Destinations

London

capital and largest city of the United Kingdom

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Edinburgh

capital city of Scotland, UK

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Birmingham (England)

major city in England

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Glasgow

city in Scotland, UK

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Manchester

major city in Greater Manchester, England, UK

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Liverpool

city in Merseyside, England, United Kingdom

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Bristol

city in South West England

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Cambridge

City and non-metropolitan district in England

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Nottingham

City and unitary authority area in England

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Cardiff

capital city of Wales

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Belfast

city of the United Kingdom, capital of Northern Ireland

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Bath

city in Somerset, England, United Kingdom

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Canterbury (England)

cathedral city the City of Canterbury, Kent, England

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Dover (England)

town and major ferry port in Kent, South East England

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Kingston upon Hull

Kingston upon Hull, or just Hull as it is usually called, is a city in Yorkshire on the northern bank of the Humber Estuary.

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Norwich

city in Norfolk, England

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Dorset

Dorset is a county on the south coast of England, in the West Country.

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Exeter

city in Devon, England

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Devon

ceremonial county of England (use Q21694695 for administrative non-metropolitan county)

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Maidstone

Maidstone is a town in Mid-Kent, in the South East of England.

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Outer Hebrides

The Outer Hebrides is the geographical name of the westernmost chain of islands in the Hebrides, west of the Scottish Highlands. They're sparsely populated with poor soil and few resources; historically they were separate local government areas, which hindered their development and culture. But during the 20th century many islands became linked by road, and politically they were linked into the Western Isles, so nowadays they're usually called by that name.

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Dorchester

town in West Dorset in Dorset, United Kingdom

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Chichester

Chichester is a cathedral city in West Sussex, on England's South East coast.

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Ramsgate

Ramsgate is a seaside town in Kent close to Dover and Canterbury.

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Lewes

Lewes is the county town of East Sussex.

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Inverness

Inverness (Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir Nis, "Mouth of the River Ness") is a city in the Scottish Highlands, situated where the River Ness flows out into the Moray Firth. It's the only town of any size in the Highlands, and is the region's commercial and administrative centre. It's an agreeable Victorian town that has no stand-out tourist attractions of its own, but has good transport and choice of lodging and eating places. So it's a good base for exploring nearby Loch Ness, Black Isle, Culloden, Spey valley and Cairngorm National Park.Inverness Information Centre 36 High Street, IV1 1JQ ☏+44 1463 252401 Daily, open all year

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Somerset (England)

ceremonial county of England (use Q21694741 for administrative non-metropolitan county)

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Banbury

Banbury is a market town in the Cherwell district of Oxfordshire. It is known for the nursery rhyme - "Ride-a-cock-horse" and Banbury cakes. The local football team is Banbury United, they play at the Spencer stadium.

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Abingdon

market town and civil parish in Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, England, UK

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Rochester (England)

town and historic city in the unitary authority of Medway in Kent, England

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Warwick (England)

the county town of Warwickshire, England

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Tristan da Cunha

Tristan da Cunha refers both to an archipelago of fairly small islands in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean and to the only inhabited island of the group. It is part of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha—a territory of the United Kingdom—together with Saint Helena and Ascension, which lie over 2,000 km to the north. Politically, Tristan da Cunha refers to Tristan da Cunha Island, Inaccessible Island, Nightingale Island, relatively nearby Gough Island, and a dozen or so islets near these islands.

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Wimborne Minster

Wimbourne is a small town in Dorset, England. The Minster, which is a beautiful large church, has existed for over 1300 years and is recognised for its unusual chained library.

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Hampshire

Stretching from the New Forest's coastal beaches in the south west, to London's suburban fringe in the north east, Hampshire is the largest county in South East England. Known as Jane Austen's County after its most famous daughter, Hampshire has a wealth of attractions to offer the traveller. Visitors may see one of England's greatest cathedrals in Winchester, ascend to the top of the South's tallest landmark in Portsmouth or fish for trout in crystal clear chalk rivers.

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Worthing

Worthing is the largest town in West Sussex, around 100 km south of London and 18 km or so along the coast from Brighton. The town lies nestled between the English Channel and the South Downs National Park. Since the 19th century it has been nicknamed 'Sunny Worthing' thanks to its reputedly sunny and mild microclimate.

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Newbury and Thatcham

civil parish and town in Berkshire, England

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Skipton

Skipton is an historical town in the English county of North Yorkshire, forming the southern gateway to the Yorkshire Dales.

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Margate

Margate is a town in the Isle of Thanet in Kent and sister town to Ramsgate and Broadstairs. It has seen a revival since the Dreamland amusement park reopened in 2015, and the development of an art scene including the Turner Contemporary gallery.

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Poole

Poole is in Dorset, on the south coast of England.

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Christchurch (England)

coastal town in Dorset, England

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Witney

Witney is a thriving market town in Oxfordshire, just off the A40 Cheltenham to Oxford road. Like many towns in the Cotswolds, Witney is known historically for its textiles specifically woolen blankets.

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Chertsey

Chertsey is a town in Surrey.

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Tunbridge Wells

Royal Tunbridge Wells is a town in West Kent on the border with East Sussex, in the South East of England.

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Harrogate

Harrogate is a beautiful Regency / Victorian spa town in the English county of North Yorkshire. It's home to the famous Betty's tea rooms, Harlow Carr Gardens and Harrogate spa water. In addition to being a charming floral town Harrogate is a popular conference venue, with a large convention centre. As a result it has many good restaurants and hotels and a pleasant, walkable centre.

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Haslemere

Haslemere is a town in Surrey.

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Selby

Selby is a market town in North Yorkshire.It is located on the River Ouse, 12 miles south of York.

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Bridlington

Bridlington is a seaside town and fishing port in East Yorkshire. It was originally two towns: the Old Town, about a mile inland, grew up around the medieval Augustinian priory, while Bridlington Quay was the fishing settlement and harbour. The two merged in the mid-19th C when the railway arrived and Brid developed rapidly as a resort.

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Skye

Skye (Gaelic: An t-Eilean Sgitheanach) is the largest and most northerly of the Inner Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland, linked to the mainland by a toll-free bridge. It's a rugged mountainous island with spectacular scenery. Portree is the main village, with a tourist infomation centre, and the main concentration of accommodation.

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Bicester

Bicester is a market town located in the north-east of the English county of Oxfordshire, some miles north of the university town of Oxford. It has become a popular destination on account of its being the location of Bicester Village, a large factory and designer outlet shopping village.

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Evesham

Evesham is a small market town in Worcestershire situated roughly equidistant from Worcester, Cheltenham & Stratford-upon-Avon and in the Vale of Evesham.

