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Name the Historic attraction

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British History Quiz

Joan, The Fair Maid of Kent, was the wife of what prince?


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

Daughter of James V of Scotland and Mary of Guise


Berwick-upon-Tweed (Self catering)
The Stewards Cottage, Berwick-upon-Tweed

The Stewards Cottage

Open plan sitting room with kitchen dining area wood burning stove and French doors to garden. Shower room/WC. First floor: Double bedroom. Two single bedrooms. Bathroom/WC (shower attachment).
Sleeps 4

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Acklington (Self catering)
Dove Cottage, Acklington

Dove Cottage

This single storey cottage is on the outskirts of the village of Acklington in Northumberland and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Haydon Bridge (Hotel)
Langley Castle Hotel

Langley Castle Hotel

Genuine 14th castle set in a 12-acre woodland estate with brush-mown lawns restored to a magnificent and comfortable hotel. Langley is perfect for discovering the delights of Hadrians Wall and other local attractions. The exclusive nature of the castle makes Langley the perfect destination to be pampered in unique surroundings. … more >>

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Heddon-on-the-Wall (Hotel)
Close House Hotel

Close House Hotel

Close House Hotel offers everything that you would expect from a venue, 19 luxurious appointed bedrooms with ultra modern bathrooms, our award winning Bewickes Restaurant offering lunch and dinner, excellent meeting and private dining rooms for up to 100 guests and an challenging 18 hole golf course with Clubhouse. Why … more >>

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