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Bowood House, Wiltshire
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Llanfrynach, St Brynach ChurchLlanfrynach, St Brynach Church
Llanfrynach, Powys, Wales

St Brynach's is a 14th century church, rebuilt in the Victorian period, but housing a carved stone slab dating to the 10th century.

Heritage Rating: 3 Heritage Rating

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Links to thousands of travel resources throughout England, Scotland, and Wales. To the best of our knowledge this is one of the largest online resources of information on travel in the UK, with listings covering everything from official regional tourist boards to local village websites.


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Llanengan, St Engan's Church - Llanengan, Gwynedd, Wales

Llanidloes, St Idloes Church - Llanidloes, Powys, Wales

Llanrwst, St Grwst Church and Gwydir Chapel - Llanrwst, Gwynedd, Wales

Llancaiach Fawr Manor and Living History Museum - Nelson, Glamorgan, Wales

King's Head - Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England

Llanrhaeadr, St Dyfnog's Church and Holy Well - Llanrhaeadr, Clwyd, Wales

Buckland Manor - A Von Essen Hotel Buckland

Buckland Manor - A Von Essen Hotel
Buckland, Worcestershire

A 13th Century Country House Hotel situated in Heart of the Cotswolds. Set in 10 acres of immaculate gardens with waterfalls and fountains. 13 Luxury bedrooms all ensuite. Relax in lounges for light meals and afternoon cream tea before a roaring log fire. Execellent restaurant open to non-residents. Jacket and … more >>

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Rating: 4 star accommodation
From: £195.00

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History and Culture

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What makes England so ... English? From hedgerows to the history of tea, pastimes to traditional crafts.

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The story of English architecture and historic building styles, from prehistoric monuments to Victorian Gothic, with our suggestions for the best examples from each period to visit in England.

London History
From the Romans to the Blitz, our look at the colourful history of London.

Illustrated Dictionary of Church History and Architecture
A visual guide to British Churches from Saxon to Victorian Gothic.


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Joan, The Fair Maid of Kent, was the wife of what prince?


This Day in British History

22 December, 1135

Stephen I crowned as king

Stephen had no claim to the throne, which should have gone to his cousin Matilda, daughter of Henry I

Monarch Mayhem

This queen was executed after a long imprisonment by order of Elizabeth I


Heritage Snapshot

Colchester, Essex
in the 17th century

"Colchester is a large town in the compass of ground, formerly there was 16 Churches tho' now much of it is ruinated ... you enter the town by a gate there are 4 in all, there is a large streete which runs a great length down to the bridge near a mile long, about the middle of it runs another broad streete and near its length, in which is the Market Cross and Town Hall ..."

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Seaton Delaval Hall
Seaton Delaval Hall - Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, England
A glorious Baroque mansion built by Sir John Vanbrugh for Admiral George Delaval between 1718 and 1728. This is perhaps the best of Vanbrugh's work, which also included Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard. The house sits in extensive gardens designed in 1947 by James Russell. In the grounds are numerous garden features, including a fountain, pools, and topiary. ... more

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