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'The Monuments Men' Had The Task Of 'Saving Culture' - What Would They Have Protected In The UK?

13/02/2014 09:47 GMT | Updated 13/02/2014 10:59 GMT

If you were a real-life 'Monuments Man', what would you think was worth saving in the UK?

'The Monuments Men', directed by George Clooney, is based on the true story of a group of unlikely soldiers who were tasked with rescuing artwork during WWII and whose ethos was to 'save a culture'.

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Matt Damon and George Clooney star in 'The Monuments Men'

To mark the film's release this Friday in UK cinemas, Twentieth Century Fox has teamed up with Yelp to create a map of the top cultural hot spots around the UK.

Enlisting the advice of 'Yelpers' around the United Kingdom for their keen suggestions, the map highlights just a fraction of the different attractions, places and activities that are available across Great Britain partly thanks to the historic efforts of the real life Monuments Men.

These are the results... some are as expected, some are some obviously quite personal choices! What would you include?

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Clooney also heads up the all-star cast that includes Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin and Hugh Bonneville. Although the film is light-hearted in places, it also asks a serious question of what value art has in our society, whether culture is worth saving, especially when its protection puts men's lives at risk.

'The Monuments Men' is in UK cinemas from Friday. Watch the trailer below...