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Show more details of Leighton Buzzard Railway

Page's Park Station, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 4TN

A fascinating steam heritage railway, with a history dating back to the First World War, and an international working museum collection.

 
 
Show more details of Fitzwilliam Museum

Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1RB

A large, world class collection of antiques, applied art, illuminating manuscripts, coins and paintings. Original buildings are mid 19thC with later additions, including the courtyard development.

 
 
Show more details of RHS Garden Hyde Hall
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Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET

Hyde Hall is a palate of sumptuously rich and varied colours providing inspiration for the novice and keen gardener alike. Whatever time of the year you visit it will always be a wonderful experience.

 
 
Show more details of Knebworth House
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Knebworth Park, Knebworth, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AX

Historic house, home to the Lytton family since 1490. Formal gardens, dinosaur trail, tea-room, country park with adventure playground. Events programme. Open all year for private and corporate events.

 
 
Show more details of Butterfly World Project

Miriam Lane, Off Noke Lane, Chiswell Green, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 3NY

Described as "London's own Eden Project", Butterfly World is in Phase II of development as the biggest butterfly experience in the world.

 
 
Show more details of Southwold Tourist Information Centre

7 Child's Yard, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6DX

The friendly and helpful staff at Southwold Tourist Information can assist you with details of local attractions, accommodation bookings, local transport enquiries and National Express travel bookings. A must for all those planning a visit.

 
 
Show more details of Norwich Puppet Theatre
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St James, Whitefriars, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1TN

Medieval church converted to a puppet theatre in 1980, theatre spaces open for viewing except on performance days.

 
 
Show more details of The Muckleburgh Military Collection
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Weybourne Military Camp, Weybourne, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7EG

The Muckleburgh Military Collection is Norfolk's largest working Museum of military vehicles including tanks, guns & a large range of other weapons. Located at Weybourne Military Camp. Gift shop and restaurant.

 
 
Show more details of firstsite
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Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH

firstsite is Colchester's contemporary visual arts organisation.

 
 
Show more details of WWT Welney Wetland Centre
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Hundred Foot Bank, Welney, Wisbech, Norfolk, PE14 9TN

A wetland nature reserve of 1,000 acres attracting large numbers of ducks and swans in winter and waders in spring and summer plus a range of wild plants and butterflies.

 
 
Show more details of Berney Arms Windmill

c/o 8 Manor Road, Berney Arms, Norfolk, NR31 0QA

A most splendid and the highest remaining Norfolk marshmill with 7 floors. Built in the late 19thC by millwrights Stolworthy and situated on Halvergate Marsh.

 
 
Show more details of Hatfield House
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Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ

Splendid Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting. Childhood home of Elizabeth I.

 
 
Show more details of Theatre Royal

Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1QR

Go back in time and discover the captivating world of Georgian theatre at the Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds.

 
 
Show more details of Pettitts Animal Adventure Park
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Church Road, Reedham, Norfolk, NR13 3UA

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park near Great Yarmouth is best described as three fun parks in one. Pettitts has rides galore, family entertainment, exotic and domestic animals and birds to see, animals to feed & pet.

 
 
Show more details of Grafham Water Nature Reserve

Mander Car Park, Grafham Water, West Perry, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 0BX

An area of 150 hectares covering woodland, grassland, sheltered creeks and open water. Site of Special Scientific Interest.

 
 
Show more details of Blake House Craft Centre
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Blake End, Braintree, Essex, CM77 6RA

Blake House is one of the prettiest craft centres in Essex, home to twenty exclusive shops, Minigolf and maize maze.

 
 
Show more details of Mid Norfolk Railway
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The Railway Station, Station Road, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1DF

East Anglia's longest heritage railway operating between Dereham and Wymondham (11.5 miles). Dereham Station houses displays of railway memorabilia, a shop and buffet.

 
 
Show more details of The Luton Hoo Walled Garden

Luton Hoo Estate, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3TQ

The Luton Hoo Walled Garden was designed by Capability Brown in the 18th Century.

 
 
Show more details of Letchworth Arts Centre
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2 The Arcade, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3EW

A popular and vibrant local Arts Centre with three galleries and cafe.

 
 
Show more details of Colne Valley Railway
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Hedingham Station, Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DZ

One mile length of line with re-located buildings, large collection of heritage rolling stock, steam and diesel locomotives and miniature and model railways. Special events including Thomas and Santa specials.

 
 
Show more details of Sutton Hoo
National Trust

Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3DJ

Discover the awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon burial site. This hauntingly beautiful 255 acre estate, with far-reaching views over the river Deben, is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time.'

 
 
Show more details of Lee Valley Boat Centre

Old Nazeing Road, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN10 6LX

Lee Valley Boat Centre operates two passenger vessels on the River Lee for hire for private functions. Also public cruises - plus day boats, hourly boats and holiday hire boats.

 
 
Show more details of Moggerhanger Park
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Park Road, Moggerhanger, Bedfordshire, MK44 3RW

Excellent, complete example of Sir John Soane's architecture - Georgian country house in 33 acres of parkland/woodland.

 
 
Show more details of Frogmore Paper Mill & Visitor Centre

Frogmore Mill, Fourdrinier Way, Aspley, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 9RY

Frogmore Paper Mill is the site of the world's first mechanised paper machine & offers visitors a unique insight into the world of paper and print. Visitor Centre, exhibitions, guided tours and hand paper making. Shop and cafe.

 
 
Show more details of Paycocke's House & Gardens
National Trust

Paycockes, 25 West Street, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1NS

Built in the 16th century, this attractive half-timbered house is a grand example of wealth generated by the cloth trade.

 
 
Show more details of Wolterton Park
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Wolterton, Erpingham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 7LY

Splendid mansion house with fascinating history and collections at Wolterton. Country walks and trails with lovely views.