VisitEngland Travel Blog

We're the website’s quirky yet equally knowledgeable sister, sharing insider tips, competitions, holiday offers, hidden gems and travel deals you’ll be bursting to tell your friends about over dinner. Stick with us as we get under the cobbled streets, rolling fields and beaches that make up this fine country, showcasing the nooks and crannies you might otherwise miss.

Elbow performing at Latitude Festival

Top summer festivals for 2014

by Katie Rowe

April 29 2014 in Culture Vulture

Didn’t bag tickets to Glastonbury in the resale? Not to worry. There are so many more summer festivals to check out around the country, and no place does them quite like England. Where else can you take a dip in a hot tub after dancing the night away at…

Pashley Bikes

Handmade in England

by Katie Rowe

March 27 2014 in We love local

Hand crafted and made to last in the North of England, Barbour’s classic wax jackets have been protecting generations of families from the cold and rain for over a hundred years. Recently, they’ve become a bit of a fashion must-have for city and country…

Martello Tower, Suffolk

Landmark Trust's top five stays by the sea

by Katie Rowe

March 20 2014 in Expert insights

Once a sty, Squire Barry of Fyling Hall is said to have been inspired by the classical architecture he came across in the Mediterranean during his travels in the 1880s when building this home for his pigs. But with striking beach views and classical columns…

Wallace & Gromit

Look who’s back!

by Katie Rowe

March 18 2014 in Things to do

Fancy a romatic city break spent roaming cobbled streets hand-in-hand, or a fun-packed holiday with the family riding rollercoasters and building sandcastle empires on the beach? You can book these and many more wallet-friendly UK holidays by using a travel…

Bosworth Battlefield

History, heritage and handrails in Leicestershire

by Katie Rowe

March 12 2014 in Expert insights

Wheelchair user, tourism advisor and travel blogger Carrie-Ann Lightley tells us about her accessible trip to Leicestershire, where she makes friends with knights in shining armour, immerses herself in bloody battles and gets up close and personal with deadly…

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