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We're spilling the beans on the coolest places to visit in England 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 country's hidden gems and reminding you about the famous sites and experiences that are on your doorstep.

23 fascinating facts about England for St George's Day

by Katie Rowe

April 18 2016 in Expert insights

We’re not usually the type to boast. England is where the show simply goes on, come rain or shine. Just think of all those bodies dancing in the mud at Glastonbury or the theatregoers in their transparent rain ponchos gasping at the last scenes of an outdoor…

Two ladies in georgian fancy conceal their faces with fans

Seven things to do on St George's Day

by Katie Rowe

April 15 2016 in Things to do

Make the most of our Patron Saint by visiting sword-clashing medieval festivals, powdering your nose for a Georgian photoshoot or staying in a 12th century hotel that’s hosted Kings and Queens of yesteryear.

Crowds watch the colourful Obby Oss parade on a sunny street in Padstow

Six eccentric events for the early May bank holiday

by Katie Rowe

April 5 2016 in History & heritage

No-ones does eccentricity quite like England, and the early May bank holiday is when you’ll be able to see a whole load of weird and wonderful fetes and fairs celebrating the coming of spring. Feather crowns and trouser bells at the ready folks…

A silver armour costume on display at the RSC costume store

10 ways to celebrate William Shakespeare

by Katie Rowe

March 30 2016 in History & heritage

We pick out some of our favourite Shakespeare-themed events and experiences to mark 400 years since the passing of the world’s greatest playwright. Be on your best behaviour for a Tudor school lesson, peek inside the world-renowned RSC costume store for…

Easter at Hever Castle in Kent

Spring into action this Easter

by Pete Leary

March 10 2016 in Things to do

Easter and springtime mean longer evenings and more time for outdoor activities. Seize the day hiking, mountain biking and even blindfold 4x4 driving. Or, what about a treasure hunt at Swinton Park, seal spotting in the Scilly Isles and paddle boarding past…

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