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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.

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Witness a Viking invasion this half term

by Katie Rowe

February 12 2016 in Expert insights

We ask the Viking experts from Jorvik to dispel some common myths surrounding the ‘horned warriors’ and get the lowdown on what’s in store at this year’s week-long Jorvik Viking Festival beginning on 15th February – just in time for half term. 

Seven of England's greatest romances

by Katie Rowe

January 22 2016 in Romantic Ideas

Not a natural-born romantic? These famous couples ought to give a few ideas for whisking your other half away on a romantic getaway this Valentine's Day or even later on in the year… 

Who's your Tourism Superstar?

by Katie Rowe

January 18 2016 in We love

Here's a run down of this year’s Tourism Superstar finalists who have anything but ordinary jobs. Which one do you think deserves to be crowned Tourism Superstar of the Year? Pick your favourite and then place your vote below to help us find England's ultimate…

Top picks for the North's best festivals and events

by Melissa Brobby

January 12 2016 in Things to do

The rain may have severely dampened many parts of Northern England this winter, but the North is still open for business and ready to receive visitors to its numerous festivals and events that cater for all tastes from sporting events to literary festivals…

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10 reasons to love 2016

by Katie Rowe

January 11 2016 in Things to do

Don’t let the January blues get you down, there are a vast array of new attractions and unmissable events set to make their mark in 2016. Here, Katie Rowe picks out some of her favourites to get you started… Find more ideas and plan your 2016 holidays…

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