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The Crown Hotel

The Crown Hotel
Alton, Hampshire

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

The oldest part of The Crown Hotel is thought to have been built in the mid-1500s, with much of the timber frame of the building reputedly being taken from old warships in Hampshires dockyards.Legend has it that the hotel is haunted by at least four ghosts.Weather permitting , why not … more >>

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British History Quiz

The first major battle of the English Civil War was fought 23 October 1642



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This Day in British History

25 September, 1066

Battle of Stamford Bridge near York

King Harold of England surprised and defeated a Norse army under Harald Hardrada and Harold's rebellious brother Tostig

Monarch Mayhem

This king was nicknamed 'Longshanks' for his height



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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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Newquay (Self catering)
The Olde Sunday School, Newquay

The Olde Sunday School

This property offers well-appointed contemporary accommodation composed of a bright and airy sitting room with wood-burning stove, a well-equipped fitted kitchen and three bedrooms – one double en suite and …
Sleeps 6

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Hayle (Self catering)
Cottage: HCPHILL, Hayle

FCH16908

1 OF 3 CONVERTED STONE BARNS A SHORT DRIVE FROM ST IVES BAY

These delightful properties have been lovingly converted to a very high standard and also boast a number of …
Sleeps 4

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