The UK’s only island city, Portsmouth is situated on England’s South Coast in the county of Hampshire. The birthplace of Charles Dickens and Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Portsmouth is also recognised for its significance as a main naval port, and HMS Victory together with the Mary Rose and HMS Warrior can be found in its dry dock, which the oldest of its kind still in use. Portsmouth is a hugely popular waterside destination and the millennium trail offers visitors a chance to explore the waterfront further, with attractions such as the D-Day Museum, Portsmouth Cathedral and the Spinnaker Tower all found in this historic and cultural city.
Plymouth is located on Devon’s south coast between the River Plym and the Tamar. With the city centre offering visitors fantastic shopping facilities as well as beautiful architecture, the Barbican and Sutton Harbour are a joy to explore with cobbled streets and art galleries, which sit alongside cafes and restaurants in the old port area. With the likes of Sir Francis Drake and the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail from its shores, and its military significance, Plymouth is a fascinating location for a city break.
Located in the East of England, Peterborough is the largest city within the county of Cambridgeshire and is situated on the River Nene. The birthplace of the famous poet John Clare, Peterborough offers attractions such as the beautiful Cathedral, the Thorney Heritage Museum and the Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, as well as being home to the Nene Valley Railway. With Queensgate just one of the many retail facilities on offer in the city, together with an array of restaurants and bars, visitors can enjoy relaxing walks whilst exploring the many nature reserves and parklands that are located in Peterborough.
Known as the City of dreaming spires, Oxford is located in central southern England and is a city full of stunning architecture and rich heritage. Home to the world famous University of Oxford, with its 38 colleges situated throughout the city, a visit to Oxford provides for breath-taking surroundings, which can be explored further on foot or bicycle. With guided tours an excellent way to get the most out of your stay, visitors can learn more about Oxford – the home of Inspector Morse and a source of inspiration and filming location for Harry Potter. With beautiful parks and gardens, Oxford also boasts amazing shopping facilities, all of which ensure an amazing city break.