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Wallington HallWallington Hall
Morpeth, Northumberland, England

Wallington is an elegant 17th century mansion, built by Sir William Blackett around the core of an earlier medieval house and pele tower. Blackett was a wealthy shipping magnate and mine owner from Newcastle, and he intended Wallington to be a country retreat, a place to hold occasional shooting parties, but it evolved into much more than that.

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The Savoy A Fairmont Managed Hotel. One of this year's most eagerly anticipated openings The Savoy has been undergoing the most ambitious hotel restoration in British history. The Savoy's reopening will reveal a number of notable highlights including the complete remodel of the legendary River Restaurant the addition of a … more >>

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Kendal, Cumbria
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"Kendall is a town built all of stone, one very broad streete in which is the Market Crosse, its a good tradeing town mostly famed for its cottons; the Kendall Cotton is used for blankets and the Scotts use them for their plodds and there is much made here and also linsiwoolseys and a great deale of leather tann'd here and all sorts of commodityes twice a week is the market furnished with all sorts of things."


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Isel Hall
Isel Hall - Cockermouth, Cumbria, England
A Grade-I listed 14th century pele tower stands at the core of this impressive stately home, which was extended in the 15th century with the addition of a hall wing. The house was further extended in the 16th and 17th centuries and now consists of the three-storey tower with a two-storey hall wing at an angle. To the east the remains of a medieval moat are still visible. ... more

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