Colchester Castle

Out and about in the UK: Truro, Canterbury and Colchester

Colchester Castle

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.

Truro

Skinner’s Brewery
If you want to experience a brewery in action, sample award-winning ales and discover the secrets of brewing, then the Skinner’s brewery tour is for you. The public tasting tours offer a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes and are followed by tutored beer tasting in the brewery’s tap room. The experienced guides teach you about the brewing process, share their stories of the brewery and provide a fascinating insight into their ales.

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Poppy Cottage Garden
Poppy Cottage Garden is brimming with bulbs, herbaceous and exotic plants, shrubs, and of course, poppies. There are plenty of places to sit and enjoy a cup of tea and a piece of home-made cake. There is also a small orchard with ducks and chickens, and a small nursery area with a wide range of plants for sale.

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Llama Lland
Llama Land is nestled in the hills just three miles from Truro. The Tripp family has farmed the land where the llamas have lived for three generations. During the spring months you can see the mums and babies or you can take a walk with one of their trekking boys. Llama Walks are available at any time of year. There is also an adopt-a-llama scheme so you can keep in touch with your woolly friends.

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Tregothnan
Experience all that Tregothnan has to offer. Home to the Boscawen family, the private estate has persevered in pioneering botanical firsts since 1334. Join one of the garden guides for a Private Garden Tour of the inspirational botanical garden. Get lost amongst mountainous magnolias and rhododendrons, or become a tea guru in an exclusive Masterclass with English tea pioneer Jonathon Jones.

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Canterbury

The Canterbury Ghost Tour
Join the Ghost Hunter on a 90 minute tour of Canterbury’s dark side with an entertaining blend of history, humour and haunting. The award winning author and local historian, John Hippisley, leads you through the streets of Canterbury on a unique tour that is both spooky, historical and delightfully humorous.

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Canterbury Cathedral
The cathedral is one of the oldest and most famous structures in England and as such it is steeped in history. You can walk around at your leisure or pay a little extra for a guided tour in which you can learn about the grisly tale of Thomas Beckett. A must see for all lovers of history and awe-inspiring architecture.

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The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
The Beaney is an Art Gallery, Museum, Library and Cafe situated in the heart of the historic city of Canterbury. This fabulous new facility provides state of the art exhibition galleries, a brand new library, excellent learning facilities and a varied programme of events and activities for all ages.

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Colchester

Andy Warhol Exhibition, Firstsite Art Gallery
(19/03/2016 – 12/06/2016)
Andy Warhol was one of the most influential artists to emerge in the 20th century. As the founder of Pop art, Warhol was a true visionary, still influencing much of our relationship to celebrity and culture today. Alongside Warhol originals from Anthony d’Offay’s private collection, The Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and a private Colchester collection, emerging artists have created work that explores his legacy. Spend time across the entire building discovering, making and playing.

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Colchester Castle
Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe. It is one of England’s most important heritage sites and one of the most popular visitor attractions in the East of England. The Museum showcases archaeological collections of international quality covering 2,000 years of history, including some of the most important Roman finds in Britain.

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Hollytrees Museum
Colchester is an interesting town with a wealth of history, and Holly Trees Museum provides a great insight to how life in Colchester has evolved since the house was built. Best of all, admission is free. A number of the rooms are open to the public and you can get a real taste of how it was to live in this grand property.

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