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Gants Mill and GardenGants Mill and Garden
Bruton, Somerset, England

A restored mill with roots going back to the Domesday Book (at least!) Water powers a grain mill and provides electricty for 10 nearby homes. Named for a 13th century owner of a fulling mill, Gants Mill has over the centuries served as a woollen factory, silk weaving centre, and grain mill. Set in lovely gardens featuring riverside walks, water features, and Spring and Summer colours.

Heritage Rating: 3 Heritage Rating

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Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa Nantwich

Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa
Nantwich, Cheshire

Rookery Hall is set in 38 acres of beautiful Cheshire countryside, and yet conveniently located close to the M6, Crewe, Manchester and Liverpool. The Hall was built in 1816 and today is a fully refurbished country house mansion. As you pass through the wrought iron gates beside the lodge, and … more >>

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Scarborough, Yorkshire
in the 17th century

"Scarborough is a very pretty Sea-port town built on the side of a high hill, the Churc h stands in the most eminent place above all the town; the ruins of a large Castle remaines, the Walls in compass severall acres of ground that feeds many beasts and milch cows, the hillon which the Castle stands is very steep and severall trenches over one another round the walls ..."

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Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre
Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre - Egleton, Rutland, England
The Anglian Water Birdwatching visitor centre lies at the very western edge of Rutland Water, at the southern end of Egleton village. The Birdwatching centre is the access point for trails which lead along the shore of Rutland Water and lead to a number of bird watching hides. A map of the hides is located outside the visitor centre.
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