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  • The best of historic York

    The best of historic York

    As one of the largest counties in England, it is hardly surprising that Yorkshire has an abundance of history to explore. From ties to the War of the Roses to world famous churches and even a ghost shop, there is loads to explore in the city of York!

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    The history of British Theatre

    This time of year is famous for pantomimes and performances of the Nutcracker, so we thought we would take a dive into the history of British theatre, which has been a staple in entertainment since the medieval era.

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    The best of historic Cardiff

    South Wales and the country’s capital, Cardiff, is a haven for historical attractions and glimpses into Wales’ past, despite the city being one of the youngest capital cities in Europe. Don’t let that fool you, there are over 2000 year’s worth of history to be found here and South Wales has one of the largest collections of castles in the British Isles.

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    Haunted Britain

    With Halloween on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to find out more about Britain’s heritage by taking a look at some of the nation’s supposedly most haunted sites.

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    The best of historic Edinburgh

    Edinburgh is thought to be one of the most haunted cities in Europe – and well, you don’t get a reputation like that unless you have a long and diverse history. Wherever you look in Scotland’s capital, you are surrounded with gothic style architecture, cobbled streets and reminders of the city’s past, from industrial railway arches to Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood.

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    Britain’s foodie heritage

    If you’re taking part in any of the Heritage Open Days that are taking place across England this year, you’ll have noticed that the theme is Edible England and there is a real focus on heritage means of food and drink production as well as local delicacies. To get you in the spirit of the event and to tempt your tastebuds, here are a few of the nation’s heritage dishes for you to discover!

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    Where to celebrate Roald Dahl Day

    Schools and readers the world over come together to celebrate the life of children’s author, Roald Dahl on 13th September, every year and this year’s event marks what would have been his 105th birthday. That makes him even older than Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’s Grandpa Joe who was only 96 and a half!

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    Heritage Open Days 2021 in Bath

    Venues across Bath and the surrounding areas will open up their doors this September for Heritage Open Days (10-19 September). The nationwide celebration of history, architecture and culture is a chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all for free. 

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