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[caption id="attachment_185974" align="aligncenter" width="590"] A view of Wollaton Hall west front and Stable Block from the south-west © Acabashi/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Wollaton Hall is an Elizabethan country house of the 1580s standing on a small but prominent hill in Wollaton Park, Nottingham. The house is now Nottingham Natural History Museum, with Nottingham Industrial Museum in the out-buildings. The surrounding parkland has a herd of deer, and is regularly used for large-scale outdoor events such as rock...

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Torbay on the English Riviera

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The British Museum

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