West Midlands and Northwest England Travel Guide

Historic West Midlands, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Shropshire, and Merseyside

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Top 5 reasons to visit The West Midlands and Northwest England

Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

1. Half-timbered Little Moreton Hall
2. Walking in the Peak District
3. The historic buildings at Avoncroft
4.
The elegant gardens of Chatsworth
5.
The towers of Lichfield Cathedral



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Thatched Cottage Hotel Skelmersdale

Thatched Cottage Hotel
Brockenhurst, Hampshire

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Built in 1627 the timber-framed Thatched Cottage combines all modern essentials with old world charm in historic and garden rooms. Located in the village of Brockenhurst and 3 minutes walk from Brockenhurst train station in the heart of the New Forest National Park within easy walking distance from the … more >>

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HISTORY CORNER

Name the Historic attraction

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British History Quiz

This scholar and Freemason donated a collection of curiosities that became the basis for one of Britain's - and the world's - great museums.



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This Day in British History

24 September, 1930

Noel coward's Private Lives opens

First performance is held at the Phoenix Theatre, London. Coward would go on to be one of the most popular dramatists and lyricists of the 20th century

Monarch Mayhem

This king led the English to triumph at Crecy in 1346



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National Trust

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St Keverne (Self catering)
Longhouse, St Keverne

Longhouse

This detached cottage sits in the village of St Keverne in Cornwall and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Wadebridge (Self catering)
The Mill House, Wadebridge

The Mill House

Four stylish, luxury cottages in an attractive stone and slate barn complex, set in the picturesque hamlet of Bodieve less than 1 mile from the market town of Wadebridge. …
Sleeps 8

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