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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Ride a horse across Perranporth beach

Ride a horse across Perranporth beach

Enjoy an exhilarating gallop through the Atlantic waves and three miles of golden sand at Cornwall’s popular Perranporth beach.

Location: Perranporth, Cornwall

Beaches
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Sailing the Kennet and Avon Canal

Sailing the Kennet and Avon Canal

Sailing the 87 miles of scenic waterway from Bristol to Newbury.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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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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Discover the coastal charm of Felixstowe Ferry

Discover the coastal charm of Felixstowe Ferry

This beautiful village at the mouth of the river Debden is an idyllic place to while away the hours.

Location: Felixstowe Ferry, Suffolk

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Travel Back in Time at Southsea Castle

Travel Back in Time at Southsea Castle

Transport yourself to Tudor times and take a tour around King Henry VIII's famous Southsea Castle.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Get under the skin of Brighton & Hove with a free Greet

Get under the skin of Brighton & Hove with a free Greet

Whether you are on your first trip to Brighton & Hove or are a regular visitor, a Greet is a great way to see the city in a new light.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Free
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Glastonbury

Glastonbury

This rather pretty west country town is steeped in myth and legend.

Location: Glastonbury, Somerset

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Discover King Richard II's hidden fortune at Beeston Castle

Discover King Richard II's hidden fortune at Beeston Castle

A magical site with stunning views, long walks through rich woodland and plenty of nooks and crannies to explore.

Location: Beeston, Cheshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Fossils and sandcastles at Lyme Regis

Fossils and sandcastles at Lyme Regis

Discover the pretty seaside town of Lyme Regis on Dorset's world famous Jurassic Coast.

Location: Lyme Regis, Dorset

Beaches
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Spice Island Ghost Walk

Spice Island Ghost Walk

Taking you through 900 years of haunted history...

Location: Portsmouth , Hampshire

Myths, Legends and Tales
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Take a cruise on the world’s last seagoing paddle steamer

Take a cruise on the world’s last seagoing paddle steamer

Savour the seaside at its most elegant and relaxing, but be warned – you might bump into Clevedon Pier’s resident ghost while waiting for the steamer.

Location: Clevedon, Somerset

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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See Housman's Blue Remembered Hills

See Housman's Blue Remembered Hills

A.E. Housman is best known for his book of poems ‘A Shropshire Lad’, in which he captured the essence of Shropshire.

Location: Clun, Shropshire

Unique Experiences
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Climb Steep Hill for a unique shopping experience

Climb Steep Hill for a unique shopping experience

As the name suggests, Steep Hill is pretty steep. However, whilst you may be out of breath, it’s definitely a worthwhile climb.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Shopping and fashion
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Feel the sea breeze in Portsmouth Harbour

Feel the sea breeze in Portsmouth Harbour

Find your sea legs and obtain an unrivalled view of Portsmouth’s naval heritage with a bracing harbour tour.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Camping meets glamour at Alde Garden Campsite

Camping meets glamour at Alde Garden Campsite

Discover a glamping oasis in Suffolk.

Location: Nr Framlingham, Suffolk

Unique Experiences
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Walk along the riverside & picnic on top of Penshaw Hill

Walk along the riverside & picnic on top of Penshaw Hill

Washington is home to acres of beautiful green spaces, from sheltered woodland, open fields, riverside landscapes; all laden with walk and cycle ways.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Walking and hiking
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Visit a mini city of historic buildings at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Visit a mini city of historic buildings at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Take a stroll around a beautiful award-winning open-air museum in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on London’s doorstep.

Location: Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire

Price: From £5.00

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Take a Tour of Manchester's Coronation Street

Take a Tour of Manchester's Coronation Street

Walk down the cobbles of the nation’s favourite street, and maybe stop off for a pint in the Rovers.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Price: From £16.50 per adult

Literature, film and TV
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Take a bike trip with Byways Breaks

Take a bike trip with Byways Breaks

Bespoke cycling holidays in the gentle Shropshire countryside, alongside canals, the meres and mosses and rivers of north Shropshire.

Location: Ellesmere, Shropshire

Cycling
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Visit the Quayside Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Visit the Quayside Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Housed on the River Tyne, BALTIC is the biggest gallery of its kind – presenting a dynamic and diverse programme of contemporary visual art.

Location: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

Museums, galleries and libraries

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