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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.

Buy Your London Visitor Oyster Card

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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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

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

24 June, 1141

Londoners expel Queen Matilda from the city

The citizens of London were angered by Matilda's demands for taxes and forced her to flee from a banquet and escape to Oxford

Monarch Mayhem

This king was born Henry Bolingbroke, son of John of Gaunt



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Allonby (Self catering)
Gulls Hatch, Allonby

Gulls Hatch

This outstanding terraced cottage is next door to the owners' home and is located off the village green in the centre of Allonby and can sleep four people in two …
Sleeps 4

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Dacre (Self catering)
The School House, Dacre

The School House

This detached character property in Dacre near Ullswater sleeps two people in one bedroom.
Sleeps 2

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