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Swan Hotel
Lavenham, Suffolk

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

The Swan at Lavenham is one of the most historic hotels in Suffolk (if not in all of England!). The hotel dates to the 14th century, and the building oozes history from every darkened beam. Parts of the hotel once served as a medieval guildhall for Lavenham's wealthy wool merchants, and parts were a 16th century house. Within the charmingly restored interior you will find numerous original features, including an authentic minstrel gallery. more >>

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British History Quiz

This architect was responsible for the design of the Bank of England building and the Dulwich Art Gallery


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

Her implication in the Catholic Babington Plot led to her execution


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Truro (Self catering)
Pond Cottage, Truro

Pond Cottage

This single storey converted barn, 7 miles from Falmouth, can sleep two people in one bedroom.
Sleeps 2

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Goonhavern (Self catering)
Holly Cottage, Goonhavern

Holly Cottage

This beautifully furnished cottage is on the outskirts of the small village of Goonhavern, 3 miles from Perranporth in Cornwall and sleeps five people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 5

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