Melton Mowbray is a quintessential English market town and renowned for its fine food and drink, particularly its pork pies and Stilton© Cheese. It is no wonder that Melton Mowbray is known as the ‘Rural Capital of Food’. But there's more to Melton Mowbray than food. Twinlakes Park offers a great day out for the family with water rides, animals and picnic areas to enjoy. The local Carnegie Museum is an interactive centre where children can enjoy learning about the local area and see exhibits such as the two-headed calf! The town itself is steeped in history and there is a walking heritage tour that explains the history of the town - there are even two apps available to make sure you don't miss any of the sites of interest.
Oakham, the county town of Rutland, is steeped in medieval history, scrumptious food and stylish shopping. This pretty, traditional English market town is always bustling with activity. Packed with heritage, there’s plenty to see including the fascinating Rutland County Museum and historic Oakham Castle, conveniently set right next to the Market Place and Britain's finest surviving example of Norman architecture. Railway enthusiasts can admire Oakham Signal Box, built in 1899. It became famous after it was used by Airfix, and subsequently Dapol, as the template for all their model railway signal boxes. It is one of a number of signal boxes in England that are on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest and it is in daily use to this day. Oakham also has an exciting and mouthwatering choice of menus to sample at an abundant mix of cafes, bars, restaurants and pubsto suit every budget. With so many local attractions to explore and plenty of stylish shops and boutiques to visit, don't miss out on the opportunity to sample Oakham's locally brewed ale!
Vibrant and cosmopolitan, world class culture, scintillating shopping and bubbling with nightlife, Birmingham is now one of Europe’s most exciting cities. Its compact, pedestrian-friendly centre, public squares and revitalised canals provide an attractive setting for a visit full of pleasant surprises. Don’t miss the Bullring, an immense & incredible glass covered shopping experience.
Lichfield has a rich and varied history, with Georgian museums including the Samuel Johnson Birthplace and Erasmus Darwin House, through to the stunning medieval Lichfield Cathedral. Experience the inspiring National Memorial Arboretum featuring over 330 thought-provoking memorials, nestled amongst lush and maturing woodland.There is an abundance of boutique shops, bars and restaurants for you to enjoy too.
The City of Gloucester has a unique history from its Roman foundations to its Victorian docklands. It is a vibrant city that combines historic architecture with a unique blend of visitor attractions, festivals and entertainment. It boasts a collection of high street and specialist shops and a mouth watering array of tea shops, restaurants, wine bars and pubs offer food and drink for all tastes. The city is overlooked by the Cotswolds Hills in the lush Severn Valley and is a great place to spend a lazy Sunday...