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Gainsthorpe Medieval VillageGainsthorpe Medieval Village
Hibaldstow, Lincolnshire, England

An abandoned medieval village; one of the best preserved village sites in England. Gainsthorpe was mentioned in the Domesday Book, and in 1208 it was recorded as having a windmill and chapel. The last reference to the village was in 1383. Further references in the late 17th century indicate that the village was deserted by that time, but remains of over 200 buildings were visible.

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Best Western Grosvenor Hotel Stratford-upon-Avon

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Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

The Best Western Grosvenor Hotel in Stratford upon Avon is a delightful Grade II listed hotel located in the centre of Stratford upon Avon, just 3 minutes walk from the main shopping area, and only a few miles from Warwick, Leamington Spa, Birmingham and the National Exhibition Centre (NEC). This … more >>

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Ravenglass, Cumbria
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"The Romans founded a fort at Ravenglass about the year 79AD as a supply port for their conquest of northern Britain. Of that fort only the ruins of a later 2nd century bathhouse remain. The Romans used Ravenglass to land troops and supplies, with roads running inland up Eskdale to another fort at Hardknott Pass, and beyond towards Ambleside."


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Ingatestone Hall
Ingatestone Hall - Ingatestone, Essex, England
Ingatestone is a lovely Elizabethan manor built by Sir William Petre in about 1541. The house is still owned and lived in by the Petre family today, and is essentially as it was when Sir William built it, with mullioned windows and oak panelled rooms. The Hall is set in 10 acres of attractive gardens, with an avenue of old lime trees, a stew pond and wide lawns augmented by a walled garden area. ... more

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