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Robert Burns HouseRobert Burns House
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

The simple sandstone house where poet Robert Burns spent the last 3 years of his life contains relics, letters and manuscripts. The house is now a popular destination for a legion of Burns' enthusiasts, who can view original documents, including copies of the Kilmarnock and Edinburgh editions of his most famous work, 'Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect'.

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Luttrell Arms Dunster

Luttrell Arms
Dunster, Somerset

A beautiful 15th Century property set on a hillside in the quaint town of Dunster, located just 1 mile from the beach and even closer to the magnificent Dunster Castle. The hotel was used in medieval times as a guest house by the Abbots of Cleeve. Set in the only … more >>

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02 October, 1263

Battle of Largs

Alexander III of Scotland defeats King Haakon IV of Norway and takes control of the Hebrides

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This king's two wives were both named Isabella



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Wetheral, Cumbria
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"There was once a thriving Benedictine priory in Wetheral, a daughter house of St Mary's Abbey in York. Today, all that remains of Wetheral Priory is the grand 15th century gatehouse. This two story structure has domestic quarters on either side of the entry arch, which would have served as rooms for guests, or perhaps for higher status priory members."


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Wootton Wawen, St Peter's Church
Wootton Wawen, St Peter's Church - Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire, England
The history of St Peter's church at Wootton Wawen stretches back into the dim reaches of the Dark Ages, when the area was first converted to Christianity by St Cedd and St Chad. At that time the region was settled by the Hwicce, a client kingdom of Mercia. ... more

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