Monthly Archives: October 2013

Weekly City Spotlight: Exeter


Aerial View of Exeter

Set in the heart of Devon on the River Exe, a city break in Exeter provides for an exciting opportunity to explore attractions from the historic Quayside to the glorious Cathedral, as well as architectural delights such as the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery.  With underground passageways dating back to the 14th century running under the High Street, Exeter’s rich heritage offers a chance to visit the likes of Tuckers Hall and St Nicholas Priory, transporting you back in time some 900 years.

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Weekly City Spotlight: Ely


Skyline View of Ely

Located in Cambridgeshire, Ely is a city that is both historic and picturesque.  Close to both Cambridge and Newmarket, and approximately 80 miles from London, Ely is situated on a kimmeridge clay island within the Fens, and surrounded by beautiful countryside.  Ely offers a range of attractions including its magnificent Cathedral, museums and galleries.  The Waterside provides a chance to explore peaceful surroundings on foot, with the option to take a boat trip on the Great Ouse.  With a wealth of cafés, restaurants and an abundance of shops, Ely provides a great location for a city break.

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Weekly City Spotlight: Durham


Durham Cathedral by the River Wear

Durham is a fantastic choice for a city break, situated in the North East of England on the River Wear, this beautiful city welcomes thousands of visitors each year to explore its rich heritage, with Durham Castle and Cathedral both recognised as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  Durham has it all with a range of historic attractions to visit such as the Durham Museum and Heritage Centre, and Palace Green Library, amazing architecture, and tranquil settings including Crook Hall and Gardens.  Durham offers a great range of restaurants and cafés, with shops from high street names to independents all presented on its cobbled streets. Located within County Durham, easy access is provided to the heritage coast and the breath-taking views of the Durham Dales.

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Weekly City Spotlight: Derby


Derby Guildhall

Situated on the River Derwent, Derby is located in the East Midlands of the country, and is surrounded by the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. The historic city has a wealth of places to explore, including a number of museums and attractions such as the Derby Gaol, offering something a little bit different.  St Peter’s and the Cathedral Quarter are a must for shoppers, with a maze of streets offering independent and specialist shops, as well as high street names in an historic setting.

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