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Eventful Stays provides you the best places to stay near some of the world’s famous historical and cultural attractions to make your stay an Eventful Stay.

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  • Gaudí House Museum

    25th September 2016 - 25th September 2017 | Barcelona

    The Gaudí House Museum was the residence of the architect Antoni Gaudí from 1906 to 1925. The building was constructed for the Park Güell residential

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  • Centre Pompidou

    7th September 2016 - 7th September 2017 | Paris

    The Centre Pompidou in Beaubourg, Paris is a large architectural feat housing both France’s National Modern Art Museum and the IRCAM centre for music.

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  • Louvre Museum

    7th September 2016 - 7th September 2017 | Paris

    The Louvre Museum in the centre of Paris is the world’s largest museum. One of France’s most recognisable sites, it contains over 380,000 art exhibits

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  • National Gallery

    13th September 2016 - 13th September 2017 | London

    The National Gallery in London’s Trafalgar Square is an art museum which is home to over 2,300 paintings, including Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.

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  • Gaudí House Museum

    25th September 2016 - 25th September 2017 | Barcelona

    The Gaudí House Museum was the residence of the architect Antoni Gaudí from 1906 to 1925. The building was constructed for the Park Güell residential

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  • Sagrada Familia

    25th September 2016 - 25th September 2017 | Barcelona

    The Sagrada Familia is a large Roman Catholic church situated in Barcelona, Spain and is a UNESCO world heritage site. The church was designed by the

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  • National Museum of Scotland

    4th November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Edinburgh

    The National Museum of Scotland is a large museum in Edinburgh which showcases exhibits from Scottish history as well as from around the world.

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  • Nuit des Musées

    May 20th - 21st 2017 | Paris

    For one night only, the museums of Paris are free to enter and are open until midnight during Nuit des Musées. Book your room with Eventful Stays.

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  • Covent Garden

    22nd August 2016 - 31st December 2017 | London

    Covent Garden is the entertainment gateway to London. Street entertainers, bars and restaurants are all there to enjoy. Book accommodation now.

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  • Tatton Park

    2nd November 2016 - 31st December 2027 | Mereheath Drive, Knutsford, Cheshire

    Tatton Park is a historic estate. It contains a manor house dating from medieval times, gardens, a farm and a deer park of 2,000 acres

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  • Musée du Quai Branly

    4th November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Paris

    The Musée du Quai Branly is a large museum and research complex in central Paris which contains exhibits from Africa, Asia, Oceania and America.

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  • British Library

    9th November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | 96 Euston Road, London

    The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and the largest library in the world including the Magna Carta.

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  • New Year s Eve in Madrid

    31st December 2016 - 1st January 2018 | Madrid

    Come to Madrid’s Puerta del Sol to celebrate New Year’s Eve, Nochevieja in Spanish. Eat grapes at midnight & experiencing the spectacular fireworks!

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  • Feria de Corpus Christi

    June 10th - 17th 2017 | Granada

    The Corpus Christi celebration in Granada coincides with the city’s week-long annual ‘feria’ and is the biggest public event in Granada’s calendar.

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  • The Lord Mayors Show

    11th November 2017 | London

    Originating in the 16th century, the Lord Mayor's Show is a famous street procession which draws thousands to the streets to welcome the city’s mayor.

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  • New Year s Eve in Barcelona

    31st December 2017 - 1st January 2018 | Barcelona

    Celebrate New Year’s Eve, Nochevieja in Spanish, by eating grapes at midnight & experiencing the spectacular fireworks in Barcelona’s Plaça d’Espanya!

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  • Chinese New Year

    28th January 2017 | Central London

    Chinese New Year is 28 January 2017. Join us in London for the spectacular festivities including the amazing fireworks display.

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  • Christmas in Rome

    1st December 2017 - 6th January 2018 | Via Margutta, Rome

    Celebrate the festive period in the capital of Italy, Rome, home of the Catholic Church.

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  • Christmas Mass

    December 24th - 25th 2017 | St Peter’s Basilica Rome

    Christmas Mass is held on Christmas Eve around the world. We look at Christmas in the home of the Catholic Church, Rome.

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  • Covent Garden

    22nd August 2016 - 31st December 2017 | London

    Covent Garden is the entertainment gateway to London. Street entertainers, bars and restaurants are all there to enjoy. Book accommodation now.

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  • Diocletian's Palace

    23rd August 2016 - 22nd August 2017 | Split

    Visit the historic palace built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the beginning of the 4th century and now forms the center of Split, Croatia.

