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Bowood House, Wiltshire
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Fortrose CathedralFortrose Cathedral
Fortrose, Highlands and Islands, Scotland

This lovely red sandstone church was built for the Bishops of Ross in the first half of the 13th century.  The founder was Bishop Robert, who moved the see from Rosemarkie to Fortrose from around 1236.

Heritage Rating: 4 Heritage Rating

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Best Historic Churches - Our top rated historic churches to visit in Britain

St Mary's church, Sudeley Castle - last resting place of Queen Katherine Parr

Cromarty Courthouse Museum - Cromarty, Highlands and Islands, Scotland

Hugh Millerís Cottage - Cromarty, Highlands and Islands, Scotland

Ruthven Barracks - Kingussie, Highlands and Islands, Scotland

Hilton of Cadboll Chapel - Hilton of Cadboll, Highlands and Islands, Scotland

Lincluden Collegiate Church - Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Fearn Abbey - Fearn, Highlands and Islands, Scotland

The Oakhouse Hotel Axbridge

The Oakhouse Hotel
Axbridge, Somerset

The Oakhouse hotel is an 11th century building that sits proudly in the historical market square in the town of Axbridge. Only two miles away from Cheddar Caves the hotel has 9 rooms all with tv, coffee making facilities, en suite. The hotel also has a restaurant that caters lunchtime … more >>

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This Day in British History

01 October, 1163

Council of Westminster, Henry II claims power to punish criminal clerics

Henry's former ally, Thomas Becket, leads a clerical revolt against Henry's power-grab

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Derby, Derbyshire
in the 17th century

"Darby town lies down in a bottom built all of brick for the most part, in it are 5 Churches built of stone the biggest of which I was in the tower was finely carv'd full of niches and pedistals whereon statues had been set, but nothing worth notice in it except a monument which was over the vault of the Duke of Devonshire ..."

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Amersham - Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England
There are really two Amershams, each with a distinct and quite different character. Old Amersham (which is generally what people mean when they say "Amersham") and Amersham on the Hill. As the name suggests, the latter lies atop a hill. This is the more modern part of the town, and was developed when the railway first came to Amersham after 1890. At the foot of the hill is Old Amersham, which lives up to its … ... more

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