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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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Explore a Secluded Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Explore a Secluded Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The Isles of Scilly are like nowhere else in England. Outstandingly beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt, arrive on the Isles and unwind.

Location: Isles of Scilly

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Visit Hyde Park at Christmas and witness a Winter Wonderland

Visit Hyde Park at Christmas and witness a Winter Wonderland

Gather the family and get your skates on for the UK’s biggest outdoor ice rink at London’s Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.

Location: London

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Illuminating Shakespeare

Illuminating Shakespeare

A brand new immersive light show for this winter at Shakepeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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Get hands on at the Natural History Museum

Get hands on at the Natural History Museum

See hundreds of exciting, interactive exhibits in one of London’s most beautiful landmark buildings.

Location: South Kensington, London

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Spy on endangered wildfowl at Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Spy on endangered wildfowl at Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Visit Rutland Water's famous wildfowl sanctuary, covering 1,000 acres of bird hides, nature trails and visitor centres.

Location: Rutland Water, Rutland

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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

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Experience life underwater at The Deep aquarium

Experience life underwater at The Deep aquarium

The Deep transports you to an underwater world where you can walk through Europe’s deepest viewing tunnel.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Travel back to the 1930s at Berkonscot Model Village

Travel back to the 1930s at Berkonscot Model Village

Bekonscot is the world’s oldest and original model village and model railway, and a tribute to one man’s eccentricity.

Location: Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

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See what’s on this winter in Nottinghamshire

See what’s on this winter in Nottinghamshire

Take part in some of Nottingham’s most loved winter events and keep the winter out and warmth in as you relax in front of a roaring fire afterwards.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Learn culinary skills at Vaughan's Kitchen Cookery School

Learn culinary skills at Vaughan's Kitchen Cookery School

From basic bread making through to patisserie master classes; practice your cookery skills with one of these workshops.

Location: Devizes, Wiltshire

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Caribbean cocktails in a pop up mall, followed by French cuisine

Caribbean cocktails in a pop up mall, followed by French cuisine

Enjoy the quirkier side of East London with cocktails in a box and an unusually decorated French restaurant.

Location: London

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Join a Blue Badge Guide on a Portsmouth literary tour

Join a Blue Badge Guide on a Portsmouth literary tour

Arrange a private tour or join one of the weekly walks and talks covering a massive range of topics including Dickens and Authors of Portsmouth.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Enjoy fine dining at The Samling

Enjoy fine dining at The Samling

Top grub and sweeping views of Lake Windermere.

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

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Uncover Ramsgate’s fascinating history during WWII

Uncover Ramsgate’s fascinating history during WWII

Come on a friendly invasion to Ramsgate? It’s the furthest south-east you can go, almost touching mainland Europe, with many wartime tales to tell.

Location: Ramsgate, Kent

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Sample the great outdoors in Nidderdale

Sample the great outdoors in Nidderdale

The striking scenery, character, historic landmarks and wildlife of this Yorkshire Dales Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are made for adventure.

Location: Pateley Bridge/Masham, North Yorkshire

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Tour de France- Stage 3: Cambridge to London

Tour de France- Stage 3: Cambridge to London

Dreamy spires, chocolate box villages and London’s iconic sights, this stage of the race is England at its most quintessential.

Location: Cambridgeshire

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Discover Aldeburgh's maritime past and cultural links

Discover Aldeburgh's maritime past and cultural links

A favourite holiday destination since Victorian times, Aldeburgh on Suffolk’s Heritage Coast is also a magnet for musicians, artists and writers.

Location: Aldeburgh, Suffolk

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See exotic creatures at the Exotic Palace

See exotic creatures at the Exotic Palace

The Royal Pavilion is the city's must-see attraction, and this winter it will be hosting the Exotic Creatures exhibition.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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An award-winning experience at 1884 Dock Street Kitchen

An award-winning experience at 1884 Dock Street Kitchen

Modelled on New York’s fashionable Meatpacking District, enjoy the atmosphere and décor of a bygone age on the marina in Hull.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Explore the Bournemouth Christmas Gardens of Light

Explore the Bournemouth Christmas Gardens of Light

Full of atmosphere and tradition, the Christmas Gardens of Light unclude an outdoor ice rink, Alpine Christmas Market, and historic gardens draped in lights.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

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