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From Hadrian's Wall to Holy Island to Durham, England's past comes alive
While southern England gets most of the glory -- and the tourists -- the country's far northeastern corner harbors some of the best historical sites. Hadrian's Wall serves as a reminder that this was once an important Roman colony, while nearby Holy Island is where Christianity gained its first toehold in Britain. And both can be reached from the town of Durham, home to England's greatest Norman church.
September 30, 2013