Virginia Travel Guide

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    A great place to stop on the trail.
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Virginia Highlights

  • Pro
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     Lots of history, beautiful landscape, great restaurants, tons of attractions 

  • Con
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     weather: too hot, too cold or too buggy most of the time 

  • In a nutshell
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     The Best Well Kept Secret of the South 

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Richmond

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843,1309,90

Virginia Beach

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362,504,127

Williamsburg

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778,1246,112

Shenandoah National Park

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163,534,8

Charlottesville

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295,771,37

Alexandria

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461,1504,49

Arlington

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483,1163,41

Blacksburg

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64,88,6

Norfolk

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92,350,47

Roanoke

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104,119,39

Fredericksburg

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189,545,30

Luray

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85,330,18

Chincoteague

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98,159,5

Natural Bridge

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31,165,4

Mount Vernon

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192,440,0

Ashland

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65,110,16

Harrisonburg

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15,20,32

Winchester

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57,115,35

Danville

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25,33,11

Fairfax

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92,194,22

Doswell

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46,63,6

Lexington

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75,156,14

Tangier Island

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64,190,0

Charles City

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87,170,4

Leesburg

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33,66,12

Occoquan

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39,94,0

Yorktown

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68,160,9

Manassas

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29,49,28

Staunton

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38,131,31

Petersburg

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29,52,22

Mechanicsville

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82,134,4

Assateague Island

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17,25,0

Chantilly

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23,85,15

Jamestown

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48,177,0

Hampton

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45,134,30

Gwynn Island

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9,12,0

Tappahannock

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15,28,8

McLean

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4,11,10

Waynesboro

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11,30,16

Hillsville

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5,4,10

Glen Allen

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22,33,20

Newport News

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23,100,43

Tysons Corner

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22,31,2

Abingdon

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5,12,17

Lynchburg

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17,32,27

Rosslyn

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28,67,0

Clarksville

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28,31,1

Reedville

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50,170,1

Sandbridge Beach

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Appomattox

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20,28,3

Chincoteague Island

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10,22,18

Portsmouth

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31,114,11

South Boston

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36,69,6

Fredericksburg

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58,246,17

Herndon

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34,152,27

Mathews

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16,18,1

Onancock

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36,108,0

Virgilina

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50,89,0

Deltaville

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17,49,1

La Crosse

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0,0,2

Lexington

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17,56,8

Great Falls

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25,46,0

Manassas National Battlefield Park

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61,223,0

Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park

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84,272,0

Hot Springs

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0,0,2

Ruther Glen

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1,1,10

Culpeper

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11,36,14

George Washington Birthplace National Monument

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12,62,0

Martinsville

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4,7,8

Wytheville

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2,1,26

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

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3,17,0

Petersburg

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28,59,10

Reston

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20,60,7

Woodbridge

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13,20,13

Cape Charles

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7,13,6

Fishermans Island National Wildlife Refuge

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6,28,0

Great Bridge

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4,33,0

Mabry Mill

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10,56,0

Emporia

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5,15,16

Shirlington

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10,40,0

Rileyville

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27,93,0

Vienna

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13,16,10

Williamsburg Village

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15,28,0

Love

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Norton

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16,11,6

Falls Church

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7,11,13

Huddleston

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0,0,2

Kilmarnock

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9,44,2

Richmond

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  • Canal Walk

    Richmond Things to Do

    The narrated canal cruise offers a good synopsis of Richmond's colorful history. Along the way, you'll see not just the canal but also part of the James River (the navigable part) and the old Tobacco Row. Maybe, if you're observant, you'll even get to see some local wildlife. Tours run every weekend from early April until mid-November, plus...

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  • The Jefferson Hotel

    Richmond Hotels

    the jefferson hotel was built in 1895 by tobacco tycoon lewis ginter. ginter hired the famous...

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  • The Tobacco Company

    Richmond Restaurants

    I stopped in to the Tobacco Company on a trip through Richmond several years ago. I was very impressed by the huge, four-story building with its great open floor plan and balconies on top of balconies. Originally an abandoned warehouse, this is now one of the cornerstones of the city's downtown area. They have good food, along with a dance club,...

