VisitEngland Travel Blog

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Peter Rabbit stands in front of a Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria

Spring into action this Easter

by Katie Rowe

March 18 2015 in The great outdoors

The clocks go forward on March 29, which means longer evenings and more time for outdoor activities. Seize the day hiking, mountain biking and even blindfold 4x4 driving. Or, what about a treasure hunt at Highclere Castle aka Downton Abbey, dolphin spotting…

Stained glass sculpture in the Forest of Dean

We've got summer holidays covered

by Katie Rowe

March 16 2015 in Family adventures

Get arty in the forest, keep your eyes peeled for otters and explore mighty medieval castles on your family holidays this summer says Alex Williams…  Find more summer holiday ideas...

Tulle and lace dress with veil and antlers, Widows of Culloden, AW 2006-07. Model Raquel Zimmermann, Viva London. Image firstVIEW

England en vogue

by Katie Rowe

March 13 2015 in Events

Strike a pose at one of these much-talked about fashion exhibitions taking place everywhere from the Bowes Museum in Durham to the V&A in London over spring and summer 2015. 

Mastering a dinner party menu at The Woodspeen…

by Katie Rowe

March 11 2015 in Food & drink

We’re not exaggerating. John has worked in some of Europe’s best kitchens, he achieved his first Michelin star during his first year at Lords of the Manor in Gloucestershire before gaining two Michelin stars at The Vineyard in Berkshire. He has also won…

Cyclists making their way through a village street for Eroica © Polly Baldwin

Eroica Britannia: cycle in style

by Katie Rowe

March 9 2015 in Events

Along with the bike ride, there’ll be a weekend-long festival (June 19 – 21) spanning the event, dedicated to all things vintage. Sift through retro fashions galore at The British Bazaar, do your best Lindy Hop to live music and admire the world's greatest…

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