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Gelli Aur Country ParkGelli Aur Country Park
Llandeilo, Dyfed, Wales

A 60-acre country park surrounding an historic mansion. Highlights include a 17th century deer park and 18th century parkland with trees, with a 10 acre Victorian arboretum.

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Collaven Manor Hotel Sourton

Collaven Manor Hotel
Sourton, Devon

Collaven Manor is an elegant property nestled on the North West edge of Dartmoor, whilst guests can enjoy the secluded location away from the hum of traffic noise; guests still have excellent links to the M5. This beautiful small 15th century manor house, built of granite and covered in creeper, … more >>

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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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"Cheltenham owes its popularity as a Georgian spa town to a flock of pigeons. In 1716 pigeons pecking at salt deposits in a farm field disclosed the existence of a hidden underground spring. A spa grew up around the spring, and with the patronage of George III, Cheltenham transformed from a sleepy village into a gathering place for high society."


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London Monument
London Monument - London, Greater London, England
After the devastation of the Great Fire of London in 1666, Parliament passed a law that a monument should be erected on or near the place that the fire started at a bakehouse in Pudding Lane. To this end, Sir Christopher Wren was retained to design a column, or pillar, to commemorate the fire and the great losses incurred by the city. The result is the London Monument, or, as it is more properly termed, … ... more

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