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City breaks

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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Enjoy great views from Lincoln’s Electric Bar and Restaurant

Enjoy great views from Lincoln’s Electric Bar and Restaurant

Gaze down on the picturesque city of Lincoln while sipping cocktails and enjoying a delicious meal.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Discover Brighton and Hove’s fresh and exciting foodie scene

Discover Brighton and Hove’s fresh and exciting foodie scene

In recent years restaurants in Brighton & Hove have proved that the city has a lot more to offer gastronomes than just fish ‘n’ chips.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Experience the decadence of the Georgian era in York

Experience the decadence of the Georgian era in York

Transport yourself to one of the most iconic periods of English history at the 18th century Fairfax House in York.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

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Be inspired by Canaletto's A Regatta on the Grand Canal

Be inspired by Canaletto's A Regatta on the Grand Canal

Canaletto’s masterpiece A Regatta on the Grand Canal is on display at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens from 11 July to 13 September as part of a tour from the National Gallery.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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Marvel at Durham’s UNESCO World Heritage Site

Marvel at Durham’s UNESCO World Heritage Site

Be awestruck by Durham Cathedral and Castle, take a relaxing stroll on the banks of the River Wear, and soak up a city as beautiful as it is historic.

Location: Durham City, Durham

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Share your love of books at the Stratford Literary Festival

Share your love of books at the Stratford Literary Festival

Celebrity authors, great thinkers and best-selling writers come together at this lively literary event.

Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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Savour local dishes on-board Bristol’s boats

Savour local dishes on-board Bristol’s boats

Bristol’s proud maritime heritage has extended to its excellent range of restaurants and bars on-board boats and ships in the harbour.

Location: Bristol

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Sample some thoroughly British fare at The French

Sample some thoroughly British fare at The French

At Michelin-starred restaurant The French, you’ll find British food at its freshest and best, and in the most beautiful of surroundings.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Sample oysters at Portsmouth Fish Market

Sample oysters at Portsmouth Fish Market

Visit Viviers Fish Market located in the picturesque Camber Dock fishing marina and try some of the freshest seafood on the south coast.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Discover the mystery of the Rosetta Stone

Discover the mystery of the Rosetta Stone

Visit the British Museum for free and see the famous Rosetta Stone, discovered in Egypt in around 196 BC and key in the deciphering of hieroglyphs.

Location: London, Greater London

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Laugh, cry and sing-along at the Playhouse

Laugh, cry and sing-along at the Playhouse

Since opening in 1990, the Playhouse has become one of Leeds' premiere events venues.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

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Discover more than 800 Years of Magna Carta

Discover more than 800 Years of Magna Carta

View one of only four surviving 1215 Magna Carta documents in Lincoln, and discover the Charter’s impact on global freedom, liberty and justice.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Stroll around Bristol with month-long celebration of walking

Stroll around Bristol with month-long celebration of walking

Discover Bristol on foot with the UK's largest urban walking festival in May, featuring themed walks and events.

Location: Bristol

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Enjoy a classic holiday by the seaside

Enjoy a classic holiday by the seaside

When the sun shines there is only one place to be – beside the sea.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Uncover the stories behind Hull’s Old Town

Uncover the stories behind Hull’s Old Town

William Wilberforce, Civil War plotting and a fascinating maritime past make up a rich and vivid history in East Yorkshire.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Watch Shakespeare’s legacy come alive in Bankside London

Watch Shakespeare’s legacy come alive in Bankside London

Learn about the history of Shakespeare’s Globe with a guided tour before enjoying some of the most famous plays ever written.

Location: London

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Explore the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

Explore the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

An intriguing place to visit with nine permanent galleries, two exhibition galleries and hundreds of events and activities throughout the year.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

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Take a boat trip in Little Venice

Take a boat trip in Little Venice

Cruise along the canal connecting London's picturesque Little Venice to the colourful hub of Camden Lock.

Location: Warwick Avenue, Greater London

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Explore Brighton and Hove’s wartime heritage

Explore Brighton and Hove’s wartime heritage

Commemorate the First World War with a cultural holiday in Brighton and Hove, roaming around the city’s lively cultural quarter.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Drink freshly brewed beer at The Bridge Tavern

Drink freshly brewed beer at The Bridge Tavern

Do you love real ale? Then visit The Bridge Tavern, situated near the North East's most iconic landmark - The Tyne Bridge.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

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