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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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Get your skates on in historic Lincoln

Get your skates on in historic Lincoln

Break away from the Christmas shopping with a whizz around Lincoln's outdoor ice rink.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Enjoy a wild night out with bushcraft at Catton Hall

Enjoy a wild night out with bushcraft at Catton Hall

Let Woodland Ways teach you the basics of bushcraft in a fun and safe environment whilst spending time outdoors and sleeping under the stars.

Location: Catton, Derbyshire

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Winter Wonderland at the Royal Pavilion

Winter Wonderland at the Royal Pavilion

Enjoy ice-skating with the magical backdrop of the Royal Pavilion on a winter city break in Brighton.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Dance the night away in Blackpool

Dance the night away in Blackpool

Blackpool is a mecca for gay and gay-friendly nightlife; you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to venues for a night out.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

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Explore the Natural Beauty of North Wessex Downs

Explore the Natural Beauty of North Wessex Downs

Enjoy the English countryside on foot, on horseback or on bike in the North Wessex Downs Area of Natural Beauty.

Location: Wiltshire

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Birds, boats, batter and beer at Seahouses

Birds, boats, batter and beer at Seahouses

Visit the 1843 original Fisherman’s kitchen, sup a pint of Farne Island Ale in a beer garden or indulge in Robson Green’s favourite ice cream.

Location: Seahouses, Northumberland

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Enjoy a swim with the country’s oldest swimming club

Enjoy a swim with the country’s oldest swimming club

Brighton is home to the country’s oldest swimming club, founded in 1860.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Ride the open waves on a sailing experience in Hampshire

Ride the open waves on a sailing experience in Hampshire

Try something different this summer and sail the open seas on a water-based adventure, taking in some of England’s finest coastline.

Location: Hamble, Southampton

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Visit Jesmond Dene, a little green in the City

Visit Jesmond Dene, a little green in the City

Do you love to picnic? Visit NewcastleGateshead to experience the beautiful wildlife corridor that leads to the centre of Newcastle.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

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Get clued up on healthy cooking at Harborne Food School

Get clued up on healthy cooking at Harborne Food School

Learn how to cook healthy, sustainable food at Birmingham’s newest food school.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Find modern comfort in a former Methodist church

Find modern comfort in a former Methodist church

Transformed into a boutique spa with luxury accommodation, the 19th century Church Spa in Newark is the perfect semi-rural Nottinghamshire retreat.

Location: Newark , Nottinghamshire

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Head to St Michael's Mount

Head to St Michael's Mount

It’s not often you get to follow in a giant’s footsteps...

Location: Marazion, Cornwall

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Get away from it all on a winter ramble in West Norfolk

Get away from it all on a winter ramble in West Norfolk

Lap up the wide-open spaces and natural beauty of West Norfolk on the waymarked routes of the Norfolk Coast Path and The Peddars Way.

Location: West Norfolk

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Myddelton House Gardens

Myddelton House Gardens

Discover the compelling story of famous botanist, Edward Augustus Bowles, at one of London's best kept secrets.

Location: Enfield, London

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Bristol Harbourside

Bristol Harbourside

Bristol's Harbourside is alive with pure West Country energy.

Location: Bristol, Somerset

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Discover Whitby’s only traditional smokehouse

Discover Whitby’s only traditional smokehouse

Peep inside Whitby's famous Fortune’s Kippers smokehouse and awaken your senses to the flavours, tastes and smells of long ago.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

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Watch the changing of the Guards in London

Watch the changing of the Guards in London

For sheer pomp and ceremony, you can’t beat the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.

Location: London, Greater London

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Explore the shops in the Regency town of Royal Leamington Spa

Explore the shops in the Regency town of Royal Leamington Spa

Enjoy an eclectic shopping trip where high street names meet independent boutiques.

Location: Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

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Dartmoor Zoological Park

Dartmoor Zoological Park

Lions and tigers and meerkats; oh my! Situated in an idyllic Dartmoor setting, visit the home of 'We Bought a Zoo' for wild and wonderful animals.

Location: Dartmoor, Devon

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See Harry Potter and Downton Abbey sets in Alnwick

See Harry Potter and Downton Abbey sets in Alnwick

Relive scenes from hit TV shows and movies in the magnificent setting of Alnwick Castle, a popular destination for film crews.

Location: Alnwick, Northumberland

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