During the Second World War, Hughenden Manor was used as a secret intelligence base code-named “Hillside”. This was found in the basement of the manor many years later when it was de-classified
Newspapers from a secret WW2 bunker in the basement of Hughenden Manor
Salisbury Cathedral, formally known as the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is an Anglican cathedral in Salisbury, England, and one of the leading examples of Early English architecture. The main body of the cathedralwas completed in only 38 years, from 1220 to 1258.
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The cathedral has the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom (123m/404 ft) and to go up there is worth the 2 hours and many many many stairs
Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-1898) bought the Waddesdon Estate – originally nothing but farmland – in 1874. He wanted a country retreat built in the style of a Loire châteaux and soon engaged the French architect Gabriel-Hippolyte Destailleur. The foundation stone was laid in 1877. The completion of the Bachelors’ Wing in 1880 and the main part of the house in 1883 were celebrated with house parties of twenty guests.