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Canoeing in Cumbria

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.

Canoeing in Cumbria

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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Escape on a romantic retreat in Suffolk

Escape on a romantic retreat in Suffolk

Less than two hours’ drive from London, go wild in the countryside on a romantic escape from modern life on one of these unique couples holidays.

Location: Sibton, Suffolk

 
Go wild camping in the Northumberland Countryside

Go wild camping in the Northumberland Countryside

Be close to nature as you enjoy an overnight camping experience with the experts at Badger and the Bear Outdoor Adventure Camp.

Location: Amble, Northumberland

 
Enjoy a weekend of champagne and romance at Berwick Lodge

Enjoy a weekend of champagne and romance at Berwick Lodge

Treat your loved one to a romantic getaway in the South Gloucestershire countryside for relaxation, rejuvenation and pure luxury.

Location: Henbury, Bristol

 
July events: Enjoy music from around the globe at Rhythmtree Festival

July events: Enjoy music from around the globe at Rhythmtree Festival

Rhythmtree Festival on the Isle of Wight offers hippy food and happy faces, along with top global music stars for festival-goers of all ages.

Location: Shalfleet, Isle of Wight

 
Kayak around The Needles rocks and lighthouse

Kayak around The Needles rocks and lighthouse

How would you like to get up close and personal with one of the Isle of Wight’s most iconic landmarks?

Location: Freshwater, Isle of Wight

 
Take the whole family to Chester Zoo

Take the whole family to Chester Zoo

Venture to tantalising tropical islands in the heart of Cheshire with innovative exhibits at the UK’s most popular zoo.

Location: Upton near Chester, Cheshire

 
Indulge with the Cotswolds' Pudding Club

Indulge with the Cotswolds' Pudding Club

Join a foodie revolution where pudding is king in the Cotswolds.

Location: Chipping Camden, Gloucestershire

 
Recreate film scenes at Stourhead gardens

Recreate film scenes at Stourhead gardens

See the changing colours on a visit to breath-taking Stourhead, where you can see the beauty of nature through the seasons.

Location: Mere, Wiltshire

 
Cycle The Two Tunnels Circuit of Bath

Cycle The Two Tunnels Circuit of Bath

The Two Tunnels path has transformed a stretch of disused railway line into a walking and cycling track complete with music and light installations.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 
8 places to switch off in North Yorkshire

8 places to switch off in North Yorkshire

8 places to switch off in North Yorkshire

 
May events: Get down to The Suffolk Show

May events: Get down to The Suffolk Show

Take your family on a weekend break to Suffolk’s biggest and barmiest event near Ipswich and see the Shetland Pony Grand National.

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk

 
Dine at the best restaurants in Bristol

Dine at the best restaurants in Bristol

Bristol is home to three Michelin starred venues, three of the UK's top restaurants and many other award-winning dining experiences.

Location: Bristol

 
Seek out wild garlic flowers amongst Gloucestershire’s woodland

Seek out wild garlic flowers amongst Gloucestershire’s woodland

Wild garlic flowers are pretty little things to spot on a summer’s ramble in the Cotswolds, and make for a delicious addition to your salad bowl.

Location: The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

 
Sup on local ales in one of Norfolk best breweries

Sup on local ales in one of Norfolk best breweries

Join a tour of Woodforde’s Brewery on the edges of The Broads and discover the local ingredients that make Woodforde’s beer taste so great.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

 
Try Plymouth's Historic Barbican and Sutton Harbour

Try Plymouth's Historic Barbican and Sutton Harbour

An essential first port of call, a bustling community of specialist shops, restaurants, and world-class attractions, all in a picturesque harbourside.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

 
15 of England's best historical places for kids

15 of England's best historical places for kids

With hundreds of historical sites and places to visit, it can be a little daunting planning a getaway in England sometimes, especially when you also need to keep the kids entertained. Luckily, most castles and stately homes now offer experiences and attractions to keep the whole family amused; take a look through some of the best historical places in the UK and start planning your next weekend away with the family.

 
October Events: Party hard at England's biggest indoor world music festival

October Events: Party hard at England's biggest indoor world music festival

Take a journey through the world of music at Whitby’s annual Musicport Festival, an event full of excellent live music and cultural diversity.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

 
Take time for yourself at Tinside Lido

Take time for yourself at Tinside Lido

Take a dip in the 1930s art deco outdoor Tinside Lido, where you can go for a dip or relax with a snack.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

 
Explore the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

Explore the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

Combine art and the great outdoors as you follow a charming sculpture trail through woodlands in Gloucestershire.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

 
VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2020 winners

VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2020 winners

It’s that time of year again. A time where we come together to celebrate the very best that England has to offer – the best places to rest your head, to tantalise your taste buds, to spend your days and to make lifelong memories. Applications have been received from all over the country, and the rigorous judging has taken place, meaning all that’s left to do now is announce the winners. From boutique hotels to lakeside campsites, cosy pubs to world-famous film studios, here are our recipients of the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2020. Wanting to book a visit or stay with any of our award winners? Make sure you check their website for opening times and availability before travelling, so you’re in the know before you go.

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