Hungate Medieval Art is a fascinating exhibition centre for medieval stained glass, based in the beautiful surroundings of St Peter Hungate church in the old centre of Norwich. St Peter's is a lovely 15th century parish church no longer used for regular worship. It has been transformed into a venue for displaying the superb heritage of medieval stained glass from Norfolk's historic churches.
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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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"When does a poor village girl become a tourist attraction? Mary Robinson did. Robinson was a young girl of about 15 when her beauty was extolled by Joseph Palmer in his travelogue, 'A Fortnight’s Ramble in the Lakes in Westmorland, Lancashire and Cumberland', published in 1792. Stopping in Buttermere to admire Robinson's beauty became an essential part of any visit to the Lake District, and was celebrated by the Lakeland poets, including William Wordsworth, who called her the 'artless daughter of the hills'."
Orford Castle- Orford, Suffolk, England
Orford Castle is a striking 12th century keep within a wide curtain wall. The castle was built in 1163 by Henry II for dual puroposes - to guard the Suffolk coastline and to exert royal control over an area known for its belligerent nobility. The curtain wall has all but disappeared, but the stone keep is in wonderful condition. You can climb to the top for superb views over Orford and out to sea. ... more