United Kingdom Things to Do

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United Kingdom Things to Do

  • Tower of London

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    London Things to Do

    The main attraction in London. It is not cheap, especially compared to free museums, but it offers an amazing experience and literally trip to London`s past. There are a lot to see, do not even think about spending there less than 2 hours. Do not miss Crown Jewels and the gorgeous ravens of Tower, which keep the British Monarchy. Be careful with...

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  • Scott Monument

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    Edinburgh Things to Do

    We build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt. Walter Scott I got out of Princes Street Gardens at 8.45am and walked along Princes Street trying to kill some time until the Tourist Centre open (9.00am) so I decided to spend those 15minutes at the Scott Monument which is located just opposite Jenners department store dominating the south...

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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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  • Castle

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    Newcastle upon Tyne Things to Do

    If you’re anything like me, one of the first things you’ll want to see in Newcastle is the building that gives the city its name - so what can you expect? Well firstly, don’t expect a Bamburgh or Alnwick Castle because all that’s left is The Keep and Black Gate. Northumberland has any number of castles due to its proximity with the Scottish border,...

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  • George Square

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    Glasgow Things to Do

    The City Chambers were designed by William Young in 1880, and was one of the 19th centureies finest public buildings. It took seven years to build and craftsmen were brought from Italy and France to complete the building of this important building. A great deal of extravagence was lavished upon the project and today this can still be seen by...

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  • Cardiff Castle

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    Cardiff Things to Do

    Undoubtedly my highlight of visiting Cardiff was exploring the castle. I was excited about visiting as my mum and sister had been previously and enjoyed it a lot. I arrived at about 10.30 am and purchased an entry ticket for £12. You can also book additional guided tours at the visitor centre but I chose to walk around on my own using the free...

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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

    New College isn't nearly as new as its name might imply. In fact, it was founded in 1379 by William of Wykeham, then bishop of Winchester. Still, at some point it must have been new, so why bother and change the name 650 years later? New College occupies a very large part of central Oxford and is the only college with a hill on its grounds - 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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  • 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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  • 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

    Final Part of my Roman Bath Tip this will be my pictures of the various areas around the Roman Bath Complex which is actually opened to the Public as there are many areas still closed as the archeological remains of the Roman Baths Extends way beyond what you see in the building outside, well underground in several areas in the City of Bath of...

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  • Royal Pavilion

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    Brighton Things to Do

    The Royal Pavilion started as a modest lodging owned by George, the then Prince of Wales in 1787 and with the architect Henry Holland it was transformed into a neo-classical villa known as the Marine Pavilion. By 1815 after George had become king he hired the architect John Evans to totally redesign the building into its current Indian style with...

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  • The Cuiraing

    Isle of Skye Things to Do

    This circular walk takes around three to four hours from Flodigarry on the North east coast of Skye. If you have the time, it's one of the best short walk on Skye. From Flodigarry head south for two hundred metres until you see a track heading south east past Loch Langaig and heading towards the cliff in the distance. On reaching the base of...

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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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  • Titanic

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    Belfast Things to Do

    The Titanic museum in Belfast is the biggest Titanic attraction in the world. The museum extends over nine galleries, where the visitor explores the Titanic history. You start with the Boomtown Belfast where you can see the city's industrial progress in the 19th century. Afterwards you are lead through a chronological order of the building of...

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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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  • Torre Abbey

    Torquay Things to Do

    The Torre Abbey barn acquired a new name in 1588, when it was used to imprison the crew of the Nuestra Senora del Rosario, part of the Spanish Armada. Sir Francis Drake, who knew that the Rosario was carrying gunpower, sailed is said to have sailed up close and called out "I am Francis Drake and my matches are burning." The captain surrendered at...

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  • Cathedral

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    Exeter Things to Do

    The Cathedral Church of St. Peter, to give it its proper name, is without doubt Exeter’s crowning glory. Built on the hill where the original Roman camp was established, it was conceived in its present form in 1114 but its history goes back even further to Saxon times when a Benedictine monastery and Minster was set up here around 670 AD. One of...

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  • Fort George

    Inverness Things to Do

    After we were done at Clava Cairns, we still had a few hours and just a short drive to get to our next hotel in Elgin so I looked on our passes and found that Fort George was on the Historic Scotland Explorer Pass. Fort George, named after George II, is located 11 miles from Inverness on a spit of land in the Moray Firth. It was built after 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

    The Victorians pioneered tethered air ballon flights and they became very popular in London and Paris from the 1860's. As yet i have not managed a trip on this tethered helium filled air ballon,which reaches a height of 500 ft.Due to weather conditions it was not in operation on the day that i was there.The ballon cage holds up to 28 people and...

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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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  • Royal Observatory

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    Greenwich Things to Do

    A trip to the Royal Observatory would be high on any tourists' list of things to see where you can learn about the past, the future and the present wonders of astronomy, and of course you can stand on the Meridian Line. There is a museum here with many interactive displays, and you can discover how the scientists mapped the seas and the stars. A...

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  • The Hoe

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    Plymouth Things to Do

    The Hoe is one of the first places people head to on their first visit to Plymouth - and for good reason. This large open public space has one of the most fantastic views of any city in the country. The views stretch out across The Breakwater and Plymouth Sound into the English Channel - and from Devon’s South Hams coastline in the east to...

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  • Goldfingers

    Weymouth Things to Do

    Having visited lots of different venues across the world I can say that Goldfingers boasts some of the best talent on the pole that I have seen (especially Silva, her skills are hard to match, let alone beat!) The drink prices are competitive not just for a Gentlemen's Club but against many of the larger chain-ran venues in the town. The girls are...