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Sights

British Museum

national museum in the Bloomsbury area of London

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Victoria and Albert Museum

museum in London, England

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St Paul's Cathedral

cathedral in the City of London, England

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Tower of London

castle in central London

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Westminster Abbey

abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, England

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Canterbury Cathedral

cathedral in Canterbury, Kent, England, founded in 597

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National Gallery

art gallery in London housing the British national collection of pre-20th century Western paintings

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University of Sussex

university in Brighton and Hove, UK

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Sheffield

city in South Yorkshire, England

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Salisbury

cathedral city in Wiltshire, England

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Leeds

city in West Yorkshire, England

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Cumbria

county in England

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Carmarthenshire

principal area in south-west Wales

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Blackpool

town in Lancashire, England

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Tate Modern

modern art gallery located in Bankside, London, England

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Buckingham Palace

official London residence and principal workplace of the British monarch

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Monmouthshire

principal area in south-east Wales

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Bournemouth

town in the ceremonial county of Dorset, England

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Chester

city in Cheshire, England

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Lancashire

ceremonial county in North-West England (use Q21279371 for administrative non-metropolitan county)

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Windsor, Berkshire

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Royal Albert Hall

concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington, London

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Gwynedd

principal area and county in north-west Wales

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St Andrews

town on the east coast of Fife in Scotland

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Wakefield

city in West Yorkshire, England

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Northumberland

ceremonial county and unitary authority in England

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Derry

city in Northern Ireland

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Tate Britain

art museum on Millbank in the City of Westminster in London

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Christ Church, Oxford

Constituent college of the University of Oxford in England

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Stonehenge

prehistoric monument in the English county of Wiltshire; Neolithic henge monument

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Staffordshire

ceremonial county in England (use Q21694786 for administrative non-metropolitan county)

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The Shard

skyscraper in London, England

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Warwick

the county town of Warwickshire, England

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Gateshead

town in Tyne and Wear, England

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Tower Bridge

bridge in London, United Kingdom

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York Minster

cathedral of York, England

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Falkirk

town in Falkirk, Scotland, UK

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Hadrian's Wall

defensive fortification in Roman Britain

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Palace of Westminster

meeting place of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, located in London, England

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Museum of London

museum in London documenting its history

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Greenwich

town in south-east London, England

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Buxton

town in Derbyshire, England

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North Yorkshire

ceremonial county in England (use Q21241814 for administrative non-metropolitan county)

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Magdalen College, Oxford

constituent college of the University of Oxford in England

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Whitby

town in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England

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Aldershot

town in Hampshire, UK

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Wallace Collection

art museum in London, England, UK

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Ilfracombe

town (seaside resort) and civil parish in Devon, England

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Birkenhead

town in Merseyside, England

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Loch Ness

lake in Scotland, United Kingdom

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Bradford-on-Avon

town in Wiltshire, England, UK

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Devizes

town in Wiltshire, England

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Stirling

city in Scotland

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Eton, Berkshire

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Wiltshire

ceremonial county of England (use Q21694746 for administrative unitary authority)

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Lincoln Cathedral

cathedral located in Lincoln in England

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Linlithgow

Royal Burgh in West Lothian, Scotland

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Tyne and Wear

county in England

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Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

University museum of the history of science in Oxford, England

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Bakewell

town and civil parish in Derbyshire Dales district, Derbyshire, England

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Dolgellau

town in Wales

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Westminster

area of central London, within the City of Westminster

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Clifton Suspension Bridge

bridge spanning the Avon Gorge and the River Avon

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Hythe, Kent

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Lake District National Park

mountainous region in North West England

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Lake District

mountainous region in North West England

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Portsmouth F.C.

Association football club

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London Eye

ferris wheel in London, England

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Wembley Stadium

football stadium in London, England, which opened in 2007

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Southport

town in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, England

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Dartmoor

area of moorland in south Devon, England

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Scottish Parliament

devolved parliament of Scotland

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East Midlands

official region of England

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National Museum of Scotland

combined museum in Edinburgh

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Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery

Bristol's major museum and art gallery houses an outstanding and diverse range of objects, from sea dinosaurs to magnificent art. A visit to the region's largest museum and art gallery is guaranteed to inspire! A range of subjects can be found. From Archaeology to History and Art. It also has a cafe.

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Torquay

town in Devon, England

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Solihull

town in the West Midlands of England

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The Championships, Wimbledon

Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is widely considered the most prestigious. Naturally it is a regular feature on the tennis calendar. London goes "tennis crazy" for two weeks when the competition commences in late June and early July. One of the greatest traditions of this event is to eat strawberries and cream with sugar.

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Caernarfon

town and port in Gwynedd, Wales

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Musselburgh

town in Scotland

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Wallsend

area in North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England.

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Trafalgar Square

public space and tourist attraction in central London

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Mayfair

area of central London, England

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St Austell

town in Cornwall, Britain

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Conwy

town in Wales

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Big Ben

bell within the clock tower at the Palace of Westminster in London, England

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Twickenham

suburban area in west London, England

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BT Tower

communications tower located in Fitzrovia, London, England

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Ballater

town (burgh) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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Kirkintilloch

town in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland

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Glasgow Central station

The city's principal railway terminus, which is worth entering for its grand interior, which you can access from Gordon Street on the north side of the building. On the exterior, a feature of note is the massive glass walled bridge (known as the Hielanman's Umbrella) which spans Argyle Street and holds up the tracks and platforms. You can go on a tour of the station, which is highly recommended, but booking in advance is essential and places sell quickly. Don't be put off because you aren't interested in trains - the tour is mostly about the history and architecture of the station. The guides are really enthusiastic about railway history and have countless stories to share of the station's place in Glasgow's history: through the industrial revolution, through the war and to the present. You also get to visit an abandoned underground platform! The £13 entry fee goes into a pot earmarked for preserving the station's history and improving the tour.

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Harlech

town, community and seaside resort in Gwynedd, within the historical boundaries of Meirionnydd in northwest Wales

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Middlesex

historic county of England

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Blaenau Ffestiniog

historic mining town in Gwynedd, Wales

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Portree

town on Skye in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland

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Corfe Castle

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Ironbridge

village in Shropshire, England

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Wirksworth

town and civil parish in Derbyshire Dales district, Derbyshire, England

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Neist Point Lighthouse

lighthouse in Highland, Scotland

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Betws-y-Coed

town in Wales

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Helmsley

town in North Yorkshire, England

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London Transport Museum

transport museum

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Edale

village and civil parish in High Peak, Derbyshire, England

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Royal Liver Building

Iconic symbol of Liverpool waterfront. This 1911 skyscraper still dominates the distinctive Liverpool skyline. It is the home of the legendary Liver Birds that sit on top of the building looking out across to the Wirral. The river-facing face of the clock is six feet larger in diameter than that of the clock tower at Westminster.

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Marble Arch

triumphal arch in London

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Southsea

town in Hampshire, England

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Machynlleth

town in Powys, Wales

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Porthmadog

town and community in Wales, Britain

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Edinburgh Castle

castle in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Eden Project

visitor attraction in Cornwall in the United Kingdom

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Llandudno

seaside resort in Wales

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Llanberis

village in Wales

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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

part of National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh

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Leith

district and former municipal burgh in Scotland

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Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Catholic. Affectionately known by the locals as Paddy's Wigwam or "the Pope's launching pad". Visit on a sunny day as the stained glass ceiling looks fantastic!

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South Queensferry

town in West Lothian, Scotland

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Raasay

island in Highland, Scotland

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Bristol Cathedral

Built as the abbey of St Augustine founded in the Norman era, and extensively rebuilt in the 16th and 19th centuries. The seat of the diocese of Bristol.

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River Tamar

The Tamar Valley is an area of outstanding natural beauty in Devon and Cornwall, consisting of the Tamar, Lynher and Tavy valleys, as well as surrounding areas. To the east, the region is bordered by the Dartmoor National Park, and to the south lies the city of Plymouth. The Tamar Valley was the site of much mining activity during the 18th and 19th centuries, including the construction of Devon Great Consols, believed to be the worlds largest copper mine. The Tamar Valley includes part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site.

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Biddenden

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Kidsgrove

town in Staffordshire UK

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Wye, Kent

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SS Great Britain

The world's first iron hulled, screw propeller-driven, steam-powered passenger liner, built by Brunel in 1843 and now preserved in a dry-dock alongside the floating harbour. Winner of the Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year 2006 - the biggest arts prize in the U.K. The "Being Brunel" exhibition alongside opened in 2018 and is included in the ticket price.

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Birmingham Town Hall

A concert venue and meeting hall, known for its occasional lunchtime organ recitals.

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Bristol Zoo

It is the 5th oldest zoo in the world and the oldest outside of a capital city. It was awarded ‘Zoo of the Year 2004’ by the Good Britain Guide.

