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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Experience grandour at Sledmere House

Experience grandour at Sledmere House

Sledmere ranks a favourite of lots of visitors. Full of unique character and charm designed and still maintained as a family home.

Location: Sledmere, East Riding of Yorkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Find heaven in a tasty Coventry Godcake

Find heaven in a tasty Coventry Godcake

Taste a delicious piece of edible history in one of England's most historic cities at Coventry's Transport Museum.

Location: Coventry, West Midlands

Regional specialities
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Burgh Island Hotel

Burgh Island Hotel

A luxurious Art-Deco hotel off the coast of Devon.

Location: Burgh Island, Devon

Coast
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Discover a new visitor experience at Colchester Castle

Discover a new visitor experience at Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle is the biggest Norman keep in Britain, in fact, it’s the biggest ever built by the Normans anywhere in Europe.

Location: Colchester, Essex

Castles and Historic Properties
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Strap on your sea legs on a Harbour Tour

Strap on your sea legs on a Harbour Tour

Get closer than ever to the Royal Navy's ships on a 45 minute guided boat tour of Portsmouth Harbour.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Tours and trails
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Test Match at Lord’s

Test Match at Lord’s

Discover the Home of Cricket on a day out at Lord's.

Location: London, Greater London

Sporting Events
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Drink a beer at The Bear Inn – Oxford’s oldest pub

Drink a beer at The Bear Inn – Oxford’s oldest pub

Sit by a roaring coal fire, sampling the cask ales and pub grub at Oxford’s oldest drinking hole.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Heritage
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Watch the sunrise over the Durham Heritage Coast

Watch the sunrise over the Durham Heritage Coast

Grab an early morning hot drink from the marina and watch the sunrise from the lively town of Seaham before setting off on a windswept walk with dramatic views.

Location: Durham Coast, Durham

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Watch a performance by the Scarborough Spa Orchestra

Watch a performance by the Scarborough Spa Orchestra

Hear the UK’s last remaining professional seaside orchestra in the surroundings of the Grand Spa.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Coast
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Buy an iconic Lyle & Scott jumper in Carnaby

Buy an iconic Lyle & Scott jumper in Carnaby

Browse stylish British fashion and get your hands on one of Lyle & Scott's famous embroidered lambswool jumpers in London's fashionable Carnaby.

Location: Carnaby Street, Greater London

Shopping and fashion
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Get back to bread basics at Green's Mill

Get back to bread basics at Green's Mill

Discover England’s only city centre working windmill, whose sails are an unmissable sight on Nottingham’s skyline.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Historic sites and icons
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Glorious Coastline

Glorious Coastline

Experience coastal nature in the raw in Northumberland.

Location: Craster, Northumberland

Coastal towns
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Enjoy a romantic escape in Shakespeare’s England

Enjoy a romantic escape in Shakespeare’s England

Shakespeare’s England, home to Romeo and Juliet - the greatest love story of all time, is the perfect place for a romantic escape.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Take a guided walking tour and discover the real Colchester

Take a guided walking tour and discover the real Colchester

Britain’s oldest recorded town has a raft of different tours exploring different aspects of the town’s history, all hugely enjoyable too.

Location: Colchester, Essex

Tours and trails
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National Marine Aquarium

National Marine Aquarium

England's largest aquarium.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

City
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Thornton Le Dale

Thornton Le Dale

When we tell you that this place is a chocolate box village, we’re really not joking.

Location: Thornton Le Dale, North Yorkshire

Low cost
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Family-friendly cycle trails in The National Forest

Family-friendly cycle trails in The National Forest

Hicks Lodge is a fantastic day out in the heart of The National Forest for the whole family - from budding cyclists to the more confident.

Location: Moira, Leicestershire

Cycling
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See Plymouth’s waterfront and wildlife by bicycle

See Plymouth’s waterfront and wildlife by bicycle

Britain’s Ocean City boasts a wonderful waterfront area, and provides easy access to the coast and the countryside right from the heart of the city.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

Coast
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Eat local food at one of Liverpool’s best restaurants

Eat local food at one of Liverpool’s best restaurants

With locally-sourced food and an impressive wine list, book in for dinner at one of Liverpool’s star restaurants.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

Food and Drink
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Hit the white water at the National Water Sports Centre

Hit the white water at the National Water Sports Centre

Just 10 minutes from Nottingham's city centre you'll find the National Water Sports Centre, an ideal place to get your heart pumping on water or land!

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Watersports

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