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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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See the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London

See the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London

See the stunning Crown Jewels on display at the historic Tower of London, and learn about their profound religious and cultural importance.

Location: Tower Hill, Greater London

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Enjoy tiger walks and water sports in Norfolk

Enjoy tiger walks and water sports in Norfolk

Try out a variety of family-friendly watersports on the broads. Discover rare animals from Asia on a tiger walk, all close to Great Yarmouth.

Location: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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Learn to make your own sausages and pork pies on a working farm

Learn to make your own sausages and pork pies on a working farm

Stay in Coddy Farm’s brand new accommodation suite and enhance your culinary skills with seasonal cookery and butchery courses.

Location: Holmfirth, Yorkshire

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Explore the woodland gardens of Thorp Perrow Arboretum

Explore the woodland gardens of Thorp Perrow Arboretum

Lose yourself on the trails in this secret garden packed with rare trees and blooming shrubs.

Location: Bedale, North Yorkshire

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Tuck into a variety of scrumptious food in Derby

Tuck into a variety of scrumptious food in Derby

Savour delicious homemade food with scrummy local Derby 'pyclets', deli delights and a worldwide restaurant/café/pub scene.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

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Watch a live opera performance at the Buxton Festival

Watch a live opera performance at the Buxton Festival

Take your seats and enjoy a summer celebration of music, art, opera and literature.

Location: Buxton, Derbyshire

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A shopping weekend in Birmingham

A shopping weekend in Birmingham

Enjoy great shopping and cutting edge art on a break to this buzzing city.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Enjoy Hampshire’s coast from the privacy of your very own fort

Enjoy Hampshire’s coast from the privacy of your very own fort

Experience something different with a stay at the newly refurbished No Man’s Land Fort near Gosport.

Location: Gosport, Hampshire

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Sample a selection of wines at Dedham Vale Vineyard

Sample a selection of wines at Dedham Vale Vineyard

Dedham Vale Vineyard is a great place to experience wine tasting whilst enjoying the pristine rolling English countryside.

Location: Boxted near Colchester, Essex

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Navigate Dartmoor on foot

Navigate Dartmoor on foot

Covering 368 square miles, Dartmoor is a place of beauty, mystery and diverse ecology.

Location: Dartmoor, Devon

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Get your groove on in Lancashire

Get your groove on in Lancashire

It might be a county steeped in history, but Lancashire has a thoroughly alive, kicking – and dancing – side to it, hosting fantastic festivals.

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire

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Steam into the Severn Valley Country Park

Steam into the Severn Valley Country Park

Bring your picnic and arrive by steam train, the best way to see the peaceful, scenic valley of the River Severn.

Location: Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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Experience a magical winter event at The Lamplighter Festival

Experience a magical winter event at The Lamplighter Festival

Join in as the Lamplighter Festival lights up Todmorden with a lantern parade, fire performers, street bands and illuminated installations.

Location: Todmorden, West Yorkshire

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Revel in a riverside romance in the Norfolk Broads

Revel in a riverside romance in the Norfolk Broads

The Norfolk village of Coltishall, only 6 miles from Norwich and set on the edge of the Broads, offers plenty of romantic things to do by the river.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

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Join family and friends at Compton Pool Farm

Join family and friends at Compton Pool Farm

There’s lots to do at Compton Pool Farm in Devon, from lake fishing and local woodland to explore, it's ideal for a festive family getaway.

Location: Paignton, Devon

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Enjoy a cocktail masterclass at the home of Bombay Sapphire

Enjoy a cocktail masterclass at the home of Bombay Sapphire

Become a cocktail-making master at the home of Bombay Sapphire gin. Enjoy a hands-on experience with gin experts, before embarking on a self-discovery tour.

Location: Laverstoke, Hampshire

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Explore London’s hidden gems on a romantic city break

Explore London’s hidden gems on a romantic city break

Treat yourself to some new purchases, catch a show or just snap the sights along the River Thames on a romantic city break in London.

Location: London

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See Churchill's carriage at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

See Churchill's carriage at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

The Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is a working steam museum with one of the UK’s largest collections of locomotives, rolling stock and railway memorabilia.

Location: Quainton, Buckinghamshire

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Chill in style within Subterranean Spa Cirencester

Chill in style within Subterranean Spa Cirencester

Indulge yourself in the newly opened Kings Head Hotel combining luxury rooms and dining, but allow time to experience pampering treatments in the spa.

Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Cycle ride around Millington Dale and Warter

Cycle ride around Millington Dale and Warter

Enjoy a day cycling this 17.5 mile (26km) circular cycle route starting from the bustling market town of Pocklington.

Location: Millington, East Riding of Yorkshire

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