Cultural breaks in spring

Cultural holidays in spring

If you’re looking to book a cultural holiday this spring, look no further than home. After all, England’s green and pleasant land brought the world its most famous poet, Shakespeare, whose plays you can view at Stratford-upon-Avon. Fancy yourself a bit of an art critic? Kent’s romantic sunsets and dramatic seascapes inspired Turner, and it’s easy to see why. Meanwhile, Eastbourne boasts three leading contemporary art galleries along its 20-mile coastal trail. Lose yourself in a West End musical at the Bristol Hippodrome or discover a music venue nestled amidst 13th century caves beneath a Victorian music hall in Nottingham.

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Book a theatre trip with a difference at Esk Valley Theatre

Book a theatre trip with a difference at Esk Valley Theatre

Groups seeking a unique theatre experience will love ‘September in the Rain’ by John Godber, touring the North York Moors from 17 March -15 April 2017.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

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Discover a music venue set amidst 13th century sandstone caves

Discover a music venue set amidst 13th century sandstone caves

Head to Nottingham to catch a performance at one of England’s oldest theatres, then find 13th century caves beneath a former Victorian music hall.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Stay and craft at the new Barrel store in Cirencester

Stay and craft at the new Barrel store in Cirencester

Recently opened, the old stone barrel warehouse is a stylish and brilliantly located ‘boutique hostel’ that offer a unique break experience.

Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Flicks in the Sticks in Mortimer Country

Flicks in the Sticks in Mortimer Country

Cinema lovers can enjoy watching nearly 100 film titles from across the globe at venues spread throughout Herefordshire and Shropshire from 24 February to 12 March.

Location: Herefordshire

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Eastern art in a Western setting

Eastern art in a Western setting

Visit one of England’s most unusual art collections, in the heart of Georgian Bath.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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Take a trip down Hope Street

Take a trip down Hope Street

Home to two cathedrals, two theatres, the city's Philharmonic Orchestra and some of the best food and drink around, the Hope Street Quarter is one of the most historic in Liverpool.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

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Pay homage to the written word in South Shields

Pay homage to the written word in South Shields

Step inside The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, a new state-of-the-art venue brimming with exciting new experiences, activities and facilities for people of all ages to enjoy.

Location: South Shields, South Tyneside

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Strike gold at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Strike gold at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Find hidden treasures at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, home to the famous Staffordshire Hoard and extraordinary art exhibitions.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Visit a movie star house

Visit a movie star house

Discover Bathsheba's 'Everdene Farm' from Far From the Madding Crowd in Dorset.

Location: Beaminster, Dorset

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Tuck into a home cooked meal at The Kirkstile Inn

Tuck into a home cooked meal at The Kirkstile Inn

Enjoy a delicious menu made from the best Cumbrian produce, washed down with a pint of freshly brewed ale at the Kirkstile Inn in the heart of the North Lake District.

Location: Loweswater, Cumbria

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Dig into history at the British Museum

Dig into history at the British Museum

The British Museum was founded in 1753, the first national public museum in the world.

Location: Bloomsbury, London

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Bring a masterpiece to life at Conisbrough Castle

Bring a masterpiece to life at Conisbrough Castle

This romantic medieval castle inspired Sir Walter Scott’s classic book Ivanhoe. Travel back nearly 1,000 years on a visit to the magnificent property.

Location: Doncaster, South Yorkshire

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Find romantic things to do at Chester’s hot new Storyhouse

Find romantic things to do at Chester’s hot new Storyhouse

Fall in love at this new cultural centre combining theatre, cinema, bars and more.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

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Explore four floors of arts and crafts at Farfield Mill

Explore four floors of arts and crafts at Farfield Mill

Four floors of inspiration await you at Farfield Mill, a vibrant arts and heritage centre housed within a restored woollen mill now home to local crafts and arts, a café and displays.

Location: Sedbergh, North Yorkshire

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Enjoy contemporary crafts at The Wilson

Enjoy contemporary crafts at The Wilson

Visit Cheltenham this spring and indulge your cultural instincts with a visit to two exhibitions running in tandem from 5 March - 5 June.

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Uncover a Magna Carta at the Bodleian Libraries

Uncover a Magna Carta at the Bodleian Libraries

Spring’s ‘Marks of Genius’ exhibition in Oxford features treasures from the Bodleian Libraries’ vast collections, including a Magna Carta.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Immerse yourself in The Whitworth Art Gallery

Immerse yourself in The Whitworth Art Gallery

Manchester’s Whitworth gallery is a must-see, home to one of the North of England’s most internationally renowned collections of modern art.

Location: Manchester

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Adventure like the Famous Five in Dorset

Adventure like the Famous Five in Dorset

Visit the Isle of Purbeck on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, which is said to have inspired Enid Blyton's books.

Location: Purbeck, Dorset

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Admire sculptures under blue skies in Dorchester

Admire sculptures under blue skies in Dorchester

Get up close to beautiful works of art while exploring the glorious Dorset countryside at Sculpture by the Lakes.

Location: Dorchester, Dorset

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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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