Sporting heritage

Sporting heritage

With claims to being the birthplace of the game of association football, both the union and league codes of rugby, cricket and rowing regattas, sporting heritage abounds. Go on stadium tours and visit sports museums dedicated to the willow bat and cherry-red ball of cricket, a place for visitors to ogle an old-fashioned hand-stitched leather football or find out just why a chap from Rugby school thought it a good idea to pick up the football and run off down the pitch with it. And then there's real tennis, the precursor to lawn tennis, a game played on an elongated grass tennis court with walls at either end, to put the quirk into any sporting quest for the curious.

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Where the spirit of Brooklands lives on

Where the spirit of Brooklands lives on

Fun for all the family at Brooklands Museum - the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation.

Location: Weybridge, Surrey

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Pay your respects at the birthplace of rugby

Pay your respects at the birthplace of rugby

Visit Rugby School where it all began, tour The Webb Ellis Rugby Football Museum and explore the historic market town of Rugby.

Location: Rugby, Warwickshire

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Explore The Islands' Regatta

Explore The Islands' Regatta

Join us for Scilly's inaugural Islands' Regatta on St. Mary's over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, and celebrate the maritime heritage of the Isles.

Location: St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly

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Take an Anfield Stadium Tour

Take an Anfield Stadium Tour

The legendary Liverpool Football Club is now open to the public.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

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Discover England’s home of football in Manchester

Discover England’s home of football in Manchester

Experience the history and drama of the nation’s favourite sport on a Manchester United Museum and Stadium tour, and at the National Football Museum.

Location: Trafford, Greater Manchester

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Explore the home of rugby

Explore the home of rugby

After the game, take the opportunity to discover where and how it all began in the Warwickshire market town of Rugby.

Location: Rugby, Warwickshire

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Challenge yourself to the Tresco Triathlon

Challenge yourself to the Tresco Triathlon

If you're a sporty type why not come and challenge the islanders in the Tresco Triathlon?

Location: Isles of Scilly

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Head to the UK's football capital

Head to the UK's football capital

Explore the National Football Museum and enjoy stadium tours around not one, but two of the world’s biggest clubs.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Get hands on at the National Football Museum

Get hands on at the National Football Museum

The history and culture of the national game is revealed as you explore the world's largest football collection.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Get on board for the Henley Royal Regatta

Get on board for the Henley Royal Regatta

Quintessentially English sporting event on the River Thames.

Location: Henley, Oxfordshire

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Be bowled over by the Scarborough Cricket Festival

Be bowled over by the Scarborough Cricket Festival

The annual festival is one of the most historic sporting events in the world and has played host to some great cricketers over the years.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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