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Project 365 - 71

12 Mar 2014 8:20PM   Views : 341 Unique : 294

Britains Highest...

Been working just over the Cumbrian Border again today, but we came back the scenic route.

Right past Britains Highest...

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Pub Grin

Sadly didn't have time for a pint, just a couple of shots, maybe another day.

Tan Hill is a high point on the Pennine Way in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. It lies north of Keld in the civil parish of Muker, near to the borders of County Durham and Cumbria, and close to the northern boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is in an isolated location, with the nearest town of Kirkby Stephen being an 11-mile (18 km) drive away.

The Tan Hill Inn is the highest inn in the British Isles at 1,732 feet (528 m) above sea level. The second highest pub in the UK is the Cat and Fiddle Inn in the Peak District with an elevation of about 1,690 feet (520 m).
The building dates to the 17th century and during the 18th century was used as a hostelry by workers digging coal pits. The last mine on Tan Hill closed in 1929, although the pub was able to remain due to the custom of local farmers and the development of the motor car. The building is unusual for its isolation, but it used to be surrounded by miners' cottages, until these were demolished after the closure of the mines in the 1920s.
From 1974, border changes moved it into County Durham, but this was reviewed in 1987 after much protest, and it reverted to within the Yorkshire boundary.
In 1995, the Tan Hill Inn became the first public house in the UK to be granted a licence to hold weddings and civil ceremonies, after new laws were brought in to allow couples to marry in places other than churches or registry offices, although it no longer holds the licence.

Revellers celebrating New Year's Eve at the pub on 31 December 2009 were unable to leave the pub for three days as they were snowed in.

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