City breaks in autumn

Sunderland's Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

Head towards the bright lights and bustling atmosphere for a weekend city break in England, and you’ll be in awe as you explore its iconic architecture, rich culture and unique charms. Head to Preston in Lancashire for cultural gems, high street shopping and lively events; treat yourself to a new outfit or two at Birmingham’s new shopping haven, Grand Central, and enjoy a glass of Pimm’s and some top class musical entertainment in London's Hyde Park.

Sunderland's Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

City breaks in autumn

Head towards the bright lights and bustling atmosphere for a weekend city break in England, and you’ll be in awe as you explore its iconic architecture, rich culture and unique charms. Head to Preston in Lancashire for cultural gems, high street shopping and lively events; treat yourself to a new outfit or two at Birmingham’s new shopping haven, Grand Central, and enjoy a glass of Pimm’s and some top class musical entertainment in London's Hyde Park.

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Discover Chester's Roman, heritage and spooky history

Discover Chester's Roman, heritage and spooky history

On a guided tour of Chester you’ll meet Roman soldiers, float along the River Dee and find out the spine-chilling tales of the city’s past.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

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Experience Proms in the Park

Experience Proms in the Park

A glass of Pimm’s and some top class musical entertainment – it doesn’t get much better than this on an early September evening in London's Hyde Park.

Location: London, Greater London

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Discover murder, marvels and mojitos in Canterbury

Discover murder, marvels and mojitos in Canterbury

Explore the vibrant city of Canterbury, with its intriguing mix of dramatic history and cosmopolitan culture.

Location: Canterbury, Kent

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Have a frightful Halloween with Dark Encounters

Have a frightful Halloween with Dark Encounters

Discover a spookier side of Portsmouth on a ghost walk around some of the most haunted spots in the city.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Lose yourself in Neverland at Nottingham Arboretum

Lose yourself in Neverland at Nottingham Arboretum

The Arboretum just outside Nottingham’s city centre is said to be the inspiration behind J.M. Barrie’s classic children’s tale ‘Peter Pan’.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Go Walrus hunting at Sunderland Museum

Go Walrus hunting at Sunderland Museum

Discover the inspirational statue behind the Lewis Carroll poem Walrus and the Carpenter.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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See the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London

See the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London

See the stunning Crown Jewels on display at the historic Tower of London, and learn about their profound religious and cultural importance.

Location: Tower Hill, Greater London

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Soak up the autumn colours in Greenwich Park

Soak up the autumn colours in Greenwich Park

There is no better place to take in the change of the seasons than London’s Greenwich Park, home to the Royal Observatory and the Prime Meridian Line.

Location: Greenwich, London

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Enjoy the theatrical to the symphonic

Enjoy the theatrical to the symphonic

Make a beeline for England’s second city this autumn for a city break of world-renowned arts - from ballet and theatre to orchestral magnificence.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Uncover 900 years of horrible history on the Spice Island Ghost Walk

Uncover 900 years of horrible history on the Spice Island Ghost Walk

When things go bump in the night, do you investigate rather than hide under the covers? If that’s the case then you’ll love the hair-raising thrills of a paranormal walk around Portsmouth’s old city.

Location: Portsmouth , Hampshire

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Walk in the footsteps of Phillip Larkin

Walk in the footsteps of Phillip Larkin

Trace Phillip Larkin’s footsteps across the city of Hull where you feel that wherever he was, Larkin was simply 'here'.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Eyes on the sky for Light up Lancaster

Eyes on the sky for Light up Lancaster

See the skies over Lancaster light up this autumn at the North’s biggest firework display as part of Light up Lancaster.

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire

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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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Go ghost hunting with Cambridge Ghost Tours

Go ghost hunting with Cambridge Ghost Tours

Seek out ghosts and ghouls on a guided tour in the ancient city of Cambridge.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Take a VIP tour of Headlingley Carnegie Stadium

Take a VIP tour of Headlingley Carnegie Stadium

Get behind the scenes at the RUFC ground in Headlingley, Leeds. Book during the Rugby World Cup and go on a tour with Sir Ian McGeechan.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

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Sample some amber nectar this autumn in Derby

Sample some amber nectar this autumn in Derby

Take a guided mini-bus tour with Real Ale Derby and get a real flavour of Derby’s well-deserved reputation for cask ale excellence and welcoming pubs.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

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Shop and sup in style in Nottingham's hippest neighbourhood

Shop and sup in style in Nottingham's hippest neighbourhood

Base your city break in Nottingham’s Creative Quarter, buzzing with bars and restaurants, vintage shopping, quirky retailers and cultural events.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Taste the adventure with a stay at Bristol’s quirkiest luxury, hotel suite

Taste the adventure with a stay at Bristol’s quirkiest luxury, hotel suite

Animal experiences and boutique accommodation - stay and dine in Britain’s first safari lodge in a zoo at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

Location: Bristol

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Go behind the scenes at MediaCityUK’s BBC Tour

Go behind the scenes at MediaCityUK’s BBC Tour

Find out what goes on behind the BBC camera and have a go in front of it.

Location: Salford, Greater Manchester

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Sample an afternoon tea with a difference at Hotel Gotham

Sample an afternoon tea with a difference at Hotel Gotham

The beautiful Hotel Gotham is situated in the heart of Manchester City Centre, housed in a grand Art Deco building, formerly a Midland Bank.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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