Monday, October 17, 2011

Nearby Tourist Destinations From Brighton

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Brighton is a popular tourist destination on the south coast of England, fifty miles from London. It's a great place, but if you're visiting for a couple of weeks, you might want to get away from the beach, excellent restaurants and nightlife and see what else is nearby.

Arundel Castle
About 40 minutes drive along the A27 is Arundel, best known for it's restored medieval castle. The castle has dominated Arundel for over 900 years, and for the last 400 years has been in the family of the Duke of Norfolk. The building has been revised and extended several times over its long history, to keep up with standards of luxury living as time went on. There are guides in most of the rooms and they have a thorough knowledge of the history of the items in the room, what was happening in that period of English history, and about the castle through the ages. Ask all of the questions you like and let the guides bring the rooms to life.

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
A short car journey or mid-length walk from the castle is the Wetlands Centre of the Arundel Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. This is home to a wide variety of rare birds who have little other wetland to settle on. They have New Zealand Blue Ducks, Kingfishers, Skylarks, Little Egrets and Snipe. The centre has broad paths and easy access so it's possible to visit much of it using a wheelchair, and is a very easy walk. Some of the birds are migratory so you can't be sure exactly what you'll see, but it's very relaxing to tour around the centre slowly and see what lands nearby.

The Black Rabbit pub
Near the Wetlands Centre on the east side of Arundel is the Black Rabbit pub. Situated next to the River Arun, this is a lovely rural English pub and restaurant. It serves excellent food and local beer, and if the weather is good you can sit out by the river while you enjoy your refreshments and may see some of the rare birds flying out from the Wetlands Centre.

Chichester Cathedral
A little way further down the A27 from Arundel is Chichester, famed for the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, usually known simply as 'Chichester Cathedral.' It was founded soon after Arundel Castle, in 1075, replacing a much older cathedral built in 681. As with any building of such a long age, it has been rebuilt and remodelled several times, not least due to a fire which destroyed much of the town of Chichester in 1187. Spotting and learning the history of the various different sections of the building and it's varied architecture is part of what makes it such an interesting place to visit.

The cathedral is home to rare sculpture, carvings, and part of a Roman mosaic. The graveyard is the final resting place of Gustav Holst, most famous for writing The Planets.

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Best Places to Visit in Birmingham

Birmingham is one of the most populated cities of England. This city is situated in the Western Midlands of the country. The city is an ideal getaway for family outings. Some of the attractions that are really a worth visit.

To start with, and to flush off all those bad thoughts about Birmingham you should defiantly go and take a look over the beautiful Birmingham Botanical Gardens. This beautiful garden is present here since 1832 and is situated very close to the center. These gardens are very much isolated from the busy and hectic life of the city.

Birmingham Buddhist Center is another important center for peace and solace. It is an excellent place for those who want to have some peace and quiet environment. This center is run by the local Buddhist community of Birmingham.

The Queens Arms is a popular city pub where you can enjoy live matches. The pub holds a quiz night on every Thursdays where you can win a large number of exciting prizes if you answer the questions correctly.

Birmingham Nature Center is a natural center that is spread in an area of more than 7 acres. This place has a variety of birds and other animals that are of specific interest to the visitors coming here.

Thinktank is a Science Museum that is situated in the millennium point on the Curzon Street. The museum has lots of hands-on activities and other industrial machines that belonged to go the era of Renaissance. IMAX cinema hall is situated in its close proximity where you can enjoy movies.

The Custard Factory is another place of interest that you should visit. This place has a number of shops and nightclubs where the party goes on forever. There is a giant pool that is used for some bigger occasions and is turned into a poolside dance floor on the New Year Eve.

If you are planning to travel by train, then do pause down at the Birmingham railway station as it is one of the first places in the world to have railways. This station still has many old and notable trains and other railway memories are housed here.

Victoria Square is also an attractive place that displays the beauty of Birmingham. Besides this you can take your children to the Railway Museum or to the National Exhibition Center where they can gain knowledge about the past and heritage of Birmingham.

Birmingham is connected by Eurostar trains. You can book cheap Eurostar trains to Birmingham online and from Birmingham to other destinations in the UK.