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An Abandoned Victorian Sea Fort Turned Hotel

This former sea fort exemplifies the strange fates of “Palmerston’s Follies,” a series of mammoth fortifications built in Victorian times to defend the coast of Britain against perceived threats from France. Now known as No Man's Fort, today it operates as a hotel and private event venue. But at one time, it was the site of strange business machinations that led to a property developer taking the only set of keys and barricading himself inside the island fortress.

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