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United Kingdom Things to Do

  • Tower of London

    London Things to Do

    Last visit April 2014, got 2 for 1 entry with a valid travelcard The Tower of London is my #1 must see attraction, I have visited at least 7 times now on different trips to London and still find it fascinating. The Tower has a long, intriguing, sometimes bloody history, full of colorful characters from the 9 day Queen Jane Grey, the two Princes...

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  • Tower

    Blackpool Things to Do

    English copying French? Impossible! Let's explain this in "English" version: By the end of the 19th century, the world desperately needed a big tower. Several architects were projecting it worlwide, and in England James Maxwell and Charles Tuke planned an iron tower, with several attractions in it. The French knew, and ordered Eifell to built...

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  • Arthur's Seat

    Edinburgh Things to Do

    Arthur's Seat is the main peak of the group of hills which form most of Holyrood Park. The hill itself rises above the city to a height of 250m. It provides excellent panoramic views of the city. Many claim that its name is derived from the myriad legends pertaining to King Arthur, You can watch my 3 min 01 sec Video Edinburgh Arthur's Se

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  • Wheel

    Manchester Things to Do

    *Please note Manchester Wheel is no more :-( - I didn't see it on my last trip to Manchester in May 2012* 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...

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  • People's Palace

    Glasgow Things to Do

    The People’s Palace sits at the heart of the historic Glasgow Green by the River Clyde. This free museum covers the social history of Glasgow, with displays on how ordinary people have lived their lives since the industrial age. You can see paintings, prints, and photographs displayed alongside a wealth of historic artifacts, film, and...

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  • York Minster

    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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  • Cardiff Castle

    Cardiff Things to Do

    The remains of a Roman wall visible inside the Visitors centre of Cardiff Castle are the earliest evidence of the site being used for human occupation. There is a short animated video showing the growth and development of the castle from about 200AD to the present day and from the film you can see that the castle had undergone many periods of...

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  • Cadbury World

    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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  • 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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  • Oxford University & Colleges

    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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  • Tyne Bridges

    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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  • 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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  • Royal Pavilion

    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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  • Beach

    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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  • Roman Baths

    Bath Things to Do

    I was wondering whether a visit to the Roman Baths would be an interesting place to visit, since the entrance can seem rather pricey and I didn't have time to find that much information what exactly was going to be in there well ahead. I almost decided not to go, but then realised that once I was in Bath, I might as well go - otherwise I'd be...

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  • Walls of Chester

    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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  • Clifton Suspension Bridge

    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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  • Open Top Bus Tour

    Belfast Things to Do

    My boyfriend and I recently decided last minute to take a black taxi tour of Belfast and its murals having being recommended by a friend. We weren't sure if it was our thing, but we did want to see the murals especially with a locally knowledgeable guide. http://www.belfastblacktaxitours.com We phoned the morning we wanted to go and were able to...

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  • Culloden Battlefield

    Inverness Things to Do

    This is where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobites were soundly defeated by the king’s forces. The museum has an ‘immersion room’ that really gives a sense of what the fighting was like. You stand in the middle of the room while floor to ceiling 3D screens on all four sides of the room play battle scenes with sound effects. When cannons fire on one...

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  • Peace Gardens

    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

    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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  • Cathedral

    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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • Dunnotar Castle

    Scotland Things to Do

    Unbelievable! You could hear the audible gasps as the full extent of the castle came into view.Sited on an enormous flat-topped rock with sheer cliffs on 3 sides (OK, so couldn't see the third side:)) jutting into the sea, connected to the mainland by a narrow neck of land. This 9th century fortress was once the most important in NE Scotland, held...

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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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  • Mousa Broch

    Shetland Things to Do

    If you haven't arrived in your own boat a boat-trip will show you a side of Shetland which is otherwise inaccessible. There are several trips operating out of Lerwick, including the 'Seabirds-and-seals' trip which I took (see the Lerwick page for the review). Well worth the money. Or you could take the Mousa ferry from Aithsvoe (see my Mousa...

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  • Wales Coast Path

    Wales Things to Do

    The All Wales Coastal Path is set to open in May 2012 and will provide a walking route along the whole of the country's jagged sea border, 850 miles in length it will be the first complete coastal path around any country. The All Wales Coast Path will ensure improved access to the coast line and encourage people to live more healthy and active...

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  • Belfast Murals

    Belfast Things to Do

    Belfast and the rest of Northern Ireland has long been known for it's murals, often on the gable walls of terrace houses and unmissable if you are passing by. When I lived in Belfast in the 1970's and early 80's these were entirely "tribal" depicting terrorist activity and political dogma, historical events glorifying one or other political view,...

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  • Buckingham Palace.

    London Things to Do

    On guard in April 2014. With the Easter vacation there will be many tourists going to see the change of the Queen's Guard at Buckingham Palace. Most spectacular and colorful are the five Guards regiments of foot with their scarlet tunics and bearskin caps (now made of synthetic fiber). I would therefore recommend visiting on a day that Grenadier...

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  • Illuminations

    Blackpool Things to Do

    Blackpool has many attractions, but to me the best is that it is by the sea. We picked a n evening that was cold and wet, and yet the views over the water were quite spectacular. Add to that the illuminationns and crowds of people enjoying themselves and it is a brilliant place to spend a few hours. And although it is not my idea of an ideal place...

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  • Castle

    Edinburgh Things to Do

    Castle Rock is a volcanic plug upon which Edinburgh Castle sits. Its height is 130 metres above sea level and 80 metres from the surrounding landscape. It has misterious rocky cliffs to the south, west and north. You can watch my 3 min 53 sec Video Edinburgh Castle Rock out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

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  • Chinatown

    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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  • Necropolis

    Glasgow Things to Do

    The Necropolis is located behind the Cathedral. The foot bridge to access it is just to the right of the Cathedral, and it's definitely worth the visit. Some of the monuments you will find there are incredibly impressive and the place is huge. Though I would describe Glasgow as a city with incredible views, it's nice to get a glimpse of the city...

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  • Shambles

    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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  • Parks and Gardens

    Cardiff Things to Do

    The Bute Park is a large park at the river Taff and directly next to the castle. It’s named after the Bute family, whose gardener Andrew Pettigrew created the layout of the park. Originally, this place was the pleasure ground of the castle. Today, it’s freely open to the public and a nice place to relax. In the park, you find among others an...

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  • Bull Ring

    Birmingham Things to Do

    I always go to Birmingham to shop. With four large shopping centres in the city centre, you really are spoilt for choice. Also the main streets in the city centre are full of shops and pubs too. You really can shop until you drop! My usual first port of call is the Bullring centre. This is one of my favourites as it was recently built in 2003 and...

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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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  • Christ Church

    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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  • 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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Does anywhere else have so much history in such a small area?  Prehistoric sites (not just Stonehenge!); Roman towns, baths, walls; a multitude of castles, from Iron Age through to Tudor...

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