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    Great places to watch the seasons change

    As summer starts to draw to a close and we enter Autumn, you’ll start to see the parks and gardens coming alive with a dazzling displays of oranges and golds. For many people, this is their favourite season because of the stunning colours and with the amount of beautiful parks across the UK, there are plenty of places to see the seasons change and revel in the glorious colours.

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    Fun facts about Blue Plaques

    Every time you visit a new place in the UK, you’ll notice blue plaques on the side of seemingly ordinary buildings and you might wonder what they are. Well, wonder no more, we’re here to tell you a bit more about the Blue Plaques and where you can find them!

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    Explore the world of the real Peaky Blinders

    If you’re anything like us you’ve been eagerly awaiting the new series of Peaky Blinders and now Birmingham’s best crime family are back on our TVs, we thought we’d give you an insight into the real life Peaky Blinders and make a few suggestions on where you can go to experience life as a Shelby while in the Midlands.

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    The best places to spot birds of prey

    Twitchers all over the country will have been rejoicing over the nicer weather meaning that many of the interesting bird species in the UK will have been more easily spotted against the cloudless skies. If you’re not someone who has a broad knowledge of birds, you too might have noticed a fair few of them out and about while you’ve been enjoying the sunshine, so here are the best places in the UK for spotting Britain’s birds of prey. Some of them might even surprise you!

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    4 of Northern England’s best walks

    When the sun is shining and all the plants are out and the birds are singing, there is nothing better than being in the great outdoors. Luckily, there are loads of amazing natural spots in the UK for you to enjoy and we’ve put together some of our favourite walking trails in the north of England to give you some inspiration of places to explore.

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    Britain’s best beaches

    The summer is here and so naturally you’re going to want to head to the coast, grab an ice cream and enjoy the sound of the waves crashing against the shore while the notion might be romantic, we all know that what really happens is we spend ages trying to stop sand getting in our pockets, get sun burned and inevitably try to protect our snacks from screaming sea gulls. All those things are what makes a British sea side trip so charming and as this is the season, here are some of the best beaches in Britain for you to visit this summer.

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    Keep the kids learning this summer with these Arthurian locations

    Just because its summer it doesn’t mean you don’t have to stop learning and with so many incredible historical locations in the UK, there are plenty of opportunities to visit somewhere to pique the kids and your interest. To make it all a little more exciting though, why not spend some time learning about the myths and legends of the UK by visiting these key places in the story of King Arthur?

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    3 Unique things to do when visiting England

    Here at Staytripper, we’re all about pairing you up with the best events going on around the country so you have the best time when travelling around the UK, but if you’re visiting for the first time, there are some things that you absolutely have to experience. 

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    In Events

    5 Festival Survival Tips for your next festival

    Festivals are a staple of summer time events and there are so many to choose from that you will be forgiven for feeling a little overwhelmed. Don’t worry though, we’ve come up with a few tips you might not have thought of but will definitely help you survive your weekend of partying.

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    Top 10 tips for attending cons

    Even if you are a seasoned pro, you’ll always arrive at the venue and suddenly remember you didn’t actually chuck those cereal bars into your bag or you’ll be on the train in your Deadpool costume and remember that you didn’t use the bathroom before you left.