Places, cities, and holiday destinations to visit in England

Places, cities, and holiday destinations to visit in England

Want to find out what’s near Bristol or York? See how far Lincoln is from the coast? Or maybe you’re keeping your options open and want to find out about somewhere completely new. Our map shows you cities to visit in England, counties and popular places, and Tourist Information Centres, so you can plan your holiday with ease. Use the filter on the right to find out more about holiday destinations in England.

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Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire

National Trust manor houses, Chiltern landscapes that inspired literary residents and a rich sporting heritage.

Somerset

Somerset

Take in the sights of Somerset’s majestic gorges, rolling hills, endless wetlands and Saxon market towns.

Norfolk

Norfolk

Celebrity-status estates and a water world of rivers and lakes and seaside. Norfolk has space and lots of it.

Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire

Elizabethan mansions perched in romantic deer parks, sleepy canals and earls' residences hidden in farmland.

Cheshire

Cheshire

Come to this northwestern county prepped for hikes, stately homes and castle gardens, and high-end shopping.

West Midlands

West Midlands

Hippodromes, bullrings and sky domes. You'll know when you've hit the West Midlands.

Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire

Rambling country estates, redbrick Jacobean manors with mazes and cathedral cities all come together in Hertfordshire.

Surrey

Surrey

Theme parks to take your breath away, fast racehorses and even faster cars and scenic downs.

West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire

This northern county offers vibrant cities, industrial heritage and pretty Pennine villages in equal doses.

Merseyside

Merseyside

Uncover estuaries teeming with birdlife and cities packed with northwest heritage from the slave trade to the Beatles.

Birmingham

Birmingham

Visit Birmingham to indulge in Michelin-starred restaurants after a day exploring Birmingham’s Victorian streets and shopping centres.

Cotswolds

Cotswolds

Visit museums that transport you back to the Domesday Book and manors perched on rolling, emerald hills.

Kent

Kent

This southeast home county has worked hard to earn its nickname 'Garden of England'.

Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight

Walk along secluded sandy beaches lapping with clear water and explore the timeless villages of the Isle of Wight.

Lake District

Lake District

Sky-piercing peaks and rugged valleys overlook deep, glassy lakes in Cumbria’s national park. Flick through William Wordsworth or Beatrix Potter as you relax in this most serene of counties.

North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire

Enjoy walks across Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors to castles and abbey ruins that frame the landscape.

Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire

Bracing North Sea beaches, undulating glacier-carved landscapes and cathedral cities.

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Looking for things to do in Portsmouth? It’s “ships ahoy” in this maritime town with vessels from D-Day, Nelson’s time and even a Tudor wreck.

Scarborough

Scarborough

Looking for things to do in Scarborough? With its sandy beaches and rugged castle ruins on the coast, Scarborough has something for everyone.

Bath

Bath

There's plenty bubbling below the surface of this elegant Somerset city, and not just the ancient thermal springs.

Hampshire

Hampshire

Nautical cities with old-age naval war ships, sail-shaped towers and resurrected Tudor merchant vessels.

Cornwall

Cornwall

Crumbly Yarg cheese, meat-stuffed pasties, clotted cream... The endless list of Cornish delicacies literally rolls off the tongue.

Durham

Durham

Durham's fairy-tale, turreted castle and grand Norman cathedral have the words 'World Heritage Site' written all over them.

London

London

Royal hunting grounds, elegant Arts and Crafts-era suburbs and greenbelts of common land.

Cambridge

Cambridge

Cambridge's impressive looking university colleges span so many centuries it's difficult to know where to start exploring.

Rutland

Rutland

Surrounded by water, nature reserves bursting with birdlife and country houses; Rutland makes a big splash.

Blackpool

Blackpool

Looking for things to do in Blackpool? This seaside town has it all, glitzy ballrooms, white knuckle rides, a laugh out loud comedy strip, and so much more.

New Forest

New Forest

Take a break in the New Forest and explore woodland lanes, village pubs and stunning open heathland.

Dorset

Dorset

Step behind the scenes of a Hollywood movie or bestselling novel in stunning Dorset.

Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon

Immerse yourself in everything Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon, the town of his birth and the home of The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Peak District

Peak District

Climb to the tallest peak and take in stunning panoramas across dales and moors in the Peak District National Park. Its Elizabethan manors are also the setting for Pride & Prejudice.

Herefordshire

Herefordshire

Charge cameras to explore this West Midlands county's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire

Looking for something to do in Cambridgeshire? This eastern county has miles of lush and marshy fenland, picturesque cathedral towns, and medieval markets.

Liverpool

Liverpool

A cultural hub, Liverpool is bursting with music, art, and history. Take your pick from the iconic waterfront, The Cavern pub, or its neo-classical Egyptology museums.

Cumbria

Cumbria

There's Lakeland packed with fells, forces, pikes and tarns to explore in scenic Cumbria.

Lancashire

Lancashire

Hearty casserole, brisk Pennine walks and neon-lit seaside towns – there's something heart-warming about Lancashire.

Tyne and Wear

Tyne and Wear

This northeast county is brimming with cultural quayside cities and sandy North Sea beaches.

