National Trust in Devon and Somerset: Buckland Abbey, Killerton, Montacute House, Tintinhull

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The National Trust provided us with much to appreciate during our recent short break in Devon and Cornwall – from Sir Francis Drake at Buckland Abbey to Sir Richard Acland at Killerton, and from landscaped gardens and parkland at Montacute House to the small …

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A Fascinating Short Break in Liverpool – Despite the Weather!

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STE’s Holiday Editor, Tony Taylor, reports on his experiences on short break in Liverpool. We had visited Liverpool briefly many years ago, but there was much we didn’t see and there has been a lot of development in the city …

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Port Sunlight – Not Just Soap

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Written by Caroline Boobis (A Runner-up entry in the Off the Beaten Track Writing Competition.) “But isn’t that where they make soap?” The incredulous response to my suggestion for an outing to Port Sunlight was understandable if not entirely accurate. It …

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Just My Cup of Tea – Isaac’s Tea Trail in the North Pennines

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Written by Anne Leuchars (A Runner-up entry in the Off the Beaten Track Writing Competition.) I never thought I’d do anything worthy of the record books, but surely taking six months to walk 36 miles wins the prize for ‘Slowest …

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Out of Place at Weston Park

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Written by Simon Whaley (A Runner-up entry in the Off the Beaten Track Writing Competition.) “You’re in the School Room,” advises the Under Butler, as he carries my flimsy outlet-shopping-centre-bought suitcase into the room. I’m greeted by the beautiful, classical …

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English Heritage and National Trust in Yorkshire – My Top Ten Sites

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Yorkshire, England’s largest county, is a great place to visit if you are a heritage fan with both English Heritage and the National Trust having a wide range of sites. The many ruined abbeys around the county are testament to …

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