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For Sale: The Only Desert in Britain


(Photo: Peter Corbett)

There's a spit of land in Kent jutting out into the English Channel. It's so dry that the British government refers to it as the nation's only desert. This is Dungeness and it can be yours--for the right price.

468 acres of the area comprises Dungeness Estate, a property owned by a family trust. The family has decided to part with it. So if you can afford the £1.5 million ($2.32 million USD) cost, you can own the site of so many movie and music video shootings. The Daily Telegraph describes how the estate has appeared in pop culture:

Dungeness also featured on the cover of Pink Floyd's 1981 album A Collection of Great Dance Songs, released a few weeks before bassist Roger Waters quit the band.

It also appeared in the cult 1981 film Time Bandits and in music videos for bands such as Pink Floyd, The Lighthouse Family, The Thrills, The Prodigy, Athlete, Aled Jones and Turin Brakes.


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