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Bowood House, Wiltshire
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Gelli Aur Country ParkGelli Aur Country Park
Llandeilo, Dyfed, Wales

A 60-acre country park surrounding an historic mansion. Highlights include a 17th century deer park and 18th century parkland with trees, with a 10 acre Victorian arboretum.

Heritage Rating: 3 Heritage Rating

UK Travel Directory

Links to thousands of travel resources throughout England, Scotland, and Wales. To the best of our knowledge this is one of the largest online resources of information on travel in the UK, with listings covering everything from official regional tourist boards to local village websites.


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Cornwall, Lake District, Devon

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Lincoln walking tours - self guided tours of historic Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Glansevern Hall Gardens - Berriew, Powys, Wales

Glanusk Park - Llangattock, Powys, Wales

Glasfryn Gardens - Llanystumdwy, Gwynedd, Wales

Gloucester Waterways Museum - Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England

Glenwhan Gardens - Dunragit, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Greenbank Garden - Clarkston, Strathclyde, Scotland

Thatched Cottage Shepton Mallet

Thatched Cottage
Shepton Mallet, Somerset

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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Rating: 4 star accommodation
From: £79.00

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History and Culture

History of Britain - full text of the 1912 book

English Culture
What makes England so ... English? From hedgerows to the history of tea, pastimes to traditional crafts.

British Battles
The major battles fought on British soil - who fought them, why, and what was the outcome?

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Our look at the lives of famous people in the fields of art, architecture, science, and literature throughout British history. From Chaucer to Tennyson, Christopher Wren to William Shakespeare.

English Architecture
The story of English architecture and historic building styles, from prehistoric monuments to Victorian Gothic, with our suggestions for the best examples from each period to visit in England.

London History
From the Romans to the Blitz, our look at the colourful history of London.

Illustrated Dictionary of Church History and Architecture
A visual guide to British Churches from Saxon to Victorian Gothic.


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British History Quiz

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This Day in British History

31 January, 1606

Guy Fawkes executed

Fawkes was kiled for his part in the Gunpowder Plot against James I of England

Monarch Mayhem

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Heritage Snapshot

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 ..."

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Highclere Castle
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

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