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Llancaiach Fawr Manor and Living History MuseumLlancaiach Fawr Manor and Living History Museum
Nelson, Glamorgan, Wales

Llancaiach Fawr Manor was the home of Colonel Edward Prichard during the Civil War years. Guides are dressed in period costume and speak in the style of the 17th century. Tales of life in a Civil War gentry household are unfolded when touring the home. Charles I visited in 1645. After his visit loyalties were switched from the King to Parliament. The house was built circa 1530 by Colonel Prichard's great grandfather and is a good example of a semi-fortified manor house of Tudor times. The parlour is panelled in oak. There are candlelight ghost tours in the winter months.

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Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
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"Mansfield is a little Market town built of stone, there is a little river, they make and dye Tammy's here; thee is one pretty stone built ouse just by the waterside of 40 stepps ascent into it; at the end of the town is a hospital built by a quaker for ancient people, its a good neat building they were to have 8 pound a year a piece and the rooms and gardens, but its cheiefly for their friends; there is nothing remarkable here but the dearness of the Inns, tho' in so plentifull a Country."


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Avebury is unique in that the village of Avebury lies partly within the henge, or outer circle of stones, and a road splits the circle. The main Avebury stone circle is roughly a quarter mile across, enclosing an area of about 28 acres, and it contains two smaller circles within it. ... more

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