Best places to see wildlife in England

Fun fact: you don’t have to have a run-in with a fox in your garden or put on a VR headset to have close encounters with some of Britain's best animals – there are plenty of places to go wildlife watching on a short break right here in England. From whale watching in Whitby to spotting wild boar in the Forest of Dean, be inspired by beautiful wildlife both on and off our shores with our interactive map.

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