“Remotely located near Penzance in the west Cornish moors is the unique and enigmatic Men-an-Tol stone. Archaeologists suggest that the three stones that comprise the Men-an-Tol are the remains of a Neolithic tomb because various types of holed stones have been found near the entrances to many burial chambers…”
5 miles west of Kelso stands Smailholm Tower, nestled atop a crag of Lady Hill. The tower was constructed in the late 15th or early 16th century by the Pringle family. The Pringle family was originally spelt Hoppringle, and were followers of the Earl of Douglas (chief of Clan Douglas). For this chief, the Pringle family also managed part of Ettrick Forest.
Launceston Castle is believed to be Norman made dating to around 1067. Others claim it was built by supporters of Brian of Brittany. It became the stronghold for the Earls of Cornwall and in the 13th century, Richard, Earl of Cornwall, rebuilt the castle in stone. The castle was once nicknamed Castle Terrible for the violence surrounding the Prayer Book Rebellion of 1549.
Standing stone in Northern Devon. Devon was the last Celtic stronghold in present day England to be conquered by the Anglo-Saxons. It was not claimed by the Saxons of Wessex until the 9th century, decades before Cornwall. The Celts of Devon and Cornwall were called Wealcynn (foreigner). The Romans named the south-west peninsular the Brythonic nation, Dumnonia. Today, up to 75% of people in southern England have Celtic ancestry. Will Devon reclaim its Celtic history?