Heart of England - Heritage Travel Guide

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

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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.

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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 Bear Hotel Pangbourne

The Bear Hotel
Wantage, Oxfordshire

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Overlooking the historic market place of Wantage in Oxfordshire since the 16th century, The Bear Hotel has always been a staging point for weary travelers and today provides the perfect venue for a relaxing break. more >>

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St Austell (Self catering)
The Linney, St Austell

The Linney

The small village of Roche is the perfect rural base for touring Cornwall, with the wild open space of Bodmin Moor only six miles away.
Sleeps 6

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Polgooth (Self catering)
Chapel Green, Polgooth

Chapel Green

This impressive four bedroom property in the heart of Cornwall is able to sleep up to 10 people, making it ideal for a trip with family or friends.
Sleeps 10

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