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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 Malmesbury and Abbey House Gardens

Explore Malmesbury and Abbey House Gardens

Discover the hilltop town of Malmesbury, with beautiful walks and spectacular gardens, it's the ideal place to unwind.

Location: Malmesbury, Wiltshire

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Experience vibrant sea life at the London Aquarium

Experience vibrant sea life at the London Aquarium

London is probably the last place you’d expect to find tiger sharks, but at Sea Life London Aquarium there’s a whole load of them swimming about happily.

Location: South Bank, London

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Dine at the Chef's table at Derby’s Cathedral Quarter Hotel

Dine at the Chef's table at Derby’s Cathedral Quarter Hotel

Experience an ultimate dining experience at the ‘Chef’s Table’. Create a menu and watch chefs at work through your own window.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

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Travel the Isle of Scilly Vineyards

Travel the Isle of Scilly Vineyards

Why not come to Scilly and sample some excitingly delicious wines made right here on the islands?

Location: Isles of Scilly

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Cycling across Hayling Island

Cycling across Hayling Island

An easy, flat 4.5-mile off-road bike trip for older families using the Hayling Billy Coastal Path.

Location: Hayling Island, Hampshire

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May the force be with you in Puzzlewood

May the force be with you in Puzzlewood

See where scenes of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens were filmed as you explore the enchanting woodlands of Puzzlewood.

Location: Coleford, Gloucestershire

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Vintage escapes on the Isle of Wight

Vintage escapes on the Isle of Wight

Spend the weekend in a traditional 1960's bungalow, vintage caravan or other relic.

Location: Isle of Wight, Hampshire

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Enjoy a day out at Bridlington

Enjoy a day out at Bridlington

Bridlington for fantastic beaches, award winning promenades, attractions, ice cream and fish and chips. Come and see why generations return yearly.

Location: Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Head to Scilly for a rural retreat

Head to Scilly for a rural retreat

Head to England's remotest and most southwesterly islands of the Isles of Scilly, and experience English countryside with a twist.

Location: Isles of Scilly

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Mix heritage with designer chic by the sea in Portsmouth

Mix heritage with designer chic by the sea in Portsmouth

Treat yourself to a waterfront break where you can delve into history while still enjoying a spot of designer retail therapy.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Walking in the Cotswolds

Walking in the Cotswolds

Join a walking route from Bourton-on-the-Water to the Slaughters.

Location: Oxfordshire

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Visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle

Visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle

Celebrate 200 of the world’s greatest artists at 4 leading arts venues in Yorkshire.

Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire

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Climb aboard for a theatre trip to York

Climb aboard for a theatre trip to York

Celebrate York’s grand locomotive history with two iconic plays at the National Railway Museum – In Fog and Falling Snow and The Railway Children.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

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Step Inside Lancashire's Historic Houses

Step Inside Lancashire's Historic Houses

Uncover Lancashire’s turbulent religious history via ghostly tales, priest holes, sacred relics, castle cells and holy buildings.

Location: Lancashire

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Take the family pet along on a dog friendly break in Dorset

Take the family pet along on a dog friendly break in Dorset

Thanks to Dorset’s dog friendly places, there’s no need to leave your favourite canine companion at home on a family holiday.

Location: Dorset

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Discover Salisbury's Medieval to modern day history

Discover Salisbury's Medieval to modern day history

Join Salisbury City guides for a 90 minute tour around the historic city.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

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Get to the heart of the crafty Cotswolds

Get to the heart of the crafty Cotswolds

Allow yourself to be dazzled – and perhaps, learn to dazzle yourself – at a place where art comes to life.

Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Get spooked in the dungeons

Get spooked in the dungeons

Dig deep into Lancashire's dark history and head to the Blackpool Tower Dungeon for scary stories galore.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

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Celebrate your adventurous side at Avalanche Adventure

Celebrate your adventurous side at Avalanche Adventure

Are you one of those people who like their challenges a little off the beaten track?

Location: Market Harborough, Leicestershire

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Celebrate 800 years of the Magna Carta in historic Salisbury

Celebrate 800 years of the Magna Carta in historic Salisbury

Marvel at England’s most important document, the Magna Carta, on a visit to the historic city of Salisbury.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

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