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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Coombe Abbey Hotel Wormleighton

Coombe Abbey Hotel
Coventry, West Midlands

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

A warm welcome awaits as we invite you to step straight into the history books and enjoy the unique experience that is Coombe Abbey Hotel.Originally a 12th Century Cisterican Abbey set in 500 acres of breathtaking parkland, with formal gardens designed by Lancelot Capability Brown, Coombe Abbey offers a haven … more >>

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HISTORY CORNER

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British History Quiz

This famous architect designed the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition of 1851



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This Day in British History

15 November, 1890

Pernell discredited in O'Shea divorce case

Charles Parnell, the leading voice for Irish Home Rule, was named as a co-respondent in the sensational divorce proceedings. He resigns as leader of Parliamentary Irish Party.

Monarch Mayhem

This monarch dissolved all the monasteries in his realm as part of a split from the Catholic church in Rome



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National Trust

National Trust membership

National Trust membership

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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Looe (Self catering)
Cottage: HCHRIDG, Looe

Hawksridge

1 OF 3 PROPERTIES SET WITHIN 1 ACRE OF LANDCLOSE TO THE COASTAL PATH AND PICTURESQUE COVES WHEELCHAIR ACCESS FREE BROADBAND ACCESS Situated in the beautiful South Cornish countryside surrounded …
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Angarrack Farmhouse, Hayle

Angarrack Farmhouse

This lovely farmhouse is located in a quiet village near Hayle and can sleep six people in four bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

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