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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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Eat and drink in Bristol's award-winning quayside luxury

Eat and drink in Bristol's award-winning quayside luxury

Bordeaux Quay is restaurant, brasserie, bar deli and more, all under one roof.

Location: Bristol

Food and Drink
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Enjoy the ultimate festival experience for free in Greenwich

Enjoy the ultimate festival experience for free in Greenwich

Visit Greenwich this summer for amazing sights and sounds at the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival whist on a budget break in London.

Location: Greenwich, London

Festivals and carnivals
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Sample oysters at Portsmouth Fish Market

Sample oysters at Portsmouth Fish Market

Visit Viviers Fish Market located in the picturesque Camber Dock fishing marina and try some of the freshest seafood on the south coast.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Food markets
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Explore the picturesque street The Shambles

Explore the picturesque street The Shambles

Travel back in time whilst exploring The Shambles shopping street.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Shopping and fashion
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Notting Hill Walking Tour

Notting Hill Walking Tour

Walk in the footsteps of the rich and famous.

Location: London, Greater London

Literature, film and TV
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Take a cruise along the River Ouse

Take a cruise along the River Ouse

The city of York owes its existence to the rivers. Escape the city rush and admire the scenery from the comfort of a Yorkboat.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Boating
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Watch the sun set over the Thames as you dine al fresco

Watch the sun set over the Thames as you dine al fresco

Explore the London borough of Richmond upon Thames and stay the night in a beautiful Georgian townhouse.

Location: London

Eating out
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Soak up the fun at Gloucester Quays' Victorian Christmas Market

Soak up the fun at Gloucester Quays' Victorian Christmas Market

Enjoy a traditional shopping experience in Gloucester, featuring Victorian characters, brass bands, choirs, entertainers and a traditional carousel.

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Festivals and carnivals
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Discover the 1216 Magna Carta in Durham City

Discover the 1216 Magna Carta in Durham City

See the only surviving 1216 issue of this historic document at an exciting exhibition on Durham’s UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Location: Durham City

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Oxford University

Oxford University

A host of famous alumni and one... Harry Potter?

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Manchester Urban Culture Trails

Manchester Urban Culture Trails

Take an Urban Culture Trail and wander through the city’s past and present at your own pace.

Location: Greater Manchester

City
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View the city as the Normans once did at Newcastle Castle

View the city as the Normans once did at Newcastle Castle

From Romans to Victorians and right through to modern times, explore the history of the area where the original 'new castle' once stood.

Location: NewcastleGateshead, Tyne and Wear

Castles and Historic Properties
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Visit Birmingham's famous Christmas market

Visit Birmingham's famous Christmas market

Have a Teutonic shopping experience, and don't miss the Glüwein!

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Low cost
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Nine floors of silver-screens

Nine floors of silver-screens

A visit to the National Media Museum is a must if you love photography, film, television, animation, gaming or the internet.

Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Top of the tower in Blackpool

Top of the tower in Blackpool

Visit the Blackpool Tower Eye and Blackpool Tower Dungeon.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Heritage
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Get your taste buds tingling at this year’s Great Bath Feast

Get your taste buds tingling at this year’s Great Bath Feast

Great food and drink are just two of the many reasons to visit Bath this autumn, as the city goes all foodie with the Great Bath Feast in October.

Location: Bath, Somerset

City
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Get a taste for Thai culture and cuisine at Bristol’s Thai Festival

Get a taste for Thai culture and cuisine at Bristol’s Thai Festival

Enjoy traditional dishes, dance and dress, while learning about the country’s unique culture, at Bristol’s annual Thai Festival.

Location: Bristol

Low cost
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Afternoon tea in the Pump Room

Afternoon tea in the Pump Room

Get a taste of Jane Austen’s world while sipping a traditional English afternoon tea at Regency haunt, The Pump Room.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Heritage
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Savour local dishes on-board Bristol’s boats

Savour local dishes on-board Bristol’s boats

Bristol’s proud maritime heritage has extended to its excellent range of restaurants and bars on-board boats and ships in the harbour.

Location: Bristol

Eating out
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Bare all on a beach break in Brighton

Bare all on a beach break in Brighton

On April 1st 1980, Brighton and Hove opened the first naturist beach in the UK… but this was no April Fool’s Day joke!

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Beaches

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