England Things to Do

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England Things to Do

  • Tower of London

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    London Things to Do

    The Tower of London dates from Roman times. The present building contains nearly 1,000 years of history within its forbidding walls. One of the most popular tourist attractions in England, it is according to paranormal experts the most haunted location in the world. The Tower holds the royal gems because it's still one of the royal palaces,...

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  • Pleasure Beach

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    Blackpool Things to Do

    The pleasure beach is a large funfair/amusement type park. Its got various rollercoasters including the big one (pepsi max), revelution, grand national to name a few, as well as the iceblast and other thrill rides. There are rides such as ghost train, dodgems, wallace and gromit rides for the less adventurious patrons. Its also has nickeleodan land...

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  • Granada Studios

    Manchester Things to Do

    The former studios of the Granada were home to the world famous soap show Coronation street, now moved to media city 2 miles away. This set for the tv show is open to visits until October 2014,filming here stopped at Christmas 2013 and was the 2nd set in its history. There is a great amount to see around the studios not just the rovers return.

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  • York Minster

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    York Things to Do

    The size of York Minister and its architecture are striking. It's over 500 feet wide and has a central tower almost 200 feet high. While you are looking around the Minster bear in mind it took over 250 years to complete and the only tools they had then were simple levers, pulleys and hoists. Many Masons and Carpenters spent their entire working...

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  • Cadbury World

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    Birmingham Things to Do

    Discover the history of chocolate and see it being made. The Cadbury factory at Bournville has a visitor centre that is dedicated to the history of chocolate. Visitors can learn about how cocoa beans are grown, how they came to be imported to Europe and made into the chocolate that we know today. There is also a factory shop where visitors can...

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  • Ferry Cross the Mersey

    Liverpool Things to Do

    Wether you decide to take a River Explorer Cruise or just a direct service the Mersey Ferry is a must do thing if your in Liverpool, Wallasy or Birkenhead. We only went on the Direct Service which goes from The Pier Head in Liverpool to wallasy then Birkenhead and straight back to the Pier Head taking only 20 minutes. It was a little chilly out on...

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  • Oxford University & Colleges

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    Oxford Things to Do

    Wadham College is one of the few colleges founded by a woman - Dorothy Wadham -, who used her husband Nicholas's heritage to found the college in 1610, a year after his death, when she was 75 years old! Interestingly, despite being founded by a female, women were not allowed in the college at all, except for the laundress who had to be of "such...

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  • Punting

    Cambridge Things to Do

    As I made my way along Magdalene Street, I came across a River with lot's of empty Punt's, and lots of Student's trying to take me Punting for a fee. Sorry.... I wasn't interested, and was on my way, only to find another lot, further on. It looks ok, and the few people I saw being punted looked to be enjoying themselve's. I don't know how much the...

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  • Day trips from Newcastle

    Newcastle upon Tyne Things to Do

    jump on the metro and head to Tynemouth, there is so much history and scenic views to take in, as well as a abundance of pubs, cafes, restaurants etc. to suit everyone. Tynemouth is a village located at the mouth of the River Tyne on the North-East coast of England, 6 miles from the centre of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. It has stunning...

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  • Beach

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    Bournemouth Things to Do

    Of course I knew that Bournemouth was a beach town, but when I went to the beach on my first afternoon in town, it took my breath away for a short moment. I really had not expected such an impressive sight! Bournemouth is located at Poole Bay, a beautiful stretch of sand, 16km long! It runs all the way from Old Harry Rocks in the west to...

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  • Royal Pavilion

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    Brighton Things to Do

    A visit to the Royal Pavilion should not be missed if you are at Brighton. First, I think we nearly walked the whole way around the Pavilion to find the entry point, some how, we must have missed the sign pointing to the entrance. It was all good though, because we saw all sides of the Pavilion. The outside was impressive, so what would the inside...

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  • Roman Baths

    Bath Things to Do

    It's a matter of taste, what "the most romantic buildings" anywhere can be... The Roman Baths and Temple of Aquae Sulis Minerva were voted "the most romantic buildings in Britain" by the Royal Institute of Royal Architects, in 2010. I have limited knowledge of Britain but even so... I agree with this description of the Roman Baths. A word about...

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  • Walls of Chester

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    Chester Things to Do

    The city walls are not just the frame and fortifications for the city – they are one of their main attractions. The first city walls were built around 70AD and altered during the centuries according to the needs of their era. It was not until the civil war when they were put to an extensive test. For example, you can see the spot where the...

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  • The Floating Harbour

    Bristol Things to Do

    In order to be competitive for the tobacco trade during the 18th Century, Bristol made plans to restructure their water navigation systems as the current ones then were insufficient for demand. Construction of the floating harbour began in May 1804 where a number of dams and locks were built to equalise the waterways levelling and accommodate...

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  • Peace Gardens

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    Sheffield Things to Do

    This public space is adjacent to Sheffield Town Hall and not far from the Winter Garden and Millennium Galleries and were part of Sheffield's econominc and cultural regeneration. The Peace Gardens contain the Goodwin Fountain which has 89 individual jets of water and is named after Stuart Goodwin, a business man who specialised in steel and tool...

