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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Red Lion Hotel Basingstoke

Red Lion Hotel
Colchester, Essex

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The Red Lion Hotel is an historical Grade 1 listed building (1465) located in the town centre of historic Colchester. The hotel is one of the oldest inns in East Anglia and has been described as a fine example of Tudor England.The hotel is located in the town centre and … more >>

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British History Quiz

The first uniform postal service, introduced by Rowland Hill, began in 1840, and was called the ...



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This Day in British History

27 March, 1625

James I dies at Theobalds

He is succeeded by his son, Charles I

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This monarch was known for his ruddy complexion



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Willow Cottage, Wadebridge

Willow Cottage

Willow Cottage is situated near Wadebridge in North Cornwall, approxiately 5 hours from London by car. It is beautifully furnished with a stone fireplace and wood burning stove in …
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Quillets Barn

A PICTURESQUE SETTING WITH VIEWS ACROSS THE COUNTRYSIDE This recently converted barn retains much of its original charm and character with exposed beams and stonework and offers stunning views.Nestling close …
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