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De Vere Venues Barony Castle

De Vere Venues Barony Castle
Peebles, Borders

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Barony Castle is a beautiful mansion house built in 1536. Set in 25 acres, it offers a quiet and peaceful location. Ideally situated on the outskirts of the Scottish Borders, … more >>

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Sir Francis Drake famously completed his game of what pastime before sailing out to meet the Spanish Armada?



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)

This monarch had the nickname 'Yea-and-Nay' for his frequent about-faces





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Grantown-on-Spey (Self catering)
The West Wing, Grantown-on-Spey

The West Wing

This charming wing of a farmhouse is close to the village of Grantown-on-Spey and can sleep seven people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 7

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Cawdor (Self catering)
Atlas, Cawdor

Atlas

This quality detached lodge with hot tub is in Cawdor near Inverness and sleeps eight people in four bedrooms.
Sleeps 8

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