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  • Cathedral

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    Canterbury Things to Do

    The present Cathedral is built on the site of a former church dating to Roman times. Its building styles denote crucial moments in the cathedral's history. Approach to the Cathedral is through Christ Church Gate on the south side of the precinct There rises the great church of tall towers, finials and walls with buttresses, the great...

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  • Spinnaker Tower

    Portsmouth Things to Do

    We could not have asked for a better day. Just caught more or less the last lift at 5.30pm (surprised at the early closure – no sunset viewing except during the winter months). And what views: the Isle of Wight to the south, Southampton on the horizon to the west, Old Portsmouth and distant Selsey to the east. But it’s not just about distant views...

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  • Warwick Castle

    Warwick Things to Do

    Warwick Castle is over a thousand years old with the first fortifications being supposedly erected by Ethelfleda, daughter of king Alfred the Great in the year 914 as part of a network to protect the Kingdom of Mercia, the present castle is a Norman motte-and-bailey type built in the 11th century. The castle is well maintained with magnificent...

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  • Cathedral

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    St Albans Things to Do

    This is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain. It stands over the place where Alban, the first martyr, was buried after giving his life for his faith over 1700 years ago – more than 200 years before St Augustine arrived in Canterbury It a great place to visit and holds a great family Christmas carol service. I haven't yet to...

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  • Lincoln Cathedral

    Lincoln Things to Do

    Lincoln Cathedral otherwise known as Saint Mary's Cathedral is considered one of the most beautiful gothic buildings in the whole of Europe. It can be seen from practically every location in the city of Lincoln and is by far the most visited and most famous sights of the city. Lincoln's first Cathedral was built in 1092 by Bishop Remigious, most...

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  • Longleat Safari Park

    Warminster Things to Do

    Longleat is a great day out for all the family. I went with my boyfriend about a week after my mum and nan went - me and my bf got round the whole park in plenty of time but mum & nan didn't but the good thing is, your ticket gets stamped once you visit an attraction so you can only do each thing once but if you don't get chance to do something you...

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  • Cathedral

    Wells Things to Do

    We were not able to enter the cathedral. I think a wedding was in progress as a troop of clergymen went and the doors were closed behind them. I walked around and admired the facade with its numerous statues. The tower , the doors, minor carvings all added to its majesty. I am so glad I finally had the chance to see ity.

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  • Ironbridge

    Ironbridge Things to Do

    The Ironbridge crosses the River Severn and connects Coalbrookdale with Broseley; it was the first arch bridge in the world to be made of cast iron, a material which previously had been too expensive for large structures. Constructed to the plans of Thomas Pritchard, work on the bridge began in 1775 and ended in 1779, opening January 1781. The...

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  • Blenheim Palace

    Oxfordshire Things to Do

    Blenheim Palace is the only non-episcopal house in England to officially be called a palace, and it rightly deserves to be called that. It is huge, magnificently austere, and surrounded by 2100 acres of well managed and tended gardens, forest, and pastures. There are lakes and streams to lend a feeling of rustic countryside, and indeed, the whole...

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  • Cheddar Gorge

    Somerset Things to Do

    The Cheddar Gorge is a nice gorge with limestone cliffs. It's found near the village Cheddar (famous for its cheese) in the Mendip Hills. It's the largest gorge in the UK, being almost 5 km long and over 100m deep in places. The street B3135 goes through the gorge (with no foot walk) and we drove this winding street down to Cheddar. There are many...

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  • Jurassic Coast

    Dorset Things to Do

    The immense Chesil Beach is part of the Jurassic Coast, which has World Heritage Status. The beach stretches for 15 miles westwards from the Isle of Portland. In places the pebble beach reaches a height of 18 meters (60 foot) , its quite an impressive sight. Along the area which connects Portland to the mainland is The Chesil Beach Centre, full...

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  • London Eye

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    London Things to Do

    The full name, since January 2011, is "EDF Energy London Eye". EDF Energy is Britain’s largest producer of low carbon electricity and EDF is Électricité de France S.A. the world’s largest utility company. Headquartered in Paris! Oh my God, the London Eye belongs now to the French! Do they know that at Buckingham? Is this the Tour Eiffel of...

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  • Tower

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    Blackpool Things to Do

    Several people recommended the circus as one of Blackpool's highlights. I dragged the group to the entrance, but the prices frightened the students, the women used the need to make them company to replace the tower by shopping (what a sacrifice!) and... I was alone. I visited the ballroom, but had no guts to go alone to the circus. Maybe next time,...

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  • Chinatown

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    Manchester Things to Do

    Manchester's Chinatown district is very central near Piccadilly Gardens and a short walk from Albert Square. Walking through the area, the most striking feature is the delightfully ornate Imperial Arch that welcomes you into Britain's second-largest Chinatown. I enjoyed walking the surrounding streets and taking a look through some of the windows...

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  • Shambles

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    York Things to Do

    When visiting Yorks almost nobody misses the Shambles which is an old picturesque street with overhanging timber-framed buildings. Some of them are dating back as far as the fourteenth century. It was once known as The Great Flesh Shambles (or Fleshammels literally 'flesh-shelves'). The word for the shelves that butchers used to display their...

