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Historic Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, and Somerset

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Editor's picks - Top 5 reasons to visit South East England

1. The west front of Wells Cathedral
2. The haunting tors of Dartmoor
3. The water-bound causeway to St Michael's Mount
4. Cycling on the Somerset Levels
5. The gardens at Forde Abbey

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Stratton House Hotel Bath

Stratton House Hotel
Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Your gateway to the Cotswolds and the former home of a leading wool merchant in Cirencester, the Stratton House Hotel has been extended in keeping with its 17th century facade. The non-smoking hotel is located close to the centre of Cirencester - the recognised 'capital' of the Cotswolds - and … more >>

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British History Quiz

This battle took place on or about 8 January 871 between King Alfred and a Danish army


This Day in British History

21 July, 1403

Battle of Shrewsbury

Henry IV and Prince Henry defeat rebels led by Henry (Hotspur) Percy

Monarch Mayhem

This queen reluctantly put Mary, Queen of Scots to death


National Trust

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Free entry to National Trust properties throughout England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, plus discounted admission to National Trust for Scotand properties.

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Reawla (Self catering)
Clock Cottage, Reawla

Clock Cottage

This charming barn conversion is outside the village of Reawla near to Hayle in Cornwall and can sleep seven people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 7

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Looe (Self catering)
Cottage: HCCOMHA, Looe

Coombe Farm Hazel Cottage

QUAINT COTTAGE IN A QUIET STUNNING LOCATION NEAR LOOEREGRET NO CHILDREN OR BABIES This converted farm building is situated within the owner's 10 acre smallholding. The grounds offer walks through …
Sleeps 2

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