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- The Big Sheep is an all weather attraction in North Devon. The Big Sheep is a great day family day out for children and adults. There’s a brewery, garden centre, sheepy shop, the indoor playground and outdoor laser guns. With live shows throughout the day including bottle-feeding lambs, sheep shearing, duck trails and much, much more.
- Archeolink takes you back ten thousand years and you travel from the Mesolithic era to Roman times through the use of with indoor and outdoor exhibitions. This is a living historical experience with hands on activities, workshops and guided tours everyday. Archaeolink is a multi award winning living history park and visitor attraction, with a central focus on education, participation and fun. Situated in the beautiful countryside of Aberdeenshire in the shadow of the dramatic Bennachie mountain range, the park occupies a central location in the diverse archaeological landscape of North East Scotland.
- The Arthurian Centre is set in 20 acres surrounding ‘King Arthur’s Stone’ where King Arthur and Mordred met for their last battle. Both the inscribed stone and battle are both dated by earliest stories to AD540. The exhibition helps explain the history and legends of King Arthur. Well worth combing a visit with Tintagel Castle and nearby Camelford considered by some to be the site of Camelot.
- The Eden Project just outside St Austell, Cornwall has artificial biomes filled with plants that are collected from all around the world, and is located in a reclaimed Kaolinite pit. The Eden Project two giant adjoining domes, the first dome emulates a tropical environment, and the second a Mediterranean environment. From the entrance there is a meandering path with views of the two biomes, planted landscapes, including vegetable gardens, and sculptures that include a giant bee and towering robot called RSA WEEE Man created from old electrical appliances. The project was conceived by Tim Smit and designed by architect Nicholas Grimshaw. The project took 2½ years to construct and the visitor centre, opened to the public in May 2000, with the full site opening on 17 March 2001. The domes are constructed from hundreds of hexagonal and pentagonal, plastic cells supported by steel frames.
- Chester Racecourse, known as the Roodee, is according to official records the oldest racecourse still in use in England located on the banks of the River Dee. The site was once a harbour during the Roman settlement of the city during the Dark Ages but was closed as the river silted up thus making navigation impossible. Towards the centre of the infield is a raised mound which is decorated by a small cross known as a “rood”. It is from this that the race course derives the name “Roodee”; Roodee is a corruption of “Rood Eye”, meaning “The Island of the Cross”.
- The Theakston Brewery in the Yorkshire Dales town of Masham was founded in 1827. Theakston Brewery Visitor Centre allows you to witness the creation of Ales first hand and to experience the flavours and aromas of malted barley, hops and yeast for yourself. With a trained guide, you’ll be able to follow the entire brewing process: from blending the ingredients, through filling the casks, to the craft of the cooper as straight pieces of oak are formed into curved staves to create a sublime vessel that holds a precise measure of beer. You can chat to the people behind the beer, ask any questions, or simply soak up the atmosphere of the brewer’s art. You’ll also be invited to have a pint and enjoy the authentic taste of British beer at its best in the brewery tap, warmed by the inevitable real fire. Open all year round to members of the public. Guided tours are also available.
- The Beatles Story is located in the historic Albert Dock in Liverpool. This Liverpool attraction takes you through the lives of the Fab Four and includes 60’s replicas of the Casbah, Mathew Street and The Cavern. You can listen to the story through audio guides available in ten different languages.
- In 1951 John Ford’s movie ‘The Quiet Man’ starring John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara and Barry Fitzgerald was made in the west of Ireland with much of the location being around the village of Cong. The thatched cottage’s ground floor has been designed as an exact replica of ‘White-o-Morn’ Cottage and should give you an experience as if they were actually on the movie set. Daily guided tours of the film locations used for ‘The Quiet Man’ are on offer from April to the end of October.
- The Golden Hind at Brixham is a full sized replica of one of the most iconic ships from the age of exploration being a feature of this picturesque harbour since 1964. There’s so much to see and explore above and below its five decks, with many hands on exhibits giving the visitor of all ages a wonderful insight to the incredible life at sea in Tudor times.