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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Boringdon Hall Hotel Cheshunt

Boringdon Hall Hotel
Plymouth, Devon

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Situated on the edge of the idyllic Dartmoor National Park and just five minutes from the vibrant marine town of Plymouth Boringdon Hall Hotel provides a peaceful and tranquil refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The earliest mention of Boringdon Hall can be found in the 1086 … more >>

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HISTORY CORNER

Name the Historic attraction

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British History Quiz

Henry VIII's successful suppression of monastic settlements became known as ...



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This Day in British History

23 October, 1642

Battle of Edgehill

First serious battle of the Civil War, Prince Rupert defeats Parliamentary forces led by Earl of Essex

Monarch Mayhem

This Danish king was followed by Edward the Confessor



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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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Jacobstow (Self catering)
Shepherds Rest, Jacobstow

Shepherds Rest

This lovely barn conversion is situated two miles from Jacobstow near Bude and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Gorran Haven (Self catering)
Owls Roost, Gorran Haven

Owls Roost

Nestled amongst a small hamlet of delightfully converted farm buildings, located at the end of a long private drive, is this lovely barn conversion sleeping four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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