This page has information about the places in Old Jack’s Ghost Stories from England (1).
1. Treasurer’s House
Treasurer’s House is in the centre of York, behind the large cathedral, York Minster.
Treasurer’s House is owned by the National Trust. The previous owner was Frank Green, a rich businessman. He enjoyed collecting antiques, and you can see his antiques in the house today. The house has gardens which are beautiful in all seasons. It also has a tearoom and a shop.
More information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treasurer%27s_House,_York
Other interesting places near Treasurer’s House:
York Minster – One of Europe’s largest and most famous cathedrals. (Cathedral = large church).
The Shambles – A very old, narrow street near York Minster. The buildings in the street date back to the 14th and 15th Century. Today, there are shops and cafes in the old buildings. It is a very popular with tourists.
2. Duddon, Cheshire
Duddon is a small village 5 miles (8km) from Chester. The number 84 bus runs from Chester to Duddon.
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If you are visiting Chester and have some free time, Duddon is a nice place to enjoy the English countryside.
The pub, The Headless Woman, has closed and there are plans to build houses on the site.
Interesting places near Duddon:
The City of Chester
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Chester is an old Roman city, and has a history of 2000 years. It has many old buildings, a cathedral (large church) and old Roman walls around the city. Cheshire – Chester and Duddon are in the county of Cheshire. Cheshire has some beautiful countryside and small towns and villages. It is also very close to Wales and Liverpool. Old Jack recommends hiring a car. You can drive through the countryside and also easily visit Wales and Liverpool.
3. The Prince Rupert Hotel
The Prince Rupert Hotel is in the middle of the historic town of Shrewsbury, and has a very long history. It also has royal connections. Around 400 years ago, Prince Rupert, the grandson of King James I, stayed here. There are 12th century rooms and 15th century rooms. It has a restaurant and a spa.
Shrewsbury has many interesting sights, for example, Shrewsbury Castle and Shrewsbury Abbey, a church founded in 1083. The town has old traditional streets and a river. Charles Darwin was born here.
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4. Ettington Park Hotel
Ettington Park Hotel is 6 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon. It is a large gothic mansion, and sits in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside.
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Website: Ettington Park Hotel
Stratford-upon-Avon is famous as the birthplace of William Shakespeare.
Interesting sights in Stratford-upon-Avon:
William Shakespeare’s Birthplace – Shakespeare was born in this house. It is now a museum and a popular tourist destination.
Anne Hathaway’s Cottage – Shakespeare’s wife, Anne Hathaway, lived here when she was a child.
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre – You can enjoy one of Shakespeare’s plays in this theatre next to the River Avon.
5. Liverpool Street Station
Liverpool Street Station is one of the Underground’s busiest stations. It is on four main lines – Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan. The platforms on the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines were opened in 1875, and the Central line platforms opened in 1912.
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From Liverpool Street Station, you can find a train to take you to many of London’s famous sights.
6. Macdonald Berystede Hotel
This hotel is an old stately home with gardens. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and is only 15 miles from Heathrow Airport.
Other interesting places near the hotel
Ascot is a rural village famous for the Ascot Racecourse. The racecourse was founded in 1711 by Queen Anne. There are many horseraces at the racecourse. The most famous is the Gold Cup. This is held during the Royal Ascot horserace. The race is held every June.
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The hotel is only 10 miles from Windsor Castle, which is the world’s oldest and largest inhabited (inhabited = people live there) castle in the world. Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists visit Windsor Castle.
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