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Standing at the heart of Bristol’s vibrant city centre, Bristol Cathedral is one of England’s great medieval churches. For almost 900 years the building has been a place of sanctuary, prayer and music. Today the Cathedral boasts some of the UK’s most important medieval architecture – look out for the extraordinary Norman Chapter House, medieval stained glass preserved in the cloister, the brightly coloured Eastern Lady Chapel and lofty arches and vaults which distinguish the unique hall church design. With a rich programme of services and events, a shop, café and peaceful garden, Bristol Cathedral is a wonderful place to visit.
0117 926 4879
Broughton Castle is a fourteenth century fortified manor house with delightful gardens, set within a moat and surrounded by beautiful countryside. The earliest parts of the castle, including the Great Hall, date from the 1300s with extensive remodelling undertaken in the latter half of the 16th century, creating a much larger building. Historian and author Simon Jenkins rated Broughton Castle in his top 20 historic houses and this is reflected in visitors’ feedback; “a historical gem; not a showy castle but something far more special”.

Open to the public each Wednesday and Sunday afternoon from April to September inclusive (2pm – 5pm), groups are also welcome throughout the year by appointment for private tours with lunches and refreshments as required.
01295 276070
Located in central London, St Pancras Old Church is believed to have been a site of Christian worship since the 4th century. The current grade II* listed church is a living testament to the development of the site since medieval times. The churchyard likewise contains numerous listed monuments. The church is open daily from 9am to 5pm. Admission is free.
020 7424 0724
Dinostar is situated in the Fruit Market area of Hull’s Old Town. The museum has an exhibition of genuine and replica dinosaur fossils. Highlights include Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops skulls, genuine dinosaur bones visitors can touch and dinosaur sound boxes. The exhibition is designed to appeal to the whole family with plenty of interactive exhibits – push buttons and hands-on activities.
(01482)320424
Operating in London for 30 years, Roseberys London is a privately owned specialist fine art and antiques auction house, with offices in the heart of the London’s Mayfair and Lambeth. Our team of experienced experts and consultants offer both buyers and sellers a range of specialist art market services and a calendar of more than 16 annual Fine Art and Antique auctions. Specialist areas include Asian Arts, Indian & Islamic Arts, Modern and Contemporary Art and Decorative Arts. Roseberys also provides a range of Professional Services for Probate, Family Division, Divorce and Insurance purposes which are undertaking in a sensitive and discreet manner. Follow us on twitter @RoseberysLtd
+44 (0)20 8761 2522
Opened in 1848 & designed by AWN Pugin it is described as one of London’s ‘hidden gems’. In 1852 it became the first Catholic cathedral in London after the Reformation. Severely bomb damaged in 1941, Romilly Craze rebuilt the cathedral in an Arts & Crafts/Gothic Revival style. It has a striking interior and boasts fine stained glass, particularly by Harry Clark Studios, Dublin.
020 7928 5256
Perfectly positioned overlooking Lake Windermere, Blackwell is a beautifully preserved example of Arts & Crafts architecture with stunning stained glass windows and handcrafted features.

This summer Blackwell celebrates the children’s tale Swallows and Amazons. Arthur Ransome’s novel is brought to life with an exhibition featuring props from the 2016 film, including the magnificent Swallow and Amazon boats perched upon the lawn.
015394 46139
Built in the early part of the 17th century for George Calvert, Secretary of State to James 1 and 1st. Lord Baltimore. This lovely house is unassumingly tucked away between Richmond and Northallerton, just 5miles east of the A1. Standing in 100 acres of woodland, gardens and parkland, it has fabulous views across the lake to the Yorkshire Dales. It certainly lives up to its reputation of being ‘A Hidden Gem’
01748 818178
This nineteenth-century former Mine Captain’s house stands on the Devon/Cornwall border overlooking the Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a World Heritage Site.

Converted into a restaurant in the 1960s and now an elegant 4 star hotel, The Horn of Plenty offers an overriding sense of calm, with breathtaking views, peaceful countryside and luxurious accommodation.

Food is a key attraction, with 2 AA rosettes, locally sourced produce and a history of fine dining spanning 50 years. Service is impeccable, giving you that all-important feeling that nothing is a problem.

A wonderful base for exploring Devon and Cornwall. Please quote 'Historic Hotels' for complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability)
01822 832 528
Step back in time and glimpse an insight into a wealthy family home during the Victorian period. Explore the different rooms with hands-on displays for a fully immersive experience. Admission to the Museum is FREE. For details on special events, please visit the website
01582 546722
Originally erected in 674AD the Abbey has numerous treasures to enjoy, including the underground Anglo-Saxon Crypt of its founder St Wilfrid. There is also an interactive visitor centre and exhibition, telling the story of the history of the site with adult and child friendly features. At the centre of the bustling market town, the Abbey is a must see attraction. Free entry.
01434 602031
Venture into our original 1840’s railway station where time has stood still for over one hundred and fifty years. Discover our Booking Office with its original Victorian interior. Explore our platform that still has its original footbridge, waiting room, newspaper kiosk and Victorian toilets. Journey through time, follow the history of the growth of the railways and admire our four historic locomotives including our star attraction, Stephenson’s Locomotion No 1.
01325 405060
Our ten galleries have something for everyone to enjoy! See our full-sized replica of the Bayeux Tapestry or explore highlights from Roman Silchester or Reading Abbey. Don’t miss the nostalgic Huntley & Palmers biscuit tins or contemporary pottery displayed alongside Roman mosaics in our light-filled atrium. We programme a variety of events and activities for all ages - visit our website to find out what’s on!

