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Bowood House, Wiltshire
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Beaumaris, St Mary and St NicholasBeaumaris, St Mary and St Nicholas
Beaumaris, Gwynedd, Wales

Built in 14th century. historic highlights include 16th century choir stalls with finely carved misericords, and the 15th century table tomb and stone coffin of Princess Joan (illegitimate daughter of King John and wife of Llywelyn the Great).

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Nidd Hall Hotel Ripley

Nidd Hall Hotel
Ripley, Yorkshire

Records show that there was a house on the site of Nidd Hall at least 100 years before Elizabethan times and its oldest rooms, the cellars, date from this period. Yet Nidd Hall is perhaps best remembered for its 20th century history and the rumoured first fateful meeting between Edward … more >>

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Mary of Guise deposed as Regent of Scotland

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This king married Elizabeth of York, uniting the houses of York and Lancaster, and ending the Wars of the Roses


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Troutbeck, Cumbria
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"Motorists speeding along the busy A66 through Troutbeck may not realize they are following in the footseps of Roman legionaries. The A66 cuts across one corner of a Roman fort, called with great imagination 'Troutbeck 1'. The camp, which is now only recognizable as earthwork mounds, encloses an area of 10 acres (.4 hectares) and once guarded the Roman road from Penrith to Ambleside."

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Dodd Wood
Dodd Wood - Bassenthwaite, Cumbria, England
Dodd Wood is a secluded forest woodland on the eastern shore of Bassenthwaite Lake, in the north western corner of the Lake District National Park. Dodd Wood is immediately opposite the entrance to Mirehouse, the historic house from which the National Park leases the area. Walks lead through the woodland, past an impressive waterfall, onto hillside terraces which give excellent views over the lake. ... more

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