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English Heritage Overseas Visitor Pass

Enjoy unlimited FREE entry to over 100 historic sites including castles, abbeys, Roman ruins and prehistoric monuments. Choose from 9 or 16 consecutive day passes.

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The best way to get around London! A pay-as-you-go smartcard for use on all London Transport, from the Underground to buses. Pre-order for your trip from the British Tourist Authority.

National Trust

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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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Featured Historic Hotel
17th Century Orton Hall

17th Century Orton Hall

Orton Hall is a superb Jacobean Mansion built in 1662 standing in 7 acres of its own mature parkland. We have 3 suites, each with its own unique charm. All … more >>


HISTORY CORNER

Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
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British History Quiz

Canute and his Danes defeated British forces under Edmund Ironside on 18 October, 1016



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This Day in British History

18 October, 1529

Cardinal Wolsey falls from power

Henry blames Wolsey for failing to get papal blessing for annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. Wolsey tries to placate Henry by giving him York Place (Whitehall palace)

Monarch Mayhem

The first 'Windsor' king



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Milnthorpe (Self catering)
Gamekeeper's Cottage, Milnthorpe

Gamekeeper's Cottage

This semi-detached cottage is in the small hamlet of Hale, a couple of miles from Milnthorpe in Cumbria and sleeps two people in one bedroom.
Sleeps 2

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Wigton (Self catering)
Foxgloves Cottage, Wigton

Foxgloves Cottage

This stone built cottage adjoins the owners' farmhouse and is situated two miles from Wigton in Cumbria, north of the Lake District National Park and sleeps eight people in three …
Sleeps 8

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