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The Bull at Burford has been an Inn and has been receiving visitors since 1610. Famous visitors have included Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton (The room they used The Trafalgar room is named in memory of their stay) as well as King Charles II and his mistress Nell Gwynne. Today … more >>
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"Bude was a small seaside resort famous for its reputation as the home of wreckers, until 1823 when the Bude Canal was constructed. The canal, which stretched for 20 miles, carried beach sand used for fertiliser to the railroad at Launceston. The success of the canal brought prosperity - and hordes of holiday makers - to Bude."
Quenington, St. Swithin- Quenington, Gloucestershire, England
St Swithin's church in the pretty Cotswold village of Quenington is a Norman gem. This Grade I listed church was established around 1100 by the Lacy (de Laci) family and granted to St Peter's Abbey, Gloucester in 1138 and in 1193 the Knights Templar took control. The manor and living of Quenington were granted to the Hospitalers in 1312. The main features of historical interest are two 12th century doors. The north door is carved … ... more