3 Best Places to Go for Cultural Exploration in England

Cities in England are regarded as among the greatest in the world, where you will find great cultural attractions, as well as events and exhibitions popping up here and there, in not just the bigger metropolises, such as London, Manchester and Birmingham, but also in smaller and lesser-known places. If you are looking for some extraordinary cultural treats, you should visit the following places in England.

  1. Newcastle and Gateshead

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Over the past two decades, these places have invested hundreds of millions of pounds in cultural programmes that had accelerated the generation and development of buildings, parks and cultural venues. Key cultural attractions in Newcastle and Gateshead include the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Angel of the North Statue, Great North Museum, Sage Gateshead, Life Science Centre and the Tyneside Cinema. These towns are also home to the UK’s national gallery and archive—the Seven Stories—which is the only accredited museum in the country that specialises in children’s books.

Angel of the North

  1. Norwich

This was the second city of England that was enormously prosperous and culturally rich during the time when it was active from the Medieval Period to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Also during this time, the city has built a rich legacy of heritage, which can now be seen in many things, especially the largest intact medieval street pattern in Europe. The key places that tell the history of the city include the Cathedral, Dragonhall, Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Bridewell Museum and the Strangers’ Hall. In 2012, Norwich was also given international recognition by being the first English city to hold the award, Unesco City of Literature.

Norwich Cathedral

  1. Stoke-on-Trent

Dearly known as the Potteries, this city is regarded as the world capital of ceramics, associated with famous names, such as Portmeirion, Wedgwood, Moorcroft and Emma Bridgewater. A tour here will allow you try throwing and decorating your own pots.

Stoke on Trent

For a cultural bliss on your next holiday in the UK, you might want to put these 3 places on top of your itinerary list. They are among the places that make England very diverse and exciting.

Photos by: Liam SwinneyDanJackPeasePhotographyAmanda Slater

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