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  • Victoria Square

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    Birmingham Things to Do

    Victoria Square, formerly known as Council House Square, is considered Birmingham's central focal point and also this where the city's Town Hall and Council House are situated. The square was renamed in honour of Queen Victoria in 1901, with its statue, just days before her death. The square is where the city's main roads me and is links the...

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  • Beatles

    Liverpool Things to Do

    I like the Beatles, but I do not consider myself to be one of their greatest fans. Therefore, I think that the commercial exploitation of the fab four has gone a little too far in Liverpool. There are several attractions, tours and places related to the Beatles – other travellers surely have better tips on them than I would have. This is rather my...

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  • Punting

    Oxford Things to Do

    The River Cherwell (pronounced Char-well) is a quiet tributary of the Thames, to the east of the city centre. It is a popular place to go punting ...which basically means you hire a flat bottomed boat and push it along using a long pole. It is possible to hire punts at Magdalen Bridge, or further north at Cherwell Boathouse (you'll probably need a...

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  • King's College

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    Cambridge Things to Do

    We attended Eve Song in King's College Chapel on of the days. It was free and it was wonderful. I often listened to this choir singing on cds but had never heard them singing in the chapel, and how amazing it was, an experience that no music lover would deny themselves. We arrived early, had to wait some time outside, when the organ started the...

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  • Tyne Bridges

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    Newcastle upon Tyne Things to Do

    Built in 1926, thsi bridge was, at that time, with its 389 meters long, the longhest sigle span bridge (162 meters). It is not anymore, it is only the tenth higher structure in town, but it became a symbol of Tyneside, and a highlight in a city where there is not much to see.

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  • Pier

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    Bournemouth Things to Do

    I almost forgot to write a tip about this! It’s right under my nose, and one of the town’s “attractions”, but... It is one of those icons of English seaside resorts. Compulsory. Many seem to rot and collapse, but this one was restored in the 1970s. It has a theatre and bar/restaurant on it, as well as a handful of fairground rides - presumably...

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  • Palace Pier

    Brighton Things to Do

    The most important building in Brighton its of course, Brighton Pier. Brighton Pier is the connection with the sea, It has attractions such as , restaurants and games for all family's members. They have a multiple for activities during the year, you never feel bored in Brighton pier. You can find the most typical food in England, Fish and Chips,...

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  • Pulteney Bridge

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    Bath Things to Do

    I can't think of a more pleasant and fascinating view than that of the Crescent Weir in Bath. I arrived in Bath in the morning, from Bristol, and was immediately taken by the views to Pulteney Bridge. I'd left my luggage at the hostel (too early to check in) and set off to explore a bit. The hostel is near the train station and a short walk to the...

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  • Eastgate Clock

    Chester Things to Do

    The city walls mostly follow the walls of a former Roman fortress and Eastgate makes no exception. There was a wooden gate building in the Roman times which was replaced by a stone gate in the 2nd century. This has been pulled down and rebuilt again several times until 1768 when the current structure was completed. Close to the gate, there are...

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  • Clifton Suspension Bridge

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    Bristol Things to Do

    The Clifton Suspension Bridge is the symbol of the city of Bristol. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel he never lived to see it completed, Brunel died prematurely aged 53 yrs in 1859, and the Bridge was completed as his memorial and finally opened in 1864. February 2010

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  • Meadowhall Shopping Centre

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    Sheffield Things to Do

    All major UK cities have seemingly sprouted a major shopping centre in the last couple of decades. With plenty of spare land available following the collapse of the industrial base of Sheffield in the 1980's, 'Meadowhall' was born. So in the post-industrail wasteland stands a shiny cathedral to avaraice. The standard two-lecel mall surrounded by...

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  • Christ Church Gate

    Canterbury Things to Do

    Before you ever get to view the Cathedral in all it's splendour, you have to go through the gate into the Precincts. But what a gate! It is a magnificent structure in it's own right, and well worthy of attention. Although details of the construction are not entirely clear, it is believed to have been completed in about 1517 as a memorial tribute...

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  • Clock Tower

    St Albans Things to Do

    The tower was built between 1403 and 1412 and is the only medieval town belfry in England still in existence. It was built by the townsmen to assert their freedom, power and wealth in face of the Cathedral. The Towers original bell weighs one ton and has a diameter of one metre is called Gabriel. The Tower is 19.6m (64’) high at the parapet. A...

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  • Centre Park

    Warminster Things to Do

    C P is a real Mecca for kids and families who love biking and outdoor activities! Bikes can be rented for ..........5 pounds a day ..........8 pounds for midweek term ..........12 pounds for the full week. A simple bike lock can be bought for ?1.50 I recommend bring your own good quality one if you have an expensive bike.

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  • Vicar's Close

    Wells Things to Do

    Vicar's Close is found to the north side of the Cathedral and is, or claims to be the oldest residential street in Europe with almost all of it's buildings intact. It dates back to the 14th century. At the entry, there's a gatehouse with a hall in it and at the back end there's a building that houses a chapel and a library. It is still in use by...

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