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The Old Harbourmasters Office

The Old Harbourmasters Office, Charlestown Harbour, Charlestown, Cornwall

Charlestown Harbour, Charlestown


Need a beautiful place to hang out, chill with the family or do absolutely nothing? The Old Harbour Master's Office overlooking moody and atmospheric Charlestown Harbour in Cornwall provides the perfect spot. This little home away from home is... more

Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village, Hampton Avenue, Torquay, Devon

Hampton Avenue, Babbacombe, Torquay


There’s something undeniably enjoyable about wondering through flower-decked gardens and admiring the handiwork of a team of people who have recreated every aspect of life around you – but in miniature. At Babbacombe Model Village in Torquay you’ll... more

Terracotta Warriors Museum

Terracotta Warriors Museum, High East Street, Dorchester, Dorset

High East Street, Dorchester


The Terracotta Warriors Museum in Dorchester is host to an exhibition of the Chinese Terracotta Army from the Chin Dynasty. The exhibition features a spectacular group of warriors, which have been specially created in China by the conservation... more

Bath Aqua Glass - Glassblowing Demonstrations

Bath Aqua Glass - Glassblowing Demonstrations, Bath Aqua Glass, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

Bath Aqua Glass, 105/107 Walcot Street, Bath


Glassblowing demonstrations at Bath Aqua Glass offer the opportunity to see skilled glassblowers at work using traditional techniques to make beautiful ranges of free blown glassware (no moulds are used). The glassware takes inspiration from the... more

Bekonscot Model Village & Railway

Bekonscot Model Village & Railway, Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

Warwick Road, Beaconsfield


From the tiny octogenarians playing bowls to the diddy zoo penguins and frantically busy hay bailers, Bekonscott Model Village is a delight to visit. The Buckinghamshire attraction, which donates all its profits to charity, recreates rural life in... more

Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon

Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey


Sick of cookie cutter presents and fancy a bit of originality? Get thee to the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, the south west’s biggest contemporary craft centre which houses everything from metalwork, textiles and sculptures to photography and jewellery.... more

Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, London

Westminster, London


If you have ever fancied taking a look around the iconic Houses of Parliament, home to 1,000 years of history, politics, stunning art and architecture, we have good news. A choice of audio or guided tours is now available. Both tours follow the route... more

Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole, Dorset

Poole Harbour, Poole


The inspiration for many a story by children’s writer Enid Blyton, from a child’s point of view it’s hard to imagine a better spot for ripping adventures and lashings of ginger beer than Brownsea Island. The fun starts on the boat ride over from... more

Daphne Du Maurier´s Smugglers at Jamaica Inn

Daphne Du Maurier´s Smugglers at Jamaica Inn, Jamaica Inn Courtyard, Launceston, Cornwall

Jamaica Inn Courtyard, Bolventor, Launceston


Daphne Du Maurier´s Smugglers at Jamaica Inn is set in one of the most breathtaking locations in Cornwall. Built in 1750 as a coaching inn and used by travellers crossing Bodmin Moor some of which were smuggling brandy and tea into the UK!, this was... more

Westons Cider Visitor Centre

Westons Cider Visitor Centre, The Bounds, Ledbury, Herefordshire

The Bounds, Much Marcle, Ledbury


Join a tour around Westons Cider Visitor Centre, and hear how cider is produced, from the planting of the orchards to the moment cider is poured into a glass. Stroll through the Henry Weston Courtyard Garden and afterwards into the Bottle Museum Tea... more

At-Bristol

At-Bristol, Anchor Road, Bristol

Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol


Learn everything from why water flushes down a loo to how the human brain functions (they’ve a real one on display) at the hugely entertaining and interactive At Bristol science centre on the city’s waterside. From biting on straws to hear music... more

The Rum Story

The Rum Story, Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria

Lowther Street, Whitehaven


Not that we are suggesting that it rains much in the Lake District, but The Rum Story in Whitehaven makes for a great little place to while away an afternoon should the heavens open. Based in the original Georgian premises of the Jefferson family who... more

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Coach Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire

