Falkland was the country retreat of the Stewart kings and queens of Scotland, located within easy reach of Edinburgh, yet far enough distant to provide a welcome escape. Here the royal court could indulge in hawking and hunting, plus more genteel recreations like archery. Falkland boasts the oldest real (or 'royal') tennis court in the world, built in 1539 for James V.
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Collaven Manor is an elegant property nestled on the North West edge of Dartmoor, whilst guests can enjoy the secluded location away from the hum of traffic noise; guests still have excellent links to the M5. This beautiful small 15th century manor house, built of granite and covered in creeper, … more >>
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"Mousehole is famous for its tiny, picturesque harbour, but it was also the home of the last person to speak Cornish as their native language. Dolly Pentreath. A memorial to Pentreath, who died in 1777, stands in the church at Paul, just inland from Mousehole itself."
Wedgwood Visitor Centre- Barlaston, Staffordshire, England
If this is Staffordshire, it must be time for another pottery museum. See the first pottery Josiah Wedgwood made way back in 1759, take a tour of the works, try your hand at "throwing" a pot, and buy a bargain in the factory "seconds" shop. ... more