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  • Rovinj

    23rd August 2016 - 22nd August 2017 | Rovinj

    The Croatian city of Rovinj is a popular tourist destination with plenty of bars and restaurants to keep you entertained.

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  • Brighton Pier

    31st August 2016 - 31st August 2017 | Brighton

    Built in 1899 Brighton Pier is a popular tourist destination, with plenty of traditional entertainment on offer.

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  • Oktoberfest in London

    29th September - 8th October 2017 | London

    Oktoberfest in London is the English capital’s celebration of Germany’s largest national festival, and includes a 50,000-strong party in Canary Wharf.

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  • Tatton Park

    23rd August 2016 - 23rd August 2017 | London

    Tatton Park is a historical mansion with beautiful gardens that each year hold many music events, workshops and shows. Book accommodation now

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  • Tuileries Garden

    18th October 2016 - 4th November 2017 | Paris

    The Tuileries Garden is a large park in central Paris between the Louvre & the Place de la Concorde. Book rental accommodation in the centre of Paris.

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  • Luxembourg Gardens

    4th November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Paris

    Created in 1612, the Luxembourg Gardens are an outdoor oasis in Paris city centre, with the palace serving as the seat of the French Senate.

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  • Pompeii

    1st August 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Naples

    Pompeii is an ancient Roman city near to Naples, Italy. Existing from around the 6th Century BC it was destroyed by a volcanic eruption around 79AD

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  • Old Parliament House

    18th August 2016 - 18th August 2017 | Canberra

    Old Parliament House in Canberra was the seat of parliament from 1927 - 1988, now home to the Museum of Australian Democracy. Book accommodation now.

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  • Zagreb

    23rd August 2016 - 22nd August 2017 | Zagreb

    Visit Zagreb, the capital of Croatia and a city full of history dating from the Roman Empire through to the present day.

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  • Dubrovnik Old Town Walls

    23rd August 2016 - 22nd August 2017 | Dubrovnik

    The defensive walls date back to the middle ages, with the current stone walls being constructed between the 12th and 17th centuries.

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  • Diocletian's Palace

    23rd August 2016 - 22nd August 2017 | Split

    Visit the historic palace built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the beginning of the 4th century and now forms the center of Split, Croatia.

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  • Hvar Town

    23rd August 2016 - 22nd August 2017 | Hvar

    The small town is situated on the island of the same name, an old navy port with picturesque views is a popular tourist destination.

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  • British Library

    23rd August 2016 - 23rd August 2017 | London

    The British Library houses the largest collection of catalogued items in the world including the Magna Carta. Book accommodation now.

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  • National Maritime Museum

    23rd August 2016 - 31st December 2017 | London

    Take a step back in time to experience maritime history at its finest at the National Maritime Museum. Book a place to stay now.

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  • Gornji Grad

    23rd August 2016 - 22nd August 2017 | Zagreb

    Gornji Grad is part of the medieval heart of Zagreb, there are plenty of historic places of interest within this old Croatian town.

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  • Imperial War Museum

    23rd August 2016 - 23rd August 2017 | London

    The Imperial War Museum charts the poignant experiences of people from WW1 to present day conflicts. Book accommodation now.

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  • Museum of London

    23rd August 2016 - 23rd August 2017 | London

    Fancy seeing the history of London? Take a look at the Museum of London to pinpoint some of its most interesting history. Book accommodation now.

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  • Tatton Park

    23rd August 2016 - 23rd August 2017 | London

    Tatton Park is a historical mansion with beautiful gardens that each year hold many music events, workshops and shows. Book accommodation now

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  • Houses of Parliament

    23rd August 2016 - 23rd August 2017 | London

    The Houses of Parliament are a iconic landmark on the London skyline and well worth a visit. Book accommodation now.

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  • Korčula Town

    23rd August 2016 - 22nd August 2017 | Korcula

    Situated on the island of the same name, Korcula is a fortified town with a devout Catholic population.

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  • Royal Observatory

    30th August 2016 - 31st August 2017 | Greenwich

    The Royal Observatory has provided the world with a vast knowledge and understanding of our solar system since 1675.

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  • Royal Academy of Arts

    30th August 2016 - 30th August 2017 | Burlington House

    The Royal Academy of Arts hosts a range of artifacts the academy holds a variety of exhibitions from historical artists to modern contemporary work.

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  • Brighton Pier

    31st August 2016 - 31st August 2017 | Brighton

    Built in 1899 Brighton Pier is a popular tourist destination, with plenty of traditional entertainment on offer.

