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Bath’s Battlements, Bishops and … Baths

Only a mutilated gateway survives from the medieval city wall which surrounded Bath and the Bishop’s Palace there but in the 18th century Bath became a fashionable spa town thanks to the promotions of Richard ‘Beau’ Nash. The Roman Baths … Continue reading

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Heavenly Hills, Dales and Castles of West Hertfordshire

Tiny Hertfordshire is rife with a network of highways coursing through its primarily rural landscape boasting of over 90 towns and villages. Proximity to suburban East London doesn’t quite encroach, although Berkhamsted Castle once held a strategic position on the … Continue reading

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Odyssey of North Oxfordshire Manors and Halls

Oxfordshire is rife with early stone houses- being part of the Cotswolds. There is a wealth of styles of architecture from all eras, each with its own unique features and history. Also, several of England’s best architects made Oxfordshire their … Continue reading

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Warwickshire Wonderlands, South, Part One

Warwickshire is graced with lovely Tudor Mansions, a few which went on to become or were replaced by Tudor Revival mansions during renaissance and modern eras in England. Charlecote Park and Packwood House, merely a few miles apart (and not … Continue reading

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