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Things To Do in Britain for Free

There are lots of things to do in Britain for free so even if you don’t have a wallet filled to the rim with cash, you can still enjoy a great vacation with your family in Britain. Here are our five favourite things to do in Britain for free:

Sherwood Forest, Nottingham
Sherwood Forest in Nottingham is not only a beautiful forest and park, it’s also the home of one of Britain’s most famous characters – Robin Hood. And there are lots to do here. Say hello to the animals, play golf, go cycling or horse riding, listen to the guides telling stories about Robin Hood, have a picnic or take a walk in the beautiful surroundings.

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Web: Sherwood Forest

The Bristol & Bath Railway Path
The Bristol & Bath Railway Path is a 21 km long traffic-free route along a disused railway path between Bristol and Bath, perfect for a family day out. Take a walk or bike ride along parts of the path, visit one of the playgrounds or beautiful parks, see historic sights, have a break at one of the cafes or take a steam train ride on Avon Valley Steam Railway and much more.

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Web: Bristol & Bath Railway Path

Hadrian’s Wall, border between England and Scotland
Hadrian’s Wall is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most well-known part of the Frontiers of the Roman Empire in Britain. Built under the order of the Emperor Hadrian in AD122, it’s 117 km long and took 6 years to build. Walking the wall is a great free day out and you’ll find lots of Roman antiquities along the way such as strongholds and forts, Roman baths and even a Roman toilet!

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Web: Hadrian’s Wall

Museum of Childhood, London
The Museum of Childhood has the UK’s biggest collection of toys and childhood paraphernalia and is a great place to spend the day with your family. Exploring this history of childhood from the 16th century to today, the museum houses a world famous collection of dolls and dolls’ houses, games, puppets, toys as well as exciting new interactive areas.

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Museum of Childhood

Big Pit National Mining Museum, Wales
Big Pit is a real coal mine that you can visit for free in Wales. Take the world-famous underground tour, where you’ll get kitted out with helmets and cap lamps and taken into the pit cage to descend 90 meters underground with a real miner, who will show you what life was like working in a coal mine.

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Web: Big Pit National Mining Museum

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Enjoy your stay in Britain!


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Team of the week: Birmingham

This week’s team is Birmingham City! Birmingham is the second biggest city in England, and ‘the Blues’ play their home matches at St. Andrews. The Birmingham fans are called the Bluenoses. A group of infamous Hooligans called “Zulu” have attached themselves to the club, especially during the Birmingham derbys against Villa and the Wolves.

This season, Birmingham has bought several new players; Johnson, Dann, Espinoza, Ferguson, Benitez, Hart and Bowyer. The Swede Sebastian Larsson came from Arsenal in 2006 and has played from Birmingham since. Larsson is an important midfielder on the team, along with Lee Bowyer and Barry Ferguson.

Bowyer is a battling football player that can score goals. Ferguson on the other hand got kicked out of the Scottish national team as well as from Blackburn after a drinking incident in April this year. This is a chance for him to get a new start, -how do you think he will do this season playing for Birmingham?

Birmingham is playing Liverpool at Anfield tomorrow, – who do you think will score the first goal?

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– Hanne -

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Team of the week: Aston Villa

Can the team from Birmingham achieve their big goal this season? To get into the Champions league by finishing top four in the premiership..

There was a lot of speculation around the two brightest Villa stars before this season, Ashley Young and Gabriel Agbonlahor. They were both linked to big clubs, but the manager, Martin O´Neill held on to both of them. Ashley Young is considered one of the best young players in England today and is beginning to establish himself on the national team. Last season the twenty-four-year-old was named the top young player of the premiership by the Professional Fotballers’ Association (PFA), scoring 7 goals from his left wing position.

Aston Villa - AgbonlahorAlong with Emile Heskey, Agbonlahor, Marlon Harewood and the Norwegian player John Carew (from my hometown!), the Villains certainly have the offensive abilities to score goals, but is it enough to break into the big four? New to the team this season are Stewart Downing, Isaiah Osbourne and Marlon Harewood.

Actually manager Martin O´Neill is perhaps the biggest star in the club today, having modelled his coaching style after the Nottingham Forest legend Brian Clough. This northern Irishman has led clubs as Leicester city and Celtic with great success. Both as a former player and a manager, the 57 year old has been honoured with an «Order of the British Empire»(OBE) for his achievements in sport in Great Britain.

Aston VillaAston Villa is playing Liverpool on Monday – what do YOU think the score will be? Leave a comment!

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What else is there to do while in Birmingham? Read more about the city here

– Hanne -

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