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  • Stonehenge

    31st August 2016 - 31st August 2017 | Wiltshire

    Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument, just north of Salisbury and a site worshiped by pagans and druids.

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  • Canterbury Cathedral

    1st September 2016 - 1st September 2017 | Kent

    Canterbury Cathedral is one of the oldest buildings of Christian worship in England, holding throne to the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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  • Warwick Castle

    1st September 2016 - 1st September 2017 | Warwick

    Warwick Castle is a medieval castle from 1068, built for William the Conqueror and today provides entertainment for all the family.

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  • Durham Cathedral

    1st September 2016 - 1st September 2017 | Durham

    Founded in 1093, Durham Cathedral is widely regarded as one of Europe’s finest buildings and is amongst its greatest examples of Norman architecture.

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  • Edinburgh Castle

    5th September 2016 - 5th September 2017 | Edinburgh, Scotland

    A visit to Edinburgh castle is a fabulous day out for everyone, it dominates the city from it's summit and has helped shape the nation's history.

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  • Abbaye du Mont St Michel

    6th September 2016 - 6th September 2017 | Brittany

    The Abbaye du Mont St Michel is an abbey dating back to 709 which is situated on the island of Mont St Michel in Brittany in the North West of France.

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  • Eiffel Tower

    6th September 2016 - 5th September 2017 | Paris

    Built in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel, the Eiffel Tower in the Field of Mars is France’s most recognisable monument, with almost 7 million visitors in 2015.

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  • The British Museum

    7th September 2016 - 7th September 2017 | Great Russell Street, London

    The British Museum is one of the most popular free attractions in London. Open most days of the year, learn more about history, art and culture.

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  • Arc de Triomphe

    7th September 2016 - 7th September 2017 | Paris

    The Arc de Triomphe in Paris is a 50-feet tall monument commemorating those who fought and died in both the French Revolution and the Napoleonic War.

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  • Centre Pompidou

    7th September 2016 - 7th September 2017 | Paris

    The Centre Pompidou in Beaubourg, Paris is a large architectural feat housing both France’s National Modern Art Museum and the IRCAM centre for music.

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  • Louvre Museum

    7th September 2016 - 7th September 2017 | Paris

    The Louvre Museum in the centre of Paris is the world’s largest museum. One of France’s most recognisable sites, it contains over 380,000 art exhibits

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  • Notre Dame Cathedral

    7th September 2016 - 7th September 2017 | Paris

    Notre Dame Cathedral, located in central Paris, is one of the world’s largest Catholic cathedrals and is a fine example of French gothic architecture.

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  • Lourdes

    8th September 2016 - 8th September 2017 | Lourdes, Midi-Pyrénées

    Lourdes is a small town in Southern France, renowned for the healing properties of its natural water and for several apparitions by the Virgin Mary.

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  • Moulin Rouge

    8th September 2016 - 8th September 2017 | Pigalle, Paris

    Le Moulin Rouge, a historic entertainment venue in Paris, is the birthplace of the famous can-can and has hosted performers such as singer Edith Piaf.

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  • River Seine Cruise

    8th September 2016 - 8th September 2017 | Paris

    A cruise up the River Seine will take you through the heart of Paris and its famous riverside monuments and under the 37 bridges in Paris City Centre.

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  • Sacré Coeur

    8th September 2016 - 8th September 2017 | Montmartre, Paris

    The Sacré Coeur basilica is a stunning Romano-Byzantine church built on the highest point in the city, Montmartre, offering incredible views of Paris.

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  • Big Ben

    9th September 2016 - 9th September 2017 | London

    Big Ben is one of the most iconic landmarks in London. Book self catering and B&B accommodation in London close to Big Ben

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  • Buckingham Palace

    12th September 2016 - 12th September 2017 | London

    Buckingham Palace is the London residence of the reigning monarch and a must see on any visit to London. Book accommodation now.

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  • Tower Bridge

    12th September 2016 - 12th September 2017 | London

    Tower Bridge is one of the capital's most iconic and historical landmarks. Book the exhibition and find accommodation in London for Tower Bridge.

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  • York Minster

    12th September 2016 - 12th September 2017 | York

    One of the world’s most beautiful places of worship, York Minster is a large Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe and home to the Archbishop of York.

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  • Trafalgar Square

    12th September 2016 - 12th September 2017 | London

    Trafalgar Square in Central London is a public space built to commemorate Britain’s victory in the Battle of Trafalgar during the Napoleonic Wars.

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  • Westminster Abbey

    13th September 2016 - 13th September 2017 | London

    Westminster Abbey is one of the great British landmarks in London. Book accommodation now in London for Westminster Abbey, including apartments..

