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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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A weekend of champagne and romance at The Chester Grosvenor

A weekend of champagne and romance at The Chester Grosvenor

Spend a romantic break at The Chester Grosvenor in the heart of the ancient city of Chester. Enjoy a couple’s massage, drink champagne and eat spectacular food in this beautiful hotel.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Watch the sun set over the Thames as you dine al fresco

Watch the sun set over the Thames as you dine al fresco

Explore the London borough of Richmond upon Thames and stay the night in a beautiful Georgian townhouse.

Location: London

Eating out
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Browse the boutiques at the Leeds Corn Exchange

Browse the boutiques at the Leeds Corn Exchange

Leeds’ historic Corn Exchange will charm even the most reluctant shopper with its incredible architecture and independent stores.

Location: Leeds, Yorkshire

Rainy day ideas
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Walk across 650-million-year-old rocks

Walk across 650-million-year-old rocks

The Malvern Hills is a range of ancient rocks that straddle the Herefordshire and Worcestershire border.

Location: Malvern Hills, Herefordshire

Walking and hiking
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See Salisbury Cathedral all lit up with candles

See Salisbury Cathedral all lit up with candles

Witness Salisbury Cathedral being gradually lit up by candles during the Darkness to Light Advent Procession.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Enjoy great entertainment at The Spa Bridlington

Enjoy great entertainment at The Spa Bridlington

This stunning Art Deco venue, The Spa Bridlington, hosts some big names in music from The Script to Kasabian.

Location: Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire

Festivals and carnivals
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See the golden sun set over the world-famous Sherwood Forest

See the golden sun set over the world-famous Sherwood Forest

A beautiful experience can be found in Sherwood Forest. The ancient oaks produce a woody aroma, which mingles with the delicious scent of other trees.

Location: Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

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Relax with style and fine Champagne at the Case

Relax with style and fine Champagne at the Case

Leicester’s understated Champagne bar will draw you in from the street, or perhaps you’ll head downstairs to the sumptuous booths of the Snug.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

Pubs and cocktail bars
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Stop by the White Hart country pub for a spot of lunch

Stop by the White Hart country pub for a spot of lunch

Get a taste of good homemade food and immerse yourself in local life at the historic White Hart pub.

Location: Frome, Somerset

Food and Drink
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Enjoy night time rides in Brighton

Enjoy night time rides in Brighton

Escape the city limits and see the South Downs in a whole new light.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Activities
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Walk around the Stonehenge Landscape

Walk around the Stonehenge Landscape

Did you know the famous stone circle is surrounded by other prehistoric monuments, which are all part of the Stonehenge World Heritage Site?

Location: Stonehenge, Wiltshire

Historic sites and icons
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Unwind in resplendent luxury at Thornbury Castle

Unwind in resplendent luxury at Thornbury Castle

Follow in King Henry VIII’s footsteps with a meal and an overnight stay at Thornbury Castle, near Bristol.

Location: Bristol

Unique Experiences
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Visit Stonehenge

Visit Stonehenge

Some 5,000 years old, and partially constructed from rare bluestones found 160 miles away.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

Myths, Legends and Tales
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Midland Railway- Butterley

Midland Railway- Butterley

The Railway’s Footplate Experience provides big kids with all the necessary know-how to drive a steam train.

Location: Ripley, Derbyshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Take a walk on the wild side at Marsden Moor

Take a walk on the wild side at Marsden Moor

Unspoilt valleys, reservoirs, peaks and crags make up the beautiful landscape of Marsden Moor perfect for all things outdoors.

Location: Marsden, West Yorkshire

Walking and hiking
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Become a butterfly expert at Cumberland House

Become a butterfly expert at Cumberland House

Step into a tropical paradise and watch exotic butterflies flutter by at Cumberland House Natural History Museum.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Attractions
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Become a Brontë sister for the day

Become a Brontë sister for the day

The Brontë Sisters are one of the world's most remarkable literary families. Come and see the dramatic countryside that inspired them.

Location: Haworth , West Yorkshire

Literature, film and TV
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Birdwatching at Minsmere

Birdwatching at Minsmere

Whether you are an experienced birdwatcher, or just starting to spread your wings, there are a number of bird watching hotspots along the Suffolk coast.

Location: Minsmere, Suffolk

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
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Animal magic at Blackpool Zoo

Animal magic at Blackpool Zoo

Look out for the dinosaurs.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Countryside
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Walk with wolves with Predator Experience

Walk with wolves with Predator Experience

Go on an exhilarating guided walk through the woodlands of the Lake District and learn all about life as a wolf.

Location: Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

Countryside

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