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English Heritage Overseas Visitor Pass

Enjoy unlimited FREE entry to over 100 historic sites including castles, abbeys, Roman ruins and prehistoric monuments. Choose from 9 or 16 consecutive day passes.

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The best way to get around London! A pay-as-you-go smartcard for use on all London Transport, from the Underground to buses. Pre-order for your trip from the British Tourist Authority.

National Trust

National Trust membership

National Trust membership

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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17th Century Orton Hall

17th Century Orton Hall

Orton Hall is a superb Jacobean Mansion built in 1662 standing in 7 acres of its own mature parkland. We have 3 suites, each with its own unique charm. All … more >>


HISTORY CORNER

Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
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British History Quiz

This first president of the Royal Academy was the foremost portrait painter of the late 18th century



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This Day in British History

23 April, 1248

Order of the Garter insituted

Edward III's famous order of chivarly modelled after a similar French chivalric order of knights

Monarch Mayhem

This monarch was married to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923



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Bassenthwaite (Self catering)
Skiddaw, Bassenthwaite

Skiddaw

This terraced cottage near Bassenthwaite sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Ambleside (Self catering)
Walker's Retreat, Ambleside

Walker's Retreat

This stylish ground floor apartment in Ambleside in the Lake District can sleep three people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 3

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