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  • St Paul's Cathedral

    13th September 2016 - 13th September 2017 | London

    An imposing structure on Ludgate Hill, St Paul's Cathedral is a well known and loved piece of London architecture. Book your accommodation now.

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  • The London Dungeon

    13th September 2016 - 13th September 2017 | London

    The London Dungeon in County Hall is an attraction celebrating 1000 years of the city’s gory history via interactive shows featuring live actors.

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  • The Book of Kells

    13th September 2016 - 13th September 2017 | Trinity College, Dublin

    The Book of Kells is a Christian manuscript created around the year 800 bringing together the four Gospels of the New Testament.

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  • National Gallery

    13th September 2016 - 13th September 2017 | London

    The National Gallery in London’s Trafalgar Square is an art museum which is home to over 2,300 paintings, including Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.

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  • The Tower of London

    13th September 2016 - 13th September 2017 | London

    The Tower of London, a Norman castle and royal palace on the Thames, is one of England’s most important historical sites and home to the Crown Jewels.

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  • Windsor Castle

    13th September 2016 - 13th September 2017 | Windsor, Berkshire

    The world’s largest inhabited castle and a favourite residence of Queen Elizabeth II, Windsor Castle in Berkshire is a top royal tourist attraction.

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  • Alexandra Park and Palace

    20th September 2016 - 20th September 2017 | Alexandra Palace Way, London

    Alexandra Palace is a historic entertainment venue in Alexandra Park, London. It is located between Muswell Hill and Wood Green, in the north of the c

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  • Trinity College

    20th September 2016 - 20th September 2017 | Trinity College, Dublin

    The first University to be founded in Dublin, Trinity College was created by the Pope in 1311 and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Du

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  • Vatican City

    20th September 2016 - 20th September 2017 | Vatican City, Rome

    Headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church and home to the Pope, Vatican City is a sovereign state within Rome.

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  • Vatican Museums

    20th September 2016 - 20th September 2017 | Vatican City, Rome

    The Vatican museums consist of 54 galleries, containing works belonging to the Catholic Church in a collection built up from over 500 years.

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  • Prado Museum

    23rd September 2016 - 23rd September 2017 | Madrid

    The Prado Museum is the main Spanish national art museum and is located in Madrid’s vibrant city centre. It hosts one of the world's finest collection

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  • Royal Palace of Madrid

    24th September 2016 - 24th November 2017 | Madrid

    The Royal Palace is one of the top tourist attractions in Madrid and is the official residence for the Royal family. Present day the palace is only u

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  • La Rambla

    25th September 2016 - 25th September 2017 | Barcelona

    La Rambla is a street in central Barcelona that is popular with tourists and locals alike. A tree-lined pedestrian mall, it stretches for 1.2 kms and

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  • Sagrada Familia

    25th September 2016 - 25th September 2017 | Barcelona

    The Sagrada Familia is a large Roman Catholic church situated in Barcelona, Spain and is a UNESCO world heritage site. The church was designed by the

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  • Montjuïc

    26th September 2016 - 26th September 2017 | Barcelona

    Montjuïc is located in Barcelona, Spain and is a broad shallow hill overlooking the harbour to the southwest of the city centre. For many years it pl

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  • Sistine Chapel

    27th September 2016 - 27th September 2017 | Rome

    The Sistine Chapel is the official residence of the Pope, head of the Roman Catholic Church.

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  • Via Sacra

    27th September 2016 - 27th September 2017 | Rome

    Via Sacra is the main road leading through ancient Rome, joining the Roman Forum to the Colosseum.

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  • Alhambra Palace

    27th September 2016 - 27th November 2017 | Granada

    Situated in Granada, Spain, the Alhambra was a palace, a fortress, a citadel and the residence of the Nasrid Sultans. Today it is a much loved World H

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  • Gothic Quarter

    27th September 2016 - 27th September 2017 | Barcelona

    The Gothic Quarter in Barcelona, Spain is the centre of the old city of Barcelona and stretches from La Rambla to Via Laietana retaining a labyrinthin

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  • Plaza Mayor

    27th September 2016 - 27th November 2017 | Madri

    The Plaza Mayor is situated in Madrid, Spain. It was built during Philip III's reign and is a central plaza in the city’s centre. Often hosting multi

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  • Puerta del Sol

    27th September 2016 - 27th September 2017 | Madrid

    The Puerta del Sol or "Gate of the Sun" is situated in Madrid, Spain, and is one of the busiest areas of city. It contains the famous clock whose bel

