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Unbelievably Festive Photos of Bath, England’s Christmas Market

It’s been a strange year, and all over the world, Christmas markets have been cancelled. While most of us know it’s the right thing to do to help more people survive and prevent hospitals from becoming overloaded, it’s certainly not the fun choice. Instead of moping around, though, we thought we’d take a look at …

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23 of the Best 3D Virtual Tours of British Museums, Castles, Churches, & Stately Homes

It’s a great time to be alive! In the past, those who couldn’t travel were forced to content themselves with nothing more than books and the occasional (but relatively rare) glimpse of places on television. Today, we have an almost incomprehensible amount of information at our fingertips, including a surprising number of immersive 3D tours. …

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21 Free Activities & Attractions on the Isle of Wight

In the song “When I’m Sixty-Four”, the Beatles sang, “Every summer we could get a cottage on the Isle of Wight if it’s not too dear. We shall scrimp and save…” That’s what pops into my head every time I think about the Isle of Wight. Of course, I always preferred the Bernard Cribbins version, …

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The Best Countryside Day Trips from London: By Train

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  London is a wonderful city, but where England really shines is the in the countryside. That’s why if you have the time, we very strongly recommend getting outside the city and soaking up some of the fresh air in one of England’s lovely villages or market towns. We know a lot of our readers …

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Offbeat Britain: Preston, Lancashire – Where to Stay & What to Do

If you’ve ever watched Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, you’ll have seen a bit of Preston, Lancashire. Though Hetty herself lived 15 miles away in the market town of Darwen, a couple of episodes included forays into the nearby city. While it’s not a city at the top of many tourist lists, that doesn’t mean it’s not …

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14 Photos That Prove the UK Is One of the Most Magical Places to Spend the Winter

While we’re fans of the UK at any time of year, it’s a particularly magical place to be during the winter and holiday season. Between the lights displays, the cosy old buildings, the bustling Christmas markets, and the possibility of snow on some of the prettiest landscapes you’ll find anywhere, we can’t think of any …

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Visit the Ghost of Guy Fawkes in York, England

Most of us have at least a passing familiarity with the name Guy Fawkes, and at some point you’ve probably heard someone say, “Remember, remember, the 5th of November!” Fewer people (outside of the UK, anyway) know much more than that about the history of Guy Fawkes – or his ghost, said to haunt the …

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Where is Broadchurch Set in England? A Guide to Broadchurch Filming Locations

It’s not uncommon for visitors to the UK to want to track down the locations of some of their favorite British TV shows. Whether you’re a fan of Gavin and Stacey, Doc Martin, Call the Midwife, or something completely different, it’s only natural to want to see the settings that have become so familiar – …

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7 Great British TV and Movie Tours In & Around the Cotswolds

Given that most people won’t get to go to England all that many times in their lives, we here at IHeartBritain.com are strong advocates of planning your own trip rather than buying an all-inclusive package tour. Package tours are generally pretty broad, and unless it’s a specialty tour that caters to your interests, you’re likely …

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