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10 magical locations that belong in a snow globe

by Melissa Brobby

Category: Weekend ideas
December 7 2016

England is filled with beautiful buildings and scenery that could be plucked straight out of a magical snow globe. Here, Danielle Jones picks out ten locations that wouldn’t be out of place in a festive snow globe setting. 

1) Explore a frosty Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle

Built by William the Conqueror and overlooking the River Avon, Warwick Castle has stood since 1068.

2) Wrap up warm for beautiful Exmoor

Exmoor, Devon

Bordering both North Devon and West Somerset, this National Park is home of the Exmoor pony and some of the darkest skies in the UK.

3) Sprinkle a little snow over Hever Castle, Kent

Hever Castle

Once home to Anne Boleyn, wife of Henry VIII, and her family Hever Castle has stood since the 13th century.

4) Admire a snow-capped York Minster, Yorkshire

York, North Yorkshire

The first recorded church on the site of York Minster was a wooden church built in 627AD to baptise Edwin, King of Northumbria.

5) Look up at a wintery Harringworth Viaduct

Harringworth Viaduct © Grant Bush

The Grade II-listed Harringworth Viaduct carries steam trains across the Rutland countryside. Find more things to do in England’s smallest county.

6) Meander through a snowy Oxford

Oxford © Simon Q

As well as being home to England’s oldest university, Oxford was also the capital of England between the years of 1642 and 1646.

7) Experience Elizabethan splendour at Wollaton Hall

Wollaton Hall

Wollaton Hall in Nottinghamshire is home to the Nottingham Natural History Museum and Industrial Museum.

8) Get a selfie outside Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

The Warwickshire childhood home of Anne Hathaway Shakespeare’s wife, is so famous that there are several replicas built in Australia, Canada and the US.

9) Step into Narnia at The Banqueting House

The Banqueting House, Landmark Trust Newcastle Upon Tyne © Landmark Trust

The Banqueting House in Gibside was constructed in 1746, and was a standalone building built purely for entertaining guests.

10) Discover the picturesque Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle © Mark Bridge

Overlooking the River Arun, Arundel Castle in West Sussex dates back to 1067 and is a Grade I listed building.

Melissa Brobby

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