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  • Montjuïc Castle

    29th September 2016 - 29th September 2017 | Barcelona

    Montjuïc Castle is located on Montjuïc hill in Barcelona, Spain and is an old military fortress dating back to 1640. Today the fortress hosts various

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  • Mosque of Cordoba

    29th September 2016 - 29th September 2017 | Córdoba

    Situated in Córdoba, Spain, the Mosque of Córdoba, (also known as the “Cathedral of Córdoba” or simply the “Mezquita”), is regarded as one of the most

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  • Tuileries Garden

    18th October 2016 - 4th November 2017 | Paris

    The Tuileries Garden is a large park in central Paris between the Louvre & the Place de la Concorde. Book rental accommodation in the centre of Paris.

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  • Farmleigh House

    2nd November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Farmleigh House, Castleknock

    Once owned by the Guinness family, Farmleigh House is now used by the Irish Government when visited by Heads of State from around the world.

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  • La Pieta

    2nd November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Rome

    La Pieta is a famous sculpture by Italian artist Michelangelo and can be found within St Peter’s Basilica.

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  • Palatine Hill

    2nd November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Rome

    Palatine Hill is one of the Seven Hills of Rome in the ancient area of the city and features several ruins.

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  • Roman Forum

    2nd November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Rome

    The Ancient Italian plaza contains the ruins of many buildings and monuments from the historic Roman Empire.

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  • Sainte Chapelle

    3rd November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Paris

    Sainte-Chapelle in the very centre of Paris is a 13th century chapel built by Louis IX to house his collection of relics from the last days of Christ.

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  • Roman Baths

    3rd November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Bath

    A popular historical location in the city of Bath in the West of England, the Roman bathing site and museum attracts over a million annual visitors.

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  • Place de la Concorde

    3rd November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Paris

    The Place de la Concorde is the largest public square in Paris and was the location for many high-profile executions, including that of Louis XVI

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  • South Street Sea Port, New York

    3rd November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | One Seaport Plaza, 19 Fulton Street

    The South Street Seaport is an iconic, historic area in the New York City borough of Manhattan, centred where Fulton Street meets the East River.

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  • Ancient Rome

    3rd November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | rome

    The ancient city of Rome dates back to the 8th century BC, containing ruins from the Roman Empire

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  • Circus Maximus

    3rd November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Rome

    Once home to ancient Roman games, chariot races and gladiator fights Circus Maximus is now a popular public park.

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  • Colosseum

    3rd November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Colosseum, Rome

    The partial ruins of the colosseum is one of Rome’s most famous landmarks.

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  • Dublin Castle

    3rd November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Dublin

    The historical castle was built over 800 years ago and is full of history from Ireland’s past.

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  • Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore

    3rd November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Florence

    Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore is a gothic style cathedral in Florence, Italy and is one of the most famous visitor attractions in the city.

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  • Château de Chambord

    4th November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Loire Valley

    The Château de Chambord, located in the Loire Valley, is one of France’s largest and most famous castles. Book your stay in the Loire Valley today.

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  • Fontainebleau

    4th November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Paris

    Fontainebleau is a large district south of Paris, known for its magnificent forest and grand château, which has been a favourite residence for royals.

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  • Lindisfarne Castle

    4th November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Lindisfarne, Northumberland

    Lindisfarne Castle in Northumberland is a 16th century fort located near the border of England and Scotland, inaccessible twice a day due to the tide.

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  • Luxembourg Gardens

    4th November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Paris

    Created in 1612, the Luxembourg Gardens are an outdoor oasis in Paris city centre, with the palace serving as the seat of the French Senate.

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  • Musée du Quai Branly

    4th November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Paris

    The Musée du Quai Branly is a large museum and research complex in central Paris which contains exhibits from Africa, Asia, Oceania and America.

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  • National Museum of Scotland

    4th November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Edinburgh

    The National Museum of Scotland is a large museum in Edinburgh which showcases exhibits from Scottish history as well as from around the world.

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  • New Year s Eve in Madrid

    31st December 2016 - 1st January 2018 | Madrid

    Come to Madrid’s Puerta del Sol to celebrate New Year’s Eve, Nochevieja in Spanish. Eat grapes at midnight & experiencing the spectacular fireworks!

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  • Mardi Gras

    6th January - 28th February 2017 | New Orleans

    Held since 1699, the New Orleans Mardi Gras is a festival of masquerades, music, parties and parades and is an integral part of New Orleans life.

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  • Australia Day in London

    26th January 2017 | London

    London holds a plenty of events to celebrate Australia’s national day on 26th January - get involved in everything from pub crawls to comedy shows!

