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Today, climbing the 55 steps to the top of the mound is a popular pastime among visitors to the city and walking along the tower ramparts affords expansive panoramic views over York.
- Allow at least 1.5 hours to explore the Churchill War Rooms.
- The Churchill War Rooms are accessible to wheelchair users.
- Book tickets in advance for fast-track entry.
- The recording studios are closed to the public, so visitors can only view the heritage-listed building from outside.
- Graffiti messages paying homage to the Fab Four can be seen scrawled on the wall outside the studio.
- The popular crossing can be very busy, so be careful when stepping out.
The theatre’s current Grade II listed building dates back to the early 20th-century, and features a grand Art Deco style 1,500-seat auditorium, the inspired design of architect Ernest Schaufelberg. Now part-owned by West End stalwart Andrew Lloyd Webber, the theatre has maintained its popularity into the 21st century, hosting modern hits like Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, The Bodyguard, Made in Dagenham and, most recently, Cyndi Lauper’s Kinky Boots.
From the imposing white façade of the Belsfield Hotel to the busy shops in the town centre, much of Bowness reflects its rise to prominence during the Victorian era. It was then that the town’s position on Windermere first made it a magnet for visitors, transforming it from a sleepy village to the hugely popular destination it is today.
Many use Bowness as a base for further travels throughout the Lake District, but the town itself is worth exploring. Visit World of Beatrix Potter, dedicated to the life and work of the renowned children’s author, the 15th century St Martin’s Church and Blackwell, an outstanding example of Arts and Crafts architecture.
The railway station in the adjoining town of Windermere is one of the main transport hubs of the area. Bowness is a starting point for all manner of nautical expeditions on Windermere; take a steamship or hire your own rowing boat or motorboat.
- Bring a coat and an umbrella in winter, as the waterfront can be cold and wet.
- As one of the UK’s most visited multi-use attractions outside of London, the Royal Albert Dock is a must-see for any visitor.
- Royal Albert Dock is wheelchair accessible, and guide dogs are welcome in all venues. The Colonnades and all museums have accessible toilets.
- The nearest cash machines on Gower Street charge for withdrawal, so it’s worth getting your cash beforehand.
- Anfield Stadium is an absolute must for Liverpool FC fans.
- Self-guided tours are at your own pace; allow 1.5 to 2 hours to explore.
- Luggage and large bags are not permitted inside the stadium.
- Wheelchair spaces are available at the stadium but cannot be accommodated with all ticket packages, so check ahead. Most of the tour is wheelchair accessible, though the manager’s dugout has stepped access only.
- Be prepared for crowds, especially during peak times.
- Borough Market is committed to eco-friendly and sustainable practices, so do your part by bringing your own reusable shopping bag.
- Bring comfortable walking shoes, as there are three different marketplaces and more than 100 stalls to explore.
- Free Wi-Fi is available in the market, and public restrooms are available at Three Crown Square and the Market Hall.
- The market and restrooms are wheelchair accessible.
- Blenheim Palace is a must for British history buffs, outdoor lovers, and architecture enthusiasts.
- Four cafés and restaurants can be found on the estate.
- Free Wi-Fi is available at the palace.
- The state rooms are accessible to wheelchair users via a staff-operated elevator, though the Untold Story exhibition, as well as some of the special tours, are not.