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.

Tyneside Cinema

England's romantic icons

by Katie Rowe

February 14 2014 in Things to do

Snuggling up together to watch one of your favourite films is even more romantic in the grand art deco surroundings of Tyneside Cinema. The cinema was built by Ridley Scott’s great uncle in the 1930s and has recently held its first wedding! Not ready to…

Make the most of half term

by Katie Rowe

February 11 2014 in Things to do

Half term is fast approaching, and there are loads of attractions and activities around England for you to enjoy, despite the recent weather. Find things to do and see at VisitEngland.com, from exploring prehistoric caves to wandering through one of the largest…

England's hall of fame

What’s England's biggest claim to fame?

by Katie Rowe

February 7 2014 in Expert insights

Where would England be without tea, or Duchess Anna Maria for that matter? The English tradition of afternoon tea is thought to have been started around 1840 by the Duchess, wife of the 7th Duke of Bedford, who entertained her friends in the Blue Drawing…

Get your relationship back on track…

by Emma Field

January 10 2014 in Expert insights

Sarah is the author of Inside Out - how to have authentic relationships with everyone in your life. and the former Agony Aunt for the Daily Telegraph. She currently works as a relationship coach and writes a regular column on love for Psychologies magazine…

Ilam Hall, Peak District

Stay in a posh hostel

by Katie Rowe

January 6 2014 in Expert insights

Combining a rich and interesting history with all the joys of a holiday by the sea, Whitby has long been a popular tourist destination, and of all the places to stay in the town few can claim to match the grandeur of YHA Whitby. Set on the headland next to…

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