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Love a bit of culture? Ready to seek out new foodie spots? Well, we’re here to help you book a break to remember. So, round up your mates and go exploring.

 

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Bath

Bath is renowned for its Roman-built baths and stunning Georgian architecture like the iconic No 1 Royal Crescent and Pulteney Bridge. Relax at Thermae Bath Spa's rooftop pool, visit Bridgerton filming locations or roam around the city.

Bedford

Bedford is steeped in rich heritage, with cobblestone streets, medieval architecture and quaint cottages. Bedford Castle Mound - overlooking the River Great Ouse dates back to the 12th century.

Bicester

Bicester is a town in Oxfordshire home to Bicester Village, a luxury shopping destination. Bicester boasts a rich heritage, evident in landmarks like St. Edburg's Church and Bicester Heritage, a hub celebrating the town's military legacy.

Birmingham

Enjoy a spot of shopping at the Bullring or head to gigs at the Utilita Arena and NEC. Birmingham is also home to popular attractions like Bear Grylls Adventure, Cadbury World and Thinktank Science Museum.

Bradford

Catch a show at the Alhambra Theatre, learn about the legacy of the Brontë sisters at the Bronte Parsonage Museum or explore Saltaire Village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Bristol

Spot artwork by Banksy, wander around Bristol harbour and visit one of the buzzing food markets. Make sure you check out the infamous Clifton Suspension Bridge on your travels.

Cambridge

Cambridge is famous for its prestigious university and impressive architecture. Head to the Fitzwilliam Museum, King's College Chapel and Mathematical Bridge on foot, or tour the city on a traditional punting boat.

Derby

Derby began as a Roman fort. Visit the Museum of Making, considered the world's first factory, or enjoy some retail therapy at Derbion and The Cathedral Quarter. Pride Park Stadium is a stone's throw away too.

Dresden

Dresden The Altstadt (Old Town) is home to Zwinger Palace and Semperoper Opera House, while the rebuilt Frauenkirche, Bruhl's Terrace and Dresden Castle sit in the city's Neustadt (New Town).

Droitwich Spa

Droitwich Spa is famous for its ancient 'healing' springs. Go swimming at Droitwich Spa Lido, explore the town's quaint shops and canal paths or head to nearby Worcester for the cathedral.

Dunfermline

Dunfermline was the final resting place of Robert the Bruce. Check out Dunfermline Abbey, sample a taste of Scottish cuisine at a local pub or visit Andrew Carnegie's Birthplace Museum - a pioneer of the American steel industry born in Dunfermline.

East Midlands Airport

Jetting off from East Midlands Airport? Get your trip off to a flying start with an overnight stay, not even a 5 minute drive from East Midlands Airport. With continental breakfast from 4am, you'll be set for your travels.

Edinburgh

Stroll along Royal Mile, eat and drink your way around the city or explore the Palace of Holyroodhouse. St James Quarter is a shopper's paradise and a trip isn't complete without a visit to the iconic Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Leith

In Edinburgh's vibrant port district of Leith, hop aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia, go shopping at Ocean Terminal or check out some of the bars and restaurants along The Shore. Catch a 10-min tram to the city.

Exeter

Admire the beautiful Exeter Cathedral, visit exhibitions at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum or take a tour of the city's Underground Passages. Head to The Quayside for lively pubs and restaurants.

Glasgow Airport

Jetting off from Glasgow Airport? Get your trip off to a flying start with an overnight stay, a short covered walk away from the terminal. With continental breakfast from 4am, you'll be set for your travels.

Glasgow

Watch world-famous artists at the OVO Hydro, visit iconic landmarks like Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum and the University of Glasgow campus and finish the day trying traditional Scottish food in the city's great restaurant scene.

Gloucester

Gloucester showcases its maritime history with scenic docks and museums. Stroll along the docks, visit the beautiful Gloucester Cathedral (where Harry Potter was filmed) or pick up some bargains at Gloucester Quays Outlet.

Hamilton

Explore the ruins of Hamilton Palace, head to matches at Celtic Park or, hop on a short train to trail around the sights of Glasgow.

Hemel Hempstead

Wander around the Old Town's Tudor buildings in Hemel Hempstead, learn about the Making of Harry Potter at Warner Bros Studio Tour London or enjoy a canal ride along the Grand Union Canal.

Inverness

Head to Culloden Battlefield to learn about the events of the Jacobite Risings, visit Inverness Art Gallery & Museum for a deep dive into the city's history or treat yourself at Eastgate Shopping Centre. A trip isn't complete without visiting Loch Ness to spot Nessie.

Leeds

Explore Leeds Castle and Royal Armouries Museum, visit Kirkstall Abbey or enjoy street food and browse stalls at Leeds Kirkgate Market. Watch popular acts at the First Direct Arena or immerse yourself in the world of Emmerdale with a studio experience tour.

Lichfield

Tour Lichfield Cathedral, catch a show at Garrick Theatre, and visit the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum, where the dictionary was created. Explore the city's traditional pubs, shops and tea rooms.

Lincoln

Explore the stunning architecture of Lincoln at the cathedral and castle or grab a bite to eat with a view of Brayford Waterfront. Wander around the independent shops and vintage boutiques on Steep Hill or take a trip down memory lane at Doddington Hall.

Liverpool

Soak up the buzz of the city in Matthew Street, catch a ferry across the Mersey to New Brighton or explore the Anglican and Metropolitan cathedrals. Cheer on your team at Anfield or eat, shop and play at the iconic Royal Albert Dock.

London Chingford

Local attractions in Chingford include Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge, the William Morris Gallery and for the ravers, Drumsheds London. Chingford provides easy access to London's top attractions like Buckingham Palace, The British Museum and the London Eye.

