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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Navigate your way to nautical success with Heron Sailing

Navigate your way to nautical success with Heron Sailing

Take to the helm from England’s only Royal Harbour and master the art of sailing.

Location: Ramsgate, Kent

Boating
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Masson Mills

Masson Mills

Experience what life was like to work in an 18th-century mill at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Location: Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

World heritage sites
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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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Relax in a day's birding at Langford Lakes

Relax in a day's birding at Langford Lakes

Open bodies of water are a rarity in south Wiltshire, making Langford Lakes nature reserve an attractive stopping-off point for a host of wild birds.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

Free
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Tuck into artisan baked goods at the Pump Street Bakery

Tuck into artisan baked goods at the Pump Street Bakery

Visit Orford’s award-winning bakery and indulge in homemade breads, perfect pastries and handmade chocolate.

Location: Orford, Suffolk

Regional specialities
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Cycle through a World Heritage Site

Cycle through a World Heritage Site

Cycling enthusiasts of all abilities enjoy traffic-free rides and gradients of less than 2% on this 2.5-hour cycle route from Telford to Ironbridge.

Location: Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire

Cycling
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Find your romantic side at the lovely Arden Hotel

Find your romantic side at the lovely Arden Hotel

Chill out and love in, at this rather gorgeous boutique hotel in the heart of historic Stratford.

Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire

City
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Explore the ruins of Ashby Castle

Explore the ruins of Ashby Castle

Sir Walter Scott’s classic novel of 1819, Ivanhoe featured Ashby Castle as the backdrop to the famous jousting scenes.

Location: Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Reignite the flame with a romantic break in Helmsley

Reignite the flame with a romantic break in Helmsley

For a National Park town known historically for its castle and market, Helmsley these days is more about makeovers, macchiatos and boutique beds.

Location: Helmsley, Yorkshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Immerse yourself in words at the Penzance Literary Festival

Immerse yourself in words at the Penzance Literary Festival

A literary festival with a distinctly local flavour and a relaxed atmosphere that’s ideal for book lovers.

Location: Penzance, Cornwall

Coastal towns
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Look through England's smallest window at the George Hotel

Look through England's smallest window at the George Hotel

Enjoy five cask ales and a menu of pub classics whilst soaking up the traditional Georgian décor of this former gatehouse in Hull.

Location: Hull, Yorkshire

Myths, Legends and Tales
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Take a trip to York Minster

Take a trip to York Minster

A visit to the York Minster is a must especially after the largest restoration in the UK.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Paint the town red with a London hotel and theatre break

Paint the town red with a London hotel and theatre break

Take in the bright lights of London’s prestigious West End and its many fantastic musicals on a short break in the capital.

Location: London

Neighbourhoods
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Indulge your sweet tooth at The Chocolate Festival

Indulge your sweet tooth at The Chocolate Festival

Celebrate the tasty world of chocolate at this multi-sensory event.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Lifestyle
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Explore Orford Ness

Explore Orford Ness

Discover a strange and secretive past in Suffolk.

Location: Orford, Suffolk

Military history
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Horse-riding in Burnham-on-Sea

Horse-riding in Burnham-on-Sea

Show off your horsemanship as you trot your way along beautiful sandy beaches.

Location: Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

Unique Experiences
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Explore the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world

Explore the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world

Founded by William the Conqueror, Windsor Castle has been home to 39 monarchs, and remains an official royal residence over 900 years later.

Location: Windsor, Berkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Find modern comfort in a former Methodist church

Find modern comfort in a former Methodist church

Transformed into a boutique spa with luxury accommodation, the 19th century Church Spa in Newark is the perfect semi-rural Nottinghamshire retreat.

Location: Newark , Nottinghamshire

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Gaze in wonder at the historic Tower of London

Gaze in wonder at the historic Tower of London

Explore the quirks of this historical fortress and its colourful history. Once inside, marvel at the Crown Jewels.

Location: London, Greater London

Family
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See Leicestershire's only surviving medieval manor house

See Leicestershire's only surviving medieval manor house

With the bed Richard III may have slept in before the Battle of Bosworth, Donington le Heath Manor House is a fine example of medieval life.

Location: Coalville, Leicestershire

Castles and Historic Properties

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