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.

Heart of England County Travel Guides
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Featured Historic Hotel
The Elms at Abberley Reading

The Elms at Abberley
Abberley, Worcestershire

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

The Elms is an imposing Queen Anne Mansion, set in acres of parkland in the heart of Worcestershire. The hotel has been refurbished offering fantastic bedroom options for families, a state-of-the-art baby listening service, as well as the fantastic OFSTED registered Bears Den, providing everything you could need for a … more >>

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HISTORY CORNER

Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
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British History Quiz

This northern British kingdom was formed the merger of Bernicia and Deira in the 6th century



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This Day in British History

21 January, 1510

Henry VIII's first Parliament meets

Henry must have been pretty pleased - Parliament granted him poundage, tonnage, and wool duties for life

Monarch Mayhem

Who said, 'I would sell London itself if I could find a buyer'



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National Trust

National Trust membership

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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Cottage: HCCORYS, Bude

Cory Farm Stanbury Cottage

1 OF 4 COTTAGES SET WITHIN 267 ACRES DAIRY FARM CHILDREN'S PLAY BARN FULLY WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE CATEGORY M3I. SHORT BREAKS AVAILABLE AT 3 NIGHTS FOR 75% 4 NIGHTS 85% AND …
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St Ives (Self catering)
Butterfly Rest, St Ives

Butterfly Rest

A stone-built bungalow situated near St Ives in Cornwall that can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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