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Best Western Lancashire Manor Hotel

Best Western Lancashire Manor Hotel
Skelmersdale, Lancashire

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

The Best Western Lancashire Manor Hotel dates back to its origins as an Elizabethan Manor House built in the 16th Century and has evolved over time into the hotel you see today. As a base for business or leisure it is hard to imagine a better location. The Hotel is … 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

18 October, 1529

Cardinal Wolsey falls from power

Henry blames Wolsey for failing to get papal blessing for annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. Wolsey tries to placate Henry by giving him York Place (Whitehall palace)

Monarch Mayhem

He was famed for the saying, 'no bishop, no king'



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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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Fowey (Self catering)
Cottage: HCCHEST, Fowey

The Chestnut Tree

SET IN 250 ACRES GUESTS ARE WELCOME TO VISIT THE FARM BY ARRANGEMENT Approached via a farm lane The Chestnut Tree is a detached former dairy and hayloft that …
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Exmouth (Self catering)
Cottage: HCCOBNU, Exmouth

Cobnuts

WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF THE BEACH Situated in a beautiful part of Devon and converted to a high standard this delightful cottage is within walking distance to Exmouth's 2 …
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