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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Step back in time on Bristol's Pirate Walks

Step back in time on Bristol's Pirate Walks

Meet Pirate Pete, a swash-buckling buccaneer with a swords-and-all knowledge of Bristol’s gruesome pirate past.

Location: Bristol

Walking and hiking
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Enjoy this celestial corner of an ancient city

Enjoy this celestial corner of an ancient city

See the planets at home with Bath’s most famous starry-eyed siblings.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Castles and Historic Properties
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Star gazing like a Roman at Cawfields Roman Wall

Star gazing like a Roman at Cawfields Roman Wall

Built in AD122 Hadrian’s Wall was once the largest frontier in the Roman Empire and remained that way for 300 years.

Location: Haltwhistle, Northumberland

Historic sites and icons
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London's South Bank and Bankside

London's South Bank and Bankside

Browse the riverside book and art stalls and hit Tate Modern.

Location: London, Greater London

City
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A dog-friendly beach break

A dog-friendly beach break

Dramatic views and dog-friendly pubs in Northumberland.

Location: Bamburgh, Northumberland

Castles and Historic Properties
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Experience the ghastly world of the Tudors

Experience the ghastly world of the Tudors

Delve into Tudor life at this interactive museum in England's most haunted building.

Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Budget
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Experience life underwater at The Deep aquarium

Experience life underwater at The Deep aquarium

The Deep transports you to an underwater world where you can walk through Europe’s deepest viewing tunnel.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Attractions
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Taste Grasmere Gingerbread

Taste Grasmere Gingerbread

Stock up on one of the Lake District’s most famous exports.

Location: Ambleside, Cumbria

National Parks
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Indulge your inner book worm at the St Ives Literature Festival

Indulge your inner book worm at the St Ives Literature Festival

Discover why the twentieth century’s great writers and artists found their inspiration in the fishing town of St Ives.

Location: St Ives, Cornwall

Coastal towns
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Explore Orford Ness

Explore Orford Ness

Discover a strange and secretive past in Suffolk.

Location: Orford, Suffolk

Military history
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Tour the tower of Lincoln Cathedral

Tour the tower of Lincoln Cathedral

For 300 years Lincoln Cathedral was the tallest building in the world. Take a tour of the iconic building for an unforgettable experience.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Experience the Blitz spirit at Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Experience the Blitz spirit at Stockport Air Raid Shelters

See how Britain survived the Blitz as you negotiate this dark labyrinth of tunnels at Stockport Air Raid Shelters.

Location: Stockport, Greater Manchester

Military history
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Famous Figures Cycle Ride

Famous Figures Cycle Ride

Explore Portsmouth maritime history and the city's most famous sons.

Location: Portsmouth , Hampshire

Historic sites and icons
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Dine at the Yorkshire coast’s first two AA rosette restaurant

Dine at the Yorkshire coast’s first two AA rosette restaurant

Taste pure pleasure with the finest quality food at Estbek House in Sandsend, Yorkshire, whose daily changing menu focuses on locally sourced dishes.

Location: Sandsend, North Yorkshire

Coastal towns
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Soak up the night sky at Summer Nights film festival

Soak up the night sky at Summer Nights film festival

Sit under the stars and take in a blockbuster film under the watches of Wollaton Hall and its scenic parkland at the Summer Nights Film Festival.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Festivals and carnivals
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See priceless art at Margate’s Turner Contemporary

See priceless art at Margate’s Turner Contemporary

Don’t miss Turner Contemporary, Margate’s world-class gallery, stacked high with cutting-edge art.

Location: Margate, Kent

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Rare plants at Borde Hill Garden

Rare plants at Borde Hill Garden

Embrace the colours of summer at the historic Borde Hill Garden.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Gardens and Parks
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Stand where Mary, Queen of Scots was executed

Stand where Mary, Queen of Scots was executed

Now only the earthworks and the conical motte remain of Fotheringhay Castle, standing above the peaceful River Nene.

Location: Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Full steam ahead on a loco driven by you

Full steam ahead on a loco driven by you

Many would love the chance to drive a steam engine, well now's your chance: become a train driver for the day at Telford Steam Railway.

Location: Telford , Shropshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Make Christmas a family time with Forest Holidays

Make Christmas a family time with Forest Holidays

Gather your family or family and start planning a memorable Christmas in one of Forest Holiday’s luxurious log cabins in Sherwood Forest.

Location: Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire

Forests and woodlands

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