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Oxford

Oxford is the oldest university city in the United Kingdom, some 50 miles (80 km) to the west of the capital London in its own county of Oxfordshire, on the rivers Thames and Cherwell. Together with Cambridge (the second oldest university city and Oxford's great rival), Oxford has long represented the English academic establishment and elite ("Oxbridge"), a haven of tradition and endeavour. Oxford's famous "Dreaming Spires" refer to the medieval churches and colleges that dominate the bustling modern town in all their Gothic splendour. Picturesque architecture and a vibrant modern life, driven by students, light industry and technology, all set in the rolling countryside of Oxfordshire, make this a great destination.

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Newbury and Thatcham

civil parish and town in Berkshire, England

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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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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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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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Winchester (England)

city in Hampshire, England

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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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Warwick (England)

the county town of Warwickshire, England

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Southampton

Southampton is a port city on England's South East coast. It was the departure point for many trans-Atlantic crossings, perhaps most famously including the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic.

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High Wycombe

High Wycombe is a hilly town in the county of Buckinghamshire in England.

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Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon is an historic town on the River Avon in the English county of Warwickshire, best known as the home town of the great English playwright and poet, William Shakespeare. Today, it is a major theatre-going destination as the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company. As such, it represents one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

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Portsmouth

Portsmouth (pronounced "ports-muth" and nicknamed "Pompey") is a large city in the county of Hampshire, on the south coast of England. Portsmouth plays a major role in British history, especially naval history. Its rich heritage offers a variety of attractions, including the Historical Dockyard, which houses some of the most historical warships in the world – HMS Victory, Lord Nelson's flagship used at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, and the Mary Rose, a Tudor-era warship. Portsmouth has two cathedrals, including the Romanesque Portsmouth Cathedral, 12 museums, most of which are free, and two theatres. The city offers excellent shopping facilities in the Gunwharf Quays complex, home to a variety of designer stores including Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss and Barbour, as well as the striking 557 ft (170 m) landmark Spinnaker Tower, which offers excellent views of the Solent and City.

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Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is an island and county five miles off the southern coast of England. It is easily and quickly accessible by multiple sea routes from the mainland cities of Southampton and Portsmouth. The island has long been an excellent place for an upmarket but traditional seaside holiday, with beaches and towns that were very popular in Victorian times. It is now also becoming a must-visit destination for young people seeking watersports and outdoor activities generally. Cowes is a famous yachting centre and attracts the 'London set' together with members of the worldwide sailing fraternity during Cowes Week in August. The island has a similar atmosphere to Guernsey or Jersey yet is much closer to the mainland and is three times the size. It has a population of 138,000. Despite being only 6 miles across the sea from Portsmouth and 15 miles from Southampton it is a world apart in terms of scenery, culture and pace of life. Known as "England In Miniature" it offers an incredible variety with the landscape changing dramatically in the space of a few miles and each town and village offering something different. Beaches are fantastic and the water quality is good.

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Haslemere

Haslemere is a town in Surrey.

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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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Chichester

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

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Christchurch (England)

coastal town in Dorset, England

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Birmingham (England)

major city in England

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Chertsey

Chertsey is a town in Surrey.

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Nottingham

City and unitary authority area in England

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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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Surrey

Surrey is the county in the South East of England immediately southwest of London. Surrey is the smallest Home County, is cited as being the wealthiest county per square kilometre in all of Great Britain and is the most wooded county in England.

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Poole

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

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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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Bath

city in Somerset, England, United Kingdom

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London

capital and largest city of the United Kingdom

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Dorset

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

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Brighton

Brighton is a famous seaside resort and charming city in East Sussex in southeastern England, 76 km (47 mi) south of London. In 2000, the neighbouring communities of Brighton and Hove joined to form the unitary authority of the City of Brighton and Hove.

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Brighton (England)

town on the south coast of Great Britain

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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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Dorchester

town in West Dorset in Dorset, United Kingdom

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Bristol

city in South West England

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Cherbourg

Cherbourg is a port town at the north end of the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy, France.

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Lewes

Lewes is the county town of East Sussex.

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York

The ancient cathedral city of York has a history dating back over 2000 years. Romans, Saxons, Vikings, and Britons from all eras have each left their mark. It is home to some of Europe's best preserved historical buildings and structures, including York Minster and dozens of other churches, the Shambles medieval shopping street, countless handsome townhouses, and the city's walls and gatehouses. Other popular attractions on the bucket lists of York's 7 million annual visitors include the Jorvik Viking Centre and Britain's National Railway Museum.

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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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Sights

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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Christ Church, Oxford

Constituent college of the University of Oxford in England

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New Theatre Oxford

theatre and former cinema in Oxford, England

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Oxford Playhouse

theatre in Oxford, 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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Radcliffe Camera

library building in Oxford, UK

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Bridge of Sighs (Oxford)

Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1

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Magdalen College, Oxford

constituent college of the University of Oxford in England

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University Parks

parkland area northeast of the city centre in Oxford, England

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Fort Nelson, Hampshire

Grade I listed military museum in the United Kingdom

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Portsdown Hill

mountain in United Kingdom

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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

area of HM Naval Base Portsmouth

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Gunwharf Quays

Shopping District

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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.

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Domus Dei

church in the United Kingdom

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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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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.

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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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Aldershot

town in Hampshire, UK

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Portsmouth F.C.

Association football club

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Avebury

Neolithic henge monument

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Southsea

town in Hampshire, England

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Stonehenge Cursus

Neolithic cursus monument

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Normanton Down Barrows

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Salisbury

cathedral city in Wiltshire, England

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Bush Barrow

archaeological site in England

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Wiltshire

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

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Eton, Berkshire

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Windsor, Berkshire

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Wiltshire Museum

museum in Devizes, England

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Devizes

town in Wiltshire, England

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Cotswolds

protected area in south central England

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Bournemouth

town in the ceremonial county of Dorset, England

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Middlesex

historic county of England

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Wirksworth

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

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Rocester

village in the United Kingdom

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East Midlands

official region of England

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Bradford-on-Avon

town in Wiltshire, England, UK

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Corfe Castle

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Bakewell

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

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Sheffield

city in South Yorkshire, England

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Monsal Trail

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Buxton

town in Derbyshire, England

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Edale

village and civil parish in High Peak, Derbyshire, England

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Lulworth

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Lincoln Cathedral

cathedral located in Lincoln in England

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Wakefield

city in West Yorkshire, England

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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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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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West Pier

Grade I listed building in the United Kingdom

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North Laine

human settlement in United Kingdom

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The Lanes

collection of narrow lanes in Brighton, England

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Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

museum in Brighton, UK

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Gritstone Trail

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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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Volk's Electric Railway

narrow gauge heritage railway in Brighton, England

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Lyme Park

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

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Brighton Marina

marina situated in Brighton, England

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University of Sussex

university in Brighton and Hove, UK

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Kidsgrove

town in Staffordshire UK

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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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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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Roedean School

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

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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.

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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.

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Llandoger Trow

pub in Bristol, UK

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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'.

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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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Leeds

city in West Yorkshire, England

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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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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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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.

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Great Bristol Half Marathon

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M Shed

History of Bristol

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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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Ironbridge

village in Shropshire, England

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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.

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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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United Kingdom
Abingdon-on-Thames is in Oxfordshire on the River Thames about 7 miles south of Oxford.

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