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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

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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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

This famous building, on the site of the notorious Newgate Prison, is the site of the Central Criminal Court



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This Day in British History

18 July, 1290

Edict of Expulsion

Edward I expels Jews from England, an edict that was not repealed until 1656

Monarch Mayhem

This king lost the throne, and his life, at the Battle of Bosworth



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Allithwaite (Self catering)
Pippin Lodge, Allithwaite

Pippin Lodge

A wonderful, detached lodge on an exclusive lodge park near Cartmel, with one double bedroom accommodating two adults.
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Cockermouth (Self catering)
Poppy Cottage, Cockermouth

Poppy Cottage

Located at the heart of the tranquil village of Bothel; just north of Bassenthwaite and Keswick. This enchanting 200 year old holiday cottage sleeps three people in one double bedroom …
Sleeps 3

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