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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Rudding Park Dallington

Rudding Park
Harrogate, Yorkshire

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Rudding Park's award winning resort is just three miles south of the beautiful spa town of Harrogate, yet within easy reach of the bustling cities of York and Leeds. Voted one of the World's top 30 luxury hotels in the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards 2009. Overlooking the rhododendron filled gardens, … more >>

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HISTORY CORNER

Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
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British History Quiz

This battle took place on 9 August, 1588 and ended with the failure of the Spanish Armada invasion attempt



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This Day in British History

16 January, 1707

Act of Union accepted by Scottish Parliament

The act brought England and Scotland together under Queen Anne, with Scotland accepting the Hannoverian succession

Monarch Mayhem

This king defeated Guthrun the Dane at the Battle of Edington



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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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Gorran Haven (Self catering)
Foxes Den, Gorran Haven

Foxes Den

This is one of the superb barn conversions at the wonderful family-friendly Treveague Farm, half a mile and a short walk from Gorran Haven and can sleep six people in …
Sleeps 6

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Boscastle (Self catering)
Wideacres, Boscastle

Wideacres

Wideacres is a semi detached bungalow sleeping 4 guests, with wide-reaching superb sea and country views. It is peacefully situated in a country lane abounding with wild flowers …
Sleeps 4

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