Heart of England - Heritage Travel Guide

Historic Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, and Warwickshire

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They call it the 'Heart' of England for good reason! Find historic places to visit and stay, explore Shakespeare's Startford-upon-Avon and some of the finest stately homes in England, such as Waddesdon Manor and Cliveden House. From the historic cities of Warwick with its superb medioeval castle, to Bedford and its links with native son John Bunyan, history is never far away.

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John Bunyan - Bedford's most famous son
Lace Making in Bedford
William Shakespeare biography

Althorp Park - Princess Diana's final resting place.

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Stratton House Hotel Cheshunt

Stratton House Hotel
Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Your gateway to the Cotswolds and the former home of a leading wool merchant in Cirencester, the Stratton House Hotel has been extended in keeping with its 17th century facade. The non-smoking hotel is located close to the centre of Cirencester - the recognised 'capital' of the Cotswolds - and … more >>

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British History Quiz

This wandering priest was leader of the Peasant's Revolt of 1381. He made famous the rhyming couplet, 'When Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman'



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This Day in British History

17 January, 1775

Sheridan's The Rivals first peformed

Perhaps the best known work by the most famous playwright of his age was performed at Covent Garden

Monarch Mayhem

The Merciless Parliament of 1388 attempted to curb the excesses of this monarch



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Lands End (Self catering)
Cottage: HCMOWEY, Lands End

Mowey Cottage

1 OF 2 PROPERTIES A LUXURIOUS RETREAT FOR TWO WITHIN 20 ACRESREGRET NO CHILDREN This lovely barn has been renovated with much care and attention to every detail. A luxurious …
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St Austell (Self catering)
40B Bodmin Road, St Austell

40B Bodmin Road

This lovely cottage is situated in the centre of St Austell and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
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