England Things to Do

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England Things to Do

  • Tower of London

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    London Things to Do

    The Crown Jewels were originally kept in Westminster Abbey but after they were stolen in 1303 they were moved to the Tower of London. Although they were recovered, most of them didn’t survive Oliver Cromwell’s Commonwealth. After Charles I’s execution, Cromwell ordered all the treasure to be “totally broken, and that they melt down all the gold...

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  • Wheel

    Manchester Things to Do

    *Please note Manchester Wheel has been reinstated since 2013 and now sits in Piccadilly Gardens* On many Manchester trips I always keep seeing the wheel but never took the opportunity to ride on it. However, on a recent trip, I've decided to take a ride where I was rewarded with amazing views of the city 60m above the ground! I do recommend riding...

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  • Castle

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    Newcastle upon Tyne Things to Do

    High up on the steep banks of the Tyne, the old castle keep still maintains a watch over the city's lifeblood. There's not much else left of the castle that gave the city its name, but the keep that guarded the bridge over the Tyne and blackgate still remain. From its vantage point high above the river, the keep gives great view of the Quayside...

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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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  • 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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  • York Minster including St. William's...

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    York Things to Do

    I think I skipped York Minster on my first visit to the city - the tourist hordes were just too much. Last time (February 15) I got out of my hotel at dawn and was at the church by 7.30. Dead quiet. Wonderful. I was too early to go inside (except for worship) but the outside is impressive. It is the largest Gothic cathedral north of the Alps,...

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  • Ferry Cross the Mersey

    Liverpool Things to Do

    Some people may know the song "Ferry Cross the Mersey" sung by Gerry & the Pacemakers, turns out there is still a ferry cross the Mersey, used as both a tourist attraction and by commuters. Since we arrived by car, we took the tunnel under the Mersey so we didn't take it, the attached link has all the information on taking it either just across the...

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  • Tower

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    Blackpool Things to Do

    Since we were in Blackpool and we had to do something with our time, we decided to go to the top of the Tower. You're supposed to watch a 4D movie before going up but it was temporarily malfunctioning so we went straight up the tower via an elevator to the floor that had the glass skywalk which given my fear of heights and general distrust of...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Eye

    Bournemouth Things to Do

    I haven't been up in this myself but it does look like a fun thing to do. I'm not sure whether there's been a bit of controversy recently but there seems to have been a name change in that the "Eye" is now the "Balloon" - maybe the London Eye got jealous? But anyway, this is a helium-filled balloon which is fixed to the ground by a steel cable...

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  • Quayside

    Exeter Things to Do

    The Roman and medieval city of Exeter grew up on a hill overlooking the River Exe and so consequently the river runs below the city rather than through it. This means that there is a 10-15 minute downhill walk from the Cathedral to the Quayside. It’s worth making the effort to come down here though because, not only did it have an important part to...

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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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  • Old Royal Naval College and Hospital

    Greenwich Things to Do

    The Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) building is a beautiful masterpiece of the noted Sir Christopher Wren, who was in charge of rebuilding the City of London churches, including St. Paul´s Cathedral, after the Great Fire of London in 1666. The Old Royal Naval College has got twin domes and is very majestic, both on the outside and on the inside....

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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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  • 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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  • The Hoe

    Plymouth Things to Do

    UPDATE 2015 - The Wheel is no longer here, it's been moved to Budapest! London may have its "Eye" but here in proletarian Plymouth they call a spade a spade and so Plymouth has its "Wheel". This wheel of revolving observation capsules is commandingly located on top of The Hoe and so not only provides an overview of the city but also that of The...

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  • Bleak House

    Broadstairs Things to Do

    Bleak House, formerly known as Fort House, is a large house on the cliff overlooking the North Foreland and Viking Bay. It was built around 1801 and then substantially extended, doubling in size, in 1901. I think that you can now stay as a paying guest ... maybe for a saucy weekend by the seaside.

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  • Walking

    Lundy Island Things to Do

    I know that me next comment may seem totally redundant but I am going to make it anyway. You are on a small rock at the junction of the Atlantic and Bristol Channel and with a total of perhaps less than a dozen vehicles on it (of very limited use to the visitor, except for moving luggage from the quay to the various accommodations provided). I...

