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Eyebrows raised as caravan appears up a tree at goldmine protest site in Co Tyrone

The elevated caravan was discovered by locals at a gold mine protest site at Greencastle, Co Tyrone
Connla Young

THE term ‘Airbnb' has been brought to new heights in the Sperrin Mountains.

The appearance of a full-sized caravan perched 21ft high in the middle of a clump of trees has literally raised eyebrows in rural Co Tyrone.

The caravan was discovered by locals at a gold mine protest site at Greencastle on Saturday morning.

It is understood the sight has attracted dozens of curious locals to the secluded hillside.

The caravan at a site known locally as the Greencastle People's Office (GPO) and is close to where Canadian firm Dalradian Gold plans to develop a controversial mine.

The GPO site consists of two caravans that anti-goldmine campaigners often use as a base.

Last month it emerged that the council had ordered the removal of the caravans within 28 days.

The council has also ordered the removal of a statue of the Virgin Mary, which also appeared nearby in recent years.

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