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Ibrox Stadium

This is the home of the Rangers Football Club, capacity 51,082. Ibrox tours run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday (non-match days only!) and are priced at £5.50 for kids, £8 for adults and £24.50 for a family group (2 adults and 2 children). On the Ibrox tour, you get access to the home dressing room and hear a recorded message from Walter Smith and Ally McCoist before climbing the marble staircase, visit the illustrious trophy room, the blue room and the manager's office. Tickets, except for matches against Celtic, are available online from the club's website, ticket centre at the stadium and club outlets at JJB Sports Stores in Glasgow city centre. Club merchandise is available from the JJB Rangers Megastore at the stadium and JJB Sports stores in Glasgow, with unofficial merchandise readily available in the environs of the stadium on matchdays. Food is available at the stadium in the Argyll House restaurant and the various burger stands in and around the stadium concourses. The Sportsmans Chip Shop on Copland Road adjacent to the stadium is also popular with the supporters. There are various bars beside the stadium, with the Louden Tavern on Copland Road being the closest. Along Paisley Road West are numerous bars sympathetic to the Rangers cause, such as the Louden Tavern, the Grapes Bar, District Bar and the Kensignton Bar to name but a few.

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Beddgelert

village and community in the Snowdonia area of Gwynedd, Wales

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

sporting complex in London, England

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Brodick

village in North Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

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Hyde Park, London

Royal Park in London, United Kingdom

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Regent's Park

Royal Park of London, England

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Rocester

village in the United Kingdom

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Pluckley

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Land's End

Land's End is the most southwesterly point in Britain and part of Cornwall in the South West.

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Anfield

Liverpool play in the Premier League, the top tier of English football, and their women's team plays in the Women's Super League. The men are one of the most successful clubs in the country, having won six European Cups. Their fans are famous the world over for the unique atmosphere they create at Anfield and the singing of "You'll Never Walk Alone" on match days. Matches against Manchester United and against Everton are especially intense affairs with near-capacity crowds. Anfield has a capacity of 54,000.

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His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

theatre in Aberdeen, Scotland

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St Enoch subway station

The original Subway station, a quaint overground building now used as a chain coffee shop, sits in the middle of St Enoch Square.

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Richmond Park

Royal Park in London, England

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Saltaire

Victorian model village located in Shipley, City of Bradford Metropolitan District, West Yorkshire, England

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Goodison Park

Everton play in the Premier League, the top tier of English football, and their women's team plays in the Women's Super League. The men are one of the oldest football clubs in England; their fans are known as "Toffees". They play at Goodison Park, capacity 40,000, 2 miles north of city centre.

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Capel Curig

village Conwy County Borough, Wales

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York Theatre Royal

theatre in York, England

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Ikon Gallery

Small gallery with two or three temporary modern and conceptual art installations. Excellent cafe (see below).

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Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

museum in Brighton, UK

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Leicester Square

square in London, United Kingdom

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New Theatre, Cardiff

West End shows.

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National Army Museum

museum in London, England

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Dolwyddelan

village in Wales

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Headcorn

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Brecon Beacons

mountain range in South Wales, UK

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Lochranza

village in North Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

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Lyme Park

Grade I listed historic house museum in Cheshire East, United Kingdom

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World Museum

This is a fine building and well worth a visit. It contains an excellent collection of British rocketry exhibits, as well as the best Egyptological collection outside London.

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St Fagans National Museum of History

Free admission (£5 car park charge). Known universally as St Fagans (pronounced "FAG-uns"), after the village it's in, this was named the UK's favourite visitor attraction by Which? magazine in 2011, and is easily Wales's most popular. An open-air museum of buildings rebuilt, stone by stone, from all parts of Wales, built in the grounds of St Fagans Castle, an Elizabethan manor house which is also free to wander around. The Castle gardens, dating from the 19th century, are especially beautiful. You may not be able to see everything in a single visit due to the size of the grounds. Great for kids, the bus ride from/to central Cardiff is very pretty.

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Murrayfield Stadium

rugby stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Well-established theatre putting on classical and modern plays. Supports new work through The Door.

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Celtic Park

Home of the Celtic Football Club, the stadium has a capacity of 60,832, making it the biggest "club" stadium in Scotland and the third largest in the UK, behind only Manchester United's Old Trafford and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in North London. Celtic was also the first British football club to become European champions when they won the European Cup in 1967, beating out England's Manchester United by a year. By visiting the Celtic Visitors' Centre, you can take a guided tour of the stadium as well as learn about the history of the club through various informative and impressive exhibitions and an auditorium. The guided tours are available daily at 11:00, 12:00, 13:45 and 14:30 (except home matchdays). Saturday matchday tours are available at 09:30, 10:00, 10:30 and 11:00. Adults £8.50, Concessions £5.50 Family Ticket £20 (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) Under 5’s are admitted free.

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Urquhart Castle

castle that sits beside Loch Ness

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Glasgow Botanic Gardens

A major park in the West End (the most popular aside from Kelvingrove), the Botanic Gardens contains extensive tropical and temperate plant collections from around the world.

55.8793-4.29066

Radcliffe Camera

library building in Oxford, UK

51.7534-1.2539

Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

Six-acre centre with lots of animals and birds, including deer, otters, owls and two rare Red Pandas.

52.450498-1.91043

River Ness

river in the United Kingdom

57.48333333-4.23333333

Tywyn

town and seaside resort on the Cardigan Bay coast of southern Gwynedd, Wales

52.582-4.089

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Internationally renowned concert venue with two to four classical concerts per week. Also offers Sounds Interesting free pre-concert talks.

52.47861111-1.91055556

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

Scottish Gaelic University/College on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

57.087-5.872

Arthur's Seat

mountain in Edinburgh, Scotland

55.94416667-3.16194444

Elham, Kent

51.15281.1111

Scotland Street School Museum

Charles Rennie Mackintosh's last major building - thoughtfully designed, with an excellent museum covering both Mackintosh and the changing faces of schools.

55.8495-4.2737

Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool

theatre in Liverpool, England

53.4074-2.9813

South Bank

district of London

51.508-0.11

Clifton Cathedral

A striking modernist design completed in 1973, with an equally modern interior and spire. It is constructed of reinforced concrete faced with granite. Worth a look.

51.4597-2.6163

Museum of London Docklands

museum in London

51.5075-0.02361111

St Paul's Church, Birmingham

52.4853-1.9058

New Forest

The New Forest is a major tourist area and a national park in Hampshire. It is immensely popular with British campers, as it is one of two national parks in the densely populated South East of England.

50.86666667-1.56666667

St James's Park

Royal Park in London

51.50166667-0.13194444

Roedean School

Independent day and boarding school in Brighton, East Sussex, England

50.812-0.085

Tintern

village in the United Kingdom

51.69677-2.68142

Piccadilly Circus

road junction and public place in London, England, UK

51.51-0.13444444

City Hall, Cardiff

The domed roof of City Hall topped by a dragon is one of the landmarks of Cardiff city centre. Dating from the start of the 20th century, it is built of beautiful white Portland stone and surmounted by many statues. Inside, the marble hall is dominated by statues of Welsh heroes, the main hall has large bronze chandeliers and the main debating chamber sits under the dome. Open to visitors, events may prevent you from seeing all the rooms but a must-see.