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  • Roman Camp

    Bangor Things to Do

    The name ‘Roman Camp’ is somewhat deceiving, in that there is no evidence of a settlement existing there in Roman Times. Archaeological findings tell us that it was in fact the Normans that first settled there. It is believed that Hugh D'Avranches, Earl of Chester, built the fort at the beginning of the 12th Century. Its design is consistent with...

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  • St Helens Church

    Lundy Island Things to Do

    When you approach the "village" on Lundy initially on leaving the boat, there are two buildings that dominate the skyline. Away to the left you can see the Old Light (see seperate tip) but the building that most catches the eye is the much closer St. Helena's Church, also known as St. Helens. As your stay on the island continues, you become...

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  • Spinnaker Tower

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    Portsmouth Things to Do

    This seems to be something that locals either love or hate, a case on which the jury is still split, but it certainly is eye-catching. The Spinnaker Tower was conceived as the centrepiece of the City's regeneration project of the seafront at Gunwharf Quays and was originally intended to be complete by the year 2000, in time for the millennium...

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  • Frogmoor

    High Wycombe Things to Do

    Frogmoor is a square (well, paved area) towards the west of the town centre. It is notable for a failed attempt at a fountain (now removed), and some rather dodgy pubs. Sometimes a 'French Market' is held here. To celebrate the opening of the Eden development, they set up a ferris wheel, and for Easter they had old-fashioned funfair rides.

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  • Cathedral

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    St Albans Things to Do

    This is a very interesting cathedral. I especially love the whole architecture and even I'm not too much into these old buildings it's easy for me to spend quite a time in there. It's open for puplic and you can explore on your own or even hire a guide to get you througt a special part or you can get a speech or a little guide who explains special...

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  • Shakespeare's Birthplace

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    Stratford-upon-Avon Things to Do

    The Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust owns five houses associated with Shakespeare's life. The Trust was founded in 1847, following the purchase of Shakespeare's birthplace, a house in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon. (The other houses are Mary Arden's Farm at Wilmcote, Anne Hathaway's Cottage at Shottery, New Place and Hall's Croft). In 1964 the...

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  • Out Of Order

    Kingston upon Thames Things to Do

    Kingston-upon-Thames, just south-west of London, is a pleasant place with a nice church (All saints Church) and a market for fresh foods. There is also the Rose Theatre, which shows a variety of different entetainments ( see: THEATRE'S_WEBSITE). Out of Order is a curious sculptural installation by David Mach. It was commissioned by the local...

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  • Walking

    Ilfracombe Things to Do

    Capstone Hill is a huge chunk of grass-topped rock which juts out between Capstone Beach and the harbour. If you're feeling energetic there are several steep paths up to the top (excellent views) where you'll find a couple of memorials, including a sad, and rather strange, one for a young Russian student, Ekaterina (Katy) Frolov who in 2000 fell to...

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  • Another World Adventure Centre

    Halifax Things to Do

    Another World Adventure centre is a hidden gem in Halifax. Set in 37 acres of beautiful country side. We had an amazing day out with the family, lots to do and activities range from paint balling to archery. If your kids like mine are the outdoors type and you want to keep them occupied all day, this place is for you, with lots of different...

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  • William of Orange - Statue and History

    Brixham Things to Do

    When King James II of England & Ireland (VII of Scotland) came to the throne in 1685 there was a distinct threat that he would try to revert the kingdom back to Catholicism. His opponents therefore decided to encourage William of Orange to deal with the problem as they considered he had a justifiable claim to the throne through his wife Mary - and...

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  • Cathedral

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    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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  • Mirehouse

    Keswick Things to Do

    We came across Mirehouse entirely by accident whilst driving around Bassenthwaite Lake. It happened to be open, so we decided to visit. The house was built in 1666 by the 8th Earl of Derby. He sold it to his agent Robert Gregg in 1688, which is the only time it has been sold. It has been passed on through inheritance ever since, and has been in...

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  • Warwick Castle

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    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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  • 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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  • JB Adventures

    Saint Ives Things to Do

    St ives is a stunning seaside town with some of the UK`s best beaches. and what better place to Stand up paddle board. The guys at JB Adventures are a really helpful, fun and professional bunch that run Stand up paddle boarding lessons from there stand in-front of the Sloop Inn, despite having a stand they are the only approved BSUPA - British...

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  • Fern Cottage

    Port Isaac Things to Do

    The cottage was used as the surgery in the television series, Doc Martin starring Martin Clunes. Today, it is a 2 bedroom self catering holiday cottage. it is not open to the public and is fenced off. John Brown asked us if we wanted to have our photo taken in front of the cottage and the other couple who took the tour with us took him up on it,...

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  • Leicester Market

    Leicester Things to Do

    Although it has permanent roofing, Leicester's outdoor market is acknowledged to be one of the best outdoor markets in the UK and (possibly) the largest covered outdoor market in Europe. It's a 'proper' market, with stallholders calling out their wares in the way all market people once did. You'll find stalls there every day of the week except...

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  • Cathedral

    Norwich Things to Do

    Norwich is one of England's many Medieval cathedrals, a truly magnificent and awe-inspiring building created at a time when there were no cranes, only wooden scaffolding and sheer human strength and skill. The cathedral was started in 1085, not long after the Normans invaded and conquered England (1066). It was built of Caen stone (itself hauled...

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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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