Sporting heritage

With claims to being the birthplace of the game of association football, both the union and league codes of rugby, cricket and rowing regattas, sporting heritage abounds. Go on stadium tours and visit sports museums dedicated to the willow bat and cherry-red ball of cricket, a place for visitors to ogle an old-fashioned hand-stitched leather football or find out just why a chap from Rugby school thought it a good idea to pick up the football and run off down the pitch with it. And then there's real tennis, the precursor to lawn tennis, a game played on an elongated grass tennis court with walls at either end, to put the quirk into any sporting quest for the curious.

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Where the spirit of Brooklands lives on

Where the spirit of Brooklands lives on

Fun for all the family at Brooklands Museum - the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation.

Location: Weybridge, Surrey

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Get hands on at the National Football Museum

Get hands on at the National Football Museum

The history and culture of the national game is revealed as you explore the world's largest football collection.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Be bowled over by the Scarborough Cricket Festival

Be bowled over by the Scarborough Cricket Festival

The annual festival is one of the most historic sporting events in the world and has played host to some great cricketers over the years.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot

This is probably the most quintessentially English sporting day out.

Location: Ascot, Berkshire

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Henley Royal Regatta

Henley Royal Regatta

Quintessentially English sporting event on the River Thames.

Location: Henley, Berkshire

Sporting Events
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Anfield Stadium Tour

Anfield Stadium Tour

The legendary Liverpool Football Club is now open to the public.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

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