Some of the finest Roman architecture to be found in the UK and hot springs dating back for over 2,000 years. Take a walk around this impressive site much of which is 6m below ground level and if you have time sample the waters and bathe in its therapeutic waters. Many of the displays have recently been updated and a hand held audio guide is given to every visitor
Birmingham - chocoholics will love a tour of Cadburys World
A great place for the kids and educational too. Learn about where chocolate comes from and how to make it. Watch Cadbury’s chocolates being made and have a go yourself. Visit a replica of the original street where john Cadbury opened his first shop in 1824 and then enjoy yourself in the world’s largest Cadburys store. Booking in advance is essential.
Birmingham - family day out at the hands on Umberslade Children's Farm
As well as being a working farm this popular venue offers children the opportunity to feed new born lambs, stroke young calves and even get up and close with Shire horses. The different seasons mean there are different things to see and do so you can keep coming back for more. Why not organise a birthday party here and ride on the tractors and trailers
Brighton - walk the unique and quirky shops and eatries of the Lanes
Dating back to 1792 and once part of the settlement of Brighthelmstone the Lanes are made up of narrow streets bustling with shoppers and people looking to try one of the numerous eateries. An excellent location for shopping it is also a great place to find buskers and street entertainers and is THE place in Brighton to visit if you love jazz music.
Cambridge - explore Milton Country Park
Perfect for a quiet family day out the park consists of a series of lakes and walkways accessible by everyone, including disabled. Fishing is available on many of the 8 lakes in the park and the Sensory Park with its textured and aromatic plants makes for an interesting time. Check out special events including the occasional “Shakespeare in the Park”
Lake District - tour the working Honister Slate Mine
Although not compulsory it is definitely worth paying for a guide both to learn more about the home of Westmoreland Green Slate as well go underground and see it being mined. For the brave at heart also try the Via Ferrata, a series of rock climbs and zip lines that will make your heart race. Not for the fainthearted or those with a fear of heights.
Liverpool - see a host of animals at Knowsley Safari Park
5 miles of road through enclosures gets you real up close and personal with over 30 different species of animals. Highly educational the Sea Lion show is also worth a visit. The ‘Keeper for a day’ experience makes an excellent birthday or Christmas gift and can be purchased through their website. There is also a great amusement park to help keep the youngsters entertained.
London - go on a London city jogging tour
What a great way to see London in a limited amount of time and stay fit at the same time. Pick from a choice of 6 different tours or have one tailored to your particular requirements. Jogs range from 6km to 12km and are suitable for recreational runners and gentle joggers alike. Different runs on different days with the Royal Parks and Palaces taking place every day
Manchester - have a laugh at the Comedy Store
Located next to the canal this is a great night out. Manchester is said to be the home of comedy so where better to go and see local talent trying to break through. Go for a drink in the bar or enjoy a meal in the restaurant before the show. Be prepared to laugh your socks off. Open Wednesday – Sunday
York - go on the award winning Ghost Trail of York walk
A night trip with a difference the ghost tour starts at the west doors of York Minster every day at 7.30pm. There is no need to book with the tour lasts about 1 hour. The guides are all experienced and will keep all enthralled with stories of ghosts, both ancient and modern. Everything from plague victims to Victorian tragedies. Perfect for families and wheelchairs
Introduction of England
Ever since the colonial days, English culture and language has managed to spread across the world and influence a number of nations. Those colonial days are over, but many tourists are still fascinated by England's long history and colourful heritage. Of course, most visitors begin their trip in London, the nation's capital and home to four World Heritage sites. Sights such as the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace are not to be missed, but guests should remember that London is also a cosmopolitan European capital with a wide range of contemporary attractions. Outside the capital, the nation's Roman history manifests itself in spa towns such as Bath. This beautiful city is close to the ancient Stonehenge site and is a good stop off point on the way to the beaches of Cornwall. Farther north, York is another great Roman city, dominated by the imposing York Minster. England prides itself on its magnificent countryside, with the Lake District among several areas appealing to nature lovers and eco-tourists. There is a great selection of accommodation across the country, ranging from cosy guesthouses in towns and villages to more typical England hotels in larger cities.
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