51.48504-3.17857

Cotswolds

protected area in south central England

51.8-2.03333333

Yorkshire Dales

upland area of the Pennines in Northern England

54.26666667-2.08333333

Hampstead Heath

London park

51.56027778-0.16083333

Avebury

Neolithic henge monument

51.42861111-1.85416667

The Boat Race

rowing race between Oxford and Cambridge Universities held in London, England

51.467319-0.213756

Jurassic Coast

World Heritage Site in England

50.70555556-2.99

York Castle

Castle in York, England

53.9558-1.08

Marischal College

college in Aberdeen City, Scotland, UK

57.1495-2.0964

Aintree

village in Aintree Village civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, Merseyside

53.4793-2.9373

Drumnadrochit

human settlement in the United Kingdom

57.3373-4.48

Old Rep

Home of the Birmingham Stage Company, puts on both professional and amateur productions.

52.47678-1.89828

St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham

Church of England cathedral, built between 1709 and 1715 and the centre of the Diocese of Birmingham. Grade 1 listed building in the UK, designed as a parish church in the Baroque style by Thomas Archer. Contains four spectacular pre-Raphaelite stained glass windows.

52.481111-1.898889

Romney Marsh

50.960.92

People's Palace, Glasgow

The People's Palace is a great folk museum, telling the history of Glasgow and its people, from various perspectives, displaying details of Glasgow life (including one of Billy Connolly's banana boots). The Winter Gardens, adjacent, is a pleasant greenhouse with a reasonable cafe.

55.85111111-4.23722222

Tron Theatre

theatre in Glasgow, Scotland

55.85686-4.24554

Pentland Hills

range of hills to the south-west of Edinburgh, Scotland

55.76666667-3.41666667

Bushy Park

Royal Park of London

51.4149-0.3392

Giant's Causeway

rock formation on the Antrim coast of Northern Ireland

55.24083333-6.51166667

Willow Tearooms

During the temperance movement, the idea of "tearooms", places where you could relax and enjoy non-alcoholic refreshments in differently themed rooms, became popular in Glasgow. This one, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1904, was the most popular of its time and has been lovingly restored. Make sure to have a look at the Room de Luxe on the second floor (access through the cafe on the first floor). You do not have to purchase anything if you just want to have a look around and ask nicely .

55.86502917-4.26116083

Aberdyfi

village, community and seaside resort in Wales

52.544-4.044

Dunvegan Castle

Scottish castle

57.448-6.59

St Fagans

community in the west of the city of Cardiff, Wales

51.487-3.268

Angel of the North

sculpture, designed by Antony Gormley

54.915-1.59

St Andrew's (stadium)

City play in the Championship, the second tier of English football. Their 30,016 capacity stadium is one mile east of city centre. The women's team play in the Women's Super League, with home games at Solihull Moor.

52.47570278-1.86818889

Dunvegan

village on the Isle of Skye, Highland, Scotland

57.437-6.581

Rhossili

village in the county of Swansea, Wales

51.56856-4.2869

Calton Hill

mountain in the United Kingdom

55.95527778-3.18222222

Pierhead Building

Sits between the ultra modern Millennium centre and Senedd as a strong contrast and link to Cardiff's glorious past. Covered in dragons and heraldry used for permanent and temporary exhibitions about Cardiff's development, and that of the docks.

51.463526-3.163412

Llangennith

village in Wales

51.601-4.273

The Hawthorns

West Brom play in the Championship. Their stadium, capacity 26,000, is four miles northwest of Birmingham city centre.

52.50916667-1.96388889

Murton, York

village in North Yorkshire, England

53.96627-1.01

Talyllyn Railway

preserved narrow gauge railway in Wales, UK

52.583647-4.088783

Volk's Electric Railway

narrow gauge heritage railway in Brighton, England

50.8182-0.1291

St Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham

Catholic cathedral built in 1841 and designated a Minor Basilica in 1941. Contains the Shrine of St. Chad.

52.4855-1.8986

Birmingham Classic (tennis)

women's tennis tournament in Birmingham

52.45833333-1.91277778

Housesteads Roman Fort

The most famous sight on the Wall, Housesteads is the most complete Roman fort in Britain, and one of the best-preserved in Europe. English Heritage are in the process of improving the visitors' centre, replacing the rather small museum.

55.013-2.331

Scott Monument

Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott

55.95241667-3.19327778

Firhill Stadium

Home of the Partick Thistle Football Club, also known as "the Jags" (and not in the suburb of Partick - the club is in Maryhill). The stadium has a capacity of 10,887. Partick Thistle matches are a good way to see the Glaswegian passion for 'fitba' (football) without the unpleasantness of the Old Firm rivalry, or the high prices for their games.

55.88155556-4.26963889

Belfast City Hall

Opened in 1906, the City Hall will possibly seem familiar to South African visitors, who may notice a resemblance to the city hall in Durban. This is a fine example of turn of the century architecture from the heart of the British Empire's drafting office. The City Hall houses Belfast's Council chambers and administrative offices. Excellently presented free guided tours are available every day; ring ahead for details of times. Also of note are the grounds, containing a memorial to victims of the Titanic and a statue of Queen Victoria. The spacious grassy square and broad pavements that surround the City Hall are also where local youths gather to perform complex mating rituals.

54.596484-5.930053

Mac (Birmingham)

The mac, located in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston has a small but perfectly formed arthouse cinema, and a cafe, hosts art exhibitons, and is a concert and theatre venue.

52.4529-1.9039

Cuillin

mountain range on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

57.2-6.2

Luxulyan

50.39-4.744

Beachy Head

cape

50.737430.24768

Bowness-on-Solway

a village located in Bowness, United Kingdom

54.95-3.216

Lamlash

village in North Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

55.537-5.124

New Theatre Oxford

theatre and former cinema in Oxford, England

51.753917-1.260107

St David's Hall

Symphony hall used for orchestral concerts, recitals and other live music and comedy, host the Cardiff singer of the world competition, the world's premier singing competition.

51.48027778-3.17666667

Glasgow Tower

observation tower in Glasgow City, Scotland, UK

55.8592-4.2961

Sgùrr Dearg

mountain in the United Kingdom

57.2127-6.23484

Cardiff International Arena

indoor exhibition centre and events arena located in Cardiff, Wales

51.4778-3.1715

Scottish Football Museum

museum in Glasgow City, Scotland, UK

55.82555556-4.25111111

Grand Opera House, York

theatre in York, England

53.95726-1.08186

Port Eynon

village in United Kingdom

51.547-4.212

South Wales

region of Wales

51.68333333-3.38333333

Kyleakin

village in Highland, Scotland, UK

57.273-5.728

Drayton Manor Theme Park

Located just outside Tamworth in Staffordshire, is the fourth most popular theme park in the UK, with 35 rides set in 280 acres of land as well as a 15 acre zoo. To get to the park during school holidays simply catch the special E22 bus in the mornings (typically just before 9 and 10) from Carrs Lane stop DK (near the Pavilions Shopping Centre). A return ticket should cost £10. Outside of school holidays you'll need to catch bus 110, which runs every half hour from Bull Street stop BF (near Snow Hill station) and get off at Fazeley. The return fare is £4. If you're unsure of where exactly the stop is (and it's easy to miss) ask the driver to signal you when you need to get off. Admission £18.95-20.95.

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Rotunda (Birmingham)

The Rotunda is the only surviving part of the 1960s Bull Ring centre, devised as a 25-storey office building in a round shape, from which it derives its name. In many ways, it was a groundbreaking and daring engineering and architectural feat when it was constructed, and because of its significance it became Grade II listed. In the 2000s, as the Bullring centre was redeveloped, the Rotunda was thoroughly refurbished into a residential tower with 232 luxury apartments. Those on floors 19 and 20 are available for short term stays via Staying Cool, who operates them. The building is not accessible to the public.