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Virginia Beach

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Williamsburg

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  • Busch Gardens

    Williamsburg Things to Do

    Amusement park with rides, shows, and shops. The roller coasters are top notch, in this order: Griffon, Alpengeist, Apollo's Chariot, Loch Ness Monster. My tips for making the most of your experience are: Get to the parking area about 20 min before the park opens. This gives the best chance to ride one (and only one, don't waste time running to...

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  • Williamsburg Inn

    Williamsburg Hotels

    I couldn't afford to stay here. But if you want luxury, and are willing to spend $300 or more per...

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  • Washington's Favorite

    Williamsburg Restaurants

    We ate here in 1963, but I do not remember what we had.Menu items feature crab, shrimp, fish, and scallops and other more unusual dishes that come straight from colonial cookbooks. It is reported to have been a favorite place for Washington to have seafood.Mrs. Campbell’s Tavern is decorated with pewter candlesticks, brass sconces, and framed...

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Shenandoah National Park

Charlottesville

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Alexandria

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Arlington

See all 483 Arlington Tips
  • The Tomb of the Unknowns

    Arlington Things to Do

    Usually called the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, this great monument to all of the men and women, often unknown to all but God alone, who have fallen in defense of our country is actually officially known as The Tomb of the Unknowns. The official name was selected because it was not known for certain that the remains were those of fallen soldiers....

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  • Sheraton Crystal City Hotel

    Arlington Hotels

    The Sheraton Crystal City Hotel has a prime location just a half block from the metro and within...

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  • The Sentinel's Creed

    Arlington Local Customs

    The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is guarded 24 hours a day every day of the year regardless of how hot or cold or rainy or stormy it might beMy dedication to this sacred dutyIs total and wholehearted-In the responsibility bestowed on meNever will I falter-And with dignity and perseveranceMy standard will remain perfection.Through the years of...

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Blacksburg

See all 64 Blacksburg Tips
  • Mexican & Seafood

    Blacksburg Restaurants

    Cabo Fish Taco in downtown Blacksburg is a Mexican/Seafood restaurant. As the name implies, their speciality is fish tacos. We stopped here for dinner as a group after hiking in Jefferson National Forest and had a good experience. I'm not a big fan of seafood, so I had the chicken wrap and it was pretty good and quite large. I was hungry so I...

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  • The Inn At Virginia Tech And Skelton...

    Blacksburg Hotels

    901 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA, 24060

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Flying to Blacksburg

    Blacksburg Transportation

    The nearest commercial airport to Blacksburg is in Roanoke, which is about 40 miles east of Blacksburg. The Roanoke airport is a very nice facility, with a snackbar, newsstand and small bookstore. There are direct flights to and from New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Charlotte, Atlanta, Detroit, Orlando and Chicago. Rental cars are available...

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Norfolk

See all 92 Norfolk Tips
  • Breakfast Anyone?

    Norfolk Restaurants

    As the hotel didn't have its own breakfast spot, the porter suggested the "D'egg Diner" just near the Marriott Hotel. Wishing to get an early start for some sightseeing, I began my day at the D'egg Diner. If you are used to the restaurants which are called "diners" in the mid-Atlantic to northeast USA, D'egg Diner will not be what you might expect....

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  • Hampton Inn Norfolk-Naval Base

    Norfolk Hotels

    Went to work for a couple of days in Norfolk, VA. Lived at Hampton Inn Norfolk Naval Base. Nice...

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  • Shabby Chic Coffee Shop

    Norfolk Restaurants

    One morning while in Norfolk I intended to visit the Norfolk Southern Railroad Museum but it was not yet open. Plan B was to visit the MacArthur Mall but it was not yet open either. Between these two places was the "Bean There Cafe," and since it was another terribly cold morning, having a hot cup of coffee and sitting in a cozy place seemed like...

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Roanoke

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  • Roanoke Airport

    Roanoke Transportation

    Roanoke has a good modern airport for a city its size. The airport is located a few miles north of downtown Roanoke just off of Interstate 581. Airlines which serve Roanoke's airport include Delta, United, USAir, and Allegiant. Cities to which you can get direct flights include Charlotte, Atlanta, Orlando, Washington, Philadelphia, New York,...

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  • The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center

    Roanoke Hotels

    Spent one night at the Hotel Roanoke, a DoubleTree by Hiton hotel. It was absolutely beautiful, you...

