Heart of England - Heritage Travel Guide

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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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Leasowe Castle Bedford

Leasowe Castle
Moreton, Merseyside

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

This 16th Century Castle is steeped in character and enjoys panoramic views over Liverpool Bay and Leasowe Golf Course. Leasowe Castle was built in 1592 and now houses the recently opened Star Chamber Restaurant on the ground floor. Star Chamber is the focal point of the Hotel with its feature … more >>

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Name the Historic attraction

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British History Quiz

This dashing courtier was a favourite of Elizabeth I, but she eventually had him executed after he rose in rebellion



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This Day in British History

26 June, 1610

James I accepts Great Contract

By terms of the Contract James agreed to abolish feudal tenures and wardships in exchange for a grant from Parliament of 200,000

Monarch Mayhem

This child king came to throne at the age of 12, but probably died in the Tower of London two years later



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National Trust

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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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Crackington Haven (Self catering)
Pond Meadow, Crackington Haven

Pond Meadow

Five cottages stand at the end of a private tree lined drive, in a south facing hollow, The Roundhouse, Beech, Ash, Pond Meadow and Little Leighs have been converted from …
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Truro (Self catering)
Cottage: HCTHERO, Truro

FCH1792

SITUATED JUST A MILE FROM POPULAR RESORT OF PERRANPORTH

This unique former grain store nestles within the peaceful hamlet of Penhallow, opposite the Church of St Piran and …
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