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  • Québec Winter Carnival

    27th January - 12th February 2017 | Quebec

    First held in 1894, Quebec Winter Carnival is a two-week celebration which welcomes a million people for dog sleigh racing, canoe racing & much more!

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  • Chinese New Year

    28th January 2017 | Central London

    Chinese New Year is 28 January 2017. Join us in London for the spectacular festivities including the amazing fireworks display.

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  • Viareggio Carnival

    February 5th - 28th 2017 | Viareggio, Tuscany

    First held as far back as 1873, this famous Tuscan carnival is best-known for its five vibrant processions which take place over a fun-packed month.

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  • Venice Carnival

    February 11th - 28th 2017 | St. Mark’s Square, Venice

    The Venice Carnival is one of the city’s biggest and most popular events. Be prepared for an amazing festival of colour, sound & beautiful costumes.

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  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival

    19th February - 5th March 2017 | Santa Cruz, Tenerife

    One of the world’s largest carnivals, locals and tourists take to the streets of Tenerife in a colourful celebration of life at Santa Cruz Carnival.

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  • Oruro Carnival

    February 19th - 28th 2017 | Oruro

    Growing out of an ancient indigenous celebration, Oruro Carnival is Bolivia’s biggest festival, mixing colourful pagan dances with Christian themes.

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  • Cologne Carnival

    22nd February - 1st March 2017 | Cologne

    Boasting one of the largest street festivals in Europe with a million revellers taking to the streets, Cologne Carnival is a key part of city life.

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  • Rio de Janeiro Carnival

    February 24th - 28th 2017 | Sambadrome Rio de Janeiro

    First taking place as far back as 1723, this Rio de Janeiro extravaganza is the mother of all carnivals - a huge explosion of colour and samba beats!

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  • Binche Carnival

    February 26th - 28th 2017 | Binche

    Dating back to the 14th century, Binche Carnival is an ancient festival and the most important event in the calendar of this small Belgian city.

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  • Trinidad & Tobago Carnival

    February 27th - 28th 2017 | Port of Spain

    A huge cultural event, the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is an extravagant explosion of Caribbean music, intricate costumes and traditional folklore.

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  • Semana Santa Barcelona 2017

    April 6th - 9th 2017 | Barcelona

    Easter week “Semana Santa” is celebrated in every city, town and village in Spain and what better city to celebrate this traditional yet moving fiesta

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  • Semana Santa Madrid 2017

    April 6th - 9th 2017 | Madrid

    Madrid is completely transformed during “Semana Santa”. People of all ages turn out to experience and participate in one of Spain's most traditional e

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  • Semana Santa in Granada

    April 9th - 16th 2017 | Granada

    Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is Granada’s most important celebration of the year. The whole city takes part in processions re-enacting Biblical events.

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  • Semana Santa in Seville

    April 9th - 16th 2017 | Seville

    Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is Seville’s most important celebration of the year. The whole city takes part in processions re-enacting Biblical events.

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  • Fiesta Dos de Mayo 2017

    2nd May 2017 | Madrid

    The annual fiesta “Dos de Mayo” celebrated in Madrid, Spain, marks the anniversary of an uprising against French troops which sparked the six-year war

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  • Fiesta San Isidro 2017

    May 11th - 15th 2017 | Madrid

    In May, Madrid holds the “Feast of Saint Isidore the Farmer”, an annual fiesta to the patron saint of the city and of its farmers. It is one of the m

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  • Nuit des Musées

    May 20th - 21st 2017 | Paris

    For one night only, the museums of Paris are free to enter and are open until midnight during Nuit des Musées. Book your room with Eventful Stays.

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  • Feria de Corpus Christi

    June 10th - 17th 2017 | Granada

    The Corpus Christi celebration in Granada coincides with the city’s week-long annual ‘feria’ and is the biggest public event in Granada’s calendar.

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  • Montreal Fireworks Festival

    1st July - 5th August 2017 | Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal

    Montreal Fireworks Festival, also known as L'International des Feux Loto-Québec, is the world’s largest such festival with an audience of 3 million.

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  • Fourth of July Fireworks

    4th July 2017 | Washington

    One of America’s most important holidays, Independence Day is celebrated with an amazing firework display in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C.

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  • Fiesta of San Fermín

    July 6th - 14th 2017 | Pamplona

    The Fiesta de San Fermín is a festival which features the running of the bulls through the city’s streets and the event attracts one million visitors

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  • Festa del Redentore Fireworks

    July 14th - 16th 2017 | St. Mark’s Basin, Venice

    The Festa del Redentore is a huge religious celebration in Venice during which a spectacular firework display lights up the stunning St Mark’s Basin.

