The simple sandstone house where poet Robert Burns spent the last 3 years of his life contains relics, letters and manuscripts. The house is now a popular destination for a legion of Burns' enthusiasts, who can view original documents, including copies of the Kilmarnock and Edinburgh editions of his most famous work, 'Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect'.
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Records show that there was a house on the site of Nidd Hall at least 100 years before Elizabethan times and its oldest rooms, the cellars, date from this period. Yet Nidd Hall is perhaps best remembered for its 20th century history and the rumoured first fateful meeting between Edward … more >>
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"In Huddersfield, Godwine had 6 carucates of land to the geld, where there could be 8 ploughs. Now the same man has it of Ilbert, but it is waste. There is woodland pasture 1 league long and 1 broad. In the time of King Edward it was worth 100s."
Morpeth Castle- Morpeth, Northumberland, England
The first castle in the historic market town of Morpeth was built in the 11th century, as part of the Norman expansion of control over the north of England. That early motte and bailey castle was demolished in 1215 and almost nothing now remains. A second castle was built on the same site in the early 14th century by Lord Greystoke. That castle, too, has suffered from the passage of time, and only earthworks and … ... more