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21 Extraordinary Things to Do This Summer

Plan extraordinary days out and let your imagination take you on a journey of discovery this summer. Immerse yourself in the live-action clashes of gallant medieval knights, jousters and swashbuckling pirates. Stand guard at a Roman fort, take in incredible views across England or discover Queen Victoria’s private beach. Whether you’re looking for an adventure, a stroll, a vista, a visit to an art collection or a day at the seaside, we have lots to offer all summer.

Read on to discover some of the best places to visit or head to our What's On page to browse all our historic sites and events. 


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