Brighton, England

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Brighton is home to an insanely gorgeous palace and an amazing sea life aquarium. It has a rich history, is one of the most LGBT friendly places in the country, and the beach is nothing but pebbles. If you walk further down the beach (away from the pier) you will end up on Brighton’s Nude Beach. I did not venture this far. The pier is packed with people, all trying to win arcade games. It’s a mini carnival, essentially. The aquarium is fantastic, and on one level you can find several giant sea turtles.

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Stratford, England

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It is the birthplace and final resting place of William Shakespeare. Home to the Royal Shakespeare Company and many a Shakespeare tribute. Stratford is a picturesque town, with a beautiful river running through it that is absolutely packed full of swans. It’s home to several novelty shops, covering such things as Peter Rabbit, Doctor Who, Shakespeare (of course), and the Wizarding World. Tours can be taken of the Royal Shakespeare Company (you can even try on some old costumes).  I definitely recommend Stratford to those who love Shakespeare.