Heart of England - Heritage Travel Guide

Historic Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, and Warwickshire


They call it the 'Heart' of England for good reason! Find historic places to visit and stay, explore Shakespeare's Startford-upon-Avon and some of the finest stately homes in England, such as Waddesdon Manor and Cliveden House. From the historic cities of Warwick with its superb medioeval castle, to Bedford and its links with native son John Bunyan, history is never far away.


John Bunyan - Bedford's most famous son
Lace Making in Bedford
William Shakespeare biography

Althorp Park - Princess Diana's final resting place.

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The Feathers Hotel High Wycombe

The Feathers Hotel
Holt, Norfolk

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Whatever your needs our friendly staff will look after you. Relax and enjoy the comfort of our lounge bar a la Carte restaurant or the Gresham suite. Pause for a morning coffee or meet up with friends and family for lunch. Make the Feathers part of your holiday to Norfolk … more >>

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Burraton Coombe (Self catering)
Meadowsweet Farm, Burraton Coombe

Meadowsweet Farm

This superb, pet friendly family home in Burraton Coombe has extensive grounds and can sleep fifteen people in six bedrooms.
Sleeps 15

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Kilkhampton (Self catering)
No 1 The Old Coach House, Kilkhampton

No 1 The Old Coach House

This cosy, end-terraced cottage in Kilkhampton sleeps two people in one bedroom.
Sleeps 2

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