99 year lease. Since then, the rooms that are open to the public have been furnished in the late Regency style using inventories of the house from 1829 to 1840 as a guide.
    There is also woodland walks, a miniature railway, a farming museum, a kitchen garden and an excellent café.

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  • by SCUNNYBUNNY Written Sep 17, 2009

    This is a very good place for all the family. There is Things to do for the kids aswell as the parents...

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    Jul 11, 2013 at 3:37 AM

    Just checking in on the Scunthorpe page as many years ago i had the misfortune of working in this end of the world place. But it looks as if it is still pit hole of England as there are absolutely no other tips on the place.

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