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The words ‘I’m bored’ aren’t welcome here. Especially when we have heaps of holiday ideas and things to do in England for you discover based on your interests. We’ve got fun-fuelled breaks for families, holidays for flocks of friends, romantic getaways for love birds, city breaks for culture vultures and rural escapes for tree huggers - think of us as your England travel guide. Get filtering to find your perfect holiday in England.

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Cycle in the picturesque green spaces of Sheffield

Cycle in the picturesque green spaces of Sheffield

The city of Sheffield offers plenty of green space for nature lovers, not to mention the Peak District National Park.

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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Watch a world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival

Watch a world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival

There are over 200 films to choose from at London’s most accessible and exciting film festival.

Location: London, Greater London

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Combine blue skies with vintage cars on England’s south coast

Combine blue skies with vintage cars on England’s south coast

Don’t miss out on a visit to Magnificent Motors, Eastbourne’s exciting vintage and classic car motoring event in May.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

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Take in a show by the world class Royal Shakespeare Company

Take in a show by the world class Royal Shakespeare Company

Visit the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon for the chance to see a play performed in the Bard’s own hometown.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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Indulge in the complete one-day luxury Piccadilly experience

Indulge in the complete one-day luxury Piccadilly experience

Explore Piccadilly, one of London's most luxurious streets, including shopping, culture and dining.

Location: London

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Enjoy a summer of waterfront events and festivals in Portsmouth

Enjoy a summer of waterfront events and festivals in Portsmouth

Enjoy a summer of waterfront events and festivals in Portsmouth.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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See the Excitement of the Pilot Gigs Championship

See the Excitement of the Pilot Gigs Championship

Although now pilot gigs are raced purely for pleasure, their heritage on Scilly is ingrained in island life. Experience the excitement for yourself!

Location: Isles of Scilly

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Explore Britain’s maritime history at Buckler's Hard

Explore Britain’s maritime history at Buckler's Hard

Explore this unique 18th century village which had an important role in British maritime history.

Location: Beaulieu, Hampshire

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Industry meets art at Salts Mill

Industry meets art at Salts Mill

Packed to its Victorian rafters with independent traders and the largest collection of David Hockney’s work.

Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire

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Dig into history at the British Museum

Dig into history at the British Museum

The British Museum was founded in 1753, the first national public museum in the world.

Location: Bloomsbury, London

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Enjoy a picnic, zoo & make pottery at Walton Hall & Gardens

Enjoy a picnic, zoo & make pottery at Walton Hall & Gardens

Spend the day enjoying the gardens, testing your golf skills and entertaining the kids at Walton Hall and Gardens.

Location: Warrington, Cheshire

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Relive York's Norse past during the JORVIK Viking Festival

Relive York's Norse past during the JORVIK Viking Festival

*Important note: Due to severe flooding in York the JORVIK Viking Centre will remain closed until further notice*

Location: York, North Yorkshire

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Discover what life was like for a 16th century noble family

Discover what life was like for a 16th century noble family

Visit Doddington Hall, an Elizabethan mansion steeped in history, and explore the stunning English gardens that fill its country park estate.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Learn how to cook rhubarb with British chefs

Learn how to cook rhubarb with British chefs

Take part in live cookery demonstrations at the Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb, celebrating the heritage of this quirky pink vegetable.

Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire

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Magic and mystery in the Forest of Dean

Magic and mystery in the Forest of Dean

Follow in the footsteps of Dr Who, Merlin and Atlantis, explore the Clearwell Caves or ride through the forest on the steam railway.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

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Explore, learn and discover on the Dinosaur Coast

Explore, learn and discover on the Dinosaur Coast

Find your own fossils and discover what it was like to live 180 million years ago.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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Vintage campers bursting with character

Vintage campers bursting with character

Get behind the wheel of a VW camper van and things change. Sat nav isn’t cool anymore, only wimps use power steering and cruise control is reserved solely for poseurs.

Location: Devon

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Wonder at windmills and wander the Weavers Way

Wonder at windmills and wander the Weavers Way

Take a hike on the network of pathways under the vast Norfolk skies to the Berney Arms windmill and the remotest railway station in England.

Location: Berney Arms and the Halvergate Marshes, near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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Go food foraging on a foodie break in Suffolk

Go food foraging on a foodie break in Suffolk

Bring your basket over to Suffolk and forage for some tasty morsels this autumn.

Location: Suffolk

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Enjoy an evening of fine dining at The Peacock at Rowsley

Enjoy an evening of fine dining at The Peacock at Rowsley

After a day of fly-fishing on the River Wye, stop by The Peacock for a beautiful fine dining experience.

Location: Peak District, Derbyshire

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