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  • New Orleans meets Star City

    Roanoke Nightlife

    Quarter is a great new (2011) French Quarter themed retaurant located on Salem Ave that has a great staff, good menu and solid, fun atmosphere. It does not stay open late (10pm on most weeknights), so definately stop in early for dinner and drinks. I should have this in the restaurants heading, but I've had so much fun in this spot why not call it...

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Fredericksburg

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  • East Coast BBQ...might be worth...

    Fredericksburg Restaurants

    Primarily an east coast BBQ chain. You order at the counter and they give you a number and bring the food out to you. The food itself was surprisingly tender and wasn't dripping in sauce. It had a good amount of seasoning and flavor. It was very good! It's not a Carolina styled BBQ sauce...which is surprising. At the table they provide additional...

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  • Sleep Inn

    Fredericksburg Hotels

    I took this picture as we drove towards I-95 and Fredericksburg VA. It is very convenient to I-95...

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  • Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop

    Fredericksburg Things to Do

    This eighteenth-century building was restored to house the Hugh Mercer Apothecary ShopYou are greeted with a letter posted on the door that reads:Lately arrived from Londonfinest Swedish Leeches, Brimstone, Mercury,Itch Ointment, SpanishBlister Beetles and Valerian Fit Elixirmuch celebrates to remove all manner of hysterics and...

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Luray

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  • Coffee, Lunch, Decor, Service...Yes!!

    Luray Restaurants

    Service: My second day in town, they already knew to begin fixing my triple espresso the moment I walked in; Food: From salads to subs...very good, much better than you'd expect from a coffeehouse. Ambiance: Granted, I'm partial to coffeehouse atmospheres in general; but I could see myself crashing there for several hours to study. The decor is...

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  • The Mimslyn Inn

    Luray Hotels

    For 70 years, the Mimslyn Inn has been delighting its visitors with the grandeur of its colonial...

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  • Packed one by one

    Luray Warnings and Dangers

    There are numerous fascinating cars and carriages, wagons and stagecoaches displayed in the Car & Carriage Caravan Museum. It's simply a must see!However, I have to warn you. These fantastic, often very rare vehicles are packed one by one on small museum space. You can't approach a car from each side. It's difficult or impossible to take good...

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Chincoteague

See all 98 Chincoteague Tips
  • Lighthouse view

    Chincoteague Restaurants

    There is a McDonalds in Chincoteague. You need not be afraid that you will be without your hamburger and fries fix.But we didn't eat there. I had been told that the back of the McDonald's parking lot was a good spot to view the lighthouse. And it was.

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  • Hampton Inn and Suites...

    Chincoteague Hotels

    They seemed genuinely to want us to have a good stay. Unlike a lot of Hampton Inns, this one has a...

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  • Not just steps

    Chincoteague Warnings and Dangers

    Although one might expect that the lighthouse itself would not be handicapped accessible - after all the design of the thing means that there will usually be many steps to get to the top. Even the Sullivan's Island lighthouse which is the only one with an elevator has an additional 25 foot ladder to be scaled to get to the lantern room.But the path...

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Natural Bridge

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Mount Vernon

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  • Outbuildings

    Mount Vernon Favorites

    We could only take photos in the outbuildings and not on the tour of the main house. But some of the outbuildings were really very interesting. There was a Stove Room which provided heat so that the palms, orange trees and other tropical plants needed to survive in the winter in Virginia. Hot air from the stove went through a series of flues into...

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  • Washington's Tomb

    Mount Vernon Off The Beaten Path

    We did not know before we went, but there is a ceremony at Washington's Tomb every day. We went there after the tour - they were going to lay a wreath and they asked if there were any Veterans in the group. Two guys stepped forward - one was active duty and one was retired. My daughter 'outted' me and told them I was a veteran too. But I don't...

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  • Outbuildings

    Mount Vernon Things to Do

    At the plantation, there are demonstrations of 18th-century life, including blacksmithing, wheat treading, sheep shearing, plowing, cooking, textile processing. Also some of the outbuildings are very interesting.The Gardener's House was built in 1776 as a "hospital for the sick". By 1793, this was designated as a residence for the gardener. In 1799...

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