52.47834167-1.89538889

Royal Mile

succession of streets forming the main thoroughfare of the Old Town of the city of Edinburgh in Scotland

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Liverpool Town Hall

Built in 1754, the Official Residence of Liverpool's Lord Mayor is an elegant stone building, having two fronts; one towards Castle Street, the other towards the area formed by the New Exchange Buildings. Each front consists of an elegant range of Corinthian columns, supporting a pediment, and are themselves supported by a rustic base. Between the capitals are heads, and emblems of commerce in basso-relievo; and on the pediment of the grand front is a noble piece of sculpture representing Commerce committing her treasures to the race of Neptune.

53.4071-2.9916

Goat Fell

mountain in the United Kingdom

55.62597222-5.19055556

Gower Peninsula

The beautiful Gower Peninsula was the United Kingdom's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Located in Swansea, the peninsula is famous for its stunning coastal scenery, wide sandy beaches and medieval castles.

51.5915-4.216294

Hall of Memory, Birmingham

A war memorial built in 1925 for the 12,320 Birmingham citizens killed in the First World War.

52.47945-1.90703056

Caledonian Canal

canal

57.112478-4.738541

Meadowbank Stadium

multi-purpose sports facility

55.95694444-3.15861111

Glasgow City Chambers

This imposing structure in George Square was built in 1888 in the Italian Renaissance style and is the headquarters of Glasgow City Council. Tours of the building are available daily, and visitors can see the magnificent marble staircases, lobbies, see the debating chamber and the lavish banqueting hall. Tours take about 45 min. In front the building, George Square, the city's notional centre, is populated by several statues of civic leaders and famous figures from history and is often used for outdoor events.

55.86095833-4.24837222

St Olave's Church, York

Church in York, England

53.96230556-1.08905556

West Pier

Grade I listed building in the United Kingdom

50.82083333-0.15111111

Sandwell Valley RSPB reserve

A bird reserve on the border with Sandwell which organises regular guided walks, talks and family activities.

52.5331-1.95

Singers Hill Synagogue

52.4755-1.9037

Inverness Castle

The Castle of Inverness

57.47631-4.2255

Glenlee (ship)

The Glenlee was built in 1896 and is one of only five Clydebuilt sailing ships that remain afloat in the world today, now restored and open to the public.

55.86447222-4.30694444

St Fagans Castle

Elizabethan manor house in St Fagans, Cardiff

51.4859-3.2677

Fruitmarket Gallery

art gallery in Edinburgh

55.9513094-3.191632

Wiltshire Museum

museum in Devizes, England

51.35-1.993

Foundation for Art and Creative Technology

Offers exhibitions, film and participant-led art projects. The building is home to three galleries (showing four exhibitions per year), a beautiful café operated by the team behind LEAF on Bold Street, a cosy bar and four film screens.

53.4022-2.9778

Cilurnum

A former Roman cavalry fort, Chesters has a fairly extensive - if rather old-fashioned - museum including exhibits excavated at Housesteads and elsewhere.

55.026-2.139

Shakespeare's Birthplace

Grade I listed birth house in Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

52.1939-1.708

Caerau Hillfort

A Norman ringwork castle within an older Iron Age hillfort (as at Caer Penrhos). Much of the site has been overgrown with vegetation.

51.4672-3.2483

Loch Coruisk

lake in the United Kingdom

57.2074-6.169

Barry Island

Welsh peninsula

51.392-3.27483333

Colbost

Hamlet on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

57.443-6.648

Newman Brothers Coffin Furniture Factory

An industrial heritage museum in the Jewellery Quarter, dedicated to educating visitors about the social and industrial history and importance of the site which was in operation as a coffin furniture factory from 1894 to its closure in 1998. Ornaments made by the Newman Brothers decorated the coffins of Sir Winston Churchill, Joseph Chamberlain, and many others. Many of the historic rooms, among which the "stamp" room, can be viewed and visited. Guided tours are highly recommended and start at 1 pm, 2 pm and 3pm.

52.48194444-1.9075

Weobley Castle, Gower

Located in north Gower, this is one of Swansea's best preserved castles and offers commanding views over the Loughor Estuary to Carmarthenshire. There is an admission charge.

51.6128-4.1994

Bluecoat Chambers

The Bluecoat is the oldest Grade 1 listed building in Liverpool’s city centre, dating back to 1717. Following a £14.5 million redevelopment, it re-opened in March 2008 with a new wing of galleries and a state-of-the-art performance space. It showcases talent across artistic disciplines including visual art, music, literature, dance and live art. It helps nurture new talent by providing studio spaces for artists.

53.4042-2.9839

Kingston Bridge, Glasgow

This bridge carries the M8 motorway across the Clyde. Built in 1969, the bridge is far more spectacular to stand beneath than drive over, with an almost cathedral-like vista and a strange aura of calmness that betrays the likely traffic chaos that is going unseen directly above your head.

55.85527778-4.27

Church of the Holy Trinity, Stratford-upon-Avon

Church in United Kingdom

52.18666667-1.7075

Armadale Castle

castle

57.07289-5.89889

St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast

The stunning cathedral building is situated at the opposite end of Royal Avenue, the main shopping street, from the City Hall. It is a fascinating building, and is at the centre of the "Cathedral Quarter", which is reluctantly being redesigned and cleaned up by various investment agencies to become Belfast's 'cultural' district. Thankfully, a lot of work remains to be done, and the area contains many fine cafés, bars and interesting buildings that recall the city's commercial and industrial heritage. Rent prices have yet to jump significantly, so keep an eye out for the small galleries and studio workspaces that remain in this area.

54.60277778-5.92833333

Armadale, Skye

village on the Isle of Skye in Scotland

57.062454-5.905501

Oxford Playhouse

theatre in Oxford, England

51.75472222-1.26083333

Bridge of Sighs (Oxford)

Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1

51.75447-1.25389

Aintree Racecourse

This course is renowned as home of the Grand National, the most formidable jumps race in the world, held in April each year. (Liverpool is mobbed when it's on.) They hold other jumps races in winter, but few recently, as the grandstand was being rebuilt. Now this is complete, there will presumably be an expanded race programme at Aintree, but this hasn't yet been announced.

53.47694444-2.94166667

Cabot Tower, Bristol

This dramatic Victorian tower occupies a prominent hilltop in Brandon Hill park, seen from much of the city. If you climb up the spiral staircase, you get a great view of the whole city from the top. There are signs which show you what you are looking at. It's a great way to get acquainted with the city and oriented to where you are.

51.454-2.6068

Holy Trinity Church, Micklegate, York

Church in York, England

53.95703333-1.08893611

All Saints' Church, North Street, York

Church in York, England

53.95844444-1.08619444

Tryfan

mountain in the United Kingdom

53.11494-3.99753

Pirnmill

village in North Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

55.645-5.383

Gustav Adolf Church, Liverpool

53.3996-2.9844

Water of Leith

river in the United Kingdom

55.98333333-3.16666667

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

This is the former Glasgow Herald building completed by Mackintosh. It houses the Centre for Design & Architecture, which show changing exhibitions and host events. From there you also have access to the Mackintosh Tower, which offers great views over Glasgow.

55.8597-4.2555

Methodist Central Hall, Birmingham

The hall was built in 1904 in a similar red-brick-and-terracota style to the Victoria Law Courts it faces. It is distinguished by its tall tower. It also retail premises at street level, some with original shop fronts. The building ceased to perfom its original function and has been converted into a very large night club. It is Grade II listed.

52.48361111-1.8925

Treasurer's House, York

Historic house museum in York, England

53.963-1.0808

Council House, Birmingham

The seat of local government. Not open to the public, except for special events and council meetings.

52.48-1.90277778

Holland Park

district of London

51.5028-0.2038

Segedunum

The remains of the Roman fort at Segedunum, eastern terminus of the Wall. It's a short walk away from the Wallsend Metro stations. In fact many of the signs at the metro station have been translated into Latin, including the aptly named Vomitorium.

