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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Woodland Grange Conference & Meeting Venue

Woodland Grange Conference & Meeting Venue

Woodland Grange is an AIM-gold accredited meetings & conference venue in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

Location: Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015 Gold winners
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Keeping it in the family at Castle Howard

Keeping it in the family at Castle Howard

The Howard family has called Castle Howard home for 300 years but their house is your house as you explore one of Yorkshire’s finest historic estates.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Dee Estuary to Hilbre Island

Dee Estuary to Hilbre Island

A two-mile walk across the sand from West Kirby, the Dee Estuary is an oasis of wildlife.

Location: Hilbre Island, Merseyside

Coastal landmarks and Islands
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Pull up a hay bale for a family-friendly music festival by the sea

Pull up a hay bale for a family-friendly music festival by the sea

The Flaming Lips, Tinie Tempah, Basement Jaxx, Texas and more head to Southsea for Victorious.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Culture
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Visit the real Downton Abbey

Visit the real Downton Abbey

Do you love period drama? Want to follow in the Crawley family’s footsteps? Experience the setting of Downton Abbey at Hampshire’s Highclere Castle.

Location: Newbury, Hampshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Go to Liverpool Sound City, an innovative music, film and art festival

Go to Liverpool Sound City, an innovative music, film and art festival

Get a ticket for one of the UK’s largest international music, digital and film festivals.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

Music and nightlife
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Tie the knot at Britain’s tallest Tudor Gatehouse

Tie the knot at Britain’s tallest Tudor Gatehouse

Layer Marney Tower stands within the Essex landscape, commanding views to the River Blackwater and beyond.

Location: Layer Marney near Colchester, Essex

Wedding celebrations
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Stumble upon Banksy’s murals in Bristol’s Stokes Croft

Stumble upon Banksy’s murals in Bristol’s Stokes Croft

Bristol’s Stokes Croft neighbourhood resembles an outdoor gallery, with colourful graffiti that continually transforms its walls and buildings.

Location: Bristol

Culture
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Bugs and bonkers inventions in Stratford-upon-Avon

Bugs and bonkers inventions in Stratford-upon-Avon

Head to an exotic paradise at Stratford Butterfly Farm and go crazy with the kids at the MAD Museum.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Experience a spiritual side to Bournemouth's history

Experience a spiritual side to Bournemouth's history

Visit for the marvellous architecture, the famous final resting places or simply the atmosphere.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

Unique Experiences
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Stay in an Elizabethan coaching inn with a modern spin

Stay in an Elizabethan coaching inn with a modern spin

Head to the edge of the Tube map to experience some old world hospitality at The Crown Inn in Amersham.

Location: Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Countryside
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Goodleaf Tree Climbing

Goodleaf Tree Climbing

Take to the trees with Goodleaf and get a different perspective of the Isle of Wight.

Location: Ryde, Isle of Wight

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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Eat delicious seasonal food at the Wild Rabbit Inn

Eat delicious seasonal food at the Wild Rabbit Inn

Pop in for a drink by the fire or a locally-sourced meal, and then stay over at this charming inn in the idyllic Cotswold village of Kingham.

Location: Chipping Norton, Cotswolds

Countryside
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Romantic punting on the River Cherwell

Romantic punting on the River Cherwell

Ever watched people punting and felt you’d like to have a go? Pick up a few tips at Cherwell Boathouse, grab the pole and off you go.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Unique Experiences
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Dine alfresco in the walled gardens at historic Swinton Park

Dine alfresco in the walled gardens at historic Swinton Park

The restored walled garden at historic Swinton Park is a delightful spot for lunch in the open-air.

Location: Ripon, North Yorkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Learn about Hull’s historic pubs on the Hull Ale Trail

Learn about Hull’s historic pubs on the Hull Ale Trail

Venture into Hull’s Old Town amidst cobbled alleyways and staithes and join Hull’s Ale Trail.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Pubs and cocktail bars
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Discover Manchester’s bohemian side

Discover Manchester’s bohemian side

The Northern Quarter offers a truly alternative experience with its array of unique independent retailers, retro boutiques, cafés and bars.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

City
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Spend a day at a Farm Park with a Difference

Spend a day at a Farm Park with a Difference

A sensory and learning wonderland, with everything designed with disabled children in mind, Fairytale Farm will delight the whole family, even if the weather’s not brilliant.

Location: Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
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Seafood, real ale and free music in bundles

Seafood, real ale and free music in bundles

Throw three sheets to the salty Scarborough wind, with a smorgasbord of food and drink fit the most famed of seafarers.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Coast
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Watch Shakespeare performed under the stars on Brownsea Island

Watch Shakespeare performed under the stars on Brownsea Island

See Shakespeare’s The Tempest acted out in the open air, part of this summer’s theatre programme on the National Trust’s Brownsea Island in Dorset.

Location: Poole Harbour, Dorset

Coastal landmarks and Islands

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