Coach Road, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Telford


Set aside the whole day – you’ll need it to get around the ten museums that sit in this idyllic Shropshire spot. There are ten sites to visit at the The Ironbridge Gorge Museums, which collectively celebrate the Industrial Revolution and set out to... more

Blakemere Village

Blakemere Village, Chester Road, Northwich, Cheshire

Chester Road, Sandiway, Northwich


Whether you are a lady who lunches or a busy family looking for something different to do, Blakemere Village, a huddle of boutiques in an Edwardian cobbled stable courtyard in the Cheshire countryside, is a great day out. Anyone who enjoys poking... more

Hack Green Secret Bunker

Hack Green Secret Bunker, PO Box 127, Nantwich, Cheshire

PO Box 127, Nantwich


You can’t beat a clandestine government project for intrigue and Hack Green Secret Bunker in Nantwich delivers it all when it comes to cloak-and-dagger stuff. This 35,000 square foot underground fixed radar station, one of 21 in the country, was... more

Priory Visitor Centre

Priory Visitor Centre, Coventry Arts & Heritage, Coventry, West Midlands

Coventry Arts & Heritage, Priory Row, Coventry


The best way to find out about medieval life in Coventry is to visit the Priory Visitor Centre. When excavated the site revealed the remains of Coventry´s first Cathedral and the Priory Undercrofts. Many remains of the medieval buildings have been... more

The British Library

The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, London

96 Euston Road, London


Much overlooked as an attraction, the British Library, one of the world's greatest research libraries, tucked away near Euston Station, is quite simply a treasure trove of historic documents - and it’s entirely free to see them. From the Magna... more

Seaton Tramway

Seaton Tramway, Riverside Depot, Seaton, Devon

Riverside Depot, Harbour Road, Seaton


Seaton Tramway operates a three mile route through East Devon´s glorious Axe Valley between Seaton and the small village of Colyford and the ancient town of Colyton. Travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves giving... more

Dover Castle

Dover Castle, Dover, Kent

Dover


An iconic structure that presides over the famous coastline and its white cliffs, Dover Castle has watched over the area since its keep was built in the 1180s and there has been a look out on the site for some 20 centuries. Inside this historic... more

Cheddar Caves & Gorge

Cheddar Caves & Gorge, Cheddar, Somerset

Cheddar


Cheddar Gorge is the sort of place that when you see foreign visitors touring around it, you feel sort of proud to be British. To the uninitiated, this famous tourist spot is a three-mile long gorge which was created by numerous Ice Age meltwaters... more

Thursford Collection

Thursford Collection, Thursford, Fakenham, Norfolk

Thursford, Fakenham


The Thursford Collection, in the tranquil setting of a small Norfolk village, takes you back to a traditional old-fashioned fairground where majestic engines sit next to carousel rides. The collection of mechanical organs, from the smaller street... more

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St Austell, Cornwall

Pentewan, St Austell


On a sunny Cornwall day, the sound of nuthatches and kingfishers singing and waving camellias casting their scent onto the breeze, it’s hard to find a spot more lovely than The Lost Gardens of Heligan. But this rural idyll wasn’t always this way. The... more

Paradise Park

Paradise Park, Avis Road, Newhaven, East Sussex

Avis Road, Newhaven


Made up of Planet Earth Museum, a heritage trail and gardens, a kids’ play zone and a garden centre, Paradise Park in Newhaven, East Sussex, provides plenty whether the weather’s inclement or fine. The museum charts life on earth from the very start... more

Beatles Story

Beatles Story, Brittania Vaults, Liverpool, Merseyside

Brittania Vaults, Albert Dock, Liverpool


You don’t have to be a fan of the Fab Four to get a kick out of the Beatles Story, so wonderfully is it recreated. From the innocent start at the Woolton Village fete where John first met Paul to the TV footage showing screaming fans fainting in... more

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, Milford, Lifton, Devon

Milford, Lifton


In addition to a large collection of Steam, Agriculture and bygones the Centre now hosts the historic collection of the Fairground Heritage Trust including a collection of operating fairground rides from the early 20th Century.... more

