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Featured Historic Hotel
Charlton House

Charlton House
Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

A luxury country house with a unique story- built in 1630 and opened as a hotel in 1996 by Roger Saul the creator of the British design label, Mulberry and his wife Monty. Nestling peacefully on the edge of an English market town, this atmospheric country house hotel has retained … more >>

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HISTORY CORNER

Name the Historic attraction

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British History Quiz

Who rebuilt St Paul's Cathedral after the Great Fire of London?



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This Day in British History

23 January, 1045

Edward the Confessor marries Edith, daughter of Earl Godwin of Wessex

Edith was the sister of Harold, who would be defeated at the Battle of Hastings

Monarch Mayhem

This king abdicated the throne on 11 December, 1936, before he had officially been crowned



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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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Looe (Self catering)
Cottage: HCCOMWI, Looe

Coombe Farm Willow Cottage

1 OF 2 COTTAGES ENJOYING A TRANQUIL LOCATION A SHORT DRIVE FROM THE POPULAR RESORT OF LOOE. IDEAL FOR WALKERS. REGRET NO BABIES OR CHILDREN These charming barn conversions have been sympathetically converted …
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Fowey (Self catering)
Panacea, Fowey

Panacea

Terraced Victorian house in the town of Fowey in Cornwall and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

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