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Explore the sleepy fishing village of Brighthelmstone

Explore the sleepy fishing village of Brighthelmstone

Before Brighton became the cosmopolitan city it is today it was a quiet fishing village, but the city has never forgotten its origins.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Experience life underwater at The Deep aquarium

Experience life underwater at The Deep aquarium

The Deep transports you to an underwater world where you can walk through Europe’s deepest viewing tunnel.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Explore the Natural Beauty of North Wessex Downs

Explore the Natural Beauty of North Wessex Downs

Enjoy the English countryside on foot, on horseback or on bike in the North Wessex Downs Area of Natural Beauty.

Location: Wiltshire

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Enjoy a canal boat adventure on Lancashire's Waterways

Enjoy a canal boat adventure on Lancashire's Waterways

Enjoy the stunning Lancashire countryside in all its winter glory on a slow, dreamy holiday cruise along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal as featured on ITV’s Barging Round Britain.

Location: Lancashire

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Share your lunch with ghosts at St Mary's Guildhall

Share your lunch with ghosts at St Mary's Guildhall

In Godiva's Café located in St Mary's Guildhall, you’ll be sharing your table with ghosts from several centuries of Coventry's history.

Location: Coventry, West Midlands

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Pick up traditional rural skills on a Shropshire working farm

Pick up traditional rural skills on a Shropshire working farm

Ever wanted to rear pigs, make cider or preserve fruits? Take a traditional skills workshop at Acton Scott to learn how to live the ‘the good life’.

Location: Acton Scott, Shropshire

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Get active at Summerhill Country Park

Get active at Summerhill Country Park

Summerhill is a 100-acre Country Park that has been transformed for conservation and outdoor sports – adventure-lovers, get stuck in!

Location: Hartlepool, North Yorkshire

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Discover the Secrets of Castle Combe

Discover the Secrets of Castle Combe

Step onto the big screen on a visit to Castle Combe, where you are following in the footsteps of the stars.

Location: Wiltshire

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Explore the stunning medieval Bolton Castle

Explore the stunning medieval Bolton Castle

Experience the incredible atmosphere of Bolton Castle where many of its rooms give the feeling that their inhabitants have just walked out of them.

Location: North Leyburn, North Yorkshire

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Visit one of Capability Brown’s finest landscapes

Visit one of Capability Brown’s finest landscapes

Celebrate Capability Brown’s tercentenary as you explore 42 acres of Sherborne Castle's beautiful gardens and soak up the beauty, peace and tranquility of this natural setting.

Location: Sherborne, Dorset

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Take a walk through the history of Bath

Take a walk through the history of Bath

Soak up the best view over Bath on the most downloaded National Trust walk in Britain.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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Romantic weekends at top spa

Romantic weekends at top spa

Switch off and submerge yourself into a sumptuous new spa nestled inside a luxurious medieval hotel in Lavenham.

Location: Lavenham, Suffolk

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Be King or Queen of the Castle at Hylands Park

Be King or Queen of the Castle at Hylands Park

Whether it’s a short stroll or a long walk there are many routes to choose from at 574-acre Hylands Park.

Location: Chelmsford, Essex

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Get your gourd at Slindon Pumpkin Festival

Get your gourd at Slindon Pumpkin Festival

Take park in this celebration of gourds and squashes, including an unusual form of pumpkin art, within a National Trust village in West Sussex.

Location: Slindon, nr Arundel, West Sussex

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See a great British institution, up close and personal

See a great British institution, up close and personal

Visit the Beeb's home in Birmingham, and see how some of its best shows are made.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Explore Hadrian’s Wall Country on an electric bike

Explore Hadrian’s Wall Country on an electric bike

Use modern marvels to explore ancient history with the Hadrian’s Wall Cycle Scheme.

Location: Maryport, Cumbria

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Step back in time and live like Wordsworth in Cumbria

Step back in time and live like Wordsworth in Cumbria

A visit to Wordsworth House and Garden is a unique opportunity to experience late 18th-century life at first hand.

Location: Cockermouth, Cumbria

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Explore the Forest of Bowland AONB on two wheels

Explore the Forest of Bowland AONB on two wheels

Spot wildlife in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from the seat of an electric bike.

Location: Clitheroe, Lancashire

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Vintage escapes on the Isle of Wight

Vintage escapes on the Isle of Wight

Spend the weekend in a traditional 1960's bungalow, vintage caravan or other relic.

Location: Isle of Wight, Hampshire

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Enjoy a romantic winter break in Manchester

Enjoy a romantic winter break in Manchester

Experience everything Manchester has to offer this winter, with a charming romantic city break in the Northwest’s cultural hub.

Location: Manchester

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