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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Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island's bomb craters have become a sanctuary for wildlife.

Location: Poole Harbour, Dorset

Military history
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Lake District Weekend Adventure

Lake District Weekend Adventure

Adrenaline junkies sign up here...

Location: Borrowdale, Cumbria

Lakes and waterways
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Eat away your Saturday morning at Borough Market

Eat away your Saturday morning at Borough Market

Spend your Friday or Saturday morning browsing high quality produce from around the world at this famous market.

Location: London, Greater London

Budget
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Experience Roman Britain on two wheels

Experience Roman Britain on two wheels

Hadrian’s Cycleway is one of the best ways to experience Roman Britain.

Location: Ravenglass, Cumbria

World heritage sites
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Discover Yorkshire's dramatic winter coast

Discover Yorkshire's dramatic winter coast

Head to Robin Hood’s Bay this winter and discover Yorkshire's dramatic coast in a new way.

Location: Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire

Coast
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Discover the Ellesmere Sculpture Trail

Discover the Ellesmere Sculpture Trail

The Ellesmere Sculpture Trail is a series of sculptures by contemporary artists who took their inspiration from the landscape.

Location: Ellesmere, Shropshire

Outdoor art and sculpture
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Helvellyn Peak

Helvellyn Peak

Climb the third highest peak in Britain and be rewarded with spectecular views of the Lake District.

Location: Helvellyn, Cumbria

Low cost
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Spoil yourselves in North Yorkshire’s country hideaways

Spoil yourselves in North Yorkshire’s country hideaways

Hidden away in spectacular grounds are luxurious grand halls and country houses where you can really spoil the one you love.

Location: Harrogate/Masham, North Yorkshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Wander about the Welbeck Estate with a picnic basket

Wander about the Welbeck Estate with a picnic basket

The Welbeck Estate in north Nottinghamshire is a beautiful private estate, ideal for a scenic walk and a picnic.

Location: Welbeck, Nottinghamshire

Walking and hiking
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Roam amongst the apples at Ampleforth

Roam amongst the apples at Ampleforth

From the picturesque village of Ampleforth, uncover the story of Ampleforth Abbey’s award-winning cider on a tour of its historic orchards.

Location: Ampleforth, Yorkshire

National Parks
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Enjoy a rural escape at Kitley House Hotel

Enjoy a rural escape at Kitley House Hotel

This 500 year old country house is set in the heart of the South Devon countryside making it the perfect destination for a relaxing and enjoyable break.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

Coast
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Explore Dorset's fabulous food events, all year round

Explore Dorset's fabulous food events, all year round

With a full calendar of events celebrating the very best of Dorset food and drink, there's sure to be something to tempt your taste buds!

Location: Dorset

Coastal towns
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Take a moment to relax in St Dunstan in the East

Take a moment to relax in St Dunstan in the East

Relax in the grounds of this historic church, and enjoy the gardens growing through the ruins.

Location: London, Greater London

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Mancunian Pride

Mancunian Pride

The future's bright...

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Unique Experiences
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From picturehouses to pleasure palaces, get married in style

From picturehouses to pleasure palaces, get married in style

Make your big day memorable by choosing one of the spectacular wedding venues in the city by the sea.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Wedding celebrations
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Spy on endangered wildfowl at Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Spy on endangered wildfowl at Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Visit Rutland Water's internationally famous wildfowl sanctuary, covering 1,000 acres of bird hides, nature trails and visitor centres.

Location: Rutland Water, Rutland

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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Cocktail mixology masterclasses at Maiyango

Cocktail mixology masterclasses at Maiyango

The intimate setting of Maiyango is perfect for re-igniting or kindling a romance. Learn how to make your own cocktails with a resident mixologist.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

Cookery courses
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Indulge in two Michelin star dining in the Wiltshire Cotswolds

Indulge in two Michelin star dining in the Wiltshire Cotswolds

Relax in the luxury of the five-star Whatley Manor Hotel and enjoy fine dining at its very best in this beautiful Cotswold location.

Location: Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Food and Drink
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Enter chocolate heaven at Bittersweet Chocolate

Enter chocolate heaven at Bittersweet Chocolate

Roll your sleeves up and get your hands dirty at this tasty chocolate workshop... and then lick them clean.

Location: Breedon-on-the-Hill, Leicestershire

Cookery courses
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Discover the story Of valentine’s eve at Bridewell Museum

Discover the story Of valentine’s eve at Bridewell Museum

Discover the story of a charming local tradition where the celebration of love was even greater than that of the celebration of Christmas!

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

Museums, galleries and libraries

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