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16 things to visit in 16 cities in England

Posted at 4:30 pm, March 7, 2014 in Hotels & Travel
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Did you find our guides to 16 English cities in this week’s magazine? Below, find 16 sights to see that leapt out at us, and follow the links for more day and weekend trip inspiration. Brought to you in association with VisitEngland.

Brighton: North Laine

North Laine, Brighton

Alternative shopping galore. More Brighton ideas at visitbrighton.com

Portsmouth: Historic Dockyard

HMS Victory

Explore some nautical history. More Portsmouth things to do at visitportsmouth.co.uk

Salisbury: Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral

Early English Gothic. For more Salisbury ideas, see visitsalisbury.co.uk

Colchester: Beth Chatto Gardens

Beth Chatto Gardens

Peaceful, no? For more Colchester suggestions, try visitcolchester.com

Norwich: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art

A permanent art collection and ongoing exhibitions in a Norman Foster-designed space. For more Norwich ideas, see visitnorwich.co.uk

Peterborough: Flag Fen Archaeology Park 


A look back into the Bronze Age. For more suggestions, go to visitpeterborough.com

Nottingham: Nottingham Contemporary

Nottingham Contemporary

One of the UK’s largest contemporary arts centres. For more, experiencenottinghamshire.com

Birmingham: Mailbox

mailbox birmingham

Shopping, drinking and canalside dining. For more Birmingham things to do, see visitbirmingham.com

Lincoln: Cathedral


For over 300 years, the tallest building in the world. For more Lincoln things to do, see visitlincoln.com

Stoke-on-Trent: Monkey Forest

Monkey Forest

Wander among 140 Barbary macaques. For more, visitstoke.co.uk

Manchester: Cloud 23.

Cloud 23, Manchester

Cocktails on the twenty-third floor. More bars, restaurants and things to do at visitmanchester.com

Sheffield: Silversmiths

Silversmiths Restaurant, Sheffield

Modern cuisine. For more Sheffield suggestions, see welcometosheffield.co.uk

Bradford: National Media Museum

National Media Museum, Bradford

The history of British moving pictures and the people who make them. For more, visitbradford.com

York: Shambles

York Shambles - Keith Lavereck

This centuries-old street now contains art and craft shops, jewellery makers, chocolatiers and friendly tea shops. For more ideas, visityork.org

Hull: The Deep

Hull: The Deep, penguins

One of the most spectacular aquariums you’ll see anywhere, home to 3,500 fish and more than a few penguins. For more Hull ideas, visithullandeastyorkshire.com

Newcastle Gateshead: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Newcastle Gateshead BALTIC

A world-class art gallery, housed in the imposing former Hovis flour mill. More ideas from the Tyne at newcastlegateshead.com

Stay tuned for more content at Visit England’s Great Cities.

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