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Places to visit

Discover the 12 fascinating destinations that deserve a place on your English bucket list. Although each one has its own distinct character, colloquialisms and delectable local dish you’ll wish you’d have tried sooner, they’re all bound together by a warm welcome, dramatic coastlines, buzzing cultural scenes and a monumental amount of history. Here, you’ll find the very best things to do in Bristol, Bath, The Cotswolds, Cornwall and much more…

Rural breaks

Somerset

Travel to the prehistoric age, party in the present at the world-famous Glastonbury Festival and taste indulgent specialities in an ancient county full of surprises.

The Cotswolds

Take in the glorious scenery, picturesque villages and medieval market towns of the Cotswolds, a luscious expanse that’s the very definition of ‘the English countryside’.

Wiltshire

Discover Wiltshire – a timeless English county home to the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge and Avebury, the medieval city of Salisbury and stately gardens.

Forest of Dean & Wye Valley

Discover silver screen landscapes, historical landmarks, alfresco art and an ever-changing display of colour in one of England’s last ancient forests.

Coastal breaks

Devon

Discover misty moors wandered by wild ponies, be charmed by pretty harbour towns and explore a vast expanse of rugged coastline that’s perfect for watersports.

Cornwall

Discover 400 miles of blissful coastline studded with secluded coves, legends that stretch back eons and acres of dramatic countryside – all in a sub-tropical setting.

Dorset

Visit Dorset and immerse yourself in a world of unspoilt countryside, enticing seaside towns, glorious sandy beaches and a dramatic fossil-strewn Jurassic coastline.

The Isles of Scilly

The Isles of Scilly are like nowhere else in England. Outstandingly beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt; life moves at an easier pace at this sub-tropical haven.

Cities and towns

Bath

Head to Bath for Regency walks and relaxing roman spas. A literary capital, and with stunning Georgian architecture, there's a host of interesting things to see and do.

Bristol

Get to know Bristol’s unorthodox character, maritime history and arts scene while exploring acres of parkland, distinctive districts and iconic attractions.

Bournemouth

Sink your feet into golden sands and wander through Victorian gardens before exploring a vibrant shopping district or soaking up sea views over lunch.

Poole

Relax on an award-winning beach, spot rare reptiles on a remote island and soak up the sun in Europe’s largest natural harbour.

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