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  1. Step back in time along the way
    Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol
  2. Be a part of history on your adventure
    Avebury UNESCO World Heritage Site
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History & Heritage

History and Heritage along the way

  1. Turner’s House
    Sandycombe Lodge was built by 1813 to the designs of England’s great landscape painter, J.M.W. Turner; working here as his own architect to create a quiet retreat for himself, away from the pressures of the London art world. It also provided a home for his father, old William. Father and son remained here until 1826.
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  2. The Matthew Bristol
    In 1497 John Cabot set sail from Bristol to find a new trade route to Asia. Instead, he arrived in Newfoundland and therefore became the original discoverer of North America. To celebrate the quincentenary of this voyage, a replica Matthew was built. Today The Matthew is Bristol-based and open to the public, undertaking short cruises and voyages overseas.
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  3. Clifton Suspension Bridge
    Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre tells the story of the 'ornament of Bristol' and the people who built, maintain and treasure it. Explore the turbulent history of the ‘first love’ of famous British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel through an award winning exhibition packed with family activities and staffed by knowledgeable volunteers.
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  4. Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire
    Stonehenge stands impressively as a prehistoric monument of unique importance, a World Heritage Site, surrounded by remains of ceremonial and domestic structures - some older than the monument itself.
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  5. Roman Baths Family Friendly
    Epicentre (and raison d'etre!) of the Heritage City.
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  6. A must-see for every fashion-lover, the Fashion Museum Bath is home to one of the world's leading collections of historic and fashionable dress. Here you can see everything from sumptuous Georgian gowns to spectacular outfits by some of today's top designers.
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  7. Chippenham Museum in Wiltshire - external
    The Museum is housed in a fine 18th century grade II listed building. The displays tell the story of the historic market town from prehistoric times to the present day. Chippenham Museum open: Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm Bank Holidays except Christmas Yelde Hall open: Friday and Saturday, 10.30am to 3.30pm
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  8. The Museum of English Rural Life (The MERL) is England’s most extensive museum dedicated to farming, food, craft, rural life and countryside issues.
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  9. Malmesbury Abbey
    Looking to visit the amazing town of Malmesbury?...If so, click here to get the latest Malmesbury tourist information direct from the official Wiltshire tourism site!
  10. Hampton Court Palace East Front
    This magnificent palace set in delightful gardens was famously one of Henry VIII’s favourite palaces. Explore his State Apartments and those of King William III where history is brought to life with costumed guides.
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  11. Aerial shot of Berkeley Castle Bristol
    Berkeley Castle is considered by many as a hidden gem; it was built in 1153 by the Berkeley family, who still live there. Over the centuries it has changed from a foreboding fortress to a welcoming family home.
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  12. Wellington Arch
    Set in the heart of royal London, Wellington Arch was built as an original entrance to Buckingham Palace, later becoming a victory arch proclaiming Wellington's defeat of Napoleon.
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  13. Tyntesfield House Bristol
    National Trust Victorian Gothic house, gardens, woodland, 3 play areas, 2 cafes, and shop...Phew! And all on Bristol's doorstep. Open every day.
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  14. Prior Park Landscape Garden
    Set a leisurely pace in sublimely pretty 18th century landscape surroundings.
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  15. Rowing Gallery in the River & Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames
    The River & Rowing Museum is situated in the picturesque town of Henley on Thames and located on the banks of the river. It explores the River Thames, the international sport of rowing and the town of Henley. A calendar of events, exhibitions and workshops ensures there is always something to see and do.
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