• Birmingham

    Birmingham has a rich and diverse cultural scene packed with world-class arts organisations and an acclaimed dining scene with more Michelin star restaurants than any other regional city.

    Photo credit: Craig Holmes

  • Newcastle

    Newcastle is spectacular by day and night with its mix of bars, fine restaurants and iconic landmarks such as the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and The Sage Gateshead.

    Photo credit: Brian Swales Photography

  • Hull

    Hull is a vibrant waterfront city that is proud of its rich heritage. The Museums Quarter offers a variety of fascinating museums.

  • Leeds

    Leeds has a rich cultural offering with it’s own opera and ballet companies, theatres and major national museums, including the Royal Armouries Museum in Clarence Dock.

  • Leicester

    Experience a weekend away with indulgent spa treatments, afternoon tea, theatre, fine dining restaurants and out-of-this-world adventures at the National Space Station.

    Photo credit: National Space Centre

  • Liverpool

    Liverpool is also known worldwide for its stunning Waterfront, part of the City’s UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also home to the new Museum of Liverpool.

    Photo credit: Craig Easton

  • London

    London is an all round cultural destination. With it’s exciting attractions, museums and galleries, theatre and restaurants there’s always something new to see and do.

    Photo credit: VisitLondon.com

  • Manchester

    Manchester has a critically acclaimed cultural offering to suit everyone with diverse attractions, world-class festivals and cultural venues.

    Photo credit: Ben Page for Marketing Manchester

  • Newcastle

    Newcastle is spectacular by day and night with its mix of bars, fine restaurants and iconic landmarks such as the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and The Sage Gateshead.

  • Norwich

    Norwich is bursting with cultural vibrancy and heritage buildings, stunning 1000 year old architecture, great museums, art galleries and award-winning eateries.

    Photo credit: VisitNorwich

  • Brighton

    Brighton & Hove offers the perfect mix of heritage and culture, with great shopping, stylish restaurants and all the fun of the seaside.

    Photo credit: VisitBritain & VisitBrighton

  • Nottingham

    Experience the romance and mystery of Newstead Abbey, in Nottingham, once home to the notorious poet, Lord Byron.

    Photo credit: Experience Nottinghamshire

  • Portsmouth

    Portsmouth has a diverse cultural offering from literary attractions, drama, comedy, music and dance to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, home to HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860 and the new Mary Rose Museum.

    Photo credit: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

  • Stoke-on-Trent

    Known as “The Potteries”, Stoke-on-Trent is the World Capital of Ceramics, and boasts some of the world’s most iconic brands, including Wedgwood, Portmeirion, Moorcroft and Emma Bridgewater.

    Photo credit: Moorcroft Heritage Visitor Centre

Win a cultural break in London

This week, Jamie Crick is giving you the chance to win a fantastic cultural break for two in Greenwich, London.

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More cultural heritage...

When it comes to cultural breaks, England has more inspiring cities that any other destination. There are more festivals, more museums, more theatre, more ballet, more opera, more live concerts, more art galleries, more inspiration and more excitement!

If it's festivals you are interested in, the Manchester International Festival is a highlight on the cultural calendar with its exciting programme of theatre classics, new work and special events.

The former European Capital of Culture Liverpool is bulging with museums and galleries, fabulous shops, hip hotels and buzzing restaurants, and of course, home of the acclaimed Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. And if you're craving more live music just a few hours away is Leeds with its very own opera and ballet companies – Opera North and Northern Ballet.

For a city break by the sea Brighton is a fashionable and funky destination for a festival getaway in May, or visit Newcastle Gateshead in June 2013 for the inaugural Festival of the East - a celebration of creativity, innovation and all that makes the North East of England unique.

Fans of literature can head to the city of Portsmouth for it's rich literary heritage as the birthplace of Charles Dickens and home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, or visit Nottingham to explore of the life and work of it's well-known alumni D.H Lawrence and Byron.

There really are more things to do and see in England than anywhere else in the world. Be inspired by more fantastic cultural destinations in our gallery or www.visitengland.com/morecultural.

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Win a cultural break in London

This week, Jamie Crick is giving you the chance to win a fantastic cultural break for two in Greenwich, London.

You'll enjoy an overnight stay, with breakfast, at Devonport House.

Located in the heart of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, all the attractions of Greenwich are just minutes away. Enjoy a walk along the River Thames or in Greenwich Park and shop in one of the many quirky, independent shops at the vibrant Greenwich Market.

As well as an overnight stay, this fantastic prize includes a two course meal at The Old Brewery at the Old Royal Naval College.

We'll also be keeping you entertained with tickets to local attractions including Cutty Sark, the Old Royal Naval College and a Planetarium show at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Hop on Thames Clippers for a speedy river trip to The O2 for the British Music Experience as well as a breathtaking 'flight' on the Emirates Air Line, the UK's first urban cable car.

For a chance of winning this wonderful prize, answer the question below before 08:59am on Friday 12th April 2013. Prize to be redeemed by 30 June 2013.

Q: Which type of event was held at Greenwich Park during the London Olympics?