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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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Durham Cathedral Tower

Durham Cathedral Tower

Be warned: it's a breath-taking 355 steps to the top but well worth the spectacular views.

Location: Durham City

Price: Five star accommodation from £90 per room, per night

Military history
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Get a taste for Tudor life at Charlecote Park

Get a taste for Tudor life at Charlecote Park

Join the Lucy family, at the grand home that’s been theirs since the 13th century.

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire

City
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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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Just the ticket

Just the ticket

Visit Blackpool’s attractions on one ticket.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Price: From £52.50

Attractions
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Experience wine-making the way it always was

Experience wine-making the way it always was

Enjoy an organic tipple among the vines of an English country gem.

Location: Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

Countryside
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Visit the RAF Manston History Museum

Visit the RAF Manston History Museum

Home to one of the few remaining wartime Spitfires.

Location: Ramsgate, Kent

Military history
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See where Wills and Kate said 'I do' at Westminster Abbey

See where Wills and Kate said 'I do' at Westminster Abbey

You've seen the clips of Prince William and Kate getting married, now retrace their steps up the aisle on a tour of the magnificent Westminster Abbey.

Location: Westminster, Greater London

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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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 dance world's freshest acts onstage in Birmingham

See the dance world's freshest acts onstage in Birmingham

Every dance taste imaginable is catered for at Birmingham's showcase festival.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Performing arts
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Find something special in Southsea

Find something special in Southsea

In Southsea you'll find a wealth of distinctive stores selling everything from retro clothing to antiques just a pebble's throw from the beach.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Shopping and fashion
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Eat local food at one of Liverpool’s best restaurants

Eat local food at one of Liverpool’s best restaurants

With locally-sourced food and an impressive wine list, book in for dinner at one of Liverpool’s star restaurants.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

Food and Drink
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Uncover ghostly Brighton

Uncover ghostly Brighton

Brighton is believed to be one of the most haunted cities in England.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Tours and trails
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Cambridge University

Cambridge University

Take a walking tour through the colleges that make up one of the most prestigious universities in the world – Cambridge.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Historic sites and icons
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Build up your calf muscles at the National Cycling Centre

Build up your calf muscles at the National Cycling Centre

Race a world champion in the Velodrome or brush up on your BMX skills at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Cycling
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Learn a circus trick or two at Blackpool’s Showzam

Learn a circus trick or two at Blackpool’s Showzam

Magicians, performers and clowns take over the streets of Blackpool, as the circus (and much more) rolls into town every year for Showzam.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Coastal towns
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Explore Earth and space in a day at Liverpool’s World Museum

Explore Earth and space in a day at Liverpool’s World Museum

Visit one of North West England’s oldest museums and get a hands-on look at our planet from the oceans to the stars.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

Budget
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Shop till you drop and admire the view at One New Change

Shop till you drop and admire the view at One New Change

One New Change combines high street favourites, public art, striking architecture, unrivalled views & restaurants from some of the UK’s top chefs.

Location: London, Greater London

Shopping and fashion
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Be schooled in the nuances of a vital ancient art

Be schooled in the nuances of a vital ancient art

No experience required for this drinker's favourite: just an open mind and a willing palette.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Vineyards and wine tasting
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Experience steam age travel on the Nene Valley Railway

Experience steam age travel on the Nene Valley Railway

Visit one of England’s leading steam engine and locomotive attractions, based at Peterborough’s Nene Valley Station - a living heritage railway.

Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport

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