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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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Experience the UK's largest indoor ski slope at Chill Factore

Experience the UK's largest indoor ski slope at Chill Factore

With a huge range of indoor and outdoor attractions to visit, there’s loads in Manchester this winter for those looking for activity and adventure.

Location: Manchester

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Enjoy a seafaring adventure at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Enjoy a seafaring adventure at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

With maritime attractions that span 800 years, there's plenty to pack into a short break to this historic waterfront city.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Step back in time on Bristol's Pirate Walks

Step back in time on Bristol's Pirate Walks

Discover Bristol’s maritime history - unearth infamous pirate lairs, and smugglers’ caves with a guided Pirate Walk.

Location: Bristol

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Stand astride the Prime Meridian at the Royal Observatory Greenwich

Stand astride the Prime Meridian at the Royal Observatory Greenwich

Stand with one foot in the east and one in the west and feel on top of the world. Climb over the roof of The O2 and ride on London’s only cable car.

Location: Greenwich, London

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Indulge in the complete one-day luxury Piccadilly experience

Indulge in the complete one-day luxury Piccadilly experience

Explore Piccadilly, one of London's most luxurious streets, including shopping, culture and dining.

Location: London

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Oxford Castle Unlocked

Oxford Castle Unlocked

Do you believe in ghosts? You might do after experiencing the dark, eerie atmosphere of Oxford Castle unlocked.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Follow themed cycle trails through Haldon Forest Park

Follow themed cycle trails through Haldon Forest Park

Get active under 3,500 acres of forest canopy, with purpose-built cycling trails for all abilities at Haldon Forest Park

Location: Exeter, Devon

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See Famous Works in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum

See Famous Works in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum

With numerous famous artworks and historical artefacts on display, Exeter's award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum is a must-see.

Location: Exeter, Devon

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Saris and jewellery to spices and dining on the Golden Mile

Saris and jewellery to spices and dining on the Golden Mile

A trip to Leicester isn’t complete without a visit to the Golden Mile.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

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Enter the Charterhouse, one of historic England's best kept secrets

Enter the Charterhouse, one of historic England's best kept secrets

Areas of London's Charterhouse are now open to the public for the first time, revealing the story of this urban oasis in Clerkenwell.

Location: London

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Go ghost hunting in ‘Europe's most haunted city’

Go ghost hunting in ‘Europe's most haunted city’

York claims to be the world’s first city to run ghost walks – you’ll soon see why, with tales of murder, mayhem and gore at every corner.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

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Thrilling rides on Brighton Pier

Thrilling rides on Brighton Pier

The iconic Brighton Pier is a great spot for families, but are you brave enough to try the thrill rides overlooking the sea?

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Explore the Houses of Parliament's medieval Westminster Hall

Explore the Houses of Parliament's medieval Westminster Hall

Explore 1,000 years of British history on a tour of the Houses of Parliament, from the Westminster Palace to the Commons Chamber.

Location: Westminster, Greater London

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Shop till you drop on a city break in buzzing Manchester

Shop till you drop on a city break in buzzing Manchester

A world famous emporium, unique gifts and fine, locally sourced food - Manchester has it all this summer.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Try some real English food in the heart of Durham

Try some real English food in the heart of Durham

Local cheese and meat lovers rejoice! There's plenty of local fare at this noted eatery.

Location: Durham City

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Awe-inspiring metalwork at the Millennium Gallery

Awe-inspiring metalwork at the Millennium Gallery

See the remarkable skill, craftsmanship and innovation that have made Sheffield famous around the world.

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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Bristol Harbourside

Bristol Harbourside

Bristol's Harbourside is alive with pure West Country energy.

Location: Bristol, Somerset

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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

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Discover a secret Roman amphitheatre in London

Discover a secret Roman amphitheatre in London

The Guildhall Art Gallery in the City of London is home to London’s only Roman amphitheatre – 20ft (6m) below pavement level.

Location: London

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