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Saturday, 9 October 2010

Attractions and events in the UK

There are all kind of attractions and events to be enjoyed in the UK. From nature trails to historic houses, there's a wide range of places to visit and activities to get involved in. Whatever your age or ability, there'll be something for you. So why not find out what's going on?

Where to find out more about events

Your local Tourist Information Centre (TIC) can provide you with information and advice on events. Your local council may also have information on attractions and events in your area. Similarly, you can find local events listings, news and reviews on the Where I Live section of the BBC website.

The Visit Britain website is full of information about attractions all over the country.

Where to find out more about places to visit

You can find a wealth of information on the Visit Britain and Visit Wales websites about local places of interest. These sites have some great suggestions for fun days out. For example, you could:

  • visit an area with specific film or TV associations
  • follow in King Arthur's footsteps
  • travel back in time with a trip to an historic house or palace
  • visit one of the many beautiful buildings owned by the National Trust or English Heritage
  • take a walk through a forest, woodland or nature reserve

Take a rain and travel check before you go

Will you need an umbrella, or should you pack the sun-cream? To find out what's in store for you weather-wise, visit the Met Office website for up-to-date forecasts.

How will you get there, will the M25 be blocked again, would the train be quicker? For travel information and advice, have a look at our 'Planning your journey' pages. 

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