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Name the Historic attraction

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British History Quiz

This monastery on the banks of the River Tyne was the home of scholar and author The Venerable Bede


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 queen was the daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon


Rye (Self catering)
Flushing House, Rye

Flushing House

This Grade II* listed cottage in Rye sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 5

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Rye (Self catering)
Riverside Apartment, Rye

Riverside Apartment

This one bedroomed first floor apartment is located in Rye in Sussex.
Sleeps 4

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Rye (Hotel)
Mermaid Inn

Mermaid Inn

The Mermaid Inn the Jewel in Rye's Crown and is one of England's oldest and loveliest inns with Norman cellars dating from 1156 the Mermaid rebuilt in 1420 offers tradition and charm in abundance. The Inn is a only 2-minute walk from Rye Heritage Centre and a 3-minute walk from … more >>

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Cranbrook (Hotel)
The Star And Eagle Hotel

The Star And Eagle Hotel

Nestling in the heart of the Kentish Weald. This 14th Century listed building stands at the highest point. Wonderful views overlooking the Kent countryside. 10 well appointed traditional bedrooms all varying in style kept to the highest standard. Lots of exposed beams and narrow corridors that will take you back … more >>

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