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Planning a post-lockdown weekend break or a much-needed romantic trip away and in need of fresh ideas and holiday inspiration for 2021? We’ve got just the thing. From England’s best gardens to Harry Potter filming locations, 24-hour city breaks ideas and some of the most charming villages and countryside in the world, we have plenty of recommendations to help you escape the everyday on your 2021 staycation.

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Christmas markets and events in England 2021

Christmas markets and events in England 2021

Twinkling lights, mulled wine, a festive atmosphere and fabulous gifts – England’s best Christmas markets are not to be missed.

 
14 of the cosiest places to visit in England

14 of the cosiest places to visit in England

As temperatures begin to fall, now is the ideal time to curl up with a good book in a super-cute tea room or visit one of London’s lesser known museums. Here are just some of our favourite places to escape the bad weather.

 
10 great walks on the England Coast Path

10 great walks on the England Coast Path

From striking cliffs rising out of the sea to sandy coves and quaint fishing villages, England’s coastline offers a tranquil escape if you’re dreaming of the great outdoors. The nation’s coastal and marine environments are connected via the England Coast Path, providing access to incredible beauty spots and spectacular places to relax. Set to open in its entirety in 2021 – designated the Year of the English Coast – when it will create the longest signposted trail in the world at nearly 3,000 miles, vast sections of the England Coast Path are already open to capture the imagination.

 
7 things to do in the Isle of Wight this summer

7 things to do in the Isle of Wight this summer

Enjoy an action-packed weekend on the beautiful Isle of Wight with these must-do summer activities for all the family.

 
6 of the most scenic drives in England

6 of the most scenic drives in England

Get off the beaten track for some truly great British car journeys.

 
UK breaks: 24 hours in Whitby

UK breaks: 24 hours in Whitby

Perched on the Yorkshire coast, Whitby is Gothic, historic and dramatic.

 
Best things to do in York

Best things to do in York

Explore York's bizarrely named streets, paranormal past and Viking heritage on a break to this North Yorkshire city.

 
21 ideas for a short break in 2021

21 ideas for a short break in 2021

Celebrate the start of the new year by planning a 2021 short break or trip around a new smash-hit musical or how about staying in a converted prison?

 
Best things to do and see in the County of Durham

Best things to do and see in the County of Durham

Tucked away in North East England, the lovely County of Durham has plenty of surprises up its sleeve.

 
Top things to do on a city break in Oxford

Top things to do on a city break in Oxford

Whether it’s punting on the River Cherwell or learning about the real Alice in Wonderland, there are heaps of things to do in Oxford.

 
Sophie Morgan's guide to accessible breaks in the Peak District

Sophie Morgan's guide to accessible breaks in the Peak District

Check out disability advocate Sophie Morgan's top tips for an unforgettable break in the timeless hills of the Peak District.

 
10 ways to enjoy history on holiday in England

10 ways to enjoy history on holiday in England

Step back in time at England's best historical landmarks and attractions. From a history of chocolate to ordering cocktails in a former prison, here are a handful of haunts to tickle your fancy.

 
8 unique afternoon teas in England

8 unique afternoon teas in England

Afternoon tea is an English classic, and there's no one way of doing it properly. Check out these seven unique, quirky afternoon teas and make sure to book in to try one for yourself!

 
6 ways to live like a Jane Austen character

6 ways to live like a Jane Austen character

Relive the Regency period as depicted in Jane Austen's iconic novels with this selection of traditional cultural activities.

 
UK breaks: 24 hours in St Ives

UK breaks: 24 hours in St Ives

Travel to this sun-kissed Cornish town, in the far South West, for chilled-out beach cafes, sweet surf spots and a thriving art scene.

 
Where to go fruit picking in England

Where to go fruit picking in England

Check out fruit picking locations in England where the whole family can get hands-on with harvesting their own fruit and vegetables.

 
11 amazing experiences along The Explorer’s Road

11 amazing experiences along The Explorer’s Road

Snaking its way down the East of England, from the Scottish border all the way down to Hertfordshire, The Explorer's Road has tons of interesting and intriguing stops along the way.

 
12 must-see locations to discover by bike

12 must-see locations to discover by bike

Blessed with incredible roads and stunning scenery, it’s easy to see why England is renowned as a world-class cycling destination. Cycling's booming across the country and Cycle England’s been set up to help people find the very best rides and cycling holidays we have to offer.

 
5 Christmas events in stately homes

5 Christmas events in stately homes

Indulge in all things Christmassy at these five sublime stately homes famous for their elaborate festive decorations.

 
14 indulgent short break ideas

14 indulgent short break ideas

Savour ice-cold cocktails while admiring skyline views from a rooftop bar and escape to the peaceful bliss of a forest, in a secluded lodge complete with a steaming hot tub. Sound tempting? Get the ball rolling with our ideas for a truly indulgent post-lockdown staycation.

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