54.98791-1.53231

Titan Clydebank

A fully preserved 100-year-old crane as used in the Glasgow shipbuilders John Brown Engineering. Great views of Glasgow from the top of the crane: guided tours available.

55.8973-4.4085

The Alexandra, Birmingham

Edwardian theatre showing pre- and post-West End plays and musicals.

52.476264-1.900683

Culloden, Highland

village in the Scottish Highlands

57.489-4.135

Queen's Cross Church, Glasgow

The only church designed by Mackintosh (in 1896), in a simple style for its use as a free church, it became a Church of Scotland church until 1976. It is now the headquarters of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society, with a small shop.

55.880286-4.271632

All Saints' Church, Pavement, York

Church in York, England

53.958675-1.08036389

St Martin le Grand, York

Church in York, England

53.95969722-1.08458333

Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate, York

Church in York, England

53.96146111-1.08030278

Victoria Law Courts

A prime example of Birmingham's red-brick-and-terracota architecture, covered not only with deep red terracota on the outside, but also with rich terracota decorations on the inside. Located in the grand Corporation Street among other buildings similar in style. First opened in 1891, it continues to house a court of law, the Birmingham Magistrates' Court.

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Durrington Walls

Just north of Woodhenge, Durrington Walls has been revealed as the site of a great Neolithic village, and likely home of several religious activities. The walls are the remains of the largest henge (earthworks) monument in the UK - some 500 m in diameter.

51.1925-1.786667

St Peter's Church, Castle Park, Bristol

It is difficult to imagine now, but this large harbour-side park was a network of busy streets and shops until it was bombed out during the second world war. Within the park are the excavated ruins of Bristol Castle, and the ruined St Peter's Church preserved as it stood after the bombing as a memorial to those killed.

51.4553-2.5897

Ashton Court

850 acres (340 hectares) city park, less than 2 mi (3.2 km) from the city centre, with a mix of meadow, woodland, deer park, golf course, site of the Balloon Fiesta, the KIte Festival and the former Ashton Court Festival.

51.4479-2.6446

Wellpark Brewery

Tour the large brewery (biggest in Scotland), which brews Tennent's lager and a wide range of other beers, including some supermarket own brands. Closed toe shoes are required for the tour.

55.8601-4.2307

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Heritage Railway in Sussex

54.355-3.408

Sir Duncan Rice Library

academic library in Aberdeen

57.164984-2.105614

Music Hall Aberdeen

movie theater in Aberdeen City, Scotland, UK

57.145-2.105

Croxteth Hall

This is one of Liverpool's most important heritage sites, one of "the finest working country estates in the North West" and was the winner of the European Capital of Culture 2008. The park is at the heart of what was once a great country estate stretching hundreds of square miles and was the ancestral home of the Molyneux family, the Earls of Sefton. After the death of the last Earl it was given to the City of Liverpool. The estate has four main attractions - The Historic Hall, Croxteth Home Farm, the Victorian Walled Garden and a 500-acre country park including the new Croxteth Local Nature Reserve. A new addition to what's on offer at Croxteth is the West Derby Courthouse. Dating from the reign of Elizabeth I, this is one of the oldest public buildings in Liverpool.

53.442-2.891

Cardiff Story Museum

The Hayes. This is the museum of Cardiff's history, located in the Old Library building, which it shares with the tourist information centre.

51.479753-3.176851

Oxwich

village in United Kingdom

51.559-4.171

Barbican Centre, York

entertainment venue in York

53.95345-1.07424167

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

area of HM Naval Base Portsmouth

50.801-1.11

Yorkshire Museum of Farming

Farming Museum, Living History Centre in York, England

53.96105-1.00875

Elgol

village on the Strathaird peninsula of the Isle of Skye, Highland, Scotland, UK

57.152-6.098

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

museum in Highland, Scotland, UK

57.4771-4.2255

Cathays Park

Pronounced "kut-AYS, it is the prominent civic centre, comprising expensive white Portland stone buildings in a range of classical styles, all surrounding the formal gardens of Alexandra Gardens whose centre contains national war memorial of Wales.

51.4866-3.1804

Stratford Butterfly Farm

Stratford Butterfly Farm is a visitor attraction in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. A leafy tropical environment is simulated inside large greenhouses. There are numerous free flying butterflies, a few free flying birds, a pool containing fish, and running water. There are also insects and spiders living in glass displays.

52.18957-1.7003

Barrowland Ballroom

The Barrowlands, as it is commonly known, is arguably the city's most famous and most respected live venue - famous for its sprung floor and excellent acoustics.

55.85516667-4.23669444

Metropolitan Arts Centre

art museum

54.60361111-5.9275

Red Lodge Museum, Bristol

The house was built in 1590 and then altered in 1730. It has fine oak panelling and carved stone chimney pieces and is furnished in the style of both periods. The garden has now been laid out in Elizabethan style.

51.455556-2.599583

Glyder Fach

mountain in United Kingdom

53.10491-4.00905

Brighton Marina

marina situated in Brighton, England

50.8125-0.103

Cheddar Gorge

Valley in Somerset, England

51.282409-2.76546

Gunwharf Quays

Shopping District

50.7949-1.1058

Sudley House

An art gallery which contains the collection of George Holt in its original setting. It includes work by Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, Edwin Landseer and J. M. W. Turner.

53.3735-2.9214

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

The diminutive Lyric remains the only full-time producing theatre in Northern Ireland. A busy schedule of productions can be found online.

54.579-5.934

The Exchange, Bristol

The Palladian Corn Exchange, built in 1743, boasts a clock on its frontage that ingeniously tells time both in the new-fangled GMT and the old Bristol time. In front are nails (in reality Bronze pillars) over which the local merchants did business; from these come the expression 'cash on the nail'.

51.4544-2.5935

Bristol (Whitchurch) Airport

Former airport of Bristol, operating from 1930 until 1957. It played an important role during the Second World War as air bridge between the UK and neutral Portugal, and other territories such as Gibraltar. From the early 1950s the airport became too small to accommodate scheduled services, and expansion was limited by surrounding housing estates. It remained in use for some years for short flights to the Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and the Isle of Man, but flying ceased from 1957 onward. It was reopened in 1959 as a racing circuit, but most of the former airport grounds have been redeveloped since. The main runway still exists and can be visited.

51.41277778-2.58638889

Castell y Bere

castle

52.65818-3.9715

The Electric, Birmingham

The oldest still-operating cinema building in the UK (opening in 1909), famous for its Art Deco interiors, home baking and cocktail bar. Features sofa seating, waiter service and the best in mainstream and independent films. Daily, doors open 30 minutes before the film starts.

52.4766-1.8987

Gordon Highlanders Museum

Military museum in Aberdeen

57.1376-2.1464

Bar Convent

church in York, UK

53.95487-1.0918

St Helen's Church, Stonegate, York

Church in York, England

53.96049722-1.083525

Mansion House, York

Grade I listed historic house museum in York, United Kingdom

53.959912-1.084862

St Mary's Church, Castlegate, York

Church in York, England

53.95716667-1.0805

Stonehenge Cursus

Neolithic cursus monument

51.186-1.826

Pero's Bridge

Bridge over the Harbour, known for the iconic counter weights of the lifting section which resemble the shape of movie character Shrek, hence its popular name with the locals. Its formal name Pero's Bridge is a reference to Pero Jones, a Caribbean slave who arrived in Bristol through the harbour channel below the bridge in the 18th. Although the bridges hydraulic mechanism allows it to open and close swiftly, it only does so rarely because the ferry was designed explicitly to pass under the bridge without it needing to be lifted.

51.4501-2.5979

Clifton Observatory

The Downs provide a huge open space within Bristol, with great views over the Avon Gorge and the suspension bridge. On top of the downs, right by the bridge is the Observatory, housing a camera obscura and a cave leading down towards an observation point within the 250-foot sheer cliff face of the gorge.