Pumphouse Educational Museum (Rotherhithe Heritage Museum)

Pumphouse Educational Museum (Rotherhithe Heritage Museum), Lavender Pond & Nature Park, London, London

Lavender Pond & Nature Park, Lavender Road, Rotherhithe, London


Artefacts from the foreshore of the River Thames dating from Roman times and exhibitions ´The Blitz Room´, ´The 1950s´ and ´20th Century Artefacts From The Home´.... more

Dinosaur Isle

Dinosaur Isle, Culver Parade, Sandown, Isle of Wight

Culver Parade, Sandown


If ever there was a great attraction to take dinosaur-mad children and adults alike, its Dinosaur Isle on the Isle of Wight. Designed in the shape of a giant pterodactyl, its vast collection of 1000-plus fossils were first brought together when 19th... more

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, London

East Molesey


Everyone has heard of Hampton Court Palace, where the mighty King Henry VIII entertained, wooed and ruled with a rod of iron. The Great Hall is England’s greatest example of a medieval hall and was host to Shakespeare’s company in 1603/4 while the... more

Beer Quarry Caves

Beer Quarry Caves, Beer, Devon

Beer


It beggars belief but an amazing 24 cathedrals were created using individuals stones that were quarried by hand from Beer Quarry. That is an awful lot of hard work underground for thousands of quarrymen over the years. No surprise, then, that the... more

The Jane Austen Centre

The Jane Austen Centre, 40 Gay Street, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

40 Gay Street, Bath


Well, if you’re going to immerse yourself in the world of Jane Austen, there are few better places to begin than the show city for Georgian architecture, Bath, which is home to the Jane Austen Centre. The centre sits on Gay Street, set between two of... more

Morwellham Heritage Centre

Morwellham Heritage Centre, Morwellham Quay, Tavistock, Devon

Morwellham Quay, Tavistock


Morwellham Heritage Centre: The greatest copper port in Queen Victoria´s empire lies 23 miles inland. The Tamar ketch ´Garlandstone´ is moored at the quay; original cottages, shops and hostelry. 1860s costumed staff welcome visitors and host guided... more

Tower of London

Tower of London, Tower Hill, London, London

Tower Hill, London


Even before you get into the Tower of London, you’re treading on historic territory – Tower Green was the site where Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard waved goodbye to their heads. The Tower, built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, is one... more

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace, London, London

London


Although there is much history surrounding Kensington Palace, it is as the home of Princess Diana that it is perhaps most famous. Turned into a palace from a Jacobean home in the late 1600s by the likes of Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor,... more

Wookey Hole Attractions and Hotel

Wookey Hole Attractions and Hotel, Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset

Wookey Hole, Wells


I took the kids (eight and five) to Wookey Hole some months ago and they still talk about it to this day. The undoubted highlight was the dark and gloomy tour of the 50,000-year-old caves (with their secret river and encrusted caverns), where a... more

Merrivale Model Village

Merrivale Model Village, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth


We’re not being funny but what with Merrivale Model Village’s pint-sized cricket pitch, handy little railway line, half-timbered and Georgian houses and rather charming tiny little antique shops, were we 5cm high we might rather like to relocate... more

Tar Tunnel

Tar Tunnel, Coalport Road, Telford, Shropshire

Coalport Road, Coalport, Telford


A feature that presents the first natural source of bitumen that was discovered over 200 years ago. Visitors can don a hard hat to witness this spectacular monument.... more

York Dungeon

York Dungeon, 12 Clifford Street, York, North Yorkshire

12 Clifford Street, York


York Dungeon is deep in the heart of historic York, buried beneath its very paving stones, lies the North´s most chillingly famous horror attraction. The York Dungeon brings more than 2,000 years of gruesomely authentic history vividly back to... more

Catalyst - Science Discovery Centre

Catalyst - Science Discovery Centre, Gossage Building, Widnes, Cheshire

Gossage Building, Mersey Road, Widnes


It’s not easy making chemistry seem accessible to most people, but Catalyst, a museum dedicated to making the science entertaining, manages it beautifully. Based in Widnes in Cheshire, the home of the chemical industry in the UK in the 19th and 20th... more

