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A warm and friendly welcome within this historic 340 year old listed Grade II Thatched Cottage Hotel Bar and Restaurant. A Charming historic 340 year old thatched cottage inn with bar restaurant large accommodation rooms and function facilities.From the moment you walk in to the Thatched Cottage you are welcomed … more >>
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Lake Windermere, Cumbria
in the 17th century
"The great water seemes to flow and wave about with the wind or in one motion but it does not ebb and flow like the sea with the tyde, neither does it run so as to be perceivable ho' at the end of it a little rivulet trills from it to the sea, but it seemes to be a standing lake encompass'd with vast high hills that are perfect rocks and barren ground of a vast height from which many little springs out of the rock does bubble up and descend down and fall into the water ..."
Highclere Castle- Newbury, Berkshire, England
Former Georgian house, home of the Earls of Caernarvon, remade by Charles Barry in exotic (or horrifying, depending upon your tastes) Victorian Gothic style. Ornate, opulent state rooms. Exhibit of Egyptian artefacts (the fifth Earl was an enthusiastic backer of Howard Carter, who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen). ... more