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Boston breaks
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Founded in 1630 by strong-minded British settlers, Boston is steeped in history, with reminders of its rich past around every corner. Learn about the American Revolution by walking the 2.5 mile Freedom Trail which leads to 16 historically significant sites, wander through Beacon Hill, one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the USA, and visit the Boston Tea Party Museum to relive the moments of this defining event.
21st century Boston presents visitors with plenty of scope to mix the old with the new. For a birds-eye view of the city and the New Hampshire hills beyond, take a trip to the top of New England’s tallest building, the Skywalk Observatory. Those who remember the TV sitcom ‘Cheers’ may want to pay a visit to the bar that started it all, ‘Cheers on Beacon Hill’, whilst the Gillette Stadium, home to the New England Patriots, is only
45 minutes away so if you're a fan, try to catch a game if you're in Boston during the NFL season.
Old Sturbridge Village
We reckon that this is one of New England’s ‘must-see’ attractions.
Old Sturbridge is the recreation of a 19th century rural village, comprising around 40 restored structures from around the region. As you walk amidst the antique buildings, water-powered mills and country stores, costumed historians will ply the trades of their ancestors whilst explaining the methods they are using. Spend some time in the working farm, where even the livestock has been bred in such a way as to reflect the techniques of almost 200 years ago.
Cape Cod
A 2-hour drive from Boston will bring you to the dramatic Atlantic Coastline and to one of the country’s most picturesque regions – Cape Cod.
The Cape Code National Seashore is 40-miles of protected beaches and dunes which draws visitors from far and wide. Take the fast ferry to Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard, take a trip up to the thriving art and music scene that is Provincetown, or saunter around Sandwich, the Cape’s oldest town set on the shores of magnificent, unspoilt beaches.

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