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Still standing two hundred years after Horace Walpole’s death, the gothic castle that the wildly eccentric author originally converted from two cottages stands to welcome guests to this day, thanks to a huge restoration project which took it from disrepair to its former glory. A pastiche of Walpole’s absurd imagination and the gothic places he …

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A visit to Chawton in Alton, Hampshire is a perfect day out for Jane Austen fans. Chawton offers everything from a Jane Austen trail to follow, her own home, and an Austen themed tea-room, to the magnificent Chawton Estate owned by Austen’s brother (frequented by Austen herself often). Chawton is also a stone’s throw from …

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Escape to this beautiful stately home and gardens within an hour of London for a change of scenery, a taste of regency Britain, and a tour of some incredible architecture. As well as being of the finest Jacobean homes in England, Audley End is also one of the most popular stately homes to visit in …

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The coolest thing about the city of Cambridge, UK is how it blends history and contemporary culture; academia and a vibrant art scene. One of the world’s most famous university towns is also a place of world food, unique museums, great coffee, and so much more. A day trip to Cambridge is always a breath …

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England is a country with so much to offer. History is everywhere you look; here, you can marvel at everything from Roman ruins to Victorian palaces. Plus, while its nature isn’t as spectacular as other destinations around the world, there’s nothing more charming than the British countryside.  While British food is hardly famous, larger cities …

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The UK celebrates a beautiful diversity of bookshops. Whatever comes to mind when you picture an independent bookshop — whether that be a cozy cottage full of antiquarian books or a bold space for radical writers — you’ll find it in the UK. These are the best independent bookshops across England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern …

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York, sometimes called The City of a Thousand Ghosts, has been touted for decades as the most haunted city in the UK, in Europe, even the entire world. When you consider that York has a rich history that goes back almost two thousand years, to the time of the Roman Empire, it’s not all that …

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What an incredible city York is. A place rich in Roman, Medieval, Tudor, and Victorian history. A city for bookworms and art-lovers. A friendly, warm town of ancient cobbled streets and strange, enigmatic places. We have so much to say about historic, haunted York. So, let’s start with the most unique things to do in …

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