A paranormal postcode

Fraser Southey visits CO10 7AE, the postcode for Borley Rectory, once known as Britain’s most haunted house. Stories of hauntings associated with the site may have inspired Rider Haggard’s Montezuma’s Daughter and Walter Scott’s epic poem Marmion.…

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26 postcodes

Barnhill, Isle of Jura. The remote house where George Orwell wrote 1984. Un-getable by David Manderson This is where it came to. The poorhouse stench And the road running out On the rim of the world.  …

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26 Postcodes

Today we visit TD15 2SH, the postcode of Holy Island, Northumberland. The Lindisfarne Gospels, an illustrated Latin copy of the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, was produced here around the year 700. The manuscript was…

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26 Postcodes

From John O’Groats I dream of Land’s End I can’t reach it, not now. But Cousin Jack stands by a familiar Scottish mine and reminds me of leaden links stretching lay-line like, common threads. I look out…

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26 postcodes

Utterly functional, yet strangely alluring. A UK postcode is a beautifully efficient way to locate any address in the country. But what else might a postcode’s abstract jumble of letters and numbers reveal to a curious traveller…

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Latest 26 images

Disused pub in Hoxton by Andy York
Photo by Lucy Beevor
Image by Tony Linkson
Found on the island of Giglio, Italy by Chris Bird.
26 Screenshot by Lara Muth
I live at number 26, and this is my bin!  Rebecca Thomas
Captured in Venice by Elen Lewis
26-jane
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Spotted by Marin Lee at the Serpentine in Hyde Park
Spotted in Copenhagen by Helen MacKinven.
Spotted on the airfield of Tivat airport in Montenegro by Martin Lee
I took this picture in a fabulous vegan and raw food restaurant in Turin - Ezri Carlebach
Spotted in Capri by Laura Hunter
Woods near Jouqueviel, Midi-Pyrenees, 10 minutes after I had told my walking group about 26. They gave me a funny look. By David Mathews
Image by Ed Pritchard
Image by Lydia Thornley in Krakow
Spotted in Belfast by Jonathan Holt
From Christmas travels in Krakow by Lydia Thornley
Night time lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley
Daytime lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley