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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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New living history courtroom tours at Norwich Castle

New living history courtroom tours at Norwich Castle

A quarter of a century since the last sentence was passed, visitors, not miscreants, now enter the Shirehall Courtroom at Norwich Castle.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

Castles and Historic Properties
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Keat's Walk

Keat's Walk

Retrace the footsteps of one of England’s most celebrated poets – Keats.

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

Free
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Step back in time at Norwich Strangers’ Hall

Step back in time at Norwich Strangers’ Hall

Hidden behind a busy thoroughfare in the heart of Norwich, lies a secret world where visitors can discover a unique medieval house and garden.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

Castles and Historic Properties
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Enjoy an indulgent weekend at Menzies Welcombe Hotel

Enjoy an indulgent weekend at Menzies Welcombe Hotel

Spend quality time together and treat yourselves to a relaxing spa weekend at Menzies Welcombe Hotel –Spa and Golf Club.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Buy an iconic Lyle & Scott jumper in Carnaby

Buy an iconic Lyle & Scott jumper in Carnaby

Browse stylish British fashion and get your hands on one of Lyle & Scott's famous embroidered lambswool jumpers in London's fashionable Carnaby.

Location: Carnaby Street, Greater London

Shopping and fashion
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Master your bread-making skills at Blackfriars Restaurant

Master your bread-making skills at Blackfriars Restaurant

Visit England’s oldest dining room in Newcastle and leave with some expert cooking skills from a master baker.

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Food and Drink
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Catch some rays and waves at Woolacombe Beach

Catch some rays and waves at Woolacombe Beach

North Devon has some of the county’s most popular family beaches including award-winning Woolacombe.

Location: Woolacombe, Devon

Watersports
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Experience York’s Literature Festival

Experience York’s Literature Festival

Rub shoulders with best-selling authors as York gets all bookish.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Literature, film and TV
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Row, row, row your loved one across Lakeside

Row, row, row your loved one across Lakeside

Row your way across the Lakeside in Nottingham. Poetry recital optional.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Picturesque places
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See the cult of St Catherine’s Chapel

See the cult of St Catherine’s Chapel

Discover the traditions of a medieval chapel overlooking the sea with magnificent views over Chesil Beach towards Portland Bill.

Location: Abbotsbury, Dorset

Picturesque places
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Join in this most colourful of parades at Bristol Pride

Join in this most colourful of parades at Bristol Pride

Take in some drag queen cabaret or chill out to some pumping tunes; whatever you decide to do at Bristol Pride, it won’t be boring.

Location: Bristol

Free
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Explore Lundy Island

Explore Lundy Island

Go for a pint at Marisco's - probably England's most isolated pub.

Location: Lundy, Devon

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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Discover Fleetwood’s history & heritage at Fleetwood Museum

Discover Fleetwood’s history & heritage at Fleetwood Museum

Explore the history of Fleetwood at Fleetwood Museum from fishing port to holiday destination. Enjoy the town with its fascinating architecture and marvel at the lighthouses along the promenade.

Location: Fleetwood, Poulton, Lancashire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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The world's best luxury never looked so Brummie

The world's best luxury never looked so Brummie

Indulge yourself in style, at Birmingham's ritziest shopping centre.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Lifestyle
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Explore Richard III's Leicester with a Blue Badge guide

Explore Richard III's Leicester with a Blue Badge guide

Come along on a Blue Badge guided walk and find out about all of Leicester's many connections to King Richard III.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

Royal
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Follow filmmakers’ footsteps on a 'Trip' around Lancashire

Follow filmmakers’ footsteps on a 'Trip' around Lancashire

For film fans, visiting Lancashire for the first time can lead to a feeling of déjà vu... Lancashire is no stranger to the small or big screen.

Location: Lancashire

Culture
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Enjoy an A-list facial at Sanctuary Spa Covent Garden

Enjoy an A-list facial at Sanctuary Spa Covent Garden

Give your skin a youthful glow with an intensive facial treatment from top celebrity facialist Nichola Joss at Sanctuary Spa Covent Garden.

Location: Covent Garden, Greater London

Spa breaks and pampering
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Eat chocolate in York

Eat chocolate in York

The city that was once host to a Roman emperor, Viking warriors and Saxons also proudly revels in its long history with the cocoa bean, which dates back to the early 18th century.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Food and Drink
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Famous Figures Cycle Ride

Famous Figures Cycle Ride

Explore Portsmouth maritime history and the city's most famous sons.

Location: Portsmouth , Hampshire

Historic sites and icons

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