Food and drink in England

Food and drink

A nation that invented afternoon tea to satisfy that long gap between lunch and dinner is clearly a nation obsessed with food. Fresh-from-the-sea fish ‘n’ chips and sizzling Baltis, vibrant street food and Michelin-starred establishments: you’ll find a treat to suit your tastes in England. Tuck into regional specialities, from pikelets to pork pies, stinky cheeses to sizzling sausages. Wash it all down with a carefully crafted real ale, cider, G&T or award-winning wine. England is also famed for its gastro pubs, buzzing food festivals and quirky celebrations of produce – asparagus festival or garlic fiesta, anyone? You’ll find the best food and drink in England.

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Be at one with birds of prey at Rosliston Forestry Centre

There’s something special about being close to a bird of prey; those round watchful eyes on high alert, fixing you with a dominating stare.

Location: Rosliston, Derbyshire

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Fun and free on Kent’s coastline

Who says you need to break the bank to have a great day out with so much available for free on the coast of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate?

Location: Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate, Kent

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Watch cheese making at The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company

Observe Cheddar’s last remaining cheesemakers as they go about their work and learn the tricks of their trade.

Location: Cheddar, Somerset

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Enjoy a Brighton budget break with free attractions and more

It’s easy to enjoy a cheap weekend break in Brighton and Hove, with cheap hostel accommodation and plenty of low cost museums and art galleries.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Explore the West Bay coastline as seen on TV’s Broadchurch

Soak up the picture-perfect setting used in the TV series Broadchurch as you explore West Bay on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.

Location: West Bay, Dorset

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See the gardens in bloom in Bournemouth

Head down to Bournemouth to see the extensive collection of gardens and enjoy the wide range of facilities on offer.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

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Camp next to Hadrian's Wall

This isn't just any wall, this is an impressive piece of roman architecture.

Location: Melkridge, Cumbria

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Enjoy a budget break on the Suffolk coast

Low on cost, rich in outdoor fun – Suffolk has plenty to offer holidaymakers on a cheap weekend break.

Location: Lowestoft, Suffolk

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Pick your own at Parkside Farm

Blackberries, raspberries, strawberries... time to get picking and fill those baskets at Parkside Farm.

Location: Enfield, London

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Enjoy beach sports on Brighton beach

Brighton beach is famously full of pebbles, but at Yellowave there is plenty of sand making it the place to go for all kinds of beach sports.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Join Nottingham's famous ghost walk

The Original Nottingham Ghost Tours will take you on a spine-tingling walk around a city which is steeped in history.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Barnard Castle in the Durham Dales

A walking architectural history lesson.

Location: Barnard Castle, Durham Dales

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Wild Swimming in Grassington

Grassington is an idyllic little Dales market town with a cobbled square, quirky shops and cosy pubs.

Location: Grassignton, North Yorkshire

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Explore the Forest of Bowland AONB on two wheels

Spot wildlife in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from the seat of an electric bike.

Location: Clitheroe, Lancashire

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Enjoy a budget break at Euro Hostel Liverpool

Spend a weekend in Liverpool and stay at a hostel with a difference – it’s dormitories, but not as you know it.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

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Follow Lancashire's Mythical Coastline Sculpture Trail

With stunning wildlife displays, a beautiful coastline and a rich maritime history, a visit to Fleetwood and Cleveleys won’t break the bank.

Location: Cleveleys, Lancashire

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Find fabulous free fun by the sea in Portsmouth

If you're looking for a great break that won’t break the bank this summer then Portsmouth is the place to be.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Imperial War Museum North

Get an insight into the wars and conflicts that have shaped both England and the world at the Imperial War Museum North.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Relax with a day's birding at Langford Lakes

Open bodies of water are a rarity in south Wiltshire, making Langford Lakes nature reserve an attractive stopping-off point for a host of wild birds.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

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Explore a wild playground in Exmoor

Cycle past ancient sights and ramble amongst towering trees on a walking or cycling holiday spent exploring two National Parks.

Location: Exmoor & Quantock Hills, Devon

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Take a dip in Bude Sea Pool

Take the whole family to this part man-made, part natural sea pool which nestles under the cliffs at Summerleaze beach in Bude.

Location: Bude, Cornwall

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