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Top 10 Historical Sites in the UK

There are so many amazing historical sites in the UK (and the whole world if I'm being honest). They make for the perfect trip out, either by yourself or with friends and family. Luckily, for all history lovers the UK is literally littered with a huge selection of historical sites, so there is something for… Continue reading Top 10 Historical Sites in the UK

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Going Back in Time: Exploring Coughton Court

Built: completed in the 16th Century Location: Coughton, Alcester B49 5JA History: Coughton Court estate has been owned by the Throckmorton family since 1409. It was acquired through marriage to the De Spinney family, but it was rebuilt by Sir George Throckmorton. Interestingly, the great gatehouse at Coughton was dedicated to King Henry VIII by Throckmorton. This time… Continue reading Going Back in Time: Exploring Coughton Court

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Historical Landmarks on Mackinac Island, Michigan

Good morning all! I hope you are all doing well. I'm so pleased to share with you this guest post from the lovely Jenn (you can find out more about her in the author bio below). Since I'm UK based, I love getting posts like this as it helps me explore more of the world… Continue reading Historical Landmarks on Mackinac Island, Michigan

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Shugborough Estate

Built: 1695 (completed) Location: Great Haywood, Stafford ST17 0XB History: Shugborough was one of the manors of the bishops of Lichfield in the Middle Ages. The site was purchased in 1624 by William Anson, a lawyer. The current house dates back to 1694. It was once the home of photographer Lord Lichfield, the 5th Earl of Lichfield, who was a… Continue reading Shugborough Estate

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Weston Park

Built: 1671 Location: Weston-under-Lizard, Shifnal TF11 8LE History: Weston Park is a country house in Weston-under-Lizard, Staffordshire, England, set in more than 1,000 acres (400 ha) of park landscaped by Capability Brown. The park is located 10 miles (16 km) north-west of Wolverhampton, and 8 miles (13 km) north-east of Telford, close to the border with Shropshire. The 17th-century Hall is a Grade I listed building and several… Continue reading Weston Park