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Bentley Priory Museum tells the fascinating story of the beautiful Grade II* listed Georgian house in Stanmore, north-west London. The Museum focuses on Bentley Priory’s role as Fighter Command Headquarters during the Battle of Britain, highlighted by an award-winning audio visual film. Explore interactive exhibits, historical costumes and a life-size replica Spitfire cockpit! Fully accessible with café, picnic area and beautiful formal garden. Family friendly activities available with admission and children under 5 go free. The Museum is open to all on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Group bookings and school visits are also available.
020 8950 5526
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
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
Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, Sudeley Castle & Gardens is a charming attraction and much-loved family home. Sudeley contains many fascinating treasures from ancient Roman times to the present day. Discover the ’20 treasures of Sudeley’ and explore the extensive exhibitions which bring to life the rich history of one of England’s most royally-connected castles.

Outside, explore 10 award-winning gardens and striking ruins. The centrepiece is the Queen’s Garden – so named because four of England’s queens – Anne Boleyn, Katherine Parr, Lady Jane Grey and Elizabeth I – once walked there. A trip to Katherine Parr’s tomb completes an enthralling day out.
+44 (0)1242 602308
Lakelovers have over 450 self-catering cottages across the most desirable locations in the Lake District, putting you in the heart of this popular historical holiday destination. We offer short break holidays, large group accommodation, romantic getaways, family friendly cottages and dogs are free with Lakelovers. As the oldest holiday letting agency in the region we pride ourselves on our service and local knowledge. Our cottages are all VisitEngland 3-5 star rated to give true peace of mind. The Lakelovers collection includes homes connected to famous names such as Arthur Ransome, Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth, as well as olde-worlde converted mills and farmhouses, gamekeeper and ‘smithy’ cottages. With Lakelovers the charm of the Lake District is never far away and is complemented with mod cons like WiFi, heated floors and wood burners. Lakelovers customers also get exclusive offers to several of the region’s impressive historical properties and attractions.
015394 88855
Hereford Cathedral is small, but full of historical interest. Originally Saxon, it was rebuilt by the Normans, suffered damage in the Civil War and was rebuilt again by the Victorians. Treasures include a medieval shrine to St Thomas Cantilupe and the Traherne windows by Thomas Denny. A new Ascension window and sculpture by John Maine RA, commemorating the Special Air Service Regiment, was unveiled this year. The library building houses the unique Mappa Mundi and Chained Library. Hereford’s Magna Carta of 1017 will be on show from 10 July, with a related programme of talks and events.
01432 374 200
Southwell Minster is a superb Cathedral and Minster Church with a fine Norman Nave. Other features include the magnificent Angel Window and the world renowned stone carvings the ‘Leaves of Southwell’ in the Chapter House.

Cathedral Shop and Refectory. Admission free, donations welcome

Open: Daily 8am – 7pm.
01636 812649
Haddon Hall is a beautiful and timeless stately home located in the Peak District. Home to Lord and Lady Edward Manners, the Hall is a magnificent example of a fortified manor house, enjoying fine Tudor and Elizabethan architecture.

Each year, Haddon Hall boasts a list of events to entertain all ages, some returning year-on-year, some special events only occurring once. The hall is also licensed to hold civil ceremonies in two of its most magnificent rooms, The Tudor Panelled Parlour and the Elizabethan Long Gallery, as well as within the walled gardens.
01629 812 855
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
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
Sykes has more than 25 years’ experience helping people find their perfect holiday home from home. With over 7,500 hand-selected properties for you to choose from across the UK & Ireland, we have something for everyone. From luxurious romantic retreats with a hot tub to large, dog-friendly properties for fun-filled adventures with the whole clan – and everything else in between – we cater to your needs. Whether you’re after a historic cottage by the sea, a rustic woodland lodge, a cosy countryside barn conversion or stylish contemporary pad, you’ll be truly spoilt for choice.

Discover your dream cottage holiday today with Sykes Cottages.
01244 617736
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
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
Lincoln Cathedral is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Europe. Built by command of William the Conqueror, the West front is largely the original 11th century building. The Cathedral stood as the tallest in the world for almost 300 years and is still a breathtaking feature of the Lincolnshire skyline today. Whether you visit to experience the beauty and history of the stunning Cathedral and libraries, join one of our roof and tower tours, find tranquillity for quiet contemplation and prayer, or simply visit our café and shop, you will receive the warmest of welcomes.
01522 561600
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
Following the completion of an extensive refurbishment programme, enjoy this iconic 20th century building designed by Sir Edward Maufe, a place of beauty and light. Discover new interpretation devices, including touchscreen and listening posts, recording the history of the building and its people. There are new guided tours, Tower Tours and trails focusing upon sculpture, worship, textiles and glass. For families, there are new children’s Explorer Bags and wonderful views from the top of Stag Hill to the North Downs. Visit website for a full programme of forthcoming concerts, talks, services and special events for all ages.
01483 547881
St Martin’s church in Leicester has only held cathedral status for 90 years, but dates back at least to Norman times. Since 2015 it houses the tomb of Richard III - arguably England’s most controversial monarch - but there is much more to see and enjoy in this small but perfectly formed cathedral in one of Britain’s most diverse cities.
0116 261 5373
Knowledge and insight from history, prehistory and the ancient world; we bring you an expanding collection of superb holidays exploring the history and archaeology of Europe and the Mediterranean. They are perfect combinations of leisure and interest with fascinating content, expert guides, small groups, great hotels, unhurried itineraries, lectures and special-access visits. Ancient Greece, Crete & Santorini, Pompeii & Bay of Naples, Cyprus North & South, Malta’s Millennia, Sicilian Civilisations, Romney Marsh… Informed, bespoke and flexible with local airports, extended stays and great service.
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
Buckfast Abbey is an impressive Benedictine monastery nestled in the foothills of Dartmoor National Park that will celebrate its millennium in 2018. Spectacular award-winning gardens, a rich history and a beautiful musical tradition awaits visitors, alongside regular choir recitals, informative garden walk & talks, beekeeping courses and The Grange Restaurant, which offers a delicious menu filled with locally-sourced produce.
01364 645500
Chiswick Auctions is the only London auction house to host a weekly General Sale. We also have sixteen specialist departments, each hosting regular dedicated auctions. Our specialists’ unparalleled knowledge of their respective fields allows us to sell rare and unique works of art to our discerning clientele. Offering complimentary valuations Monday to Saturday, there is every opportunity to get in contact.

Complimentary Valuations: Monday – Friday 10:00 – 18.00, Saturday 10.00 – 14.00. Auction Viewing Times: Sunday 11.00 – 17.00, Monday 10.00 – 18.00, Tuesday 10.00 – 11.00
020 8992 4442
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
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
David Lay is one of the foremost auctioneers in the country and the Penzance Auction House is the largest and most prestigious auction house in Cornwall. Our local, well-attended sales reach international audiences via global online bidding. We have experts in all fields of art and antiques and as a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, David is also fully qualified to conduct insurance and probate valuations.

Since 1979 our auctions have become an established and successful way of selling all types of antiques, fine art and collectors’ items, and of maximising the potential return on your property.
01736 361414
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