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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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Blow your own glass bubble

Blow your own glass bubble

Learn about the distinctive aquamarine-coloured glass and make your own glass bubble at Bath Aqua Glass.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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Close the summer festival season in style at Bestival

Close the summer festival season in style at Bestival

If you are looking for an eclectic mix of music, cabaret and entertainment then this is the festival for you.

Location: Newport, Isle of Wight

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Enjoy elegant riverside dining at The Folly

Enjoy elegant riverside dining at The Folly

Enjoy alfresco dining whilst taking in views of the river at The Folly in Oxford, followed by a cruise aboard one of the river boats moored outside.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Uncover Marks & Spencer’s history at Marks in Time

Uncover Marks & Spencer’s history at Marks in Time

The story of renowned retailer Marks & Spencer is an intriguing peek into the changing lifestyles and social history of British people.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

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Go on a tour of Oxford University

Go on a tour of Oxford University

A host of famous alumni and one... Harry Potter?

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Art Deco chic and coastal fun

Art Deco chic and coastal fun

Discover Morecambe Bay’s stunning sunsets and natural landscapes, and unearth your adventurous side with a range of exhilarating outdoor activities.

Location: Morecambe Bay, Lancashire

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Uncover 900 years of gruesome history

Uncover 900 years of gruesome history

Find out why Admiral Lord Nelson's body was bought back to England in a cask of Brandy, and why the water on the Mary Rose was best avoided.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Learn from a quarter of a century of acting know-how

Learn from a quarter of a century of acting know-how

Let your budding thespians tread the boards in style, with Warwick's famous acting troupe.

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire

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Find The National Forest’s six time-telling sculptures

Find The National Forest’s six time-telling sculptures

Beautiful and intriguing, these natural installations interpret the distinctive nature of six different landscapes that form The National Forest area.

Location: Multiple locations, The National Forest

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Experience the glory of the FA Cup final

Experience the glory of the FA Cup final

Discover an institution of English football in West London...

Location: London, Greater London

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Sheffield Park Garden

Sheffield Park Garden

The perfect place for relaxation and nature photography.

Location: Brighton, East Sussex

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Escape to Another Place

Escape to Another Place

Forget crumbly sand sculptures; Antony Gormley’s 'Another Place' is seaside art on a whole new level.

Location: Crosby Beach, Merseyside

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Step back in time at Dr Johnson's House

Step back in time at Dr Johnson's House

Dr Samuel Johnson was a highly distinguished ‘man of letters’, and best-known for his comprehensive English Dictionary of 1755.

Location: London, Greater London

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Dee Estuary to Hilbre Island

Dee Estuary to Hilbre Island

A two-mile walk across the sand from West Kirby, the Dee Estuary is an oasis of wildlife.

Location: Hilbre Island, Merseyside

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See Plymouth’s waterfront and wildlife by bicycle

See Plymouth’s waterfront and wildlife by bicycle

Britain’s Ocean City boasts a wonderful waterfront area, and provides easy access to the coast and the countryside right from the heart of the city.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

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Discover Hull, the UK City of Culture 2017

Discover Hull, the UK City of Culture 2017

With a cultural heritage that’s unique, quirky and eccentric, Yorkshire’s maritime city is ready to burst onto the scene.

Location: Hull, East Yorkshire

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Champagne, Rocks and Diamond Shops

Champagne, Rocks and Diamond Shops

Diamonds, luxury watches, designer jewellery in the most luxurious of surroundings in the canniest city equals a decadent shopping experience.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

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Pick up your knife and fork in Sheffield’s Kelham Island

Pick up your knife and fork in Sheffield’s Kelham Island

Take a new twist on ‘Made in Sheffield’ and you’ll see why cutlery still has such an important place in Sheffield’s heart.

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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Take a nature break at Westonbirt Arboretum

Take a nature break at Westonbirt Arboretum

Venture into Westonbirt’s leafy grounds for a touch of nature’s magic and see the English countryside at its verdant best.

Location: Tetbury, Gloucs

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Enjoy a family day out at Wentworth Castle & Gardens

Enjoy a family day out at Wentworth Castle & Gardens

Wentworth Castle and Stainborough Park houses some of the earliest gothic follies in the country.

Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire

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