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Llanrhaeadr, St Dyfnog's Church and Holy WellLlanrhaeadr, St Dyfnog's Church and Holy Well
Llanrhaeadr, Clwyd, Wales

St Dyfnog's church is named after the 6th century saint who lived by a nearby waterfall. The historic highlight at Llanrhaeadr is a superb medieval stained glass 'Jesse Window', depicting the rather imaginative genealogical tree of Christ's ancestry growing from the chest of Jesse.

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Llanmadoc, St Madoc Church - Llanmadoc, Glamorgan, Wales

Prince Rupert Classic Hotel Shrewsbury

Prince Rupert Classic Hotel
Shrewsbury, Shropshire

The Prince Rupert Classic Hotel is in the heart of Shrewsbury, surrounded by narrow streets and timbered buildings and a short walk from the towns many historic attractions. Once the home of Prince Rupert, the grandson of King James I, the hotel is widely recognised as the towns finest, and … more >>

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St Austell, Cornwall
in the 17th century

"... their houses are like barns up to the top of the house; here was a pretty good dining-roome and chamber within it, and very neate country women; my Landlady brought me one of the West Country tarts, this was the first I met with, though I had asked for them in many places in Sommerset and Devonshire, its an apple pye with a custard all on the top, its the most acceptable entertainment that could be made me ..."

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The Countess Pillar
The Countess Pillar - Eamont Bridge, Cumbria, England
A pillar erected by Lady Anne Clifford to mark the spot where, in 1616, she said goodby to her mother, Margaret, for the last time. The story deserves a bit more explanation than those bald facts. It seems that when Lady Anne's father, the 3rd Earl of Cumberland, died, all his estates went to his brother, Lady Anne's uncle. Lady Anne believed that she had the right to the estates, and launched a long legal … ... more

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