Galleries of Justice

Galleries of Justice, Shire Hall, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Shire Hall, High Pavement, Nottingham


It doesn’t get more interactive than at the Galleries of Justice, where you may well be called upon to defend a criminal accused of such dastardly crimes as stealing a length of ribbon from a draper’s shop. The home to the nasty Sheriff of Nottingham... more

Flag Fen Archaeology Park

Flag Fen Archaeology Park, The Droveway, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

The Droveway, Northey Road, Peterborough


Flag Fen Archaeology Park is home to a wooden causeway some 3,500 years old that is so unique it is held by experts all over the world in the same esteem as Stonehenge. The wooden ritual causeway and ceremonial platform have yielded one of the... more

Woburn Abbey

Woburn Abbey, Woburn, Bedfordshire

Woburn


Woburn Abbey has been home to the Dukes of Bedford for almost 450 years. It houses one of the most important private art collections that includes work by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Reynolds and Velazquez, and 21 views of Venice by Canaletto can be seen... more

National Space Centre

National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, Leicestershire

Exploration Drive, Leicester


You know this is going to be fun from the minute the car winds into Exploration Drive and you spot the splendid Rocket Tower thrusting skywards. And you’d be right. Wander through the darkness of the stellarium, stare in awe through six galleries of... more

International Centre for Birds of Prey (Duncombe)

International Centre for Birds of Prey (Duncombe), Parkland Centre, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Parkland Centre, Duncombe Park, Helmsley


There’s something magical about watching birds of prey swooping and wheeling over the English countryside but you have to be lucky to spot them sometimes. Not so at the International Centre for Birds of Prey, located at Duncombe Park on the outskirts... more

Dickens World

Dickens World, Leviathan Way, Chatham, Kent

Leviathan Way, Chatham Maritime, Chatham


Here at Dickens World, we want to take you back in time on a personal guided tour through the sounds, sights and smells of Victorian England through the eyes of our best loved author, Charles Dickens. Our visitors are taken on a 90 minute... more

Vintage Adventure Tours

Vintage Adventure Tours, West Bank, Winster, Derbyshire

West Bank, Winster


Looking for a unique day in the Peak District?..... There are so many beautiful places and spectacular landscapes to discover in the Peak District. How better than sat high up in a 1929 vintage car, looking over the dry stone walls. With the roof... more

Stafford Castle and Visitor Centre

Stafford Castle and Visitor Centre, Newport Road, Stafford, Staffordshire

Newport Road, Stafford


Stafford Castle is a Norman Stone motte and bailey fortress. Standing on the motte are the remains of a massive hall-keep built in 1348. After the civil war, the slighted remains were given an extensive 19th century gothic reconstruction. Lower down... more

The Dinosaur Museum

The Dinosaur Museum, Icen Way, Dorchester, Dorset

Icen Way, Dorchester


Appropriately positioned just seven miles from the Jurassic Coast, The Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester is the only museum dedicated to these most fascinating of creatures in mainland Britain. And it takes a delightfully innovative approach to the... more

The EDF Energy London Eye

The EDF Energy London Eye, Riverside Building, London, London

Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London


It was only meant to be temporary, the London Eye. A 135-metre high confection of steel and glass, inexorably turning at a snail’s pace so that 3.5 million tourists and Londoners can hop on and see across the capital and beyond. But 14 years on and... more

World of Country Life

World of Country Life, Sandy Bay, Exmouth, Devon

Sandy Bay, Littleham, Exmouth


World of Country Life gives you value for money, a great day out for all the family come rain or shine. Kids, adults and grandparents will all enjoy a full day of memorable experiences. Why not take a walk back in time down Memory Lane and explore... more

Tower Bridge Exhibition

Tower Bridge Exhibition, Tower Bridge, London, London

Tower Bridge, London


Tower Bridge has stood over the River Thames in London since 1894 and is one of the finest, most recognisable bridges in the world. At the Tower Bridge Exhibition you can enjoy breath-taking views from the high-level walkways and learn about the... more

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