Liverpool, England

Things to Do in Liverpool in Winter

With the nights getting longer, the weather frostier and the city glittering with Christmas illuminations, Liverpool makes an atmospheric winter destination, especially over Christmas and New Year. With average daytime temperatures hovering between 6°C and 8°C, it might not be the best time of year for sightseeing, but there are still plenty of things to do in Liverpool in Winter.

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October 31, 2014 by
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Oxford University, England

The Highlights of Oxford University

With notable alumni including 5 Kings, 26 prime ministers and 40 Nobel Prize winners, not to mention literary legends like Lewis Carroll and J. R. R. Tolkien, Oxford University needs little introduction. Renowned as one of the world’s most prestigious learning establishments and the oldest university in the English-speaking world, the entire city of Oxford is centered around its famous university, with its many colleges, churches, libraries and parklands dotted all around town.

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October 17, 2014 by
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Exploring York’s Famous Snickelways

York's famous Snickleways. Photo courtesy of Matt Brown via Flickr.

A warren of passageways and alleys woven throughout the historic city center, York’s famous Snickelways have long been the beating heart of the city and one of its most charming assets – dozens of narrow winding streets, lined with medieval buildings and paved with timeworn cobblestones. Dating back to the Middle Ages, the Snickelways take their name from the local term ‘Snicket’, meaning alleyway, and range in size from tiny, narrow passageways to long, meandering streets, linking together the city’s main shopping streets, markets and attractions.

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October 3, 2014 by
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Liverpool’s Top Museums and Galleries

Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool

Voted the European Capital of Culture back in 2008 and home to the largest collection of national museums outside of London, Liverpool is well deserved of its status as the cultural center of the north. From discovering the city’s rich maritime heritage to walking in the footsteps of The Beatles, here are Liverpool’s top museums and galleries.

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August 22, 2014 by
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Outdoor Activities in the Lake District

Lake District, England

If you’re looking to discover the English countryside, there are few better locations than the Lake District, with 885 square miles of rolling hills, wildflower-filled valleys and, more than a dozen of England’s most spectacularly situated lakes. A natural stomping ground for adventurers and the ideal spot to escape the city, there are outdoor activities in the Lake District to suit all ages and fitness levels. Here are few ideas.

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August 15, 2014 by
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Hiking in Wales

Snowdonia National Park, Wales

Hiking in Wales presents no end of challenges – scaling a snow-capped peak or battling the elements on a steep coastal cliff – but also plenty of tranquil moments – rambling through fields of wild daffodils or stopping for tea at a picture-perfect country pub. Best of all is the sheer variety – long-distance trails stretching the length of the country, challenging day hikes, easy coastal walks and family-friendly woodland trails.

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August 8, 2014 by
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