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Gwydir CastleGwydir Castle
Llanrwst, Gwynedd, Wales

A fortified manor house built around 1500 by the Wynn family, with 17th and 19th century additions. The Tudor courtyard house sits amid Grade 1 listed gardens with a large peacock population. Gwydir is known as one of the most haunted houses in Wales.

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The George Hotel
Castle Cary, Somerset

A 15th century country town hotel at the centre of historic Castle Cary, nestling in the hills of South Somerset.Two bars the George Bar with an original inglenook fireplace and the snug for non smokers offer bar meals with tasty chefs specials and a selection of real ales.The elegant panelled … more >>

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This Day in British History

03 September, 1189

Richard Plantagenet (Richard I) is crowned king of England

His popular nickname is Richard the Lionheart for his bravery in battle

Monarch Mayhem

This king led the English to triumph at Crecy in 1346



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Thorne St Margaret, Somerset
in the Domesday Book

"Alric holds of Roger [de Courseulles] Thorne St Margaret. 3 thegns held it in the time of King Edward and it paid geld for 1 hide and 3 virgates of land. Thee is land for 5 ploughs. In demesne is 1 plough and 3 slaves; and 9 villans and 5 bordars with 3 ploughs. There is a mill rendering 10s, and 4 acres of meadow, and 30 acres of pasture and 8 acres of woodland. It was worth 20s, now 50s."


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Milton Clevedon, St James Church
Milton Clevedon, St James Church - Milton Clevedon, Somerset, England
This quiet country church stands beside a farmyard. The body of the church is 15th and 16th century, with a 14th century statue niche over the door and the effigy of late 14th century priest in the chancel. ... more

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