Countryside

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.

Countryside

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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Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales

Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales

Aysgarth Falls are a dramatic set of waterfalls in Wensleydale.

Location: Aysgarth, North Yorkshire

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Discover olde world Lincolnshire

Discover olde world Lincolnshire

The perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of the city.

Location: Lincolnshire

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Kayak the North York Moors Coast with the National Trust

Kayak the North York Moors Coast with the National Trust

Paddle a sea kayak from Boggle Hole to Ravenscar to see the North York Moors’ Coast from a different perspective.

Location: North York Moors, North Yorkshire

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Colton House

Colton House

Colton House is a luxury Grade II listed property offering a high quality, friendly, luxury home from home, relaxed style of accommodation.

Location: Colton, Staffordshire

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Be surrounded by beauty on the Trans Pennine Trail

Be surrounded by beauty on the Trans Pennine Trail

The Trans Pennine Trail follows scenic routes through spectacular countryside – it’s the perfect day out for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire

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Witness Nature’s best at the North York Moors National Park

Witness Nature’s best at the North York Moors National Park

Discover heather adorned moorland in the summer sunshine and wild flora flourishing in the woodlands.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

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Ride and seek on a summer holiday in Nottinghamshire

Ride and seek on a summer holiday in Nottinghamshire

Get off the beaten track and discover the woods and wilds of Nottinghamshire with an adventure holiday on two wheels.

Location: Worksop, Nottinghamshire

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Enjoy an active break at the Mount Cook Adventure Centre

Enjoy an active break at the Mount Cook Adventure Centre

Get active this spring on an adventure holiday at the Mount Cook Adventure Centre.

Location: Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Derbyshire

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Choose between red, white or rosé at Sealwood Cottage

Choose between red, white or rosé at Sealwood Cottage

Sample the fruits of this Derbyshire vineyard in the charming countryside of The National Forest, and then go to sleep in a pyramid-roofed bedroom.

Location: Swadlincote, Derbyshire

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Unearth Dartmoor's ancient history

Unearth Dartmoor's ancient history

Marvel at the best examples of prehistoric archaeology in Western Europe, including Bronze Age settlements, standing stones and circles.

Location: Dartmoor, Devon

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Holidays with your four-legged friend

Holidays with your four-legged friend

Take your dog to Constable Country for a walk by the River Stour, then head to Badgers Bend for some rest and relaxation.

Location: Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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Escape to Port Isaac for a coastal break

Escape to Port Isaac for a coastal break

Port Isaac is a traditional fishing village with a vibrant local community in north Cornwall, home to the TV series Doc Martin starring Martin Clunes.

Location: Port Issac, Cornwall

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Get befuddled at BeWILDerwood

Get befuddled at BeWILDerwood

Delve into an adventurous world of make-believe, inspired by local children’s author, Tom Blofeld.

Location: Hoveton, Norfolk

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Walk barefoot through The National Forest at CONKERS

Walk barefoot through The National Forest at CONKERS

England’s woodland has always teemed with activity, and you’ll find more than enough at CONKERS.

Location: Swadlincote, Derbyshire

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Have an electric bike adventure in Durham Dales

Have an electric bike adventure in Durham Dales

Let the chain take the strain as you explore the North Pennines, finding top-class attractions, breathtaking landscapes and delicious food and drink.

Location: Durham Dales, Durham

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Take a tasty farm food trail through the Tyne Valley

Take a tasty farm food trail through the Tyne Valley

Thanks to southwest Northumberland’s rich agricultural history, the Tyne Valley has an abundance of farm produce waiting to be sampled and enjoyed.

Location: Tyne Valley, Northumberland

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Discover Lancashire's heritage on a walking tour

Discover Lancashire's heritage on a walking tour

Enjoy walks inspired by Pendle witches and renowned authors, heritage trails and industrial landmarks.

Location: Lancashire

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Enjoy Yorkshire’s best seasonal foods – from forest floor to plate

Enjoy Yorkshire’s best seasonal foods – from forest floor to plate

The Michelin-starred food at Harome’s Star Inn is not the only reason to make a foodie trip to the pretty North York Moors’ village.

Location: Helmsley, North Yorkshire

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Enjoy a romantic escape to the Lakes

Enjoy a romantic escape to the Lakes

Exploring the natural phenomena that is the Lake District costs nothing and is arguably the most romantic place in England.

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

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Enjoy a boat trip on Canal River Trust's Waterways

Enjoy a boat trip on Canal River Trust's Waterways

Spend your weekend exploring Cheshire’s incredible waterways, at Anderton Boat Lift and the National Waterways Museum.

Location: Anderton, Cheshire

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