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Thomas Carlyle's BirthplaceThomas Carlyle's Birthplace
Ecclefechan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

The influential writer and historian Thomas Carlyle was born in this attractive whitewashed house in 1795. The interior of the cottage has remained virtually untouched since it first opened to public in 1881, with many of the Carylyle family's personal belongings on display.

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The Blackwell Grange Hotel
Darlington, County Durham

Unwind in the elegance of this beautiful 17th century mansion set in 15 acres of its own wooded parklands. Walking distance from the centre of Darlington and yet only a short drive from breathtaking Yorkshire Dales scenery, this hotel is fabulous for both business and leisure.Minutes from the A1, and … more >>

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02 October, 1263

Battle of Largs

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Basingstoke, Hampshire
in the Domesday Book

"The Church of Mont Saint Michel holds 1 church of the king, with 1 hide and the tithe of the manor of Basingstoke. There is a priest and 2 villans and 4 bordars with 1 plough, and a mill rendering 20s, and 2 acres of meadow. The whole is worth £4.5s. Bishop Walter held it of King Edward, but it did not belong to his bishopric."


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Groton, St Bartholomew's Church
Groton, St Bartholomew's Church - Groton, Suffolk, England
St Bartholomew's church in the small Suffolk village of Groton is an attractive flint building, dating mainly to the 15th century. The oldest part of the church is the base of the tower, which is likely 13th century. At first sight St Bartholmew's might have you scratching your head; the parapetted nave is so high and box-like that the tower seems almost to disappear beside it. ... more

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