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Home of the original martini and the perfect afternoon tea, style icons from Vivienne Westwood to Kate Middleton, and grand architecture from castles to glass skyscrapers, it’s no wonder that England has more than its fair share of luxury experiences and indulgent escapes.  Hire your own fort or stately home for group holidays or escape the rat race on relaxing holidays in your very own treetop canopy suite. Stay ahead of the game with the hottest tickets in town, whether theatre, opera, tennis or rugby, hire a classic car or float above the action in a hot-air balloon. And what’s a holiday without a souvenir or two? From designer flagship stores to Royal Warrant-holding boutiques with a royal seal of approval, England’s shopping scene is second to none.

Lifestyle holidays

Lifestyle

Home of the original martini and the perfect afternoon tea, style icons from Vivienne Westwood to Kate Middleton, and grand architecture from castles to glass skyscrapers, it’s no wonder that England has more than its fair share of luxury experiences and indulgent escapes.  Hire your own fort or stately home for group holidays or escape the rat race on relaxing holidays in your very own treetop canopy suite. Stay ahead of the game with the hottest tickets in town, whether theatre, opera, tennis or rugby, hire a classic car or float above the action in a hot-air balloon. And what’s a holiday without a souvenir or two? From designer flagship stores to Royal Warrant-holding boutiques with a royal seal of approval, England’s shopping scene is second to none.

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Discover your inner Bear Grylls on a bushcraft adventure

Discover your inner Bear Grylls on a bushcraft adventure

Try your hand at survival skills on a summer adventure and face your fears on a jungle assault course in the heart of Sherwood Forest.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Reinvent your style at the York Designer Outlet

Reinvent your style at the York Designer Outlet

Follow the savviest of fashion devotees to one of the UK’s best designer outlets in York, and buy some top-quality outfits at bargain prices.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

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Birmingham's Bullring, books and boutiques

Birmingham's Bullring, books and boutiques

Enjoy contemporary architectural and cultural gems as well as its shopping and nightlife.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Lose yourself in the idyllic Chew Valley

Lose yourself in the idyllic Chew Valley

Enjoy exploring the stunning countryside at Folly Farm Centre, an idyllic and serene spot in the Mendips near Bristol and Bath.

Location: Pensford, Bristol

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Rediscover yourself on a relaxing farm stay in the Cotswolds

Rediscover yourself on a relaxing farm stay in the Cotswolds

Experience a break with a difference & reconnect with the countryside. Stay in a hut by the pond or a unique shepherd’s hut with a cosy log burner.

Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Join the Clouds with Bristol Hot Air Ballooning

Join the Clouds with Bristol Hot Air Ballooning

Take to the skies in a hot air balloon across the West Country, giving you amazing views and an unforgettable experience.

Location: Bristol

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Learn prehistoric skills with Norfolk’s resident ‘caveman’

Learn prehistoric skills with Norfolk’s resident ‘caveman’

Norfolk’s resident ‘caveman’ Will Lord will teach you the long-forgotten skills of fashioning tools out of flints and even how to make deerskin clothes.

Location: Thetford, Norfolk

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Enjoy a blissful autumn break at Studford Luxury Lodges

Enjoy a blissful autumn break at Studford Luxury Lodges

Escape from the hustle and bustle and make the most of autumn tranquillity on both the Yorkshire Coast & North York Moors.

Location: Ampleforth, North Yorkshire

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Spoil yourself with a bit of luxury at Ellenborough Park

Spoil yourself with a bit of luxury at Ellenborough Park

Indulge in classically beautiful surroundings and enjoy a hotel that strives for excellence.

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Lose yourself in art at the Arnolfini

Lose yourself in art at the Arnolfini

Arnolfini is one of Europe’s leading centres for the contemporary arts, presenting innovative, experimental work in the visual arts, performance, dance, film, music and events.

Location: Bristol

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Shop for antiques in a charming market town

Shop for antiques in a charming market town

Thanks to pretty market towns like Oakham and Uppingham, England’s smallest historic county is spoilt with independent boutiques and antique shops.

Location: Rutland

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Treat yourself to an Aspara spa day in Sidmouth

Treat yourself to an Aspara spa day in Sidmouth

Take a dip in the hydrotherapy pool or opt for full-body massage at Sidmouth's sumptuous day spa.

Location: Sidmouth, Devon

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Georgian architecture and modern shopping on Bristol's edge

Georgian architecture and modern shopping on Bristol's edge

Explore an elegant district filled with Georgian architecture and a maze of boutiques, restaurants and cafes close to Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Location: Clifton, Bristol

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Stay at stylish Middlethorpe Hall and Spa

Stay at stylish Middlethorpe Hall and Spa

Treat yourself to good food and plenty of relaxation at Middlethorpe Hall.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

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Get hands-on with an artisan food course in Nottinghamshire

Get hands-on with an artisan food course in Nottinghamshire

Learn pie making, baking, patisserie or butchery on a short course at the School of Artisan Food, on the beautiful Welbeck Estate.

Location: Worksop, Nottinghamshire

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Food lovers’ heaven at The Hollies Farm Shop

Food lovers’ heaven at The Hollies Farm Shop

Spend a weekend at The Hollies Farm Shop where you can shop, eat and sleep.

Location: Little Budworth, Cheshire

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Feel the electrifying buzz of Cheltenham’s sporting events

Feel the electrifying buzz of Cheltenham’s sporting events

A visit to a spring race meet in the Cotswolds countryside is an exhilarating experience.

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Plan a walking holiday or photography workshop

Plan a walking holiday or photography workshop

Explore lesser-known routes around Holmfirth in the Peak District National Park.

Location: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

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Enjoy a romantic escape at Overwater Hall

Enjoy a romantic escape at Overwater Hall

Book a table and a room at this elegant 18th century country house hotel within the Lake District.

Location: Ireby, Cumbria

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Put your faith in a Harrods’ personal shopper

Put your faith in a Harrods’ personal shopper

Find the perfect outfit with a personal shopper at Harrods, followed by dinner in Kensington.

Location: London

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