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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The Bowl Inn
Lower Almondsbury, Gloucestershire

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

An historic inn offering superb accommodation excellent food fine wines and real ales. Nestling on the southeastern edge of the Severn Vale in the village of Lower Almondsbury The Bowl Inn derives its name from the shape of the land surrounding the Severn Estuary. Each comfortable room … more >>

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British History Quiz

This essayist and poet is best known for his 'Dictionery of the English Language', published in 1755



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This Day in British History

19 February, 1858

Conspiracy to Murder bill rejected by Commons

The bill proposed anti-terrorist measures, specifically making it a crime in Britain to plot a foreign murder. The failure of the bill caused Lord Palmerston to resign as PM

Monarch Mayhem

This king of England died in exile in France in 1701



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Perranporth (Self catering)
Cottage: HCIDLER, Perranporth

Idlers Rest

1 OF 2 PROPERTIES SITUATED IN A PEACEFUL AND PERFECT LOCATION FOR TOURING THE WHOLE OF CORNWALL Situated in a peaceful yet ideal location for experiencing the breath-taking Cornish …
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St Agnes (Self catering)
Cottage: HCPENMH, St Agnes

Penhallow Farm - Mount Hawke

3 ACRES SMALLHOLDING WITH SEA VIEWS FROM FIRST FLOOR A delightful detached conversion of an old barn situated in an enclosed garden and located down a peaceful country lane opposite …
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