Wallington is an elegant 17th century mansion, built by Sir William Blackett around the core of an earlier medieval house and pele tower. Blackett was a wealthy shipping magnate and mine owner from Newcastle, and he intended Wallington to be a country retreat, a place to hold occasional shooting parties, but it evolved into much more than that.
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Lifeboat Inn is a three star property located in the picturesque village of Thornham near Hunstanton. Just a two minute walk from the marshes and sand dunes. The hotel has been receiving guests since the 16th century. The Inn's original character has been carefully preserved throughout the hotel. Lifeboat offers … more >>
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"The picturesque village of Polperro (a finalist in the BBC's search to find the UK's 'Perfect Village') has a long history as a haven for smugglers. During the late 18th and early 19th centuries smuggling was so widespread that the founder of Methodism, John Wesley, complained that nearly everyone in the village was involved in illicit trade."
Elkstone- Elkstone, Gloucestershire, England
Elkstone is a small village near Cheltenham, set on a high hill (indeed, the parish church is the highest above sea level in the county). The most interesting historic attraction in the village is that same Norman church, which boasts an unusual dovecote over the chancel. There is also a beautifully carved Norman tympanum over the south entrance. ... more