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Celebrating Christmas at Castle Howard

I was lucky to recently visit Castle Howard in North Yorkshire, and found the treasure house decorated for Christmas. Normally, I don’t like visiting houses when special events are on because I’m one of those people who visit for the ‘pure history’. However, Christmas at Castle Howard is something different. The theme for this year is…

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Attingham – A House with a Split Personality

If Attingham Park was a person, it would definitely have a split personality. When you enter through the front door, if you turn left you are greeted by a feminine whirl of muted pastels, exquisite gilding and beautifully rendered flowers, birds and cherubs. If you turn right you are encased in a masculine atmosphere of strong…

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