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Bowood House, Wiltshire
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Snape Castle ChapelSnape Castle Chapel
Snape, Yorkshire, England

Once owned by Richard III and associated with Katherine Parr, the chapel and castle date from the early 15th century. The half-ruined castle is not accessible to the public, but visitors are welcome at the chapel.

Heritage Rating: 4 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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Charlbury Museum - Charlbury, Oxfordshire, England

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Lumley Castle Hotel Chester le Street

Lumley Castle Hotel
Chester le Street, County Durham

Located just 11 miles South of Newcastle, 8 miles North of Durham, and 12 miles West of Sunderland. The Hotel boasts 74 luxurious en-suite bedchambers, with FREE WiFi throughout hotel. Standing proud for more than 600 years, the magnificent spectacle of Lumley Castle dominates the County Durham landscape. Surrounded by … more >>

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Rating: 4 star accommodation
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History and Culture

History of Britain - full text of the 1912 book

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

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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.

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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.

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A visual guide to British Churches from Saxon to Victorian Gothic.


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British History Quiz

This Scottish lord of Badenoch was murdered by Robert the Bruce in 1306


This Day in British History

28 November, 1290

Queen Eleanor dies at Harby, Northamptonshire

Edward I erects memorial crosses (Eleanor Crosses) at each stopping place of the queen's procession to London

Monarch Mayhem

This king was nicknamed 'Longshanks' for his height


Heritage Snapshot

Gloucester, Gloucestershire
in the 17th century

"Glocester town lyes all along the bancks of the Severn and soe look'd like a very huge place being stretch'd out in length, its a low moist place therefore one must travel on Causseys which are in good repaire; I pass'd over a bridge where two armes of the river meetes where the tyde is very high ... there is a faire Market place and Hall for the assizes which happened just as we came there, soe had the worst Entertainment and noe accommodation but in a private house - things ought not to be deare here but Strangers are always imposed on ..."

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Ellys Manor House
Ellys Manor House - Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
A late medieval manor house built by a successful wool merchant. The highlight of Ellys Manor is the series of early Tudor wall paintings, which are reckoned to be among the finest and most complete in England. Sir Niklaus Pevsner, who might be said to know a thing or two about English historic architecture, said of Ellys Manor House, 'The building and paintings are of outstanding historical interest', and called the manor a 'must see'. ... more

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