Wiltshire

Wiltshire

See the iconic Stonehenge and the huge white horse etched on Cherhill on a visit to awe-inspiring Wiltshire.

Yorkshire

Yorkshire

You'll find jaw-dropping scenery, cities steeped in industrial heritage and hidden market towns in equal measures.

Skegness

Skegness

Looking for things to do in Skegness? With a seal sanctuary open to the public and regular arts and music festivals there’s so much more to Skegness than the seaside.

Eastbourne

Eastbourne

Visit the stunning coastal town of Eastbourne. Take in the chalk sea cliffs and lots of other attractions for all the family. Breaks in Eastbourne are incredibly satisfying.

Lincoln

Lincoln

Visit Lincoln and its Cathedral to see some of Europe’s most stunning gothic architecture. Lincoln offers visitors a unique blend of history and trendy modern life.

East Riding of Yorkshire

East Riding of Yorkshire

Vales of open farmland and estuaries lined with forts and suspension bridges are all hallmarks of this East Yorkshire county.

Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire

With skylines pierced with spires and domes, palace estates and idyllic meadows, Oxfordshire has a dreamlike quality.

Brighton

Brighton

This super-cool south coast town has pebble beaches to be seen on, kitsch boutique shopping and palatial architectural gems.

Nottingham

Nottingham

Nottingham’s most famous son, Robin Hood, is at the heart of many of the activities Nottingham has to offer. But there’s much more to this city than myth and legend.

Leicestershire

Leicestershire

This Midlands county is as much known for its connections with Richard III and its battlefields as well as its balti.

West Sussex

West Sussex

It's easy to unwind amidst West Sussex's fairytale castles, glorious stately homes and rolling downs.

Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire is an outdoorsy county with its riverside countryside parks, wildlife parks and rambling manor houses.

North York Moors

North York Moors

Visit the North York Moors for criss-crossing paths which cut across beautiful countryside and traditional inns which serve old fashioned real ales on tap.

Derbyshire

Derbyshire

This East Midlands county is all about the great outdoors with its national park, sweeping dales and dense woodland.

Devon

Devon

Explore Devon’s moorland National Park that goes on forever and miles of heritage coast and riviera coastlines.

East Sussex

East Sussex

Head to East Sussex for green hills, towns blitzed by bloody Norman battles and super-cool seaside resorts.

Leeds

Leeds

Looking for things to do in Leeds? With opera, art, festivals, and a strong gastronomic culture, this city in Yorkshire has it all.

Essex

Essex

Essex has had its share of reality dramas from Roman takeovers to castles surviving smuggler invasions.

Suffolk

Suffolk

Suffolk is filled with swanky coastal towns and landscapes straight from Constable and Gainsborough paintings.

Worcestershire

Worcestershire

Head west to Worcestershire for ornate cathedrals, glorious hills and towns sitting on spring water wells.

Bristol

Bristol

Bristol is as well known for Brunel's elegant Clifton Suspension Bridge as it is for Banksy's street art.

Warwick

Warwick

Looking for things to do in Warwick? We suggest you begin with Warwick’s nearly 1000 year old castle, and witness one of the world’s largest working siege engines, the Warwick Trebuchet.

York

York

Looking for things to do in York? Take your pick from its impressive history. With Viking heritage, Roman city walls, and its gothic cathedral all popular attractions.

Yorkshire Dales and Harrogate

Yorkshire Dales and Harrogate

Visit Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales to wander through scenery that is usually found on the big screen. It’s also the home of Wensleydale Cheese.

Oxford

Oxford

Visit historic Oxford to see the historic university colleges, explore botanic gardens and even try punting! VisitEngland have collated a list of stunning attractions in Oxford.

Exeter

Exeter

Whilst it is an active city with a lot going on, Exeter is the perfect place to relax and get away from it all.

Warwickshire

Warwickshire

Walk through history with Warwickshire's castles, canals and close ties to Shakespeare.

South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire

You'll find jaw-dropping scenery, cities steeped in industrial heritage and hidden market towns in South Yorkshire.

Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire

Elegant spa and market towns and stately homes presiding over rolling, green landscapes.

Shropshire

Shropshire

Gorges billed as World Heritage Sites and hills classed as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – Shropshire bears all the badges.

Berkshire

Berkshire

There's something regal about Berkshire with its castle estates set in oak-lined deer parks and beautiful country downs.

Chester

Chester

Visit Chester for a historic city break. Combining old timbered houses, medieval walls, and goblin towers, Chester will take you on a trip through time.

NewcastleGateshead

NewcastleGateshead

Looking for things to do in Newcastle and Gateshead? These twin cities have their fair share of history, art, and shopping. They’re pretty sport mad too.

Northumberland

Northumberland

Historical sites to take you back through time, vast landscapes to explore and wildlife to make you go ‘aw’.

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

Sand, sea, English beach huts and one of the sunniest spots in England; Bournemouth is home to all things nautical.

Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire

Deep forests steeped in folklore and romantic medieval castles that conjure up Robin Hood legends.

Staffordshire

Staffordshire

Staffordshire’s theme parks, industrial heritage, miles of canals and haunted castles will keep you on your toes.

Manchester

Manchester

Canal-woven city centres, shiny, revamped industrial areas and patches of National Park make up Great Manchester.

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