Tag Archives: England

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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Weekly City Spotlight: Coventry


Skyline view of the city of Coventry

Coventry is located in the West Midlands, close to Birmingham and is the 11th largest city in the UK.  Visitors to the city can enjoy such historic attractions as its famous Cathedral and St Mary’s Guildhall, and explore its many museums, including the Coventry Transport Museum which details the key role played by Coventry in the British motor industry.  Coombe Country Park provides a beautiful location with lakes, woodland and gardens in the 500 acre site, perfect for a relaxing day out.

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Weekly City Spotlight: Chichester


Chichester Cathedral

Set in West Sussex on the River Lavant, Chichester is an historic city, which due to its location offers visitors an opportunity to explore the city, the coast as well as the countryside, ensuring something for everyone.  Chichester’s wealth of attractions include museums, galleries and stately homes to visit, in addition to its beautiful cathedral and harbour.  A cultural city, Chichester also welcomes many visitors to its annual festivals including the Festival of Chichester, a four week celebration of the music and the arts, as well as Goodwood’s famous Festival of Speed and Glorious Goodwood.

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Weekly City Spotlight: Chester


Bridge Street, Chester

Chester is a beautiful place to visit, the walled city offers the historic together with a wealth of architectural delights. Located in the county of Cheshire, Chester lies on the banks of the River Dee, close to the Welsh border.  Visitors can explore its Roman and medieval history, as well as the maze of idyllic streets, with the beautiful buildings and many shops which Chester is home to.

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Weekly City Spotlight: Chelmsford


Chelmsford Cathedral

Chelmsford is bustling city in the County of Essex, approximately 30 minutes from central London.  An historic location, set on the River Chelmer and River Can, Chelmsford gained city status in 2012, and welcomes many visitors who can enjoy attractions such as the beautiful Cathedral, its museums and parks, as well as a vast array of restaurants and shops, located throughout the city.

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Weekly City Spotlight: Canterbury


Canterbury Cathedral

Located on the River Stour, Canterbury is a beautiful and historic city situated in the county of Kent.  Canterbury has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As well as the Cathedral, there are ancient ruins to explore, an abundance of picturesque buildings together with an amazing array of shops and restaurants. It combines the historic with the modern, offering a popular destination for a city break.

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Weekly City Spotlight: Brighton and Hove


View of Brighton Pier by night

Brighton and Hove are seaside resorts situated in East Sussex.  Both were jointly awarded city status in 2000.  Hugely popular, Brighton and Hove have a wide range of attractions for the many visitors they receive each year, offering the traditional seaside experience as well as the lively and culturally diverse, there really is something for everyone in these cities.

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Weekly City Spotlight: Bradford


Skyline view of the city of Bradford

Situated in West Yorkshire in the North of England, Bradford is a city which has much to offer.  Located close to Wakefield and Leeds, at the base of the Pennines, in 1847 it became a municipal borough and achieved city status in 1897.  In 1974, this status was extended to the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford, following the introduction of the Local Government Act 1972.

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