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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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Best Western Orton Hall Hotel Chillington

Best Western Orton Hall Hotel
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Set in 20 acres of parkland in the conservation village of Orton Longueville, only 2.5 miles from Peterborough centre and 2 miles from the East of England showground. Previously the estate of the Marquesses of Huntly this 17th Century house has been renovated to provide a spacious, comfortable hotel. Our … more >>

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British History Quiz

Canute and his Danes defeated British forces under Edmund Ironside on 18 October, 1016



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This Day in British History

23 August, 1304

William Wallace tried and executed

Wallace had led the Scottish fight for independence at Stirling Bridge and Falkirk

Monarch Mayhem

She was later dubbed 'the Nine Day's Queen'



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National Trust

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Gorran Haven (Self catering)
Foxes Den, Gorran Haven

Foxes Den

This is one of the superb barn conversions at the wonderful family-friendly Treveague Farm, half a mile and a short walk from Gorran Haven and can sleep six people in …
Sleeps 6

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Whitstone (Self catering)
Eastcott Farmhouse, Whitstone

Eastcott Farmhouse

This large, semi-detached cottage on the owners' sheep farm sleeps ten people in five bedrooms.
Sleeps 10

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