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  • Festa de Noantri

    July 16th - 25th 2017 | Trastevere

    Traditional festival in honour of “Our Lady of Mount Carmel” (the Virgin Mary) including processions, market stalls and a religious message.

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  • The Big Cheese

    July 28th - 30th 2017 | Caerphilly, Wales

    Celebrate the traditions of Wales past and the famous Caerphilly Cheese, with the family festival.

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  • Feria de Malaga

    August 12th - 19th 2017 | Málaga

    The Feria de Málaga is a colourful city-wide celebration featuring funfairs, bullfights and a large procession through the streets of the old quarter.

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  • The Palio di Siena

    August 13th - 16th 2017 | Piazza del Campo, Siena

    Twice a year thousands of visitors and locals flood to Piazza del Campo for the traditional horse race around the square – once in July and again in A

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  • La Tomatina

    30th August 2017 | Valencia

    La Tomatina is a large annual festival which takes place each August in the town of Buñol near Valencia which centres around a huge tomato fight.

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  • Katakai Fireworks Festival

    September 9th - 10th 2017 | Ojiya City, Niigata

    The stunning fireworks display in Katakai in Niigata has a 400-year old history & include the yonshakudama, the largest firework device in the world.

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  • Open House London

    September 16th - 17th 2017 | London

    Open House London is an annual event during which you can visit buildings of architectural significance which are usually closed to the public.

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  • Oktoberfest in London

    29th September - 8th October 2017 | London

    Oktoberfest in London is the English capital’s celebration of Germany’s largest national festival, and includes a 50,000-strong party in Canary Wharf.

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  • All Saints Day

    November 1st - 2nd 2017 | Campo Verano, Rome

    All Saints Day is the Christian Festival in which saints past and present are remembered by the church.

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  • Guy Fawkes Night

    5th November 2017 | London

    Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Bonfire Night, is a British tradition which celebrates the foiling of the 1605 Gunpowder Plot to blow up Parliament.

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  • The Lord Mayors Show

    11th November 2017 | London

    Originating in the 16th century, the Lord Mayor's Show is a famous street procession which draws thousands to the streets to welcome the city’s mayor.

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  • St. Martins Day

    11th November 2017 | Lisbon

    St. Martin’s Day, or Dia de São Martinho, is a popular celebration held on 11th November, tying in with the harvest of wine & chestnuts in Portugal.

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  • Christmas in Rome

    1st December 2017 - 6th January 2018 | Via Margutta, Rome

    Celebrate the festive period in the capital of Italy, Rome, home of the Catholic Church.

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  • Christmas Mass

    December 24th - 25th 2017 | St Peter’s Basilica Rome

    Christmas Mass is held on Christmas Eve around the world. We look at Christmas in the home of the Catholic Church, Rome.

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  • New Year s Eve in Barcelona

    31st December 2017 - 1st January 2018 | Barcelona

    Celebrate New Year’s Eve, Nochevieja in Spanish, by eating grapes at midnight & experiencing the spectacular fireworks in Barcelona’s Plaça d’Espanya!

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  • Rio Reveillon Fireworks Display

    31st December 2017 | Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro

    Reveillon, or New Year’s Eve, is one of the biggest celebrations in Rio and is accompanied by an incredible fireworks display along Copacabana Beach.

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Hobbiesback to top

  • Dubrovnik Old Town Walls

    23rd August 2016 - 22nd August 2017 | Dubrovnik

    The defensive walls date back to the middle ages, with the current stone walls being constructed between the 12th and 17th centuries.

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  • Rovinj

    23rd August 2016 - 22nd August 2017 | Rovinj

    The Croatian city of Rovinj is a popular tourist destination with plenty of bars and restaurants to keep you entertained.

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  • Royal Academy of Arts

    30th August 2016 - 30th August 2017 | Burlington House

    The Royal Academy of Arts hosts a range of artifacts the academy holds a variety of exhibitions from historical artists to modern contemporary work.

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  • Brighton Pier

    31st August 2016 - 31st August 2017 | Brighton

    Built in 1899 Brighton Pier is a popular tourist destination, with plenty of traditional entertainment on offer.

