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England All-Weather Sightseeing, Attractions & Activities

recommended places to visit and things to do, regardless of weather


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walk in the footsteps of Harry Potter and explore the wonders of the Wizarding World

Alton Towers

Alton

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the most visited theme park in the UK with thrilling rides, an indoor and outdoor waterpark, 2 nine hole themed crazy golf courses and much more

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Stratford-upon-Avon

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set just outside Stratford-upon-Avon, the world famous cottage, with much original furniture, where Shakespeare courted Anne Hathaway

Dover Castle

Dover

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spectacular setting atop the White Cliffs of Dover, this large fortress includes a Roman lighthouse and secret wartime tunnels

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multi-media ride through a realistic reconstruction of the sights, sounds and smells of the 10th century Viking settlement on this site

Blackwell House

Windermere

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19th century Arts & Crafts house, originally built for wealthy brewer, with spectacular interior and lake views

Eden Project

Bodelva

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world famous, global garden where visitors learn about plants and nature, with hands on exhibits and regular events

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Imaginatively displayed with interaction exhibits telling the story of this favourite ship of Henry Vlllth, featuring weapons, tools and possessions of the men who sailed her

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with over 40 naturally themed habitats, an underwater tunnel and interactive educational displays, this is the ultimate underseas safari

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with over 50 interactive rides, building workshops and much more! Children 2-12 can take to the road, soar through the skies and sail the seas in complete safety

Shakespeare's Birthplace

Stratford-upon-Avon

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explore the birthplace and family home of William Shakespeare, hear tales of contemporary family life, with rare artefacts from the Trust

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beautifully restored first world class ocean liner with First Class Dining Saloon, steerage quarters, Engine Room and audio visual exhibits of passengers' lives

Warwick Castle

Warwick

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packed with over 1000 years of history and set in splendid grounds, there is plenty to see and do here including, State Rooms, dungeons and falconry

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set in 90 acres with a variety of rides and attractions to suit all ages with a large indoor play centre, wildlife sanctuary, falconry centre and big fun farm

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick

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dating back to the fourteenth century and closely associated with many historical events. Now best known as one of the locations for the Harry Potter films

Arnolfini

Bristol

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in a fantastic waterside location at the heart of Bristol's harbour side, Arnolfini is one of Europe's leading centres for the contemporary arts. Art exhibitions, a cinema, live art and dance there is always something new to see

Arundel Castle

Arundel

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finely preserved interior and rare collection of paintings by renowned artists including Canaletto and Gainsborough, surrounded by extensive gardens

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open for over 35 years, this ever popular farm park invites children to help feed the animals and can hold a newly hatched chick or duckling

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museum of art and archeology, founded in 1683, with world famous collections from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art

At-Bristol

Bristol

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one of the UK's leading science and discovery centres. The hands-on science centre Explore, and its planetarium, offer an amazing world of hands-on discovery - where exploration and education go hand in hand with an unforgettable, fun day

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