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Shieldhill Castle Hotel

Shieldhill Castle Hotel
Biggar, Strathclyde

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Nestled in the beautiful upper Clyde Valley just 40 minutes from Edinburgh and Glasgow this 12th Century grand Scottish mansion offers AA Rosette dining luxurious accommodation free Wi-Fi and parking. … more >>

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This decisive battle in 1265 effectively ended the 2nd Baron's War



20 November, 869

Death of St Edmund

A Danish force under Ivar defeated and killed Edmund, king of the East Angles, at Hoxne, Suffolk. Edmund was later sanctified as St Edmund. His death is a frequent theme in medieval wall paintings, where he is represented tied to a stake, while Danish archers shoot at him.

This king had 16 legitimate children





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Lairg (Self catering)
Cottage: HCSU283, Lairg

FCH10686

A TRADITIONAL STONE CROFT HOUSE SITUATED ON A HILL-TOP POSITION. SLEEPS 4+1

The cottage is comfortably furnished and well equipped situated on the clifftops with the best views in the village …
Sleeps 4

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Glenuig (Self catering)
Viking Cottage, Glenuig

Viking Cottage

This detached cottage is in the tiny coastal village of Glenuig, and can sleep seven people in four bedrooms.
Sleeps 7

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