Book into a country hotel to take advantage of some quintessentially English activities. No, we don’t (just) mean afternoon tea and making full use of the complimentary toiletries, but rather country sports and country pursuits such as clay pigeon shooting, archery, fly-fishing and falconry, as well as horse riding holidays.
To get even closer to our heritage, consider taking part in – or perhaps simply watching – a historical re-enactment. Expect to be awed by the sheer commitment of hundreds of enthusiasts as they bring to life crucial moments from down the years, including preparations for the D-Day landings and the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
Relish windswept moors, ancient woodland, towering rock faces and rolling dales in the Peak District National Park.
Location: Peak District, Derbyshire
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