FREE admission. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10-4.
National Trust Trelissick is shedding light on its history, with a sequence of exhibitions in the house. ’Find the Time’ is the story of Trelissick told through 16 beautiful craft objects, each inscribed with a piece of its history for visitors to see, handle and play with. The exhibition starts in the 1750s, when landowner, John Lawrence, converted the original farmhouse into a villa, and ends in 1955 when former MP, Ida Copeland, gifted the estate to the National Trust. Trelissick families have made and lost fortunes, managed the land, sailed the sea, fought Fascism and championed Cornwall. The artworks have been made from natural materials to celebrate Trelissick’s love of the countryside.
01872 862 090
The Cathedral of The Isles was consecrated in 1871 having been built as chapel to the College of The Holy Spirit to a design by William Butterfield. Both played a vital role in the development of the Oxford movement, having been founded by the 6th Earl of Glasgow who studied in Oxford and was a friend of John Keble, one of the cathedral’s first Honorary Canons. Today they serve the Episcopal Diocese of Argyll and The Isles as Cathedral and Retreat/Guesthouse, welcoming groups and individuals from across the globe for organised retreats or short island breaks on a B&B basis.
01475 530353
Once described by Elizabeth I as “the fairest, goodliest and most famous parish church in England”, St Mary Redcliffe is still one of our finest churches: a Grade I listed building, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and a treasure of international importance. Rich in history, it has associations with, among others, John Cabot, William Penn, Thomas Chatterton, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Southey and William Hogarth.
0117 231 0060
Visit Hever Castle & Gardens this summer to enjoy an entertaining programme of jousting, events and activities set amidst award-winning gardens.

Discover 700 years of history in the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. The splendid rooms of the double moated castle contain fine furniture, tapestries, antiques, an important collection of Tudor paintings and two prayer books inscribed and signed by Anne Boleyn herself.
+44 (0)1732 865224
To stay in this extraordinary, historic, Grade II* house is a unique experience. Set in superb grounds in the charming village of Tollard Royal on the Wiltshire /Dorset border, King John’s House is the perfect venue for a special celebration, providing accommodation for 15 guests. The principal rooms exude a tremendous sense of history and include a medieval reception hall and Tudor panelled dining room. The original building on the site of the house was King John’s hunting ‘box’. He would meet the other huntsmen under the nearby Larmer Tree. The gardens are enchanting - avenues of pleached lime and cypress trees, a series of ascending pools, and a ‘Japanese’ garden.
01747 828170
Housed in the buildings and grounds of an original PoW camp, a visit to Eden Camp brings history to life and takes visitors back in time to experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on both the Home Front and Front Line during World War Two. The museum also features exhibitions relating to the Great War and post war conflicts and peace keeping roles undertaken by HM Forces from 1945 to the present day.
01653 697777
This superbly restored gentry manor house is no ordinary heritage attraction. The costumed servants of the house are living and working in 1645, allow you to share and engage in their world. Fires crackle, candles flicker and the sounds and smells of domestic life make your visit a memorable experience.
01443 412248
Housed in a converted 19th century sail loft, Rye Heritage Centre houses the Rye Town Model ‘Story of Rye’ Sound and Light Show, a vintage, hand built 1:100 scale model of Victorian Rye that uses dramatic sound and light effects to bring to life 700 years of Rye’s rich history and folklore. We also host The Old Pier Penny Arcade, with over 30 working pre-decimal amusement machines such as The Laughing Sailor and What the Butler Saw to play on.

We also have historical audio tours of Rye available to hire, and a large selection of maps and guidebooks.

Quote “History01” for 10% discount off the ‘Story Of Rye’ show
A superb gothic cathedral with a magnificent 13th century West Front carrying 290 pieces of medieval sculpture; beautiful octagonal Chapter House; impressive scissor arches; 14th century Vicars' Close. Situated in the heart of medieval Wells, entry to the Cathedral is by donation and includes a free daily scheduled tour with one our highly trained guides. “You must visit this stunning building” (Trip Advisor).
01749 674483
Milton's Cottage is the only surviving residence of the visionary poet and parliamentarian, John Milton. Although he lived here for less than 2 years - after fleeing London during the Great Plague of 1665 - it was an important place in the writer's life. Within these walls he completed his epic masterpiece, Paradise Lost, and was inspired to write its sequel, Paradise Regain'd. Now a writer's house museum, Milton's Cottage hosts one of the most important collections of Milton's first editions on public display as well as a unique literary garden, planted with trees, flowers and herbs referenced in his poetry.
Open Mon to Sat 10am to 5pm, (April to Oct) - 10am to 4pm (Nov to March). Discover 200 million years of Dorset’s history. Whether its fossils, archaeology, fine art or literary greats there is something for everyone to enjoy here. Look out for Dippy the Diplodocus visiting 10 Feb – 8 May 2018.
01305 262735
Cathedral Church of St Barnabas – Nottingham ‘More to Nottingham than just Robin Hood’

The Cathedral Church of St Barnabas is the Cathedral for the Diocese of Nottingham. Built in 1844 and designed by Augustus Welby Pugin, famous for his work in the Houses of Parliament. The Cathedral has seen many reordering’s with the most recent taking place in 1993 to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Cathedral. This reordering looked to recapture the quintessence of Pugin’s vision, which had been lost over the years. This included the restoring of some of the paint work which had been covered over. One of the most beautiful parts of the Cathedral is the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Which gives the best example of the work of Pugin; it really gives a glimpse of Pugin’s vision of Catholic Churches. The Cathedral is open every day and you’re more than welcome to pay a visit to the Cathedral whenever you’re in the Nottingham Area. The Cathedral of St Barnabas will show you that there is far more to Nottingham than just Robin Hood.
0115 953 9839
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