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Cultural holidays

English culture encompasses everything from vintage fashion to futuristic architecture crowned with swish rooftop restaurants and bars. Culture old and new fuses effortlessly in our big cities, where Victorian museums host cutting-edge modern artists. And you’ll find hoards of cultural activities in the countryside and along the coast too. Follow sculpture trails hidden in woodlands, walk in the footsteps of your favourite fictional characters on a film or literature tour, catch a film screening in the grounds of a Tudor mansion and stop by one of numerous art galleries popping up in seaside resorts on your cultural holidays.

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Relive the sights and sounds of wartime Britain at Eden Camp

Relive the sights and sounds of wartime Britain at Eden Camp

Be transported back through time from an ex-POW camp in Malton, North Yorkshire, to life in wartime Britain on both the home front and on the front line.

Location: Malton, North Yorkshire

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Tour Test Valley to discover an inspiring literary heritage

Tour Test Valley to discover an inspiring literary heritage

From The Mayor of Casterbridge to a very special Tank Engine; travel through Test Valley and read between the lines.

Location: Test Valley, Hampshire

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Discover local industrial heritage at Armley Mills

Discover local industrial heritage at Armley Mills

Once the world's largest woollen mill, Armley Mills is now home to Leeds Industrial Museum, which explores the city’s industrial history.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

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Chainsaw sculptures capture the eye at Beacon Hill

Chainsaw sculptures capture the eye at Beacon Hill

Where would you expect to see a sheep duo, rock character, miniature train and fairy castle, all carefully carved out of wood?

Location: Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire

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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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Immerse yourself in art, music and culture in Bury St Edmunds

Immerse yourself in art, music and culture in Bury St Edmunds

Enjoy a great cultural holiday in the historic town of Bury St Edmunds, this year celebrating 800 years since Magna Carta was signed.

Location: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Woo your true love in Stratford-upon-Avon

Woo your true love in Stratford-upon-Avon

Relax by the river, recite a romantic sonnet, indulge yourself in Shakespeare’s England. It is a heavenly break for you and your true love.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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Uncover Britain’s Roman history at Tullie House Museum

Uncover Britain’s Roman history at Tullie House Museum

Explore the impact of Hadrian’s Wall then and now in this immersive gallery in Cumbria.

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria

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Catch a performance at the Barbican

Catch a performance at the Barbican

The architecturally renowned centre opened in 1982, and is a world class arts venue pushing the boundaries of all major art forms.

Location: London, Greater London

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Enjoy top acts and great grub at the Ramsbottom Festival

Enjoy top acts and great grub at the Ramsbottom Festival

Located just twelve miles from Manchester, Rammy Fest is the place to head for a festival with impressive headliners, local flavours and a relaxed atmosphere.

Location: Ramsbottom, Lancashire

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Hitchcock Walk

Hitchcock Walk

Discover the locations used by England's most famous director throughout London.

Location: London, Greater London

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Play, create and experiment in the European City of Science 2016

Play, create and experiment in the European City of Science 2016

Manchester is the European City of Science 2016 and there are a huge number of events and activities to get involved in.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Enjoy a movie under the stars

Enjoy a movie under the stars

The Summer Nights Film Festival brings classic and contemporary films to heritage locations around Derbyshire from 15 July - 17 September 2016.

Location: Derbyshire

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Explore Exmoor on foot at its annual walking festival

Explore Exmoor on foot at its annual walking festival

Pull on your hiking boots and join in the march at the North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival.

Location: Exmoor, Devon

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Visit Ashmolean Museum, the world's first public museum

Visit Ashmolean Museum, the world's first public museum

All the great civilizations of the world are represented in the Ashmolean Museum’s collections. Visit for a whole day, or just pop in for 5 minutes.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Discover the Hidden Gardens of Bath

Discover the Hidden Gardens of Bath

Discover some of the beautiful gardens hidden behind Bath's private houses and hotels.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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Catch art-house gems at Martin's Film Festival

Catch art-house gems at Martin's Film Festival

From art house movies to box office blockbusters, the St Martin's Film Festival (in the first week of October) is now in its second year.

Location: Isles of Scilly

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Join the stunning C2C bike route across England

Join the stunning C2C bike route across England

Get on your bike and coast past diverse landscapes, landmarks and beautiful sculptures on the final leg of this classic cycle ride.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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See the stars at Bristol's 3d Planetarium

See the stars at Bristol's 3d Planetarium

Located in the At-Bristol Science Centre, the UK's only 3d Planetarium offers a unique perspective on the night skies including seasonal shows and special events.

Location: Bristol

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Get those creative juices flowing at the Lighthouse

Get those creative juices flowing at the Lighthouse

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn a new skill or watch the creative talents of others at Poole’s Lighthouse.

Location: Poole, Dorset

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