London Dartford

Shop 'til your heart's content with over 300 stores at Bluewater Shopping Centre, or attend shows at the Orchard Theatre. For key London attractions like Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, catch a bus into the centre of London.

London Greenwich

Gaze up at the stars in the Planetarium at Royal Observatory Greenwich, climb aboard Cutty Sark at Greenwich Pier or enjoy a cruise along the River Thames. Catch a cable car from the IFS Cloud Royal Docks or head to shows at the nearby O2 Arena.

London Hammersmith

Watch shows at the Lyric Theatre or Eventim Apollo, check out exhibits at the V&A Museum or tour popular attractions like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Check out Camden or Borough Markets for the best street food!

London Luton Airport

Jetting off from London Luton Airport? Get your trip off to a flying start with an overnight stay at the closest hotel to the terminal. With continental breakfast from 4am, you'll be set for your travels. Luton Airport is a 10-minute walk away.

London Wandsworth

Wandsworth is in south London, with nearby attractions like Battersea Power Station and Southside Shopping Centre. Go for a scenic walk along the River Thames or head down to Gravity MAX for a day's worth of fun and activities.

Manchester

Tour the Science and Industry Museum or sing your heart out at gigs at the AO Arena. Visit the buzzing bars and nightlife in the Northern Quarter or cheer on one of Manchester's football teams at Old Trafford or the Etihad Stadium. Order street food at Mackie Mayor food court.

Milton Keynes

Head to Xscape for skiing, bowling and rock climbing or browse the shops at Centre:MK. Visit Bletchley Park, home of the WWII Codebreakers or catch plays at Milton Keynes Theatre.

Newcastle

Cheer on Newcastle United at St James Park or take a scenic walk along the Quayside to spot the infamous Tyne Bridge. Soak up the city's buzzing nightlife at The Bigg Market or go for a shopping spree in Eldon Square.

Newport

Explore the historic Newport Castle and St Woolos Cathedral, catch shows at the Riverfront Theatre or stroll around the picture-perfect Tredegar House and Gardens. Enjoy food and drinks at Newport Market or catch a train to Cardiff for gigs at the Principality Stadium.

Northampton

Visit exhibitions at Northampton Art Gallery & Museum or watch shows at the Royal & Derngate Theatre. Stroll along the River Nene and finish the day exploring the city's cosy pubs and live music venues.

Paisley

Paisley is a large town with a rich history in textiles and is known for creating the historic Paisley Pattern. Stroll through the town centre and visit the local market shops or climb up the steps in Paisley Abbey for views across the town.

Paris Bougival

Famous for the works of renowned Impressionist artists Monet and Renoir, Bougival sits on the banks of the River Seine. Visit the iconic Versailles Palace or head into central Paris for the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysees.

Perth

Check out exhibitions at Perth Museum, wander round Scone Palace and Gardens or enjoy a cruise down the River Tay. Watch shows at Perth Concert Hall and explore The Black Watch Castle & Museum.

Peterborough

Visit Peterborough Cathedral, Nene Valley Railway or learn about the city's history at Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery. Watch west-end shows and comedy at New Theatre or explore the beautiful Burghley House and Gardens.

Portsmouth

Explore HMS Victory and the Mary Rose Museum at the Historic Dockyard. Enjoy panoramic views atop the Spinnaker Tower or browse the shops at Gunwharf Quays and Port Solent.

Salford

Sitting on the western bank of the River Irwell, Salford has a wide variety of things to see and do. Spend a day shopping at the Lowry Outlet Mall or visit the Imperial War Museum (IWM North). Kargo MKT is a new food hub in Media City with over 20 food vendors and a bar.

Southampton

Explore the historic docks and learn about the maritime history at the SeaCity Museum, catch a show at the Mayflower Theatre or treat yourself at Westquay Shopping Centre. Visit Solent Sky Museum or Tudor House & Garden.

Stafford

Roam around Stafford Castle or the Shugborough Estate, or check out Ancient High House, one of the largest remaining timber-framed townhouses. Attend events at the Staffordshire County Showground or walk along the River Sow.

Stevenage

Watch a show at the Gordon Craig Theatre or visit the Stevenage Museum. Indulge in shopping at the Westgate Centre or visit Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre for gigs.

Stirling

Visit Stirling Castle, ascend the National Wallace Monument or step back in time at the Old Town Jail. Live out the Battle of Bannockburn with a 3D immersive experience, or stroll along the River Forth.

Stoke on Trent

Stoke on Trent is known as 'The Potteries' because of its long-standing production of pottery. Visit Wedgewood or Gladstone Pottery Museums - you can even try your hand at a workshop. Enjoy a canal ride along the River Trent or treat yourself at Trentham Shopping Village.

Swansea

Visit the remains of Swansea Castle or head to the The National Waterfront Museum at the marina. Learn about the locals, visit the birthplace of Welsh poet and writer, Dylan Thoms or admire art at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery.

Swindon

Learn about the history of Swindon's railway at the STEAM Museum, catch a show at the Wyvern Theatre or nab a bargain at McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Swindon. Swindon is a handy gateway to explore the Cotswolds too!

Taunton

Visit the Museum of Somerset, watch shows at Taunton Brewhouse or head to match days at Somerset Country Cricket Club. The newly opened County Classics Motor Museum is home to cars and motorcycles from the 1950s-90s.

Warwick

Warwick boasts historic charm from the cobbled streets and timber-framed buildings to the medieval Warwick Castle. Stroll along the River Avon, check out the markets for food/drink/gifts or visit Shakespeare's Birthplace.