City breaks in summer

City breaks in summer

Look beyond the lights and the hubbub, and see what hidden gems lie beneath on a city break in England. From Saturday markets to quirky neighbourhoods; discover the secrets of the city you rarely hear about…Escape to the historic city of Lincoln for cosy tea rooms, fine dining and heritage at every turn; explore Lancaster’s vibrant cultural scene with a visit to the UK's biggest outdoor walkabout theatre experience, and discover Southampton’s fascinating museums, lively nightlife and trendy hotels.

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Spend a weekend on the Waterfront in Lincoln

Spend a weekend on the Waterfront in Lincoln

Lincoln’s unique city-centre waterfront is the ideal base for a vibrant, exciting weekend city break.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Admire the works of Alphonse Mucha at Russell Cotes

Admire the works of Alphonse Mucha at Russell Cotes

One of the most fascinating historic houses in England, Russell Cotes is a treasure trove of Victorian splendour.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

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Soak up the sun in Nottingham’s buzzing Castle Quarter

Soak up the sun in Nottingham’s buzzing Castle Quarter

Discover Nottingham’s Castle Quarter, a hive for excitement and particularly atmospheric in the summer with alfresco dining and outdoor events.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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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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‘Fly’ over the River Thames on the Emirates Air Line

‘Fly’ over the River Thames on the Emirates Air Line

Enjoy a flight across the Thames on the Emirates Air Line, the UK’s first urban cable car.

Location: Greenwich, London

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Take afternoon tea in the Pump Room

Take afternoon tea in the Pump Room

Get a taste of Jane Austen’s world while sipping a traditional English afternoon tea at Regency haunt, The Pump Room.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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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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Find a “miniature Britain” in St Albans

Find a “miniature Britain” in St Albans

Spend a city break in the cathedral city of St Albans and you’ll discover what made the Major of London, Boris Johnson, call it “a miniature Britain”.

Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire

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Visit the Jacobean splendour of Temple Newsam

Visit the Jacobean splendour of Temple Newsam

There’s plenty to keep you amused at Temple Newsam, including the country’s greatest collections of decorative arts and a rare breeds farm.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

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Live the good life at The Lido in Bristol

Live the good life at The Lido in Bristol

Bristol's restored Victorian Lido offers outdoor swimming, spa facilities, a café and bar for lunch and award winning restaurant for dinner.

Location: Bristol

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Come nose-to-beak with some of the world’s rarest waterbirds

Come nose-to-beak with some of the world’s rarest waterbirds

WWT Washington Wetland Centre shows the wonders of the wetlands, with stunning scenery and encounters with some of the world’s rarest waterbirds.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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Take the cultural quarter trail in Leicester

Take the cultural quarter trail in Leicester

Absorb yourself in rich performances and visual arts in Leicester’s cultural quarter and enjoy architectural splendour and fine dining.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

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Enjoy an overnight stay a Grade I listed Midland Bank building

Enjoy an overnight stay a Grade I listed Midland Bank building

Treat yourself to dinner and an overnight stay at The Ned, a former Banking Hall in the heart of the City.

Location: City of London

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Marvel at Liverpool’s architectural heritage

Marvel at Liverpool’s architectural heritage

Stroll along the waterfront for some of Liverpool's many architectural treasures.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

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Take a relaxing boat ride along the River Avon

Take a relaxing boat ride along the River Avon

Enjoy the tranquil waters of the River Avon by boat, as many have been doing for over 100 years.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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Take in breathtaking views of Salisbury

Take in breathtaking views of Salisbury

Discover one of Britain’s finest medieval cathedrals, and see the best preserved Magna Carta.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

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Float along London's Regent's Canal

Float along London's Regent's Canal

Take a boat from Little Venice to Camden Town along the Regent's Canal

Location: London, Greater London

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View Chester from an open-top vintage bus

View Chester from an open-top vintage bus

Ride the open-top vintage bus on a Chester Tour and see the city’s archaeological and architectural heritage.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

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Explore TV and movie hotspots in Manchester

Explore TV and movie hotspots in Manchester

Manchester has appeared on sets in many well-known television and film productions; explore the city as seen on screen.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Discover summer romance in a secret city garden

Discover summer romance in a secret city garden

Plantation Garden is a tranquil three acre lush heritage green space in the centre of Norwich, but the challenge is to find it!

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

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