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.

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…

Meet VisitEngland's Tourism Superstars

by Katie Rowe

March 4 2014 in We love local

Here's a run down of this year’s Tourism Superstar finalists who have anything but ordinary jobs. Which one do you think deserves to be crowned Tourism Superstar of the Year? Pick your favourite and then place your vote to help us find England's ultimate…

Get to know each other better on a romantic
getaway in NewcastleGateshead

by Katie Rowe

February 28 2014 in Expert insights

I have recently started dating someone. She seems lovely so far but I am really paranoid about turning into one of those couples that go out to dinner and don’t have anything to say to each other. How do I know if she is right for me and how do I make sure…

Ventnor Beach ©VisitEngland/Jeremy cangialosi

Rediscover each other on a relaxing romantic
getaway to the Isle of Wight

by Katie Rowe

February 25 2014 in Expert insights

My husband and I have just moved house to the other end of the country from our family and friends. The move and the pressure of both starting new jobs have taken their toll on our stress levels and we really need a holiday. Can you recommend a trip to help…

Nottingham Castle and Caves

Rekindle the romance with a quirky
weekend break in Nottingham

by Katie Rowe

February 25 2014 in Expert insights

Book yourselves into the award-winning Browns Bed and Breakfast in the heart of the Forest. At £77 a night with breakfast it should work within your budget. It’s the perfect couple’s retreat: beautiful rooms and four-poster beds that will hopefully bring…

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