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City breaks

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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Tackle something different in Brighton

Tackle something different in Brighton

If World Cup fever has grabbed you or if you're a lifelong player wanting to do something different try beach rugby this summer.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Activities
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Listen to the world’s top authors at The Bath Literature Festival

Listen to the world’s top authors at The Bath Literature Festival

Historical architecture, famous writers, highbrow debate and piles of books… What more could you ask for from a literature event?

Location: Bath, Somerset

Literature, film and TV
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Hove Museum and Art Gallery

Hove Museum and Art Gallery

Everyone will find something old and interesting to peer at here.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Free
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Enjoy a seafaring adventure at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Enjoy a seafaring adventure at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

With maritime attractions that span 800 years, there's plenty to pack into a short break to this historic waterfront city.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Warwick soaked in colour and sound

Warwick soaked in colour and sound

Sing along to folk favourites, as Warwick brings the world’s best to its door.

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire

Music and nightlife
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Grab your paddle for an exploration of Bristol’s Harbour

Grab your paddle for an exploration of Bristol’s Harbour

Set out on a water sports adventure in Bristol’s beautiful and historic Harbour. It’s the perfect setting for learning to paddleboard, canoe or sail.

Location: Bristol

Watersports
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Experience the Blitz spirit at Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Experience the Blitz spirit at Stockport Air Raid Shelters

See how Britain survived the Blitz as you negotiate this dark labyrinth of tunnels at Stockport Air Raid Shelters.

Location: Stockport, Greater Manchester

Military history
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Beckford's Tower

Beckford's Tower

Climb the 154-step spiral staircase within the walls of this gild-topped tower.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Architectural wonders
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Ponder the secret to life at Crick and Watson’s pub, The Eagle

Ponder the secret to life at Crick and Watson’s pub, The Eagle

Join the likes of DNA scientists Crick and Watson, as well as more than a few RAF heroes, by supping one of The Eagle’s good old English ales.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Myths, Legends and Tales
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Enter a world of speakeasy chic at The Milk Thistle

Enter a world of speakeasy chic at The Milk Thistle

Peek behind closed doors and discover one of Bristol's hippest (and most secret) drinking establishments.

Location: Bristol

Eating out
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Drink freshly brewed beer at The Bridge Tavern

Drink freshly brewed beer at The Bridge Tavern

Do you love real ale? Then visit The Bridge Tavern, situated near the North East's most iconic landmark - The Tyne Bridge.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Breweries and distilleries
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Hitchcock Walk

Hitchcock Walk

Discover the locations used by England's most famous director throughout London.

Location: London, Greater London

Literature, film and TV
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Get in the spirit at the Lincoln Christmas Market

Get in the spirit at the Lincoln Christmas Market

Take in the sights, smells and sounds of the Lincoln Christmas Market in the historic Cathedral Quarter.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Festivals and carnivals
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See how the Chinese party as they usher in the New Year

See how the Chinese party as they usher in the New Year

Manchester’s Chinatown is transformed as lanterns, food stalls and a Dragon Parade take over the streets of the city.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Budget
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Spend an afternoon in the gardens of The Fishes pub

Spend an afternoon in the gardens of The Fishes pub

Eat away the afternoon at the Fishes, a serious gastropub with beautiful views in the Oxfordshire countryside.

Location: North Hinksey, Oxford

Heritage
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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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Skies are filled with colour at the Portsmouth Kite Festival

Skies are filled with colour at the Portsmouth Kite Festival

Take a kite to Southsea Common and get involved in one of the world's biggest and best kite festivals.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Events
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Join the Knights Templar in the original Temple Church

Join the Knights Templar in the original Temple Church

Enter the English headquarters of the Knights Templar in the 13th Century and immerse yourself in its varied history.

Location: London, Greater London

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Be spooked on a Lincoln Ghost Tour this Halloween

Be spooked on a Lincoln Ghost Tour this Halloween

Hear the spooky tales of Lincoln’s past by foot or by open-top bus.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Myths, Legends and Tales

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