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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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Get close to nature on a glamping break at Mill Farm

Get close to nature on a glamping break at Mill Farm

Enjoy the best of the beautiful English countryside from the comfort of a luxurious canvas lodge on this family-run, organic farm.

Location: Devizes, Wiltshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Sabotage and subversion in the heart of the New Forest

Sabotage and subversion in the heart of the New Forest

Shhh! Your mission is to head to the Second World War Secret Army ‘finishing school’ in the serene New Forest village of Beaulieu.

Location: New Forest, Hampshire

Attractions
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Soar above England’s highest chalk sea cliff

Soar above England’s highest chalk sea cliff

Work up the courage for a unique, exhilarating way to take in the iconic scenery of East Sussex’s famous Beachy Head, near Eastbourne.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

Beaches
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Anglesey Winter Garden

Anglesey Winter Garden

Winter plants in full spring and a Jacobean-style country house.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Gardens and Parks
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Dig for buried treasure at Roman Vindolanda

Dig for buried treasure at Roman Vindolanda

See live archaeological excavations before your eyes at the ancient fort of Vindolanda.

Location: Vindolanda, Northumberland

Archaeological sites
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Watch the sunrise over the Durham Heritage Coast

Watch the sunrise over the Durham Heritage Coast

Grab an early morning hot drink from the marina and watch the sunrise from the lively town of Seaham before setting off on a windswept walk with dramatic views.

Location: Durham Coast, Durham

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Enjoy family fun and meals by the fire at Norburton Hall

Enjoy family fun and meals by the fire at Norburton Hall

Celebrate a special occasion, or just enjoy having the whole family round for dinner on this Dorset estate.

Location: Burton Bradstock, Dorset

Coastal towns
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Take an autumnal River Thames cruise on a chartered boat

Take an autumnal River Thames cruise on a chartered boat

Cliveden Reach, the most picturesque section of the river Thames, is spectacular during autumn on a private boat cruise from Windsor to Marlow.

Location: Windsor, Berkshire

Lakes and waterways
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Discover the true spirit of Ironbridge

Discover the true spirit of Ironbridge

At Jackfield Tile Museum and the Enginuity centre unleash the design engineer in you and let your creative juices flow!

Location: Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Mersey Tunnel Tour

Mersey Tunnel Tour

Take a look underneath and behind the scenes of this most famous of English rivers.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

Budget
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Uncover the history of Carlisle Castle

Uncover the history of Carlisle Castle

Carlisle Castle’s rich and varied attractions will give you an insight into its eventful history.

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria

Castles and Historic Properties
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Find your inner zen on a detox break in Nottinghamshire

Find your inner zen on a detox break in Nottinghamshire

Purify the mind, body and soul with pure Japanese meditation then indulge in an oasis of relaxation at a detox retreat near Newark.

Location: Newark, Nottinghamshire

Gardens and Parks
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Recline in the lap of luxury in historic Carlisle

Recline in the lap of luxury in historic Carlisle

The Halston Aparthotel forms a luxurious base for exploring Carlisle’s vibrant cosmopolitan culture and ancient history.

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria

City
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Pull a gnarly 180 at Southsea Skatepark

Pull a gnarly 180 at Southsea Skatepark

Fancy yourself as the next Tony Hawk? Grab your skateboard and head down to Southsea Skatepark to pull off some sick moves.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Budget
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Join a mass cycle ride in Central London with RideLondon

Join a mass cycle ride in Central London with RideLondon

Get on your bike and enjoy two days of special cycling events as part of the RideLondon festival – including a public FreeCycle through London.

Location: Central London, Greater London

Cycling
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Experience Worcestershire’s WWI commemorations

Experience Worcestershire’s WWI commemorations

Worcester launches one of England’s largest programmes of events commemorating the centenary of the First World War.

Location: Worcester, Worcestershire

Military history
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Uncover a Magna Carta at the Bodleian Libraries

Uncover a Magna Carta at the Bodleian Libraries

Spring’s ‘Marks of Genius’ exhibition in Oxford features treasures from the Bodleian Libraries’ vast collections, including a Magna Carta.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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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

Countryside
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Tuck into hearty Lancashire grub in the Forest of Bowland

Tuck into hearty Lancashire grub in the Forest of Bowland

The award-winning Parkers Arms is an ideal place to pause for a pint of good local ale or sample some of the best food found in Lancashire’s countryside.

Location: Forest of Bowland AONB, Lancashire

Areas of outstanding natural beauty

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