A small half-timbered house, built in the 16th century. Oakhurst has been refurbished by the National Trust as a farm labourer's dwelling, with displays relating to 4 centuries of occupation. The house is set in lovely Victorian-style gardens.
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The Prince Rupert Classic Hotel is in the heart of Shrewsbury, surrounded by narrow streets and timbered buildings and a short walk from the towns many historic attractions. Once the home of Prince Rupert, the grandson of King James I, the hotel is widely recognised as the towns finest, and … more >>
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National Coal Mining Museum- Overton, Yorkshire, England
This is a hands-on, or perhaps I should say, a hands-under museum. You descend 450 feet under the ground to experience for yourself the life of a miner from 1820 to the present day. Be warned: it gets cold underground; dress warmly and wear sturdy shoes. For the claustrophobic there are above ground displays and videos. ... more