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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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  • 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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  • Fossil Hunting

    Lyme Regis Things to Do

    Because the relatively soft limestone cliffs around Lyme are subject to constant erosion and landslips they regularly disgorge Jurassic age fossils which can be found on the local beaches. The fossils are deemed to be "owned" by the landowners (in most cases The National Trust) but in order not to discourage collectors, whether amateur or...

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  • Beach

    Margate Things to Do

    There are lots of beaches to lay on if you want to sunbathe. Margate main sands are very commercialised, but there are lots of shops and bars close by, trampolines, swings etc for the kids and are close to the main transport hubs. Most of the locals use the beaches further along the coast, Palm Bay being a favourite. These beaches are much quieter...

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  • Leicester Cathedral

    Leicester Things to Do

    Finally, after much legal wrangling between Leicester and York, the High Court finally decided, in May 2014, that the remains of King Richard lll would be re-interred in Leicester cathedral. Preparation for the worldwide interest generated by the discovery of the remains, and what was assumed to be the re-interment in Leicester, had begun long...

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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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  • 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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  • Ironbridge

    Ironbridge Things to Do

    Steam engines, cast iron work, printers, plasterers. and all kinds of workshops making "genuine" Victorian articles. It is a great place for adults and children to experience traditional industries at work.

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  • National Football Museum

    Preston Things to Do

    Please check before going as it is moving to the Urbis museum in Manchester The National football museum is the only one of it's kind in Britain. It is based at the Preston North End football ground, mainly, because Preston was one of the founders of the football league. The Museum covers 3 floors, the first floor, charts the history of British...

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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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  • Buildwas Abbey

    Shropshire Things to Do

    The Cistercian Abbey of St Mary and St Chad was founded in 1135 by Roger de Clinton, Bishop of Coventry (1129–1148) as a Savignac monastery and was inhabited by a small community of monks from Furness Abbey. The stone from which it was built was quarried in the nearby settlement of Broseley. The abbey's location near the border of Wales meant it...

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  • Hampton Court, Palace and Maze

    Greater London Things to Do

    Hampton Court Palace is certainly among the greatest London attractions, with a rich history that dates back to the 16th century, a variety of fascinating artefacts and heirlooms to see and expansive grounds that regularly play host to fun activities for families. Originally built for Cardinal Wolsey in the time of King Henry VIII, Hampton Court...

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  • London Eye

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    London Things to Do

    Hy Virtual Tourist travellers, My wife and me were 2 hours there! There are a lot of things to do in London, please believe me, do not waste time there. Ok, panorama view is beautiful, but it does nto worth. My opinion, regards

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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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  • BALTIC, Gateshead

    Newcastle upon Tyne Things to Do

    The Baltic isn't technically in Newcastle but in Gateshead; however it is just across the river and easily visited on foot (crossing the Millennium Bridge) or by public transport (Quaylink bus #1), so I make no apologies for including a tip on it here as well as on my new Gateshead page. This amazing gallery is housed in an old flour mill which...

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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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  • Christ Church

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    Oxford Things to Do

    Founded in 1546, Christ Church is nowadays Oxford's biggest and also one of its richest colleges. Its front quad alone provides enough space for a "normal" college... Moreover, the college is home to some of Oxford's weirdest rules and traditions. First of all, it has got a different time zone than the rest of England. Some genius has found out...

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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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  • Shambles

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    York Things to Do

    The Shambles is the name of a street in the old city centre. It’s an example of the preservation of much of the city’s medieval centre. It is well worth wandering around the narrow, cobbled streets in the area to see the old buildings. Much of the area is pedestrianised, but it can be claustrophobic on account of the tourist hordes. Early morning...

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  • Albert Dock

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    Liverpool Things to Do

    When it was opened in 1846, Albert Dock was the 1st of it's kind, the 1st enclosed, non-combustible dock warehouse system in the world, and the 1st structure in the UK to be built entirely of cast iron, brick and stone, no wood which of course was a fire hazard. At some point the needs outgrew the docks and eventually they closed the docks in 1972....

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