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With an incredibly rich history dating back to 1086 - yep, you read that right! - the Elvetham Hotel is the epitome of impressive. Not only did King Henry VIII woo Jane Seymour here, William Shakespeare's first ever performance of a 'Midsummer Night's Dream' was also staged here!  

The stunning, privately owned estate is set in 35 acres of gardens; gardens which were made famous by Benny Hill using them for the renowned chase sketches he did here.