Time for tea

Freshly cut cucumber sandwiches, strawberry jam, and tea in a china teapot. There are few things that evoke a sense of Englishness quite like the tradition of afternoon tea. You can take it in a tearoom in a grand seaside resort, the café of a local park or the elegant dining room of a sumptuous hotel. There are even alternative afternoon tea ideas available – think spelt bread, tabbouleh and flourless chocolate cake – but we know which we prefer. Look out too for its close relation, the cream tea, which is now widely served beyond the West Country.

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Take a trip to the Russell-Cotes Museum in Bournemouth

Take a trip to the Russell-Cotes Museum in Bournemouth

Enjoy the art on offer at the one of the most important museums in England which reflects the Victorian fascination with world cultures.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Taste the decadent afternoon tea at Oulton Hall

Taste the decadent afternoon tea at Oulton Hall

There’s nothing so quintessentially English as settling down in the drawing room for sandwiches, scones and a pot of Yorkshire tea.

Location: Oulton, Yorkshire

Countryside
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Fall in love all over again at The Royal Crescent

Fall in love all over again at The Royal Crescent

Uncover the charm of the most romantic setting in the UK and then learn how to charm regency-style during your very own private tour of No. 1 Royal Crescent museum.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Unique Experiences
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Enjoy a literary tea-time away from Bath’s bustling streets

Enjoy a literary tea-time away from Bath’s bustling streets

Escape the city with Mr Darcy and a fine English cuppa.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Afternoon tea
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Get a taste for tea at the Twinings Tea Shop and Museum

Get a taste for tea at the Twinings Tea Shop and Museum

Learn about the history of Tom Twining’s shop and get an introduction to every type of tea.

Location: London, Greater London

Budget
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Indulge your sweet tooth in Cocoa Wonderland

Indulge your sweet tooth in Cocoa Wonderland

Sneak into Cocoa’s enchanted chocolate wonderland for a true midnight feast and experience a lock-in with a difference.

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Hidden gems
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Dorset's Knoll House

Dorset's Knoll House

Stunning views and epic afternoon teas in Dorset.

Location: Studland Bay, Dorset

Coast
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Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle

Discover the real Downton Abbey

Location: Newbury, Berkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Betty's Café Tea Rooms

Betty's Café Tea Rooms

True Yorkshire hospitality and delicious treats.

Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Afternoon tea
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Take a trip to Ludlow Food Centre

Take a trip to Ludlow Food Centre

A farm shop like no other, Ludlow Food Centre is situated in Shropshire’s gastronomic capital of Ludlow.

Location: Ludlow, Shropshire

Regional specialities
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Spend a day at the picturesque Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Spend a day at the picturesque Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Enjoy a barbeque, family adventure or tranquil stroll in the beautiful South Downs countryside.

Location: Horndean, Hampshire

Walking and hiking
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Raise a glass of English wine at Holmfirth Vineyard

Raise a glass of English wine at Holmfirth Vineyard

How about a glass of English wine? That’s award-winning English wine. Come to Holmfirth Vineyard and discover their home-grown delight.

Location: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

Vineyards and wine tasting
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Ride a bicycle built for two

Ride a bicycle built for two

Hire the elegant Gazelle Balance tandem to explore the cycle-friendly Brighton & Hove.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Cycling
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Enjoy a luxurious day out at Royal Crescent

Enjoy a luxurious day out at Royal Crescent

Experience the ultimate in Georgian grace and elegance with the Royal Afternoon Package at Bath’s iconic Royal Crescent.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Price: £43.50 per person

Afternoon tea
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Stop for afternoon tea at The Meadowside Farm Café

Stop for afternoon tea at The Meadowside Farm Café

Grab a bite to eat at this café in rural Frome, famous for its breakfasts, brunches and excellent afternoon teas.

Location: Frome, Somerset

Food and Drink
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Afternoon tea in the Pump Room

Afternoon tea in the Pump Room

Get a taste of Jane Austen’s world while sipping a traditional English afternoon tea at Regency haunt, The Pump Room.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Heritage
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Tea and cakes with a slice of British yesteryear

Tea and cakes with a slice of British yesteryear

Take a stylish break with spoonfuls of history, at one of Bath's oldest houses.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Food and Drink

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