Great British Houses: Luton Hoo – The Great House Turned Hotel

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Luton Hoo mansion house has been re-built and re-modelled by some of the finest architects to work in England. The house has seen visits from royalty such as Queen Mary, Edward VII and Queen Elizabeth II and been owned by a Prime Minister and Russian … [Read more...]

Great Events in British History: The Battle of Trafalgar – Britannia Rules the Waves as Nelson Defeat the French

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  The Battle of Trafalgar was a bittersweet moment for Britain; victory and tragedy wrapped up in one memorable day. The nation won the battle, but lost her hero. Although Horatio Nelson did not live to see what he had achieved, it was more … [Read more...]

Great British Houses: Petworth House – A Stunning House in Sussex Made Famous by Turner and Home to a World Class Art Collection

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Petworth House is one of the most striking country houses in England. The long, imposing stone facade of the house fronts a huge number of rooms and the outbuildings, parks and mighty stone wall erected around the Petworth estate challenges the … [Read more...]

Harry Potter: 5 Real Harry Potter Filming Locations That You Can Visit in Britain

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The world of Harry Potter is a magical place filled with Quidditch Matches, Dementors, Wizards, House Elves, Centaurs, Deatheaters, and more. There are so many impossibly awesome things it may seem hard to think that any of them could be real. Of … [Read more...]

Scotland Travel: Five Fantastic Day Trips From Edinburgh

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There are many fantastic sights within an easy reach of Edinburgh. When visiting Great Britain, I usually base myself in a larger city and do day trips to explore more of what Britain has to offer. I don’t dare drive, but the excellent transit system … [Read more...]

Great British Houses: Calke Abbey – A Perfectly Preserved Great House On the Decline

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A few miles from Ticknall in Derbyshire, England there stands a grade-I listed mansion that dates back to 1701. The house was all but forgotten for decades and slid into disrepair at the hands of the owners who couldn’t afford the upkeep of a baroque … [Read more...]

Great British Houses: Warwick Castle – A Stunning Medival Stone Castle Preserved in Warwickshire

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The site of Warwick Castle has a history that stretches way back to the year 914 when an Anglo-Saxon Burh was established by Ethelfleda, daughter of Alfred the Great. Throughout the next 1200 years, this plot of land and the buildings erected upon it … [Read more...]

Great British Houses: Knole House – The Iconic Home of the Sackville Family

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Standing ancient and proud with its back turned to the 1,000 acre deer park that separates it from the town of Sevenoaks in West Kent, and indeed the rest of the world, Knole House is one of the largest and most imposing houses in England. Key Facts … [Read more...]