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History & Heritage

History and Heritage along the way

  1. Roman Baths Family Friendly
    Epicentre (and raison d'etre!) of the Heritage City.
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  2. Hampton Court Palace East Front
    This magnificent palace set in delightful gardens was famously one of Henry VIII’s favourite palaces. Explore his State Apartments and those of King William III where history is brought to life with costumed guides.
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  3. Aerial shot of Berkeley Castle
    Berkeley Castle is considered by many as a hidden gem; it was built in 1153 by the Berkeley family, who still live there. Over the centuries it has changed from a foreboding fortress to a welcoming family home.
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  4. In 1497 John Cabot set sail from Bristol to find a new trade route to Asia. Instead, he arrived in Newfoundland and therefore became the original discoverer of North America. To celebrate the quincentenary of this voyage, a replica Matthew was built. Today The Matthew is Bristol-based and open to the public, undertaking short cruises and voyages overseas.
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  5. Crofton Beam Engines, Marlborough
    Crofton Pumping Station was built in 1807-9 to supply water to the highest point of the Kennet & Avon canal which links London and Bristol.
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  6. Wellington Arch
    Set in the heart of royal London, Wellington Arch was built as an original entrance to Buckingham Palace, later becoming a victory arch proclaiming Wellington's defeat of Napoleon.
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  7. Avebury Stone Circle UNESCO World Heritage Site
    Stonehenge and Avebury are listed together as a single UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site is famous for its instantly recognisable stone circles but there is far more to explore in these two remarkable landscapes.
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  8. Arnos Vale Cemetery
    Arnos Vale Cemetery is a national heritage site in the heart of Bristol set within 45 acres of stunning woodland ecosystem. As a popular community space it hosts a range of music and theatrical performances, alongside private parties and public classes. As well as weddings, tours and being a film location for well-known programmes such as Casualty and Sherlock. Arnos Vale has something for everyone and it is open all year round with free admission. The Gift Shop and café are open 7 days a week.
  9. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and the Official Residence of Her Majesty The Queen.
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