Cotswolds Travel Guide

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Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

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Editor's picks - Top 5 reasons to visit the Cotswolds
Northleach, Gloucestershire 1. The beautiful honey-toned stone cottages
2. Walking the Cotswold Way
3. The leafy green Windrush valley
4. The antique shops in Stow-on-the-Wold
5. Hidcote Gardens - one of the jewels of Britain


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Featured Historic Hotel
Holme Lacy House (half Board) Gloucester

Holme Lacy House (half Board)
Hereford, Herefordshire

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

If you are looking to get away our Grade I listed Georgian manor house is just the place. Much of the house has original plaster ceilings and furniture many dating back to 1674. If you prefer exploring the great outdoors find a peaceful corner in our breathtaking grounds or beside … more >>

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British History Quiz

This ransom was first paid during the reign of Aethelred the Unready to prevent Danish attack



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This Day in British History

25 September, 1066

Battle of Stamford Bridge near York

King Harold of England surprised and defeated a Norse army under Harald Hardrada and Harold's rebellious brother Tostig

Monarch Mayhem

This king was the son of Richard, Duke of York, and a leader of the Yorkist cause in the Wars of the Roses



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National Trust

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National Trust membership

Free entry to National Trust properties throughout England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, plus discounted admission to National Trust for Scotand properties.

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Padstow (Self catering)
Cottage: HCBURGE, Padstow

Burgeys

LESS THAN A 25 MINUTE WALK TO PORTHCOTHAN BEACH This delightful semi-detached traditional Cornish stone cottage situated in an area designated as an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" is …
Sleeps 4

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Port Isaac (Self catering)
Cottage: HCDINNA, Port Isaac

Dinnabroad Cottage

140 ACRES FARM WITH CATTLE CORN AND NATURE TRAIL With breathtaking views over the fields to the sea this lovely detached property has been renovated to provide a beautiful holiday …
Sleeps 6

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