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‘Tis the season….

…for ice skating to a heritage backdrop. This classic winter scene has become a seasoned means of transforming the atmosphere of otherwise cold and dank buildings into a dynamic crowd-puller.

Does London have all the fun? No – but the rinks it does offer are stunning!

Somerset House
Somerset House ice rink

Image via maithaahmed.wordpress.com

Image via maithaahmed.wordpress.com

The Natural History Museum
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/

Image via blog.onefinestay.com

Image via blog.onefinestay.com

Greater London

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey
www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace

Image via christmascountdown.co.uk

Image via christmascountdown.co.uk

Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham
www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk

Image via londoncalling.com

Image via londoncalling.com

Regionally there are some scenic locations at the following:

Winchester Cathedral, Winchester
Winchester Cathedral – events

Image via tickets.winchester-cathedral.org.uk

Image via tickets.winchester-cathedral.org.uk

City Hall Lawn, Civic Centre, Cardiff
Cardiff ice rink

Image via cardiffwinterwonderland.com

Image via cardiffwinterwonderland.com

Brighton Pavillion, Brighton
www.royalpavilionicerink.co.uk

Image: Andrew Hasson via brightonstarling.com

Image: Andrew Hasson via brightonstarling.com

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire
Longleat – icerink

Image via travel.aol.co.uk

Image via travel.aol.co.uk

For a comprehensive list of ice rinks across the UK click here to visit The Rink Report.

Do share other ways historic settings are being used as a backdrop to festive activities.

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