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Wallington HallWallington Hall
Morpeth, Northumberland, England

Wallington is an elegant 17th century mansion, built by Sir William Blackett around the core of an earlier medieval house and pele tower. Blackett was a wealthy shipping magnate and mine owner from Newcastle, and he intended Wallington to be a country retreat, a place to hold occasional shooting parties, but it evolved into much more than that.

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The Crown Hotel Alton

The Crown Hotel
Alton, Hampshire

The oldest part of The Crown Hotel is thought to have been built in the mid-1500s, with much of the timber frame of the building reputedly being taken from old warships in Hampshires dockyards.Legend has it that the hotel is haunted by at least four ghosts.Weather permitting , why not … more >>

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Mousehole, Cornwall
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"Mousehole is famous for its tiny, picturesque harbour, but it was also the home of the last person to speak Cornish as their native language. Dolly Pentreath. A memorial to Pentreath, who died in 1777, stands in the church at Paul, just inland from Mousehole itself."


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One of the few castles that isn't called "castle"! Built by William the Conqueror in 1086. A steep climb up to the castle. Interpretive panels and a reconstruction model on view. ... more

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