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The Plough Inn

The Plough Inn

You will receive a warm welcome from your hosts Bob and Cynthia Emery. Our privately owned 16th century Inn situated in 9 acres of its own land set in idyllic surroundings on the banks of the River Derwent. Our tastefully decorated and intimate restaurant offers the ideal environment in which … more >>


Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
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British History Quiz

Who rebuilt St Paul's Cathedral after the Great Fire of London?


This Day in British History

18 March, 978

Murder of King Edward

The young King Edward, who had only been on the throne for 3 years, was murdered at Corfe Castle, Dorset, probably with the connivance of his step-mother. Edward, later canonized, was succeeded by his half-brother Ethelred, known to history by the unfortunate soubriquet, Ethelred the Unready

Monarch Mayhem

This monarch was married (legally) to Caroline of Brunswick and (secretly) to Maria Fitzherbert


National Trust

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Peak Forest (Self catering)
The Hay Loft, Peak Forest

The Hay Loft

This first floor cottage is located in the village of Peak Forest in the Peak District and can sleep two people in one bedroom.
Sleeps 2

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Cromford (Self catering)
Mount Pleasant, Cromford

Mount Pleasant

This end-terrace cottage sits on the edge of the village of Cromford in the Peak District, sleeping four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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