Your Southern British Summer Bucket List
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3. Birmingham Canal NetworkWhy visit Venice when Birmingham has more miles of canals, the Birmingham Canal Navigations system adds up to 100 miles. In the Summer, they are bustling with walkers, cyclists and pretty coloured boats. Running alongside are modern restaurants, cafes and bars making it an urban oasis in the heart of Birmingham city. Way before it was a vibrant multi-cultural city, the canals were the life-blood of Victorian Birmingham and the Black Country. At their height, they were so busy that a near-tidal effect was produced as so many narrowboats merged. South West Coast Path. This National Trail runs from Weymouth to Bournemouth with spectacular views that will take your breath away. Set high up on the white limestone rocks of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, it’s perfect for experienced hikers. Expect to find medieval abbeys, Tudor castles and Roman temples along the way. The wildlife is truly fascinating too, keep an eye for puffins and dolphins. Make the most of our Summer offers when staying at our Hallmark Hotels Bournemouth West Cliff, East Cliff or Carlton. Enjoy spa treatments, afternoon tea and even a dip in the pool on your Summer staycation. Three Choirs Vineyard. Take a tour and learn about how Gloucestershire’s unique microclimate is perfect for growing grapes to turn into their delightful English wine. Once you’ve learnt about how it’s produced, enjoy an afternoon of tasting the aromatic wine. Make the most of your Summer staycation and stay with us at our Hallmark Hotel Gloucester. Severn Valley, the journey captures the beauty of the River Severn, offering superb views from the carriage along this 16 mile heritage railway line. It’s a wonderful way to spend the day when staying at Stourport Manor, running between Kidderminster and Bridgenorth. Take in the stunning scenery and learn about the historic stations along the line.
7. Shakespeare’s Birth Place, Stratford Upon AvonImmerse yourself in the world of Shakespeare in Stratford Upon-Avon, the birthplace of one of the worlds most-loved writers. Explore the beautiful tudor house that is his family home where he grew up and began his married life. Next up, pay a visit to Shakespeare’s wife, Anne Hathaway’s romantic cottage to gain an insight into what inspired the writer to turn to writing the worlds most romantic tales. Stroll around this beautiful village and take in the sights that inspired Shakespeare to become someone who is still prevalent 400 years on. Take a leisurely stroll around the romantic Italian gardens and take in the sights of the perennials at our Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe. River Cam and take in the sights of the world famous College ‘backs’. This one is ideal for couples wanting to enjoy a romantic weekend away in the beautiful setting. If this has inspired you to tour Great Britain this Summer and take in the sights of our wonderful nation, we have 28 fabulous hotels in each location for you to explore here: http://www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk/
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