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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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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13 Weird & Unusual Things to Do in The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds may seem like a quaint and idyllic vacation destination, but we know better. We’ve seen the murder mysteries. It’s not just a haven for fictional murderers, either. The Cotswolds are chock full of offbeat, strange, and downright sinister activities to help you indulge your inner weirdo. ┬áTo help you get started, we’ve gathered …

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Southampton Residents Create a Human Chain to Help Move a Local Bookshop

One of the loveliest things about British culture is that for all the friendly arguments and name-calling, most people are happy to pitch in when someone needs a little help – and that’s exactly what was needed at one Southampton bookshop this week. After a rent increase left them unable to afford their old digs, …

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