Eastbourne Pier

Out and about in the UK: Salisbury, Eastbourne and Bedford

Eastbourne Pier

We now have cabs available in over fifty UK towns and cities in which there are some great attractions and events. In a week-long series of daily blogs, we aim to provide you with a guide to some of the best places to visit within the UK.

Salisbury

Salisbury Museum
The Museum is located in the King’s House, situated in the glorious setting of the Cathedral Close. It formerly housed a teacher training college and was the inspiration for an episode in Thomas Hardy’s novel Jude the Obscure. The main strength of the Museum rests in its archaeological collections including prehistoric material from South Wiltshire such as Stonehenge, the Pitt Rivers’ Wessex collection and a fine medieval collection which features finds from Old Sarum, Clarendon Palace and the city itself. In addition there are fascinating displays of costume and ceramics, and regular temporary exhibitions.

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Salisbury Cathedral
Salisbury Cathedral is a truly remarkable building, a testimony to the faith and practical skills of the medieval craftsmen who built it, but it is much more than a historical monument. Marvel at or climb up to Britain’s tallest spire, be awed by the beauty and scale of the Cathedral interior or study the original Magna Carta in the Chapter House.

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Eastbourne

Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park
Travel behind the famous one-eighth scale miniature locomotives as they meander for nearly a mile around the beautiful country park. Enjoy a pleasant stroll around the five-acre lake where you can see wildlife in its natural habitat. Relax in the prize-winning tea gardens with a beverage, lunch or Cream Tea from the railway style cafe. With picnic areas, model railways, the Railway Gift Shop and an adventure playground for the children, this is one attraction that won’t run out of steam.

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Eastbourne Pier
One of the finest examples of a Victorian pier, Eastbourne’s stunning seafront landmark has been fully open for business with a brand new walkway since the fire of 2014. Eastbourne Pier has a variety of shops, a chippy, Waterfront cafe/bar, Atlantis nightclub, Victorian Tea Rooms, Coffee Republic, fishing and fantastic views of the English Channel.

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Towner Art Gallery
Towner is an award-winning contemporary art gallery and museum for South East England presenting major exhibitions of UK and international contemporary art. The museum has a renowned collection of art from across the ages.  Learning and participation are an important part of Towner’s ethos, priding themselves on providing an outstanding visitor experience.

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Bedford

Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate
Dunstable Downs is a large area of open space and is part of the Chiltern Hills. It is a very popular spot for kite flying due to the strong winds. Kites for all ages and skill levels are available to purchase from the Countryside Centre, which also offers refreshments. A great place for picnics and to let the kids run free, whilst taking in the beautiful views across the Chilterns.

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Priory Country Park Bedford
A very attractive area of open space set around a lake and the River Great Ouse. Great for walks or cycling all year round, as the main paths around the lake are surfaced and flat. The lake is used for water sports and the park also includes the specially designed white water canoe slalom where competitions are run most weekends in the summer. The Visitor Centre provides information about the wildlife living around the park, as well as a gift shop.

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If you are planning on visiting any of these attractions and you need a ride, don’t forget to use the Cab Guru app. It compares fixed prices across hundreds of licenced cab companies in real-time. You can pre-book it for the time that you need and you’ll know the exact cost with no need to keep an eye on the meter.

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