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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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Legacy Rose and Crown Hotel
Salisbury, Wiltshire

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

The recently awarded 4* Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel is an idyllic location, with stunning views across the River Avon to the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral beyond. This 13th century inn provides the perfect riverside location whether your stay is for either business and leisure more >>

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British History Quiz

The first Hanoverian monarch of England, he spoke no English and relinquished political control to a Prime Minister, Robert Walpole


This Day in British History

22 September, 1761

George III crowned with Queen Charlotte

The couple had only married 2 weeks previously at St James's Palace

Monarch Mayhem

One of this king's numerous mistresses was Nell Gwynn, a flower seller at Covent Garden


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Bude (Self catering)
Cottage: HCHAW22, Bude

Hawkers Court 22

MODERN EXCLUSIVE MAISONETTE A SHORT WALK FROM CROOKLETS SURFING BEACH Hawkers Court named after the Vicar of Morwenstowe is a private development of fifteen luxury townhouses and ten apartments …
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Liskeard (Self catering)
Cottage: HCCONGS, Liskeard

Congdon's Smithy

RECENTLY RENOVATED FORMER SMITHY IDEAL FOR TOURING THE COUNTY Situated in the pleasant hamlet of Congdon's Shop on a crossroads this converted former smithy has been furnished and equipped to …
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