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Featured Historic Hotel
Littlecote House Hotel

Littlecote House Hotel
Ramsbury, Wiltshire

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

A stunning 16th century mansion set in exquisite manicured lawns, Littlecote House Hotel offers plentiful opportunities for a leisurely break, with more than a hint of historical romance. Here in 1535 Henry VIII wooed Jane Seymour, the lovers tryst recalled in the Great Hall by a fine decorative Cupids head. … more >>

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HISTORY CORNER

Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
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British History Quiz

This wandering priest was leader of the Peasant's Revolt of 1381. He made famous the rhyming couplet, 'When Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman'



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This Day in British History

17 December, 1849

First bowler hat sold

The hat was made for Norfolk gamekeepers by T and W Bowler of Southwark

Monarch Mayhem

This queen's second husband, Lord Darnley, was murdered, possibly with her knowledge



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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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Portreath (Self catering)
Cottage: HCOLDPI, Portreath

The Old Piggery

NEWLY CONVERTED BARN JUST 10 MINUTES FROM THE BEACH AT GWITHIAN BAY Nestling in the peaceful countryside only a short drive from the stunning coastline is The Old Piggery. …
Sleeps 3

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Mullion (Self catering)
Smugglers Cottage, Mullion

Smugglers Cottage

The detached Smugglers Cottage is in the heart of the village of Mullion, Cornwall and can sleep up to six people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

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