51.45663-2.6264

Princes Street

major thoroughfare in central Edinburgh, Scotland

55.95131389-3.20087778

M Shed

History of Bristol

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Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas, Liverpool

This is the city's parish church and home to the third Liver Bird (there are in fact three of them, not two).

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Cardiff Bay

bay and area created by the Cardiff Barrage in South Cardiff, Wales

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National Sea Life Centre (Birmingham)

Large sea life centre with a multitude of aquatic animals, including piranhas, turtles, sea horses, rays and otters. Feeding demonstrations throughout the day.

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Woodhenge

A contemporary monument to Stonehenge, Woodhenge was a series of timbers erected in oval rings, and like Stonehenge is aligned to the rising sun on the summer solstice. The old timber postholes are now marked with small concrete plinths (although there are plans to reconstruct the timbers as they may have looked), and although short on information the site offers a peaceful location away from the crowds at Stonehenge.

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York Cold War Bunker

The York Cold War Bunker is a two-storey, semi-subterranean, Cold War bunker in the Holgate area of York, England, built in 1961 to monitor nuclear explosions and fallout in Yorkshire, in the event of nuclear war.

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Duntulm

crofting township in Highland, Scotland, UK

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St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

This museum features exhibits relating not only to Glasgow's patron saint and the growth of Christianity in the city, but numerous exhibits pertaining to many faiths practised locally and worldwide.

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Domus Dei

church in the United Kingdom

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St Werburghs

The alternative quarter and a green oasis in the heart of the city. Filled with allotments, a city farm, eco-housing and lively pubs including the award-winning The Duke of York in Jubilee Road and The Miner's Arms in Mina Road. The most recent addition to the area is the multi-million pound Eastgate Oriental City complex which features a large Chinese supermarket and Chinese restaurant.

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Llandoger Trow

pub in Bristol, UK

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Norwegian Church, Cardiff

It was established in Cardiff Bay to serve the large community of Norwegian sailors working in the docks. The main claim to fame of its original location is as the place where the author Roald Dahl was christened. Today it is a cafe and art gallery.

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Portsmouth City Museum

Portsmouth Museum is a local museum in Museum Road in the city of Portsmouth, southern England.

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Georgian House, Bristol

Built for merchant and plantation owner John Pinney in 1790, also the former home of Pero Jones, a slave brought to Bristol from Nevis, by Pinney. It is displayed as it might have looked in the 18th century and provides an insight into life above and below stairs. Free. The book Pero, the Life of a Slave in Eighteenth-Century Bristol (C Eickelmann and D Small) is for sale at the museum.

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York city walls

Grade I listed urban defence in York, United Kingdom

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The Point, Cardiff

A church-turned-popular music venue in Cardiff Bay. The Point is situated in the old merchant's quarter of Mount Stuart Square. The square was named after Lord Mount Stuart, who represented Wales in Parliament during the Napoleonic period. The focal point of the square was St. Stephens, constructed around 1900, that would later be turned into The Point.

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Queen's Park, Glasgow

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York Guildhall

Rebuilt 15th-century city hall building in York, England

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Arran distillery

Arran's first modern whisky distillery, established in 1995. Their main product is the unpeated "Isle of Arran" single malt, in various cask finishes and ages. They also produce a peaty (20 ppm) malt whisky, "Machrie Moor", in small quantities as this involves closing and washing out the main product line. See also "Eat" listing for Casks cafe here. Their new distillery in Lagg in the south of the island makes a heavily peated (50 ppm) whisky - after maturation this will go on sale from April 2022.

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St Nicholas Market

All under a glass arcade and is a great place to grab some deliciously different and cheap food. Choices include, local cheeses, The Bristol Sausage shop, famous Pie Minister Pies, and food from around the world such as Portuguese, Italian, Moroccan or Caribbean and Turkish.

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Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre

convention center in Aberdeen City, Scotland, UK

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Embassy Court

Embassy Court is an 11-storey block of luxury flats on the seafront in Brighton, part of the English city of Brighton and Hove. It has been listed at Grade II* by English Heritage. Wells Coates' "extremely controversial" piece of Modernist architecture has "divided opinion across the city" since its completion in 1935, and continues to generate strong feelings among residents, architectural historians and conservationists.

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York Racecourse

Racecourse in North Yorkshire, England

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Langland Bay

bay in in Gower, Swansea, Wales

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Bute Park

park in Cardiff, Wales

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Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas, Toxteth

Dedicated to St Nicholas the patron saint of seafarers. Built between 1865 and 1870, it was the second purpose built Greek Orthodox Church in England. The architecture of the building is a typical example of the Byzantine style as used in many Eastern Greek Churches. A typical feature is the four domes of the building. Henry Summers, a master builder who built many fine buildings in the city, was commissioned to build the church.

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Auchentoshan distillery

A fully functioning Scottish whisky distillery, with guided tours and a visiting centre. The basic (classic) tour takes 60 min and includes one whisky. Other tours are available.

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Park District, Glasgow

district in the west-end of Glasgow, Scotland

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Leadenhall Street

street in the City of London, England

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St Bride's Church, Liverpool

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Ness Islands

river island in Highland, Scotland, UK

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The Old Crown, Birmingham

The Old Crown lays claim to being the oldest building in Birmingham (allegedly standing there since 1368), and retains a timber-framed construction, rare to find in the city. Saved from demolition multiple times, it remains an operational pub until today.

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Old High St Stephen's

Church

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Saint Philip Neri Church

Byzantine inspired design, built between 1914 and 1920

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Moseley Bog

A small woodland area that is said to be the Inspiration for Fangorn Forest in the Lord of The Rings. The area is well looked after with a series of wooden platforms and walkways creating pathways to follow. A visit can also be linked in with Sarehole Mill (see above), another haunt of young Tolkien.

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St Saviour's Church, York

Church in York, England

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Digbeth Institute

O2 Institute (formerly The Institute, HMV Institute, etc) is a new name. Focusing on alternative, pop and urban music, the venue has 3 stages, hosting gigs from local and touring bands. Also hosts regular club nights.

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BT Tower (Birmingham)

Completed in 1966, it is the tallest structure in Birmingham at 152 m, and serves solely as the support for some 80 transmission antennas mounted atop it. It has no viewing platform or other accessible floors at all, but it can serve as a landmark and orientation point as it is clearly visible from many parts of town. Its square profile sets it apart from many other similar structures in the world

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St William's College

Grade I listed building in York, United Kingdom

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George Square

square in Glasgow

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Queen Margaret Union

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Queen Square, Bristol

A 2.4 ha garden square in the center, originally laid out outside Bristol's city walls in an area known as the Town Marsh. Its planning started in 1699 and construction finished in 1727, being named after Queen Anne. It has seen a turbulent history, with much of the north and west side buildings being destroyed during the riots of 1831 and subsequently rebuilt. From 1937 to 1992 the square was scarred by a dual carriageway road crossing it diagonally, which created a lot of traffic to flow through the area. After this became unbearable by the 90s, the road was closed and demolished by the late 90s, and the garden restored to its pre 1937 glory. Although originally a residential neighborhood, the buildings surrounding the square are nowadays used as offices, and many are listed under heritage protection. The center of the square hosts the iconic statue of William III, a sculpture by John Michael Rysbrack who cast it in 1733 in brass and erected it in 1736 to signify the city's loyalty.

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The Lido, Bristol

A Grade II* listed building. The Lido and pub are separately managed, the historic Lido having closed in 1989, completely refurbished and reopened in 2008. The Victoria freehouse pub stands in one corner of the site; it was created in 1851 to provide the funds to rescue the Lido the first time, and was saved from closure in 2006.

