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7 Other Famous Abbeys in England

The most famous abbey in England right now is not actually an abbey at all — it’s a castle. Highclere Castle is the stand-in for Downton Abbey, the eponymous location of the mega-popular British series about an upstairs-downstairs household in the early 1900s. While Downton might be the only abbey about which people in the [...]

French Lick, Havana and Other Former Spring Training Sites

Players have reported to spring training to prepare for the upcoming baseball season. Half of the league’s 30 teams are holding camp in Florida, home of the Grapefruit League, and the other half are in Arizona, home of the Cactus League. Spring training wasn’t always concentrated in two states. In fact, it was once common [...]