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Wessex A TALE OF TWO KINGDOMS
The Roman legions and civic administrators had left, leaving the Celtic British to fend for themselves after 400 years as a Roman province subject to Roman law, custom and culture. Into the vacuum and across the land swept the Germanic tribes of Saxo
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In The Neighbourhood
Take in the countryside of Hardy’s Wessex novels on a driving excursion from Dorchester. Head north on the A352, about 20 miles, through Cerne Abbas to beautiful Sherborne. Visits to Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne Old Castle and Sherborne Castle (built b
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Around Town
What very strange times we live in. As regular readers know, British Heritage Travel is put together a couple of months before it appears on the newsstands, which makes writing a column like this quite a challenge. Regulations on what we can and can’
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Monumental Metropolis & Modern Metro
A fascinating juxtaposition and arresting alliteration; that’s what it is. Manchester has many monuments but also a modern metro and so I used the latter to glimpse the former. Living somewhere with no rapid-transit I appreciated Manchester’s Metroli
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EDITOR’S NOTE with Aisling O’Toole
Hello and welcome to the January/February issue of British Heritage Travel. The team are ready to jump into 2021 with both feet and are hopeful that a new year opens up the possibiity of once again welcoming visitors to our glorious isle as we finall
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Charming Colchester
You can't beat Colchester, in Essex, for an English town steeped in history and heritage. It’s where the Romans built their first town on British soil in AD 43. Today, ruined buildings from those early days of Roman rule draw tourists from around the
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EDITORIAL DIRECTOR: KATE HICKEY EDITOR: AISLING O’TOOLE GROUP HEAD OF DESIGN: ÁINE DUFFY HEAD OF CIRCULATION: SINEAD BEHAN CONTRIBUTORS DANA HUNTLEY, SIÂN ELLIS, SCOTT REEVES, SANDRA LAWRENCE, SUSIE KEARLEY, FORBES INGLIS, STEVE ROBERTS EXECUTIVE BOA
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Th Knives Of The Clans
Paul Macdonald of Edinburgh is the "go to" expert for anyone looking to purchase top class replica swords, dirks, knives or wanting to know more about their original story. When Paul left home to study at Edinburgh University, in 1992, he had no inkl
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What’s Inside…
Britain’s best parks PAGE 6 Exploring Manchester PAGE 42 Sandra Lawrence explores London PAGE 38 A historic trade made new again PAGE 52 Susie Kearley explores Colchester PAGE 46 ■
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Chastleton House
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10 Great National Park Visits
None of us know what travel in Britain will look like over the new year, with at least some of the impact of COVID-19 likely to remain. Among the places least likely to be affected are the protected rural retreats of Britain’s national parks. Open th
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What Is Burns Night?
The life of Robert Burns, known as Scotland’s greatest poets, is celebrated every year on 25 January. Perhaps the most famous piece of work Burns penned is the traditional Hogmany and New Year’s Eve song Auld Lang Syne which, according to the Guinnes
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Captain Cook
The great voyages of discovery of Captain James Cook are legendary — his navigational skills, his precise charting of the coastlines of Canada and Australia and his attention to diet which prevented sailors dying of scurvy are all well-documented. Hi
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Cook’s Famous Voyages
In 1766 he was commissioned as commander of HM Bark Endeavour for the fir t of three Pacifi voyages and in the summer of 1768 set sail for Tahiti, to record observations of the Transit of Venus. Cook charted New Zealand and the Great Barrier Reef of
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Isle Of Purbeck
The English novelist E M Forster said: “If you wanted to show a foreigner England, perhaps the wisest course would be to take him to the final section of the Purbeck hills, and stand him on their summit, a few miles to the east of Corfe.” It’s a pret
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Need To Know
Swanage is a circa 120-mile/2.5hr drive from London, via the M25, M3, M27, A31, A349, A35, A351. After the Civil War Lady Mary Bankes won back her estates and the Parliamentarians even presented her with the keys to Corfe Castle in tribute to her cou
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In Love With The Great British Outdoors
With the impact of coronavirus on our lives (not to say our travel plans) stretching on, Anglophiles such as many British Heritage Travel readers will be eager to return to our sceptered isle. When we finally do get to plan a visit across the pond, o
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Have A Picnic
“A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou.” Wherever your wandering takes you, take a picnic along. Any supermarket, bakery or corner deli can proffer the traditional ingredients for a memorable al fresco dining experience – a proper English picnic. A
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MEET A MOST TALENTED Princess Victoria
When Princess Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa was born on November 21, 1840, at Buckingham Palace her father, Prince Albert, felt keenly disappointed. He and his bride, Queen Victoria, had hoped their first born would be a boy, but Vicky, the Princess
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The Lesser Royals
We all know the royal family, who they are and what they do. However, how well do we know the royals who aren’t front and foremost in the news these days? The colourful and checkered history of the royal family has seen everything from scandals and a
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Prince Of Wales and Heir To The Th One
With all the pomp and circumstance of the British monarchy, on July 1, 1969, at age 20, Prince Charles was formally invested as the Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle on Wales’ northwest coast. It had been the site of the investiture of the future
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The Prince Of Wales: A Legacy
The largest of King Edward I’s four castles in the ancient Celtic kingdom of Gwynedd, Caernarfon’s extensive curtain walls and battlements are largely intact. Constructed between 1283 and 1330, though its considerable gates and towers survive the cas
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Around Town
Writing from my desk on a sunny summer day, it’s hard to imagine the world outside as different from any other year. The birdsong is a little louder, perhaps, but it is already beginning to fade into the roar of returning traffic. My bike-trips into
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Deck The Country Halls
Chatsworth House really knows how to put on a show. Every December, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is transformed beyond all recognition. Snow White in the sculpture gallery and Cinderella in the chapel? That would be 2018, when Chats
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Other Options…
Christmas at Waddesdon is back in 2020, with magical lights and the gardens aglow. As darkness falls, the trees will be drenched in colour, with enchanting fairy lights, illuminations and decorations. A Christmas fair will keep the gardens buzzing. V
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5 Of The Best… Festive Tradition
Who doesn’t love the festive period? It’s a time for families to come together and share gifts, spend time with each other and tell stories of years gone by. A time to acknowledge the year that's been and welcome the incoming year and all that it may
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Scottish Landscapes
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Editor's Note
Hello and welcome to the November / December issue of British Heritage Travel. As we head into the final part of 2020, we pause and take a moment for those who are no longer with us and for those who have had a difficult year - here's hoping that 202
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT… Northern Art
Few museums are located in buildings with a history as interesting as the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, Newcastle. The building operated as a flour mill from 1950 to 1981 and was a model for many more mills that came later across t
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