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Why Not Take a Spring Break in the United Kingdom?

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The United Kingdom offers many attractive choices for an ideal break with your family this coming spring season. The longer days and pleasant weather make for pleasant conditions to visit the blooming countryside as well as numerous other attractions in the United Kingdom. Here are just a few of the things you can do during the spring holidays before the summer crowds arrive.

Have an Adventure and Explore the Great Outdoors

The spring season is when you can really have an outdoor escape and breathe some fresh air into your life. Breakaway from your daily routine and explore the UK by visiting its historic sites, cycling through the countryside along scenic routes, and experience the bright lights of the UK’s many cities.

Visit the Historic Attractions

There are some interesting attractions in the art and history galleries in Manchester, Oxford and Halifax that offer fascinating exhibitions. Beginning with Manchester, this bustling city offers many sites and stories to discover. Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery is a well-known destination that shows some of the most internationally renowned collections of modern art. The gallery contains 55,000 pieces of artwork, including paintings, textiles, watercolors, prints, drawings and sculptures. Moreover, the gallery also received the ‘Gold Winner Award’ from Visit England Awards for Excellence 2016.

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Oxford is a world-famous city reputed for its academics, history and architecture. Oxford is full of picturesque and historic buildings that make it a favorite location for the film industry. There are various TV serials and films that have shot some of their scenes in Oxford such as Christ Church, the Bodleian Library and New College, which was featured in the Harry Potter film series.

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Halifax is Calderdale’s largest town, with stunning Victorian architecture and a strong industrial heritage. It is home to the unique Piece Hall, Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, and the Halifax Minster.

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Outdoor Activities

As springtime approaches the seaside destinations in the UK become a prime destination for tourists who enjoy walking along white-sandy beaches, the warm weather and cycling along scenic outdoor trails. Eastbourne lies along the southern coast of the United Kingdom and offers itself as a well-known destination for coastal and beachside attractions. In addition, there are many opportunities to experience contemporary artwork at three leading coastal galleries, all linked by a scenic cycling route though Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne.

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Inverness >> ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS IN SCOTLAND with thrilling watersports, scenic walking trails, adrenaline-pumping cycling routes and several new extreme sports, your daily dose of exercise is much more likely to be an Instagram-worthy feat than a tiresome chore.

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Shrewsbury >> Come and enjoy everything that Shropshire’s Great Outdoors has to offer. Discover the fantastic countryside, exceptional views and wonderful wildlife. Explore our Country Parks, heritage sites and play areas or get active on over 5,500 km’s of Public Rights of Way.

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Experience some of the United Kingdom’s Famous City Centres

If perhaps you aren’t looking for countryside or beach destinations then there are still many opportunities to experience the rich and diverse cultures on offer across the United Kingdom’s many city centres. Cities such as Cardiff, Cheltenham, Nottingham and Leeds provide for some great options for such a destination.

Cardiff shopping centre is a well-known shopping centre and it was recently named the 6th best shopping destination in the United Kingdom. Cardiff shopping centre has a combination of designer brands, high street brands, as well as more independent and boutique shops. There are also plenty of cafés, restaurants and bars to stop and relax in.

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Cheltenham represents the cultural centre of the United Kingdom’s famous Cotswolds region. Cheltenham offers a variety of quality restaurants and entertainment venues within this elegant town, where many of the architectural and heritage features can still be seen today while still maintaining much of its original culture. Such annual events as the Cheltenham Racecourse ignite a unique buzz in the city, while local venues such as the Brennen and Brown Gin Distillery as well as the many theatres provide for activities to suit every generation.

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Nottingham has plenty of things on offer to do any time of the year. Venture out to the great outdoors and discover a fascinating network of caves or the enchanting Sherwood Forest. Nottingham also has a rich history and culture, from Robin Hood and Nottingham Castle to literary heroes such as and DH Lawrence. You may also wish to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Robin Hood and experience the Robin Hood Beer and Cider festival or wonder at the iconic Nottingham Castle. Nottingham is also a great place for a weekend escape to the glorious gardens in the former home of Lord Byron at Newstead Abbey or, if you feel brave enough, you could even join in one of the weekly ghost tours and uncover Nottingham’s mysterious past which make it one of the UK’s most haunted cities.

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Leeds >>> Within in the compact city centre, it is just a short walk between designer stores, high street brands, market stalls and independent boutiques, many of which are house within breathtaking Victorian and Edwardian buildings.

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