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Experience a distinctive mix of old and new, traditional and cutting edge in a host of ever-evolving English cities. Browse streets full-to-bursting with boutiques that boast the latest fashions and admire futuristic architecture towering above medieval monuments. Be dazzled by modern musicals, much-loved plays and works of art by the likes of Turner, Emin and Banksy. As day melts into night, indulge in Michelin-starred dishes and tongue-tingling curries before ordering a gin and tonic at a late-night museum event or throwing your best shapes at one of many buzzing cocktail bars and nightclubs. City breaks have never been so exciting.

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The Brunel Museum

The Brunel Museum

How was the world's first underwater tunnel built?

Location: London, Greater London

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Marvel at St Brides’ ancient relics & wedding cake spire

Marvel at St Brides’ ancient relics & wedding cake spire

Take the time to admire the beauty of Wren's St Brides Church, both inside and out.

Location: London, Greater London

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Visit Jesmond Dene, a little green in the City

Visit Jesmond Dene, a little green in the City

Do you love to picnic? Visit NewcastleGateshead to experience the beautiful wildlife corridor that leads to the centre of Newcastle.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

City parks
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Experience indoor play with a twist in Bournemouth

Experience indoor play with a twist in Bournemouth

Great organic fun for mum, dad and the kids. A one-stop shop for family entertainment.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

Coast
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Woo your loved one on the Lord Byron trail

Woo your loved one on the Lord Byron trail

Discover the romantic escapes of poet Lord Byron, England's most notorious romantic poet, on a visit to his ancestral heartland in Nottinghamshire.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Rejuvenate your body and soul at Church Spa

Rejuvenate your body and soul at Church Spa

Set in a beautiful former 19th Century Methodist church, this is a unique setting for a spa and is nestled in the enchanting village of East Markham.

Location: Newark, Nottinghamshire

Spa breaks and pampering
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Sunderland’s magical Christmas Lights switch-on

Sunderland’s magical Christmas Lights switch-on

Recognised as signalling the beginning of the festive celebrations, the annual Christmas switch-on is a tradition Sunderland is proud to keep.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Seasonal celebrations
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Georgian architecture and modern shopping on Bristol's edge

Georgian architecture and modern shopping on Bristol's edge

Stroll through one of England's finest commercial districts, and pick up a local treat.

Location: Clifton, Bristol

Lifestyle
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See how plays are brought to life at Salisbury Playhouse

See how plays are brought to life at Salisbury Playhouse

Visit the scenery workshop and wardrobe, hear about the theatre's fascinating history and set foot on stage.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

Performing arts
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London Film Locations Tour

London Film Locations Tour

A whizz around London's famous film backdrops, visiting around 40 different locations.

Location: London, Greater London

Culture
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Step back in time at Norwich Strangers’ Hall

Step back in time at Norwich Strangers’ Hall

Hidden behind a busy thoroughfare in the heart of Norwich, lies a secret world where visitors can discover a unique medieval house and garden.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

Castles and Historic Properties
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See the world famous sights of London on two wheels

See the world famous sights of London on two wheels

Whether you want a quiet, relaxing peddle or to see some world-famous sights, negotiate the capital on two wheels.

Location: London, Greater London

Activities
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Scare yourself with Dark Encounters

Scare yourself with Dark Encounters

Discover a spookier side of Portsmouth on a ghost walk around some of the most haunted spots in the city.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Myths, Legends and Tales
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Discover a tale of forbidden love at Bessie Surtees' house

Discover a tale of forbidden love at Bessie Surtees' house

A tale of forbidden love to rival Romeo and Juliet is immortalised in Bessie Surtees’ 16th century house, tucked behind NewcastleGateshead's quayside

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Castles and Historic Properties
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Enjoy a city break at Thistle Manchester City Centre- The Portland

Enjoy a city break at Thistle Manchester City Centre- The Portland

Thistle Manchester City Centre – The Portland is a modern hotel based in the heart of Manchester, and is the perfect base for exploring the city.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Price: From £89

Neighbourhoods
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New living history courtroom tours at Norwich Castle

New living history courtroom tours at Norwich Castle

A quarter of a century since the last sentence was passed, visitors, not miscreants, now enter the Shirehall Courtroom at Norwich Castle.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

Castles and Historic Properties
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Wine tasting at Hotel du Vin

Wine tasting at Hotel du Vin

Take a trip around the world's wines.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Vineyards and wine tasting
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Step into the City's oldest church, All-Hallows-by-the-Tower

Step into the City's oldest church, All-Hallows-by-the-Tower

Though bombed in the Second World War, All-Hallows-by-the-Tower remains a beautiful Grade I listed building bursting with City history.

Location: London, Greater London

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Enjoy an indulgent weekend at Menzies Welcombe Hotel

Enjoy an indulgent weekend at Menzies Welcombe Hotel

Spend quality time together and treat yourselves to a relaxing spa weekend at Menzies Welcombe Hotel –Spa and Golf Club.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Visit the historic Nottingham Castle

Visit the historic Nottingham Castle

Nottingham’s magnificent 17th century ducal mansion is built on the site of the original Medieval Castle, overlooking the whole of the city.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Castles and Historic Properties

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