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Connecticut holiday accommodation and visitor attractions

Connecticut is a state with Old World charm. Museums and historic villages give the visitor a sense of 19th century American life. Antique shops attract treasure hunters and historic seaports are just the place for young adventurers to gain their sea legs.

Mark Twain called Connecticut home and his house in Hartford is open to visitors. His writing brought him fame and wealth and his mansion is adorned with original Tiffany interiors. Nearby, experience old-fashioned elegance on the river, home to the Connecticut River Museum. For a further glimpse into the past, visit the Old State House. Built in the late 18th century, this atmospheric building leads the visitor on an audio-visual trip into Hartford's history.

Mystic is a quaint seaside town with a whole lot to discover. Down at the waterfront, you will find the enchanting Mystic Seaport, a place where you can board a tall ship. Later, explore the re-created 19th century village on the quayside. Learn to navigate the way the old sailors did with the help of the stars at the Planetarium. There are further fishy adventures to be had at the Mystic Aquarium where visitors can watch a sea lion show and enjoy the thrills of a 3D cinema. For adults, the evenings in Mystic can be spent trying your luck at the gaming tables or enjoying a show at the enormous casinos. Oysters and lobster are a specialty along this seacoast.

Outdoor activities are well catered for in the state parks. Walkers can choose from over 800miles of marked trails. In the autumn the gentle countryside is richly coloured by glorious red and gold foliage. Lakes and rivers provide a quiet place for angling and boating.

New Haven is a refined town, enriched by the beautiful architecture of Yale University and the extensive art treasures in the Yale University Art Gallery. Upmarket shops line the elegant streets and impressive mansions lie behind tree-lined avenues.

Self-catering holiday cottages and apartments to rent in Connecticut: