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Historic Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, and Somerset

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Editor's picks - Top 5 reasons to visit South East England

1. The west front of Wells Cathedral
2. The haunting tors of Dartmoor
3. The water-bound causeway to St Michael's Mount
4. Cycling on the Somerset Levels
5. The gardens at Forde Abbey



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Hazlitts Lynton

Hazlitts
London, Greater London

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Hazlitt's occupies three historic houses in Frith Street just off Soho Square. When these were built in 1718 there were no elevators. There still aren't but they have updated the plumbing installed ensuite bathrooms and replaced most of the candles with electricity. This Soho home of the 18th-century essayist William … more >>

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Name the Historic attraction

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British History Quiz

This dashing courtier was a favourite of Elizabeth I, but she eventually had him executed after he rose in rebellion



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This Day in British History

25 February, 1308

Coronation of Edward II

In his coronation oath Edward agrees to abide by future laws passed by consent of the realm (i.e. Parliament)

Monarch Mayhem

This king's madness led to a Regency headed by his son, George (and to a popular modern film!)



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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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Blisland (Self catering)
Bulls Cottage, Blisland

Bulls Cottage

A charming, detached barn conversion near to the owners’ home, near Blisland, a short drive from Bodmin and the North Cornwall coastline, with two bedrooms accommodating four people.
Sleeps 4

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Boscastle (Self catering)
Home Farm Cottage, Boscastle

Home Farm Cottage

This beautiful stone cottage is close to the village of Boscastle near to Tintagel and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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