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Weekly City Spotlight: Liverpool


Liverpool’s Royal Liver Building

Liverpool is a fantastic location for a city break, situated in the north west of England in the County of Merseyside.  A UNESCO World Heritage City, Liverpool welcomes thousands of visitors to its endless attractions including its amazing Waterfront, St George’s Quarter and Cathedral, as well as its many museums and galleries and fine examples of architecture.  A key location for those with an interest in sport, the city is home to both Liverpool and Everton Football Clubs, with Aintree Racecourse which holds the Grand National each year also proving a popular attraction.  In addition to offering excellent shopping facilities at the Liverpool One complex, Liverpool is famously known as the home of The Beatles, and today offers visitors a lively and varied nightlife with a wealth of restaurants, clubs and bars, many offering live music.
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Weekly City Spotlight: Lincoln


Aerial View of Lincoln and Lincoln Castle

The beautiful and historic city of Lincoln is an ideal location for a city break, where visitors can enjoy a range of attractions such as the Castle, the Cathedral and The Collection which encompasses the Usher Gallery and City and County Museum and is home to some fascinating exhibits from Lincolnshire’s past.  Situated in the county of Lincolnshire and part of the East Midlands, as well as being famous for its Christmas Market, Lincoln is also the home of the RAF Red Arrows.  Guided walks of the city and Cathedral are on offer, in addition to the opportunity to learn more about Lincoln’s history and landmarks with a trip on the Tour Lincoln sightseeing bus.  An amazing array of buildings of historic significance and beauty can be found in this popular city location.

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Weekly City Spotlight: Lichfield


Aerial View of Lichfield

The historic city of Lichfield can be found in the County of Staffordshire, situated to the North of Birmingham, and dates back to 669 following the arrival of Chad of Mercia.  With many places of interest to visit, this charming city offers a wealth of fine architectural delights, with areas such as the Market Square and Cathedral Close the location of many. With attractions including the stunning Cathedral, Erasmus Darwin’s House and Samuel Johnson’s Birthplace Museum, Lichfield also offers plenty of open spaces to explore, with Beacon Park hosting a range of events throughout the year.   With excellent shopping facilities set in beautiful surroundings, Lichfield makes an enjoyable and relaxing city break for all.

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Weekly City Spotlight: Leicester


Leicester’s Haymarket Memorial Clock Tower

The city of Leicester is located in the East Midlands of England, on the River Soar and close to the National Forest.  With a wide range of attractions, Leicester is a historic place to visit, steeped in Roman history, with numerous museums including the New Walk Museum and Jewry Wall, as well as the recent and fascinating discovery of Richard III’s final resting place.  The Cultural Quarter provides for the opportunity to explore galleries and exhibitions, with the amazing Curve Theatre a sight to behold. Leicester is also a prime shopping location with High Cross and the Haymarket Shopping Centre, as well as catering for those looking for something different with The Lanes, St Martin’s Square and Church Gate home to many specialist shops and hidden retail treasures.  With the Grand Central Railway offering a step back in time to the magnificent age of steam, there are also many architectural delights to enjoy in this culturally diverse city.
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Weekly City Spotlight: Lancaster


Skyline View of Lancaster

Located in the county of Lancashire, Lancaster is set on the River Lune in the North West of England.  With so much to offer those looking for a city break, Lancaster’s Castle is a fantastic place to start, just one of many historic buildings within the city.  The stunning Williamson Park provides a chance to relax and explore attractions such as the Ashton Memorial set in over 50 acres, and with a range of museums in the city, historic Lancaster can also be revisted.  With shops, restaurants and café’s galore, the docks and quay areas are also on offer, making Lancaster a beautiful and diverse place to visit.

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Weekly City Spotlight: Kingston upon Hull

Kingston Upon Hull

Queen’s Gardens in Kingston Upon Hull

Kingston upon Hull is located in the East Riding of Yorkshire on the River Hull.  A city break brings something for everyone, with Hull as it is commonly referred to, steeped in history.  With cobbled streets and fine examples of architecture throughout the Old Town, visitors can also explore Hull’s rich heritage with a visit to the Museum Quarter. With the Marina, beautiful parklands and stately homes also featuring on the attractions list, a great way to see Hull is by following the Seven Seas Fish Trail.  With trail maps available from the Tourist Information Centre and suitable for all ages, the trail ensures you uncover the many treasures Hull has to offer.

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Weekly City Spotlight: Hereford


Skyline View of Hereford

Situated on the River Wye, and close to the Welsh border, Hereford is located in the centre of the county of Herefordshire.  Hereford offers a wide choice of places to visit including High Town with a great selection of shops, cafes and restaurants for those who enjoy retail therapy, to the more historic attractions such as The Old House and Hereford Cathedral.  Hereford Racecourse provides for an exciting day out, and you can learn more about Hereford by visiting its many museums, or take a relaxing walk along the river to appreciate the beauty of this rural location.

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Weekly City Spotlight: Gloucester


Aerial View of Gloucester

The beautiful city of Gloucester is set in the South West of England, in the county of Gloucestershire, on the River Severn.  Situated close the Welsh border and with Bristol nearby, a city break in Gloucester offers a wide choice of historic attractions including the magnificent Cathedral.  With Gloucester being the Country’s most inland port the Gloucester Docks are a sight to behold with traditional ship building and restoration still taking place. With the Quays area offering a great selection of shops, restaurants and cafes, Gloucester also boasts a number of museums displaying its rich heritage including the National Waterways Museum and the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum.  Attracting thousands of visitors each year, a visit to Gloucester will make for an interesting, exciting and relaxing break for all.

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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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