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Top 10 weather-proof days out

With rain forecast for much of the country this weekend, we recommend 10 indoor attractions across the UK

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Deep under Nottingham city runs a fascinating network of Anglo-Saxon sandstone caves. Visitors can explore the tunnels and see how they were variously used over the centuries; experience the medieval tannery dating to 1500 and step back to 1940s when the caves were used as bomb shelters. On 2 December the caves open their doors from 5-7pm for a new audio tour and will be encouraging tales of paranormal activity …

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Jan Morris: my favourite cities

The great travel writer Jan Morris reveals the cities and people that have inspired her over 83 years

‘And what is your favourite of them all?”, people often ask me, when they learn I have spent most of my 83 years looking at cities around the world.

Dear God, what a question! To my mind cities are distillations of human life itself, in all its nuances, with all its contradictions and anomalies, changing from one year to another, changing with the weather, changing with history, changing with the state of the world, changing above all in one’s own personal responses. How can I have a favourite? Sometimes I prefer one city, sometimes another. Inconstancy governs my responses to cities – fidelity in personal matters, promiscuity in civic affairs.

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