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Name the Historic attraction

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British History Quiz

This king of Mercia built an immense earthwork stretching the length of the current Welsh border


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 child king came to throne at the age of 12, but probably died in the Tower of London two years later


South Chard (Self catering)
Hazel Lodge, South Chard

Hazel Lodge

Spacious sitting room with sofa bed (for +2). Well equipped kitchen with dining area and patio doors to patio. First floor: Double bedroom with sloping ceiling. Twin bedded room. Bathroom/WC …
Sleeps 6

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Chard (Self catering)
Turnpike Cottage, Chard

Turnpike Cottage

Sitting room with fireplace and flagstone floor leading to well equipped kitchen with dining area. Bathroom/WC (shower over bath). Small bunk bedded room (for + 2 children). Steep stairs to …
Sleeps 4

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Castle Cary (Hotel)
The George Hotel

The George Hotel

It has managed to preserve many historic features of the town, such as the round house, horsepond and many other local buildings, dating back to the 16th century. The hotel is owned and managed by Daniel Patrick along with family and staff. Our aim is to provide our guests with … more >>

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Glastonbury (Hotel)
The George and Pilgrim

The George and Pilgrim

Built in the 1400s The George and Pilgrim is the oldest purpose-built pub in the South West of England. Situated in the heart of Glastonbury it is steeped in history and old folk law. The building has a paneled stone frontage mullion windows and old oak beams. All 14 … more >>

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