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  • Gaudí House Museum

    25th September 2016 - 25th September 2017 | Barcelona

    The Gaudí House Museum was the residence of the architect Antoni Gaudí from 1906 to 1925. The building was constructed for the Park Güell residential

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  • La Rambla

    25th September 2016 - 25th September 2017 | Barcelona

    La Rambla is a street in central Barcelona that is popular with tourists and locals alike. A tree-lined pedestrian mall, it stretches for 1.2 kms and

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  • Montjuïc

    26th September 2016 - 26th September 2017 | Barcelona

    Montjuïc is located in Barcelona, Spain and is a broad shallow hill overlooking the harbour to the southwest of the city centre. For many years it pl

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  • El Rastro

    28th September 2016 - 28th September 2017 | Madrid

    Located in Madrid’s city centre, El Rastro is the most popular open air flea market in Spain. It is held every Sunday and public holiday during the ye

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  • The Big Cheese

    July 28th - 30th 2017 | Caerphilly, Wales

    Celebrate the traditions of Wales past and the famous Caerphilly Cheese, with the family festival.

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Literatureback to top

  • British Library

    23rd August 2016 - 23rd August 2017 | London

    The British Library houses the largest collection of catalogued items in the world including the Magna Carta. Book accommodation now.

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  • The Book of Kells

    13th September 2016 - 13th September 2017 | Trinity College, Dublin

    The Book of Kells is a Christian manuscript created around the year 800 bringing together the four Gospels of the New Testament.

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Multi-Event Venuesback to top

  • Covent Garden

    22nd August 2016 - 31st December 2017 | London

    Covent Garden is the entertainment gateway to London. Street entertainers, bars and restaurants are all there to enjoy. Book accommodation now.

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  • Brighton Pier

    31st August 2016 - 31st August 2017 | Brighton

    Built in 1899 Brighton Pier is a popular tourist destination, with plenty of traditional entertainment on offer.

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  • Trafalgar Square

    12th September 2016 - 12th September 2017 | London

    Trafalgar Square in Central London is a public space built to commemorate Britain’s victory in the Battle of Trafalgar during the Napoleonic Wars.

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  • Tatton Park

    23rd August 2016 - 23rd August 2017 | London

    Tatton Park is a historical mansion with beautiful gardens that each year hold many music events, workshops and shows. Book accommodation now

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  • Brighton Pier

    31st August 2016 - 31st August 2017 | Brighton

    Built in 1899 Brighton Pier is a popular tourist destination, with plenty of traditional entertainment on offer.

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  • The Big Cheese

    July 28th - 30th 2017 | Caerphilly, Wales

    Celebrate the traditions of Wales past and the famous Caerphilly Cheese, with the family festival.

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  • Oktoberfest in London

    29th September - 8th October 2017 | London

    Oktoberfest in London is the English capital’s celebration of Germany’s largest national festival, and includes a 50,000-strong party in Canary Wharf.

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Natural Attractionsback to top

  • Pompeii

    1st August 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Naples

    Pompeii is an ancient Roman city near to Naples, Italy. Existing from around the 6th Century BC it was destroyed by a volcanic eruption around 79AD

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  • Roman Baths

    3rd November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Bath

    A popular historical location in the city of Bath in the West of England, the Roman bathing site and museum attracts over a million annual visitors.

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  • Place de la Concorde

    3rd November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Paris

    The Place de la Concorde is the largest public square in Paris and was the location for many high-profile executions, including that of Louis XVI

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  • Ancient Rome

    3rd November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | rome

    The ancient city of Rome dates back to the 8th century BC, containing ruins from the Roman Empire

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  • Château de Chambord

    4th November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Loire Valley

    The Château de Chambord, located in the Loire Valley, is one of France’s largest and most famous castles. Book your stay in the Loire Valley today.

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  • Fontainebleau

    4th November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Paris

    Fontainebleau is a large district south of Paris, known for its magnificent forest and grand château, which has been a favourite residence for royals.

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Politicalback to top

  • Houses of Parliament

    23rd August 2016 - 23rd August 2017 | London

    The Houses of Parliament are a iconic landmark on the London skyline and well worth a visit. Book accommodation now.

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Sailingback to top

  • National Maritime Museum

    23rd August 2016 - 31st December 2017 | London

    Take a step back in time to experience maritime history at its finest at the National Maritime Museum. Book a place to stay now.

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Scienceback to top

  • Royal Observatory

    30th August 2016 - 31st August 2017 | Greenwich

    The Royal Observatory has provided the world with a vast knowledge and understanding of our solar system since 1675.

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Theatreback to top

  • Moulin Rouge

    8th September 2016 - 8th September 2017 | Pigalle, Paris

    Le Moulin Rouge, a historic entertainment venue in Paris, is the birthplace of the famous can-can and has hosted performers such as singer Edith Piaf.

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