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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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Gainsthorpe Medieval Village - Hibaldstow, Lincolnshire, England

Browsholme Hall - Clitheroe, Lancashire, England

Wallington Hall - Morpeth, Northumberland, England

Hexham Abbey - Hexham, Northumberland, England

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The Bedford Swan Hotel
Bedford, Bedfordshire

The Bedford Swan Hotel in Bedford is a delightful 18th century hotel located in the centre of Bedford, only a few miles from Luton Airport, and only an hour drive from the university towns of Oxford and Cambridge and central London is only 40 minutes by train.This elegant hotel, built … more >>

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02 September, 1666

Great Fire of London begins

The fire breaks out in Pudding Lane, burns for 4 days, and results in over 13,300 buildings destroyed.

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The second surviving son of Charles I and Henrietta Maria, he ruled only 3 years before being deposed



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Hawkshead, Cumbria
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"The name 'Hawkshead' has nothing to do with birds of prey; it is thought to have been named for a Norse settler named Haukr, with the addition of a second Norse word, 'Saetr', or settlement. So the name as a whole translates roughly as 'the place where Haukr lives'."


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Oakham, All Saints Church
Oakham, All Saints Church - Oakham, Rutland, England
All Saints church is one of three historic buildings at the heart of the county town of Rutland (the others are Oakham School and Oakham Castle). The first church on the site dates to around 1200, but the current building is mostly 13th and 14th century, in a mix of Decorated and Perpendicular styles. The font is probably the earliest feature; it dates to around 1180. ... more

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