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Daytrips from London

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Daytrips from London
London is an excellent base for day trips around the UK. From seaside towns to historic cities you'll find them all accessible from the capital.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Oxford
Oxford

In the "city of dreaming spires," academia takes center stage. Gaze out at Oxford's world-famous university from the top of Carfax Tower before heading into the city's pedestrian-friendly streets. Follow your nose to the Covered Market for the makings of a picnic to enjoy at Headington Hill Park. Mix the historic and modern with visits to the 12th-century village church of Iffley and... More

In the "city of dreaming spires," academia takes center stage. Gaze out at Oxford's world-famous university from the top of Carfax Tower before heading into the city's pedestrian-friendly streets. Follow your nose to the Covered Market for the makings of a picnic to enjoy at Headington Hill Park. Mix the historic and modern with visits to the 12th-century village church of Iffley and trendy Cowley's ethnic shops and music venues. Less

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

Fancy visiting the Harry Potter Studio Tour during your visit to London, but can't work out how on earth are you going to get there? Do the train and... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Brighton
Brighton

Londoners have been traveing to Brighton for beach getaways ever since the railway arrived here in 1841. The pebbled beach, Brighton Pier's amusement arcade and the Royal Pavilion are the main sights, but you'll also find hundreds of pubs and clubs catering to an energetic crowd.

Stonehenge
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Stonehenge

Stonehenge - From Rubble to Riches When dealing with prehistory (before the written word) arguments will abound as to 'who, when and why', and no... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Cambridge
Cambridge

Cambridge might be best known for its university, home to some of the world’s greatest minds (Milton, Darwin, Hawking, etc.). But there’s a vibrant theater and arts scene here as well, and you’ll find fantastic contemporary restaurants mixed in with traditional pubs. Climb the tower of Great St. Mary’s Church for sweeping views of the city.

Leeds Castle
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Leeds Castle

Considered one of the most romantic castles in England, this historic site was originally the stately home of the Saxon royal family during the reign of Ethelbert IV in 856-860.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
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The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

This great little award-winning and family-friendly Museum contains two fun and fact-packed biographical galleries, the fantabulous interactive Story Centre and a sunny courtyard. Situated in Great Missenden where Roald Dahl lived for over 36 years, it was created as a home for the author’s archive (which visitors can see on our regular tours) and as a place to inspire creativity and a... More

This great little award-winning and family-friendly Museum contains two fun and fact-packed biographical galleries, the fantabulous interactive Story Centre and a sunny courtyard. Situated in Great Missenden where Roald Dahl lived for over 36 years, it was created as a home for the author’s archive (which visitors can see on our regular tours) and as a place to inspire creativity and a love of reading in children, about which Roald Dahl was passionate. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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