The Warner Brothers studio near Watford was the location for much of the filming of the Harry Potter series of movies. Sets were built, used and stored here but when filming on the final movie was concluded, a decision was made to turn part of the complex into a visitor attraction.
The National Museum of Justice in Nottingham is a museum of crime and punishment which is based in the former courthouse and county gaol. The building is packed with history and your tour will include the perfectly preserved court room, which was still being used a couple of decades ago. Your tour then continues as you follow the steps of condemned men, from the dock, down to the former prison cells below.
Oxford Botanic Garden is Britain’s oldest Botanical garden and it’s located alongside the River Cherwell opposite Magdalen College. From the moment you enter, it’s a horticultural feast for the eyes with glass houses, a conservatory, rock garden, vegetable areas and attractive formal gardens. Look out for the stunning herbaceous border set against an old wall with a cottage-garden style gate, the pond, the composting area and the tropical plants in the very warm greenhouses.
St George’s Park is the English Football Association’s training ground, located in the Staffordshire countryside near to Burton upon Trent. It was officially opened by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2012 and was completed after years of delays at a cost of over £100 million.
Oxford Covered Market is a historic market hall dating back to the 1770s. The history of the building is evident as you walk around, especially when you look up at the roof! You’ll see the network of wooden beams supporting it, which stretch across all the walkways.
Little Moreton Hall is a striking Tudor mansion in Cheshire UK, which is operated as a tourist attraction by the the National Trust. It started out as a modest property but was extended over the years to the large building you see today. The origins of the hall stretch back to the early 1500s when this was essentially the home of the local land owner.
Princes Street Gardens is a huge public park in Edinburgh, Scotland. The gardens link the castle with the shopping area around Princes Street and there’s plenty to see and do in them. There are the usual flowerbeds, pretty borders, trees and grassed areas you’d find in most parks but there’s also a large amphitheatre here which is known as the “Ross Bandstand”.
The Workhouse in Southwell is one of Britain’s best preserved workhouses from the Victorian era, operated as a historical attraction by the National Trust. It was built by the local churches to look after the infirm in their parishes, but also to take in those who couldn’t maintain their own home through lack of employment.
York Castle Museum is one of the best city museums we’ve ever been in for a number of reasons. The place is huge, with two large buildings forming the main museum and a water mill in the gardens.
Oxford Castle & Prison is a visitor attraction based inside the old Oxford Castle which was a prison up until the mid 1990s. There are three main areas that you get to see on the guided tours.