Ronseal thread. None of your famous tourist attractions like your Frensham Ponds or Oxo Towers, tell us about ones that won’t show up in tourist brochures!
Thread prompted by my walk to work, from which you can see the Eglinton Asylum. Formerly the longest building in Europe, now just the longest building in Ireland. It was built between 1847 and 1852. It was originally built as three separate blocks but the blocks were joined together in 1861.
The building has a grim history, serving as an asylum for almost 150 years before closing in the early 1990s. It has since been converted into apartments but one third of the building remains derelict.