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We're VisitEngland's quirky yet equally knowledgeable sister, spilling the beans on England’s hidden gems and sharing expert advice from those in the know. Stick with us as we get under the cobbled streets, rolling fields and beaches that make up this fine country, showcasing the various nooks and crannies you ought to know about.

A colourful ride captured in slow motion at Goose Fair Credit: David Fisher

Autumn Spectaculars: Bright Lights and Carnival Spirit

by Katie Rowe

September 24 2015 in Things to do

From Northumberland’s starry skies to the fanciful costumes of Whitby Goth Weekend, here are Katie Rowe’s favourite events to light up the fast-approaching darker days of autumn…

What to do this weekend: Festival of Thrift special

by Katie Rowe

September 23 2015 in Weekend ideas

The Festival of Thrift – a unique celebration that’s all about scrimping with style – returns to the North East of England this weekend (26 – 27 September) and features leading and emerging artists from across the globe, along with plenty of demonstrations…

Rugby players battle it out on the pitch at the Rugby School

Vote for your favourite #HomeOfSport

by Katie Rowe

September 14 2015 in Things to do

From the birthplace of Rugby to the Cotswolds Olympicks, our sporting heritage is really something to shout about – and you did just that. After receiving more than 2,000 submissions we’ve managed to whittle down England’s Home of Sport to a shortlist…

Two men having a beer in the Race Horse Inn in Taunton

CAMRA's favourite local pubs for an autumn tipple

by Katie Rowe

September 9 2015 in Expert insights

Autumn in England can be a wonderful time of year. Whilst you are always expecting (or maybe hoping) for sunshine in summer, you are ready for a weather mix as the colours start to change. So thinking about this, here is a selection of beers to try in some…

Wilton House's baroque interior

Top picks for Heritage Open Days 2015

by Katie Rowe

September 8 2015 in Expert insights

It’s Heritage Open Days time again (September 10-13), when thousands of historic buildings open their doors to the public, with talks, tours, vintage fairs and even silent discos taking place across towns, villages and cities. Best of all, every single event…

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