Southern England Historic Attractions Guide

Historic Wiltshire, Hampshire, West Sussex, Isle of Wight

Editor's picks - Top 5 reasons to visit South Central England
1. Stourhead garden at any time of year
2. Salisbury Cathedral, and Salisbury in general
3. Weald & Downland Museum
4. Ponies in the New Forest
5. Walking on the Isle of Wight

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New Park Manor - A Von Essen Hotel Salisbury

New Park Manor - A Von Essen Hotel
Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

The New Forest, Britains newest National Park, was created by William the Conqueror in 1079 as a hunting area. In 1666, King Charles II made New Park Manor, in the heart of this ancient forest, his favourite hunting lodge on his return from exile in France, and his royal coat … more >>

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British History Quiz

This 1st century British ruler was the model for Shakespeare's Cymbeline


This Day in British History

23 October, 1642

Battle of Edgehill

First serious battle of the Civil War, Prince Rupert defeats Parliamentary forces led by Earl of Essex

Monarch Mayhem

This monarch came to the throne at the age of 18


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Boscastle (Self catering)
Cottage: HCDAVPR, Boscastle

Davidstow Primrose

Set within 20 acres of the owner's farm land these attractive stone barns offer extremely comfortable accommodation in an excellent part of North Cornwall.Providing a peaceful and relaxing holiday base …
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Fowey (Self catering)
Cottage: HCCHEST, Fowey

The Chestnut Tree

SET IN 250 ACRES GUESTS ARE WELCOME TO VISIT THE FARM BY ARRANGEMENT Approached via a farm lane The Chestnut Tree is a detached former dairy and hayloft that …
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