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The former holiday home of the late Queen Mother is the most northerly castle on the British mainland. Includes a brief history, images and visitor information.

The former holiday home of the late Queen Mother is the most northerly castle on the British mainland. Includes a brief history, images and visitor information. The castle is situated on the north coast of Caithness, in the parish of Canisbay, about 15 miles east of Thurso and six miles west of John O'Groats. It stands on rising ground about 400 yards from the seashore, overlooking the Pentland Firth and the Orkney Islands. It is thought that a fortified granary occupied the site originally.

Ancient Modern Finishes offers exclusive wall finishes and surfacing materials that are pure works of art. Our guiding principal – it has to be beautiful! We provide samples and unique finishes for interior designers and homeowners. We offer the most unique architectural products, which are not only beautiful, but offer design solutions to otherwise ignored and unattractive elements in interiors. From vinyl to mother of pearl, these wall finishes and surface materials combine their inherent beauty with the most advance production methods.
Country: United States

Manufactures and distributes carpet stone made of basalt concrete units link with a highly resilient nylon thread. Heritage cobble stone design created for driveways, patios and paths, pedestrian walkways, vehicle standings and landscaped ground works. Granite is a highly durable, environmentally friendly natural stone that will withstand many years of high traffic wear. Each characteristic colour naturally blended into any environment. Natural Stone, thanks to mother nature, is one of the best natural wonders of the world. It provides beauty, charm, peace and an everlasting spirit of harmony.
Country: Australia

Consistently named an ENR top 400 commercial building contractor, Korte is a leading general contracting company and green building contractor with locations in Missouri, Illinois and Las Vegas. THE KORTE COMPANY BELIEVES that sustainable design is not an add-on to a project, but an integrated design-build process that our entire team is committed to. Every day, we strive to build smart by eliminating negative environmental impacts through skillful, sensitive design practice and clean, conscientious construction methods. The result is an energy efficient, eco-friendly, healthy building that will faithfully serve not only our clients’ needs, but the needs of Mother Earth as well.
Country: United States

Built in 1420 as the principal inn of Rye, on the south coast of England, the Mermaid is a jettied timber structure. Includes brief history and images. Originally, dating from 1156, the Mermaid was rebuilt, much as it still stands today, as the principal Inn of Rye. Now owned by two local residents the Mermaid caters for those who appreciate tradition and charm, coupled with the modern facilities required by today’s guest. So, from a picturesque cobbled street; step back in time to experience the unique atmosphere of one of England’s oldest and loveliest Inns. Over the years the Mermaid has been visited by artistes of stage and screen, musicians, politicians of the day and royalty, including HRH Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, HRH Prince Edward, Warren Beatty, Charlie Chaplin, Pierce Brosnan, Andy Garcia and even Johnny Depp. Painters from all over the world have spent many a happy hour with brush in hand, capturing the rare character of this beautiful Inn.