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Ness Botanic GardensNess Botanic Gardens
Ness, Cheshire, England

The botanic gardens of the University of Liverpool, sheltered by a belt of Lombardy poplars, oaks, and scotch pines from the winds of the Irish Sea, allowing year round interest.

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Ascot House Hotel
Torbay, Devon

Set in an impressive early Victorian villa, Ascot House is a family-run hotel which has recently been acquired by Bernard, a French expatriate. He is partnered by Janice, who is English. Ascot House Hotel, which is being fully refurbished into a small boutique hotel, has free, private, off-road parking and … more >>

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This Day in British History

30 October, 1485

Coronation of Henry VII

The first Tudor monarch, Henry gained the crown by defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth on 22 August

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



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Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria
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"Once the county town of Westmorland, Appleby boasts the ruins of a 12th century castle once owned by Lady Anne Clifford. During the Civil War the castle was besieged by Parliament, and when it finally surrendered the Parliamentarians claimed 1200 horses as penalty from the Royalists of the town."


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Loseley Park
Loseley Park - Guildford, Surrey, England
This wonderfully atmospheric Elizabethan Manor House has been the home of the More-Molyneux family for over 400 years and was built by an ancestor of the present owner. The richly furnished interiors feature fine portraits and works of art, furniture from the 16th century and panelling from Henry VIII's Nonsuch Palace. ... more

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