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Oxwich Bay

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Monsal Trail

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Mawr

village in Wales

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Parliament Buildings (Northern Ireland)

The parliament buildings are the home of the Northern Ireland Assembly. The buildings are massive and have marble interiors. The grounds are interesting in themselves, and a walk down the mile-long road to the main parliament buildings is well recommended. Guided tours may be possible, telephone in advance.to get there take the Glider service from the City centre the G1 service and get off at Stormont halt

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Fort Nelson, Hampshire

Grade I listed military museum in the United Kingdom

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Caswell Bay

Beach in Wales

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Leigh Woods National Nature Reserve

A wilderness of beauty and tranquility set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Avon Gorge and Brunel's world famous suspension bridge (National Trust).

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Brandon Hill, Bristol

This attractive and hilly park is worth visiting, if only for the views over Bristol from the hill-top. Even better views can be gained by climbing the narrow spiral staircase within the Cabot Tower atop the hill. Open every day from 8AM to 30 min before dusk. The tower is now open again after being closed for significant structural maintenance.

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The Lanes

collection of narrow lanes in Brighton, England

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Bush Barrow

archaeological site in England

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Goddards House and Garden

Arts and Crafts, Historic House Museum in Dringhouses, York

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Tenement House (Glasgow)

A National Trust for Scotland site, a middle class Glasgow tenement house preserved in pretty much the way it was in the early 20th century.

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King Street, Bristol

King Street is now the heart of Bristol's theatre-land (see 'Old Vic' below) but it once lead down to the docks at Welsh Back, where the old sailing trows (a type of sailing barge) used to dock after their journeys from South Wales. The street has changed little since those days, and the Llandoger Trow pub dates back to 1663. It is rumoured to have been patronised by pirates of old, and by Robert Louis Stevenson whilst writing Treasure Island.

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Wavertree Botanic Gardens

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Winterbourne Botanic Garden

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Clwb Ifor Bach

nightclub in Cardiff

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Tradeston Bridge

The bridge crosses the river west of the M8 motorway and is nicknamed the "Squiggly Bridge" by locals because of its distinctive S-shape.

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Edgbaston Priory Club

Edgbaston Priory is the main tennis club in Birmingham, with 29 tennis courts, 10 squash courts, 2 swimming pools and a gym available to the public. Every June the club also hosts the DFS Classic, a woman's tennis tournament that acts as a warm-up for Wimbledon. DFS Classic tickets £8-20.

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Large botanical gardens with a huge range of plants and workshops throughout the year.

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St Thomas' Peace Garden

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Normanton Down Barrows

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Eas a’ Chrannaig

waterfall in North Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

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Castle Bromwich Assembly

The north of Birmingham hosts Jaguar's Castle Bromwich Assembly plant, which makes most Jaguar's models, and especially the high-end ones. Factory visits are available, and have to be pre-booked by specifically contacting the Visitors Centre by phone or email.

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Footdee

Footdee is an area of Aberdeen, Scotland known locally by its Scots language name of Fittie. It is an old fishing village at the east end of the harbour. The name is actually folk etymology. Far from being "Foot of the Dee/Fit o the Dee", it is actually a corruption of a former dedication to a "St Fittick".

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The Tolbooth, Aberdeen

museum in Aberdeen

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Portsdown Hill

mountain in United Kingdom

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Preston Manor, Brighton

Preston Manor is the former manor house of the ancient Sussex village of Preston, now part of the coastal city of Brighton and Hove, England. The present building dates mostly from 1738, when Lord of the manor Thomas Western rebuilt the original 13th-century structure, and 1905 when Charles Stanley Peach's renovation and enlargement gave the house its current appearance. The manor house passed through several owners, including the Stanfords—reputedly the richest family in Sussex— after several centuries of ownership by the Diocese of Chichester and a period in which it was Crown property.

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Lulworth

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Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar

History museum in York, England

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University Parks

parkland area northeast of the city centre in Oxford, England

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City Art Centre

museum in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Gritstone Trail

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OFS Studio

Arts at the Old Fire Station is a social enterprise in Oxford comprising a gallery, theatre and studio for dance, drama and music, workshops for artists as well as a shop selling original work by artists and designers. There are studios available to hire for classes, rehearsals and meetings.

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Eastside City Park

More of a public square than a true park.

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Irish Republican History Museum

Museum exploring the history of Republicanism in Belfast. The museum is not affiliated with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and could be seen as fairly biased. Tourists should make up their own minds whether or not to visit. Free admission.

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Llechwedd Slate Caverns

One of the most popular attractions in North Wales. Two underground tours describe the lives of the 19th-century miners. Plenty to see on the surface too. It's all done very well - this is a great place to spend a half day.

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St Pauls, Bristol

The Afro-Caribbean centre of Bristol and home to the world famous St Pauls Carnival. It still suffers from the negative reputation of having been home of the St Pauls riots over 25 years ago but visitors today will find it a colourful, friendly area with fantastic reggae pubs and clubs and a great street art scene. Host to an Asian supermarket on Ashley Road next door to Teoh's pan-Asian cafe.

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Scotstown Moor

nature reserve in Aberdeen, Scotland

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West End Festival

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Sharmanka Kinetic Gallery

A kinetic gallery and theatre. It consists of a number of strange machines created by the Russian artists Eduard Bersudsky. The machines perform stories and the light and sound during the performance adds to a really unique and amazing experience. The full show takes 1hr 10min, the short one 45 min.

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Custard Factory

Self-styled "Birmingham's Creative Quarter" this eclectic venue plays host to various events, as well as club nights on weekends and some weekdays in what was an actual custard factory in its former life. On bigger nights the large pool at the centre of the venue is drained and turned into a dancefloor with a heated marquee over it.

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Royal Highland Show

human settlement in United Kingdom

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Merchant City Festival

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Victoria Park, Glasgow

Considered to be the prettiest park in Glasgow.

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Loony Dook

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Samson and Goliath (cranes)

Twin cranes for shipbuilding completed in 1969 (Goliath) and 1974 (Samson).

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Great Bristol Half Marathon

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Dhamma Talaka Pagoda

Situated in a remote residential corner of Birmingham, the gold-roofed pagoda is a sight to behold. The pagoda is designed as symbol of peace, compassion and the noble exemplary qualities of the Buddha.

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North Laine

human settlement in United Kingdom

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Taff Trail

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Three Cliffs Bay

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Glasgow International Comedy Festival

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World Pipe Band Championships

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Snickelways of York

The Snickelways of York, often misspelt Snickleways, are a collection of small streets and footpaths in the city of York, England. The word Snickelway was coined by local author Mark W. Jones in 1983 in his book A Walk Around the Snickelways of York, and is a portmanteau of the words snicket, meaning a passageway between walls or fences, ginnel, a narrow passageway between or through buildings, and alleyway, a narrow street or lane. Although the word is a neologism, it quickly became part of the local vocabulary, and has even been used in official council documents, for example when giving notice of temporary footpath closures.

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Derwent Valley Light Railway

The Derwent Valley Light Railway (DVLR) was a privately owned standard-gauge railway in North Yorkshire, England, and was unusual in that it was never nationalised, remaining as a private operation all its life. It ran between Layerthorpe on the outskirts of York to Cliffe Common near Selby. It opened in two stages, in 1912 and 1913, and closed in sections between 1965 and 1981. Between 1977 and 1979, passenger steam trains operated between Layerthorpe and Dunnington — the entire length of track at that time. In 1993 a small section was re-opened as part of the Yorkshire Museum of Farming at Murton.

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Sea Life Brighton

Sealife Brighton, originally known as the Brighton Aquarium, is an aquarium in Brighton, currently operated by Sea Life.

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