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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.

Christmas events guide

by Katie Rowe

November 20 2015 in Things to do

As Andy Williams once sang, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to get into the festive spirit than with a visit to these quirky and unique events to satisfy all tastes, including Elizabethan banquets and even an underwater Christmas…

 The Butchers Arms - Michelin 2016 Pub of the Year

And Michelin Pub of the Year 2016 goes to...

by Katie Rowe

October 30 2015 in We love

The Butchers Arms! Tucked away in the small village of Elderfield, near Gloucester, this family-run pub was made for cosying up after frosty morning rambles during the winter months. It sits just 25 people for lunch and dinner so be sure to book in…

England's #HomeOfSport is....

by Melissa Brobby

October 22 2015 in Things to do

We asked you to nominate the destination you considered to be England’s sporting capital, and after receiving more than 2,000 submissions, Nottingham has been chosen as the country’s Home of Sport with a whopping 38% of the public vote!

The grand honey-coloured columned entrance of Blenheim Palace

England on screen: autumn film locations

by Katie Rowe

October 19 2015 in Culture vulture

Walk in the footsteps of Meryl Streep, Daniel Craig, James McAvoy and many others with a set-jetting break that takes in a world-famous castle, historical gardens and England’s answer to the Sistine Chapel.

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…

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