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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Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Discover why Henry VIII had a soft spot for this place.

Location: London, Greater London

Castles and Historic Properties
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A dog-friendly beach break

A dog-friendly beach break

Dramatic views and dog-friendly pubs in Northumberland.

Location: Bamburgh, Northumberland

Budget
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Enjoy a stay at a true Lancashire pub with a glamorous twist

Enjoy a stay at a true Lancashire pub with a glamorous twist

Stop for a break and spot the sporting theme at The Inn at Whitewell.

Location: Near Clitheroe, Lancashire

Food and Drink
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Tatton Park

Tatton Park

Tatton Park is one of the country’s leading heritage attractions in North West England.

Location: Knutsford, Cheshire

Countryside
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Climb up to the apex of Exeter’s Quay Climbing Centre

Climb up to the apex of Exeter’s Quay Climbing Centre

With over 200 climbing lines, walls ranging from 7 to 14 metres, training walls and an abseil tower there really are something for everyone.

Location: Exeter, Devon

Extreme Sports
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Tropical World

Tropical World

Water Dragons and baby meerkats, but not in the same pen...

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Family
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Uncover the mysterious world of Sherlock Holmes

Uncover the mysterious world of Sherlock Holmes

Spend a day on the trail in London of the world’s most famous fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his sidekick, Dr Watson.

Location: London

Rainy day ideas
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Laugh, cry and sing-along at the Playhouse

Laugh, cry and sing-along at the Playhouse

Since opening in 1990, the Playhouse has become one of Leeds' premiere events venue.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Performing arts
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Visit the remains of the grandest house on the Isle of Wight

Visit the remains of the grandest house on the Isle of Wight

Take a trip round Appuldurcombe House which was bombed during the Second World War.

Location: Wroxall, Isle of Wight

Castles and Historic Properties
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Hidcote Manor Gardens

Hidcote Manor Gardens

Forget about the outside world for a few hours.

Location: Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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Raise a glass in the South Downs countryside

Raise a glass in the South Downs countryside

English sparkling wine is enjoying a renaissance.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Vineyards and wine tasting
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Experience the wonderful underground world of Wookey Hole

Experience the wonderful underground world of Wookey Hole

There are legends a-plenty about Britain’s biggest caves, where you’ll find a secret river and bewitching caverns.

Location: Wells, Somerset

Countryside
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Drink real ales at The Castle Hotel

Drink real ales at The Castle Hotel

Try your hand at Shove ha’penny, bar billiards and sample some really fine real ale in Shropshire’s brewing capital.

Location: Bishop's Castle, Shropshire

Regional specialities
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Enjoy a relaxing country escape at Billesley Manor Hotel

Enjoy a relaxing country escape at Billesley Manor Hotel

Enjoy England’s beautiful countryside at its rural best, along with great hospitality at Billesley Manor.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Hop over stepping stones across the River Dore at Dovedale

Hop over stepping stones across the River Dore at Dovedale

Follow an easy walking route through Ilam Park and into the spectacular gorge of Dovedale in the southern Peak District.

Location: Ilam, Derbyshire

Countryside
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Fly a Falcon

Fly a Falcon

Get up close and personal with birds of prey.

Location: Simonburn, Northumberland

Activities
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Meet the residents of The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth

Meet the residents of The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth

Make friends with the equine residents of Sidmouth’s Donkey Sanctuary and see the great work that the charity does for yourself.

Location: Sidmouth, Devon

Low cost
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Experience a revival of Cotswolds’ culinary traditions

Experience a revival of Cotswolds’ culinary traditions

Perfect your culinary skills at Thyme at Southrop’s cookery school, then explore some of the Cotswolds’ best restaurants in Bibury and Nailsworth.

Location: Southrop, Gloucestershire

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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Cheap eats at Pani's Restaurant

Cheap eats at Pani's Restaurant

Searching for a cheap eat in NewcastleGateshead but overwhelmed by the breadth of choice available in the city centre? Look no further than Pani’s.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Eating out
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Ice Climbing in London

Ice Climbing in London

Forget about that cheese sandwich and packet of crips - time for a liquid lunch. Frozen liquid, that is, and climbing it.

Location: Covent Garden, London

Extreme Sports

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