Things to do

The words ‘I’m bored’ aren’t welcome here. Especially when we have heaps of holiday ideas and things to do in England for you discover based on your interests. We’ve got fun-fuelled breaks for families, holidays for flocks of friends, romantic getaways for love birds, city breaks for culture vultures and rural escapes for tree huggers - think of us as your England travel guide. Get filtering to find your perfect holiday in England.

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Visit Lord Byron’s home at Newstead Abbey

Visit Lord Byron’s home at Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey is nestled right in the heart of Nottinghamshire’s countryside, surrounded by sweeping gardens and picturesque parkland.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Tie the knot with beautiful sea views

Tie the knot with beautiful sea views

Located on the promenade near North Pier in Blackpool, Festival House has the impressive backdrop of The Blackpool Tower and the beach.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Wedding celebrations
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Uncover Britain’s Roman history at Arbeia Roman Fort

Uncover Britain’s Roman history at Arbeia Roman Fort

Explore stunning Roman reconstructions of military life across all the ranks.

Location: South Shields, Tyne and Wear

Archaeological sites
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Uncover England's rich seafaring history

Uncover England's rich seafaring history

Go to sea in Greenwich and explore the National Maritime Museum.

Location: Greenwich, London

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Encounter wildlife on the UK's first boating ring

Encounter wildlife on the UK's first boating ring

Set sail on a narrow boat trip on the historic Droitwich Canals to the River Severn and beyond, the Mid Worcestershire boating ring now offers a perfect weekend getaway.

Location: Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire

Picturesque places
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See London in miniature at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort

See London in miniature at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort

See the London Eye, Big Ben and Tower Bridge made entirely of LEGO in the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort's Miniland attraction.

Location: Windsor, Berkshire

Attractions
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Witness Nature’s best at the North York Moors National Park

Witness Nature’s best at the North York Moors National Park

Discover heather adorned moorland in the summer sunshine and wild flora flourishing in the woodlands.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

Free
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Enjoy beach sports in Brighton

Enjoy beach sports in Brighton

Brighton beach is famously full of pebbles, but at Yellowave there is plenty of sand making it the place to go for all kinds of beach sports.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Beaches
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Ruthern Valley

Ruthern Valley

Get some peace and quiet in a beautiful wooded valley inhabited with squirrels and wild rabbits.

Location: Bodmin, Cornwall

Forests and woodlands
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Dine at the Yorkshire coast’s first two AA rosette restaurant

Dine at the Yorkshire coast’s first two AA rosette restaurant

Taste pure pleasure with the finest quality food at Estbek House in Sandsend, Yorkshire, whose daily changing menu focuses on locally sourced dishes.

Location: Sandsend, North Yorkshire

Coastal towns
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Set sail at Whitstable Yacht Club

Set sail at Whitstable Yacht Club

Sailing in sheltered waters at all times of the tide.

Location: Whitstable, Kent

Coastal towns
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Wig wam your way to Clumber Park

Wig wam your way to Clumber Park

Camping in tents is so last year – why not try sleeping in a yurt or wigwam in the beautiful surrounds of Clumber Park?

Location: Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Gardens and Parks
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Visit Birmingham's famous Christmas market

Visit Birmingham's famous Christmas market

Have a Teutonic shopping experience, and don't miss the Glüwein!

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Low cost
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Porlock

Porlock

Go back in time in this sleepy Somerset idyll.

Location: Porlock, Somerset

Picturesque places
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End of your C2C route with a series of exquisite artwork

End of your C2C route with a series of exquisite artwork

Enjoy a series of fascinating artworks as you complete your final mile of your Coast to Coast cycle route.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Outdoor art and sculpture
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Celebrate the birthday of the Bard

Celebrate the birthday of the Bard

Head to Shakespeare’s home town and join in the annual party that marks the anniversary of the playwright’s birth.

Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Budget
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A luxury stay at Kesgrave Hall

A luxury stay at Kesgrave Hall

Treat yourself to a stay at Kesgrave Hall, a boutique hotel housed in a Georgian building just outside Ipswich.

Location: Kesgrave, Suffolk

Picturesque places
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Picnic in Blackpool’s largest park

Picnic in Blackpool’s largest park

Stanley Park is renowned for being one of the region's finest parks.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Family
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Enjoy music from around the globe at Rhythmtree

Enjoy music from around the globe at Rhythmtree

Rhythmtree world music festival offers hippy food and happy faces, alongside some of the top global music stars for festival-goers of all ages.

Location: Shalfleet, Isle of Wight

July events
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Take a bargain break with all the trimmings at Totland

Take a bargain break with all the trimmings at Totland

On the west coast of the Isle of Wight, YHA Totland has the beach, heaps of countryside walks and great local attractions on its doorstep.

Location: Totland, Isle of Wight

Areas of outstanding natural beauty

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