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Bowood House, Wiltshire
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Pen-y-lan GardenPen-y-lan Garden
Ruabon, Clwyd, Wales

An early 19th century landscape park surrounds a Regency villa, set in the unspoilt countryside of the Dee valley. There are large numbers of specimen trees and both formal and informal gardens.

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Barcaldine Castle Benderloch

Barcaldine Castle
Benderloch, Strathclyde

Barcaldine Castle offers a truly unique experience. If you are looking for luxurious opulent and romantic accommodation nowhere else on the West Coast of Scotland parallels Barcaldine. This historic Scottish Castle built in the 16th century is set on the shores of Loch Creren and enjoys breathtaking views of the … more >>

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HAPPY ST DAVID'S DAY!

1 March is St David's Day, a national holiday in Wales. St David (Dewi Sant) was a 6th century Celtic monk, abbot, and bishop, and is the patron saint of Wales. The actual flag known as St David's cross is a yellow cross on a black field.


Stonehenge, Wiltshire

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This Day in British History

01 March, 1711

1st publication of The Spectator

Published by Addison and Steele, this pioneering periodical of life and literature only appeared until 6 December 1712

Monarch Mayhem

This queen was immortalized by Edmund Spenser in his 'Faerie Queene'



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Barnstaple, Devon
in the Domesday Book

"The king has the borough of Barnstaple. King Edward had it in demesne. There are 40 burgesses within the borough and 9 are outside the borough. Among them all they pay 40s by weight to the king and 20s by tale to the Bishop of Coutance. 23 houses have been destroyed there since the king came to England."


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Londesborough, All Saints Church
Londesborough, All Saints Church - Londesborough, Yorkshire, England
The church of All Saints at Londesburgh is an historian's treasure; a wonderful historic building with a plethora of intriguing artefacts and associations with the great and the good.
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