Grand designs

From sumptuous stuccoed villas to handsome Roman aqueducts, thrillingly high-tech suspension bridges and beautiful baroque palaces, English architecture competes valiantly with everything the natural world creates. Discover the architectural heritage of our country, with different styles and periods on display throughout every town, often within the same edifice. The historical architecture of cathedrals that took more than 1,000 years to complete will dazzle. Keep cameras ready for impressive Norman and gothic buildings. If you prefer something more contemporary, check out striking public buildings, libraries and performing arts centres, which have been designed with function as much as form in mind.

38 Experience Results

View results as:

loading
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
A royal palace by the sea

A royal palace by the sea

Brighton is home to the spectacular Royal Pavilion, a palace like no other.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Attractions
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Visit the Angel of the North

Visit the Angel of the North

Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North is the UK’s most famous piece of public art.

Location: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

Outdoor art and sculpture
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Experience a cultural awakening at Leeds Grand Theatre

Experience a cultural awakening at Leeds Grand Theatre

From ballet to opera, West End musicals to drama, Leeds Grand Theatre has it all under one roof.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Performing arts
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Cambridge University

Cambridge University

Take a walking tour through the colleges that make up one of the most prestigious universities in the world – Cambridge.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Historic sites and icons
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Climb the heights of The O2

Climb the heights of The O2

Go ‘Up at The O2’ for an exhilarating climb across a walkway and see spectacular 360˚ views of London.

Location: Greenwich, London

Walking and hiking
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Uncover England's rich seafaring history

Uncover England's rich seafaring history

Go to sea in Greenwich and explore the National Maritime Museum.

Location: Greenwich, London

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Discover contemporary Nottingham at Nottingham Contemporary

Discover contemporary Nottingham at Nottingham Contemporary

If it’s raining outside head to Nottingham Contemporary art gallery, home to many of the city's world-class exhibitions and a diverse range of events.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Take the cultural quarter trail in Leicester

Take the cultural quarter trail in Leicester

Absorb yourself in rich performances and visual arts in Leicester’s cultural quarter and enjoy architectural splendour and fine dining.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

Architectural wonders
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Unlace Nottingham’s lacemaking heritage

Unlace Nottingham’s lacemaking heritage

Nottinghamshire was once the heart of the world’s lace making industry, and it has a proud industrial heritage still strong today.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Scale the dizzy, domed heights of St. Paul’s Cathedral

Scale the dizzy, domed heights of St. Paul’s Cathedral

Walk up, down and around the inside of this iconic part of London’s skyline.

Location: London, Greater London

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Public art trails around NewcastleGateshead

Public art trails around NewcastleGateshead

Across NewcastleGateshead you will discover public art in the most surprising of places.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Outdoor art and sculpture
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Holiday amongst the clouds

Holiday amongst the clouds

For a fairytale holiday on the Suffolk Coast, drop your bags off at The House in the Clouds, a weird and wonderful holiday home.

Location: Thorpeness, Suffolk

Unique Experiences
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Oxford University

Oxford University

A host of famous alumni and one... Harry Potter?

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Castles and Historic Properties
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Experience panoramic views on Grey’s Monument

Experience panoramic views on Grey’s Monument

Experience panoramic views and close encounters with a former Prime Minister, followed by a well-earned cup of Earl Grey tea.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Walking and hiking
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Stay in a 200-year-old tower

Stay in a 200-year-old tower

Book a stay in a converted 19th century fort, where sea views and dreamy skies are all part of the décor.

Location: Shingle Street, Suffolk

Unique Experiences
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Tie the knot with beautiful sea views

Tie the knot with beautiful sea views

Located on the promenade near North Pier in Blackpool, Festival House has the impressive backdrop of The Blackpool Tower and the beach.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Wedding celebrations
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Climb the 311 steps of the Monument for views over the City

Climb the 311 steps of the Monument for views over the City

The Monument, built to commemorate the Great Fire of 1666, is the tallest isolated stone column in the world and offers panoramic views of London.

Location: London, Greater London

City
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Old Sarum

Old Sarum

You can explore for yourself one of the earliest recorded settlements in England – Old Sarum.

Location: Wiltshire

Historic sites and icons
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
The View from The Shard

The View from The Shard

View from the Shard

Location: London, Greater London

City
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Mancunian Pride

Mancunian Pride

The future's bright...

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Unique Experiences

Filter By:

Close

Customer survey …

VisitEngland would like to invite you to take part in a short survey about our website.

It should take no more than a couple of minutes.

Please click here to be taken to the survey

Close

To add items to favourites …

… you need to be logged in.

If you already have an account, log in.

Or register a new account