Monkey Island, Bray

Monkey Island is the perfect place for anyone wanting to have an adventure. Located near to the village of Bray, Berkshire, Monkey Island is a beautiful island in the River Thames, which can be reached by boat. In the centre of Monkey Island is an outstanding building, which was turned into a hotel in the 19th-Century. It has been popular with tourists since the Georgian era. If you want to explore the beautiful gardens or stay in a luxury hotel situated in the middle of the River Thames, this could…

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Bedfordshire England 

Ampthill Park

Ampthill Park is the perfect destination for locals and visitors alike. This magnificent park is located in Bedfordshire and was first opened to the public after WWII. This 18th-Century park has stunning landscaped grounds that have something to offer people of all ages. With the beautifully sculpted gardens, long walks and children’s play areas, you won’t have time to get bored. The Story Behind Ampthill Park In the 14th-Century, Ampthill Park was a hunting park. It was purchased by Sir John Cornwall (who married the Duchess of Exeter) in the…

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England Shropshire 

Ludlow Castle

If you’re looking for a beautiful, historical place to visit, then Ludlow Castle could be the perfect choice for you. Ludlow Castle is located in Shropshire. The castle is located on a hill high above the land and it overlooks the stunning River Teme. Within the castle walls are numerous medieval buildings for you to explore at your leisure. The majestic castle has survived the English Civil War and now attracts visitors from all over the world. History of Ludlow Castle Ludlow Castle was first built in the 11th century…

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Cumbria England The Lake District 

Cockermouth, Cumbria

The Lake District is home to many quaint little towns that consist of fantastic places, friendly people and wonderful views, one of the most ancient market towns being Cockermouth. Just a 15-minute drive from Keswick, and close to many of the stunning mountains around the Lake District, Cockermouth is a delightful place to visit or stay during your trip to the Lakes. Wordsworth House and Garden For those interested in the magnificent poetry of the late William Wordsworth, this National Trust house and garden was birthplace and home to the…

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England Manchester 

Northern Quarter, Manchester

Northern Quarter in Manchester is a go-to if you like all things quirky and hipster. Northern Quarter, known to most Mancunians as NQ, is a vibrant, eclectic and fun area of this big city, providing a whole host of things to do. One day isn’t really enough to take in all the wonders of this remarkable area, so whether you chose to visit for a couple of days or you’re visiting Manchester and are looking for something a little different, NQ is the place to go. Grab a Coffee NQ…

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Cambridgeshire England 

Peterborough, England

Known as a rapidly growing city, Peterborough is housed in the heart of rural East England. Home to around 200,000 people, the city welcomes tourists from all four corners of the globe every year. Sharing its borders with Northamptonshire, Rutland, Lincolnshire, and Cambridgeshire, Peterborough is a thriving city that is filled to the brim with historic buildings and events to check out. With that in mind, here are a few reasons why you must check out Peterborough on your next trip. Peterborough Cathedral With over 900 years of rich history…

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England Suffolk 

Ipswich, England

Situated in Suffolk, England, Ipswich is a town set on the River Orwell. With its waterfront being home to an array of galleries, cafés, and shops, Ipswich welcomes many tourists from across the country every year. Regarded as one of the most important locations in Britain, here are a few reasons why Ipswich should be next on your destination list. Explore on Foot To get the most out of your trip to Ipswich, many tourists decide to embark on a guided walk where you can find out more about the…

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Bolton England 

Bolton, England

If you’re looking for a town that truly captures the spirit of the North, then look no further than Bolton. It’s often overlooked, but there are plenty of hidden gems here that make Bolton worth visiting. Museums When it comes to museums, Bolton has two that are certainly worth a visit. The first, and biggest, is Bolton Library and Museum, where you can find interactive exhibits for the kids, a variety of bones and fossils, and even an aquarium full of exotic fish. If you’re lucky, you might even be…

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England Southport 

Birkdale, Merseyside

The village of Birkdale is one of the country’s hidden gems. A pretty seaside village on the coast of the Irish Sea in Merseyside, Birkdale is a place that saw its boom in the Victorian era and that shines through today in the architecture of the shops that populate its centre. Its beach was a popular destination for Victorian Britain too, and was also the venue for early land-speed record attempts, as well a landing strip for early aeroplanes offering sight-seeing flights in the early 1900s. History, shopping and nature…

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England Lancashire 

Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Nestled on the Lancashire coast is one of the jewels in Britain’s crown of conservation. The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust maintain one of the country’s premier conservation sites, offering safe refuge to dozens of species of wildfowl and wildlife at Martin Mere Wetland Centre. The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) began in 1946 when Peter Scott opened the first conservation centre in Slimbridge. Peter was the son of the famous Antarctic explorer Captain Robert F. Scott, an Olympic sailing medallist, and a renowned writer and broadcaster who recognised the importance…

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