Countryside

Rural retreats

Both genteel and wild, there’s nothing quite like the English countryside for rural escapes with its patchwork hills, dramatic dales, ancient woodlands and winding country roads. All well and good, but what is there to do in England’s countryside exactly? Quite a lot, actually. Admire the grand interiors of a stately home before catching a play in the surrounding gardens, travel back in time with visits to ancient stone circles and crumbling castles, or step into a chocolate box of quaint villages and market towns and live like a local, trying farmhouse cheeses, cream teas and real ales along the way.

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Woo your true love in Stratford-upon-Avon

Woo your true love in Stratford-upon-Avon

Relax by the river, recite a romantic sonnet, indulge yourself in Shakespeare’s England. It is a heavenly break for you and your true love.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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Fishy fun at Kilnsey Park in stunning Wharfedale

Fishy fun at Kilnsey Park in stunning Wharfedale

Kilnsey Park is a great family attraction nestling in a spectacular location under the famous rock face.

Location: Kilnsey. North Yorkshire

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Discover the Secrets of Castle Combe

Discover the Secrets of Castle Combe

Step onto the big screen on a visit to Castle Combe, where you are following in the footsteps of the stars.

Location: Wiltshire

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Wheatland Farm Eco Lodges

Wheatland Farm Eco Lodges

Wheatland Farm Eco Lodges is an inspirational and reviving place to stay with friends or family.

Location: Winkleigh, Devon

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Follow the Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail

Follow the Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail

Discover the beauty of the Yorkshire Wolds by following the 79 mile walk from Hessle to the magnificent Humber Bridge to the seaside resort of Filey.

Location: Hessle, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Book a tandem skydive over the Wiltshire countryside

Book a tandem skydive over the Wiltshire countryside

Take life to the extreme with Skydive Netheravon.

Location: Netheravon, Wiltshire

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Indulge your tastebuds in Cumbria

Indulge your tastebuds in Cumbria

Discover this beautiful region’s living larder by dining at fantastic restaurants and sampling great local produce and dishes.

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

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Set off on an electric bike adventure around the Durham Dales

Set off on an electric bike adventure around the Durham Dales

Leave the car behind and head off on an electric bike to explore the breath-taking North Pennines, discovering award-winning attractions and delicious food and drink along the way.

Location: Durham Dales

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Encounter wildlife on the UK's first boating ring

Encounter wildlife on the UK's first boating ring

Set sail on a narrow boat trip on the historic Droitwich Canals to the River Severn and beyond, the Mid Worcestershire boating ring now offers a perfect weekend getaway.

Location: Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire

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Take a tour of Hadrian’s Wall and hidden Cumbria

Take a tour of Hadrian’s Wall and hidden Cumbria

Spend the day discovering the Romans’ most significant monument in Britain, Hadrian’s Wall, and some of Cumbria’s most scenic spots.

Location: Hadrian's Wall, Cumbria

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Discover the wild, rugged Stiperstones of Shropshire

Discover the wild, rugged Stiperstones of Shropshire

See the Ordovician ‘Stiperstones Quartzite’, which is a wild and distinctive landscape rich with geology of national significance.

Location: Minsterley, Shropshire

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Take an autumn walk along the Great Ridge

Take an autumn walk along the Great Ridge

Enjoy a scenic hike along the Great Ridge walk, a Peak District classic with spectacular panoramic views.

Location: Mam Tor, Derbyshire

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Walk through Cumbria’s history and gardens

Walk through Cumbria’s history and gardens

Be dazzled by the beauty of the Lake District’s historic houses and gardens, and gain a sense of the area’s fascinating past and present.

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

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Take a tour of Beatrix Potter's Lake District

Take a tour of Beatrix Potter's Lake District

Mountain Goat offer superb minibus tours of the Lake District – discover much-loved author Beatrix Potter’s favourite countryside on a half-day trip.

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

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Go back in time at Lancashire's halls and houses

Go back in time at Lancashire's halls and houses

Wander through Lancashire’s stunning historic houses and imagine the many extraordinary episodes and events that have played out within their walls.

Location: Lancashire wide

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Step back in time on a Cotswolds Guided Train and Tower Tour

Step back in time on a Cotswolds Guided Train and Tower Tour

Time travellers will be delighted with this historic, iconic and nostalgic six hour tour of the Cotswolds.

Location: The Cotswolds

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All aboard for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

All aboard for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Revel in the romance of steam with a trip on the world’s most popular heritage railway line, spotting film locations and amazing scenery on the way.

Location: Pickering to Whitby via North York Moors National Park

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Ditch the tent in favour of glamping at Teversal Campsite

Ditch the tent in favour of glamping at Teversal Campsite

Spend an action-packed day in rural Nottinghamshire before retreating to a luxury tent or log cabin for an evening of al fresco drinking and dining.

Location: Teversal, Nottinghamshire

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Explore a wild playground in Exmoor

Explore a wild playground in Exmoor

Cycle past ancient sights and ramble amongst towering trees on a walking or cycling holiday spent exploring two National Parks.

Location: Exmoor & Quantock Hills, Devon

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Be amongst the flowers at the Shrewsbury Flower Show

Be amongst the flowers at the Shrewsbury Flower Show

Flowers, fireworks and two fun-packed days of celebrity chefs, floral displays and family attractions at the Shrewsbury Flower Show.

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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