Things to do

Things to do in England

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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Be spooked on a Lincoln Ghost Tour this Halloween

Be spooked on a Lincoln Ghost Tour this Halloween

Hear the spooky tales of Lincoln’s past by foot or by open-top bus.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Myths, Legends and Tales
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Escape to a world of opulence at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa

Escape to a world of opulence at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa

This Grade 1 listed mansion house stands proudly within magnificent grounds, and has 1,000 acres of parklands, a 50-acre Lake and a luxurious spa.

Location: Luton, Bedfordshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Sample Manchester’s afternoon teas and treats

Sample Manchester’s afternoon teas and treats

Award winning venues, finger sandwiches, sweet delights and lashings of tea are guaranteed to satisfy even the sweetest tooth.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Afternoon tea
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Relax in style at England’s oldest hotel

Relax in style at England’s oldest hotel

This historic hotel on the edge of the Cotswolds has been welcoming guests since 1220.

Location: Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Head to Salisbury for a historic city break

Head to Salisbury for a historic city break

Explore this interesting city break destination and discover beautiful historic houses and gardens and enjoy live music and comedy nights out.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Enjoy a gourmet taste of Leicestershire

Enjoy a gourmet taste of Leicestershire

Literally meaning ‘beautiful view’, the Vale of Belvoir and Melton Mowbray offer the perfect romantic or countryside getaway for foodies.

Location: Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Regional specialities
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Uncover London’s industrial heritage at The Brunel Museum

Uncover London’s industrial heritage at The Brunel Museum

Discover how the world's first underwater tunnel was built on a visit to the Brunel Museum.

Location: London, Greater London

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Paint the town red with a London hotel and theatre break

Paint the town red with a London hotel and theatre break

Take in the bright lights of London’s prestigious West End and its many fantastic musicals on a short break in the capital.

Location: London

Neighbourhoods
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Enjoy autumn walks along Snettisham Nature Reserve

Enjoy autumn walks along Snettisham Nature Reserve

Head to Snettisham Nature Reserve and be treated to a sight of tens of thousands of pink-footed geese taking to the air at the same time.

Location: Snettisham, Norfolk

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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Sample oysters at Portsmouth Fish Market

Sample oysters at Portsmouth Fish Market

Visit Viviers Fish Market located in the picturesque Camber Dock fishing marina and try some of the freshest seafood on the south coast.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Food markets
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Sample Sussex ales and ciders by the sea

Sample Sussex ales and ciders by the sea

Tantalise your taste buds at one of Eastbourne’s spring and autumn food and drink festivals, with local real ales and ciders to choose from.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

Coastal towns
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Get stuck into a flick at the Cornwall Film Festival

Get stuck into a flick at the Cornwall Film Festival

Get involved in a unique celebration of local and international films at the Cornwall Film Festival.

Location: Newquay, Cornwall

Coastal towns
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Experience indoor play with a twist in Bournemouth

Experience indoor play with a twist in Bournemouth

Great organic fun for mum, dad and the kids. A one-stop shop for family entertainment.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

Coast
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Trek across the North York Moors with a team of huskies

Trek across the North York Moors with a team of huskies

Set out on an intrepid adventure holiday with Pesky Husky, an adrenalin-pumping experience for active types looking to feel the wind in their hair.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Activities
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Go otter spotting in Norfolk

Go otter spotting in Norfolk

When it comes to big game spotting in the Broads National Park, there is no prey more sleek, more rare and more exciting than the otter.

Location: The Broads, Norfolk

Lakes and waterways
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Come nose-to-beak with some of the world’s rarest waterbirds

Come nose-to-beak with some of the world’s rarest waterbirds

WWT Washington Wetland Centre shows the wonders of the wetlands, with stunning scenery and encounters with some of the world’s rarest waterbirds.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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Frolic in Rutland Water's magical outdoor playground

Frolic in Rutland Water's magical outdoor playground

Rutland Water, one of Europe’s largest man-made lakes, is set in over 4,200 acres of stunning countryside, offering you a great getaway experience.

Location: Rutland Water, Rutland

Boating
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Take a guided tour through a Cumbrian mine

Take a guided tour through a Cumbrian mine

Explore the relationship between the geology of the Lake District area and the quarrying of local limestone, sandstone, granite and slate in Cumbria.

Location: Threlkeld, Cumbria

Going underground
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Share a ‘Brief Encounter’ with your loved one in the Lune Valley

Share a ‘Brief Encounter’ with your loved one in the Lune Valley

Embark on a romantic break at the award-winning Castle Inn, right in the heart of Lancashire’s inspirational Lune Valley.

Location: Hornby, Lancashire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Follow in Lord Byron’s footsteps on the Durham Coast

Follow in Lord Byron’s footsteps on the Durham Coast

The romantic poet was married in a Georgian country house on the Durham Coast. Two hundred years on, Seaham Hall is a stunning five-star spa hotel.

Location: Durham Coast, Durham

Rural and Coastal Escapes

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