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Bristol Museum
The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is a large museum and art gallery in Bristol, England. The museum is situated in
Clifton, about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from the city centre. As part of Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives it is run by the
city council with no entrance fee. It holds designated museum status, granted by the national government to protect
outstanding museums. The designated collections include: geology, Eastern art, and Bristol's history, including English delftware. In January 2012 it became one of sixteen Arts Council England Major Partner Museums
Bristol Balloon Festival
The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is held annually during August in Bristol, England. Teams from the UK and
other parts of the world bring their hot air balloons to the site and participate in mass ascents where as many as
100 balloons may launch at a time.

The event was first held in 1979 and is now one of the largest in Europe. It is common to have crowds of over
100,000 on each of the four days of the festival.
It takes place in a large country estate Ashton Court. Mass launches are made twice a day, at 6am and 6pm
Pultney Bridge, Bath
Pulteney Bridge crosses the River Avon in Bath, England. It was completed by 1774, and connected the city with
the newly built Georgian town of Bathwick.

In the 20th century several schemes were carried out to preserve the bridge and partially return it to its original
appearance, enhancing its appeal as a tourist attraction.
Roman Baths, Bath
The Roman Baths complex is a site of historical interest in the English city of Bath. The house is a well-preserved
Roman site for public bathing.
The Roman Baths themselves are below the modern street level. There are four main features: the Sacred
Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House and the Museum holding finds from Roman Bath. The
buildings above street level date from the 19th century.
The Baths are a major tourist attraction and, together with the Grand Pump Room, receive more than one
million visitors a year,
The American Museum, Claverton
The American Museum takes you on a journey through the history of America, from its early settlers to the twentieth century. With its remarkable collection of folk and decorative arts, the Museum shows the diverse and complex nature of American traditions.

The only museum of Americana outside the United States, it was founded to bring American history and cultures to the people of Britain and Europe.
Tithe Barn, Bradford-on-Avon
Saxon Tithe Barn is a barn in Bradford-on Avon. It was part of a medieval farmstead belonging to Shaftesbury
Abbey, and was built in the early 14th century, with a granary dated to about 1400.

In the 1980s, the barn was a filming location for the TV series Robin of Sherwood, doubling as Nottingham
Castle's great hall. It is owned and protected by English Heritage.
Caen Hill Locks
Caen Hill Locks (pronounced "Cane" are a flight of locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal, between Rowde and Devizes in Wiltshire England.
The 29 locks have a rise of 237 feet in 2 miles (72 m in 3.2 km) or a 1 in 44 gradient. The locks come in three groups. The lower seven locks, Foxhangers Wharf Lock to Foxhangers Bridge Lock, are spread over 1.2 km. The next sixteen locks form a steep flight in a straight line up the hillside. Because of the steepness of the terrain, the pounds between these locks are very short. As a result, 15 locks have unusually large sideways-extended pounds, to store the water needed to operate them. A final six locks take the canal into Devizes.
Vale of Pewsey
The Vale of Pewsey or Pewsey Vale is an area of Wiltshire, England to the east of Devizes and south of Marlborough, centred on the town of Pewsey.

The vale is an extent of lower lying ground separating the chalk downs of Salisbury Plain to the south from the Marlborough Downs to the north. It is around 30 kilometres (19 mi) long and around 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) wide.
Visit Stonehenge! Sun worship temple? Healing centre? Huge calendar? How did they carry the great stones so far and build this amazing structure using only basic tools?

One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks. It is in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds.
Avebury rivals - some would say exceeds - Stonehenge as the largest, most impressive and complex
prehistoric site in Britain.

Built and altered over many centuries from about 2850 BC to 2200 BC, it now appears as a huge circular bank and ditch, enclosing an area of 281 ⁄2 acres (111 ⁄2 hectares), including part of Avebury village.Within this 'henge' ditch is an inner circle of great standing stones, enclosing two more stone circles, each with a central feature.
Newbury Racecourse
The Racecourse, Newbury is a racecourse in the civil parish of Greenham, adjoining the town of Newbury in Berkshire, England. It has courses for flat races and over jumps. It hosts one of Great Britain's 31 Group 1 flat races, the Lockinge Stakes.

The racecourse held its first race meeting on 26/27 September 1905 at its current location, in the Greenham area on the south-east side of Newbury.
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Claverton Pumping Station
Claverton Pumping Station in the English county of Somerset, pumps water from the River Avon to the Kennet
and Avon Canal using power from the flow of the River Avon.

The pumping station was built by John Rennie between 1809 and 1813 to overcome water supply problems on
the canal. It uses a 24-foot (7 m) wide wooden breastshot water wheel to drive two Boulton and Watt 18-foot
(5 m) long cast iron rocking beams, which power lift pumps to raise water 48 feet (15 m) up to the canal.
Lacock is a village and civil parish in the rural county of Wiltshire, England, 3 miles (5 km) from the town of
Chippenham. The village is owned almost in its entirety by the National Trust, and attracts many visitors by virtue of
its unspoiled appearance.

The parish includes Bowden Hill, a small village 1 mile (1.6 km) to the east of Lacock, and the hamlet of Notton, the
same distance to the northwest.

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Longleat Safari Park
Longleat Safari and Adventure Park, in Wiltshire, England was opened in 1966 and was the first drive-through safari park outside Africa.
The park is situated in the grounds of Longleat House, an English stately home that attracts tourists and is the current home of the 7th Marquess of Bath.
The safari park was the first of its kind anywhere in the world and was considered to be a massive breakthrough in the way in which captive animals were kept, with the animals roaming freely and the visitors in cages (cars).
Bowood is one of Capability Brown's finest parks. He extended a pond into a large curved lake. Laid out over 2,000
acres (8 km²) in the 1760s, it replaced an earlier, more formal garden of avenues and wildernesses. Brown's design
encompasses a sinuous lake (almost 1 km long), with lawns sloping gently down from the house, and drifts of
mature trees. Brown planted an arboretum of rare trees in the Pleasure Grounds behind the walled garden, and
these were added to in the mid-19th century when a pinetum was begun. It was at about this time that the Doric
Temple folly, originally situated by Brown in the Pleasure Grounds, was moved to its present position beside the
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Roundway Hill and covert, Oliver's castle and Millennium White Horse
Devizes is set on a high plateau, 120 to 130 m high - amongst the Wessex Downs. To the north of Devizes lies Roundway Hill and Down, and  Oliver's Castle. These form part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Salisbury Cathedral
Built to the glory of God, this vibrant Cathedral church with Britain's tallest spire  and best preserved Magna Carta is just 8 miles from Stonehenge.
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Wiltshire is characterised by its high downland and wide valleys. Salisbury Plain is famous as the location of the Stonehenge and Avebury stone circles and other ancient landmarks and as a training area for the British Army. The city of Salisbury is notable for its mediaeval cathedral. Important country houses open to the public include Longleat, near Warminster, and the National Trust's Stourhead, near Mere.