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 Shrewsbury Abbey, fictional home of Brother Cadfael

Visit Shrewsbury Abbey, fictional home of Brother Cadfael

Follow in the footsteps of the monastic sleuth, Cadfael, by visiting the Abbey where the books and TV series were set.

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Meet a 500 year old dog at the Mary Rose Museum

Meet a 500 year old dog at the Mary Rose Museum

When you visit the Mary Rose Museum, make sure you don't miss meeting 'Hatch', the Mary Rose's dog, who's nearly half a millennium old!

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Price: From £17 for adults and £12.50 for kids

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Walk the cobblestones & pick up a treat at Leadenhall Market

Walk the cobblestones & pick up a treat at Leadenhall Market

Meander through the covered walkways and explore all this historical market has to offer.

Location: London, Greater London

Markets
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Picnic at Corfe Castle

Picnic at Corfe Castle

Enjoy breathtaking views at the majestic ruins of Corfe Castle.

Location: Corfe, Dorset

Castles and Historic Properties
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Cruising the Rochdale Canal

Cruising the Rochdale Canal

Lock, stock and swing bridge.

Location: Rochdale, Lancashire

Lakes and waterways
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Enjoy a family day out at Wentworth Castle & Gardens

Enjoy a family day out at Wentworth Castle & Gardens

Wentworth Castle and Stainborough Park houses some of the earliest gothic follies in the country.

Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Price: From £13.00 for family ticket

Gardens and Parks
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Enjoy a luxurious city break in Sheffield

Enjoy a luxurious city break in Sheffield

Enjoy a two-night stay in comfort with an Elizabethan masterpiece thrown in for good measure.

Location: Sheffiled, South Yorkshire

Price: From £62 for 2 adults

Hidden gems
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Be blown out of the water at the Museum of Naval Fire Power

Be blown out of the water at the Museum of Naval Fire Power

Find out what you would need to fight a naval battle at the Museum of Naval Fire Power.

Location: Gosport, Hampshire

Military history
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Enjoy the sights and tastes of Amble

Enjoy the sights and tastes of Amble

Nestled at the mouth of the river Coquet lies Amble, which is morphing from its industrial past into the Padstow of the north.

Location: Amble, Northumberland

Harbours and fishing villages
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Walking in the New Forest

Walking in the New Forest

Twist and turn through vibrant gorse, imposing woodland and bubbling streams as you stroll through the Forest’s 143 miles of trails.

Location: New Forest, Hampshire

Walking and hiking
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Head to Bournemouth for fun watersports

Head to Bournemouth for fun watersports

Bournemouth has a vast array of watersports on offer throughout the year for both the novice and professional.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

Watersports
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Have the perfect medieval themed wedding at Barley Hall

Have the perfect medieval themed wedding at Barley Hall

York is considered as one of the top 50 best places in the world to get married, and tying the knot in Barley Hall is certainly up there.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Wedding celebrations
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St Michaels Hotel and Spa

St Michaels Hotel and Spa

Spa treatments and sub-tropical gardens at a Cornish gem.

Location: Falmouth, Cornwall

Unique Experiences
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Regent's Canal

Regent's Canal

Take a boat from Little Venice to Camden Town.

Location: London, Greater London

Hidden gems
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Sip fine Champagne at 1884 Dock Street Kitchen

Sip fine Champagne at 1884 Dock Street Kitchen

A dining experience with a difference, 1884 takes diners on a journey.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Eating out
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Hone your detective skills at the Agatha Christie Festival

Hone your detective skills at the Agatha Christie Festival

Be inspired by the Queen of Crime’s world on the English Riviera at the annual Agatha Christie Festival.

Location: Torquay, Devon

Low cost
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Get those creative juices flowing at the Lighthouse

Get those creative juices flowing at the Lighthouse

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn a new skill or watch the creative talents of others at Poole’s Lighthouse.

Location: Poole, Dorset

Coastal towns
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Find Byron's Nottinghamshire on the Byron Trail

Find Byron's Nottinghamshire on the Byron Trail

Lord Byron was famous during his lifetime as a figure who could inspire love, romance, political change and liberation through his powerful works.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Three days of music at Strawberry Fields

Three days of music at Strawberry Fields

Taking place on a farm locally famed for strawberry picking, this growing festival offers a multi-staged line-up of international and local acts.

Location: Heather, Leicestershire

August events
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Poetry of the Lakes

Poetry of the Lakes

Walking the natural phenomena that is the Lake District costs nothing and is arguably the most romantic place in England.

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

Rural and Coastal Escapes

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