Coastal charm

The click-clack of bobbing boat masts, the squawk of seagulls and the call of the fishermen as they return to harbour are the sounds of fishing villages in England to cheer the soul. Wander through winding, cobbled streets, stop for lunch in tiny restaurants serving the catch-of-the-day, and watch teenage daredevils dive off the jetty in summer time. On a more energetic day, take a walk along stunning coastlines to explore inlets and coves and castles that overlook bays. Enjoy a boat trip to spot seals, islands and rocky outcrops. And when you get back reward yourself with an ice cream.

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Create your own work of art in a quaint artist’s bolthole

Create your own work of art in a quaint artist’s bolthole

Get the creative juices following and spend the weekend discovering inspiring landscapes just waiting to be captured.

Location: Staithes, North Yorkshire

Arts and cultural events
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Boscastle Youth Hostel

Boscastle Youth Hostel

Newly renovated, situated on the rugged cornish coast and cheap as chips.

Location: Boscastle, Cornwall

Low cost
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Harwich Maritime Heritage Trail

Harwich Maritime Heritage Trail

Take a voyage of discovery around the old port of Harwich and discover a wealth of maritime history.

Location: Harwich, Essex

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Catch the sunset at The White Horse on Brancaster Staithe

Catch the sunset at The White Horse on Brancaster Staithe

Stop for a fresh seafood lunch overlooking the tidal saltmarshes of the North Norfolk coast.

Location: Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk

Picturesque places
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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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Birds, boats, batter and beer at Seahouses

Birds, boats, batter and beer at Seahouses

Visit the 1843 original Fisherman’s kitchen, sup a pint of Farne Island Ale in a beer garden or indulge in Robson Green’s favourite ice cream.

Location: Seahouses, Northumberland

Harbours and fishing villages
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Visit the 127ft Lighthouse in Withernsea

Visit the 127ft Lighthouse in Withernsea

Spend the day in Withernsea on the beach were you will see The Pier Towers and on the promenade which is the surviving part of the 19th century pier.

Location: Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire

Harbours and fishing villages
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Feel the sea breeze in Portsmouth Harbour

Feel the sea breeze in Portsmouth Harbour

Find your sea legs and obtain an unrivalled view of Portsmouth’s naval heritage with a bracing harbour tour.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Head to St Michael's Mount

Head to St Michael's Mount

It’s not often you get to follow in a giant’s footsteps.

Location: Marazion, Cornwall

Castles and Historic Properties
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Jazz, art and sunsets in St Ives

Jazz, art and sunsets in St Ives

Some say it’s the painterly light that makes St Ives so special. For others it’s the great swathes of golden sand.

Location: St Ives, Cornwall

Unique Experiences
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Find your way to foodie heaven on the Quayside

Find your way to foodie heaven on the Quayside

Fine dining, traditional pubs and a history of oyster fishing combine to make Emsworth an enticing destination for food lovers.

Location: Emsworth, Hampshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Adrenaline-filled activities on the Dorset coast

Adrenaline-filled activities on the Dorset coast

Try your hand at kite surfing with power kites and full instruction at the Isle of Portland’s Paracademy.

Location: Portland, Dorset

Watersports
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Explore the bustling harbour at Maryport

Explore the bustling harbour at Maryport

Watch brightly-coloured trawlers unload the days’ catch, enjoy a bracing walk or coastal cycle, sample locally caught fish or go to a festival.

Location: Maryport, Cumbria

Coastal towns
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A warm welcome awaits weary travellers at the Victoria Inn

A warm welcome awaits weary travellers at the Victoria Inn

Reward yourself after a bracing walk along the coast with a pint in one of Cornwall’s oldest watering holes.

Location: Penzance, Cornwall

Countryside
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Wonky cottages and golden sands

Wonky cottages and golden sands

One glimpse of the wonky old cottages lining .the main street is enough to convince you that this village has hardly changed in centuries

Location: Walberswick, Suffolk

Low cost
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Nautical about Newbiggin

Nautical about Newbiggin

Visit historic Newbiggin by the sea, a fascinating mix of heritage, regeneration and art with the UK’s first permanent offshore sculpture in the sea.

Location: Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland

Harbours and fishing villages
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Take an exhilarating boat ride along Dorset’s stunning coastline

Take an exhilarating boat ride along Dorset’s stunning coastline

Explore the inaccessible parts of Dorset’s beautiful coastline, and its native wildlife, with a rip-roaring boat ride at 30 knots.

Location: Christchurch, Dorset

Harbours and fishing villages
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Visit the Isles of Scilly

Visit the Isles of Scilly

Clear waters and a balmy micro-climate.

Location: Scilly Isles, Cornwall

Coast
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Get kippered in Craster

Get kippered in Craster

Craster is the acclaimed home of the kipper – a breakfast favourite of the queen. But there’s more to Craster than fishy tales.

Location: Craster, Northumberland

Regional specialities

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