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Canoeing in Cumbria

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Canoeing in Cumbria

The words ‘I’m bored’ aren’t welcome here. Especially when we have heaps of holiday ideas and things to do in England for you discover based on your interests. We’ve got fun-fuelled breaks for families, holidays for flocks of friends, romantic getaways for love birds, city breaks for culture vultures and rural escapes for tree huggers - think of us as your England travel guide. Get filtering to find your perfect holiday in England.

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Give a standing ovation to Plymouth’s lively arts scene

Give a standing ovation to Plymouth’s lively arts scene

Explore the works of Plymouth's legendary artists – Beryl Cook, Robert Lenkiewicz and Sir Joshua Reynolds, as well as today's talented young artists.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

 
Discover Yorkshire's dramatic winter coast

Discover Yorkshire's dramatic winter coast

Head to Robin Hood’s Bay this winter and discover Yorkshire's dramatic coast in a new way.

Location: Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire

 
Enter the Charterhouse, one of historic England's best kept secrets

Enter the Charterhouse, one of historic England's best kept secrets

Areas of London's Charterhouse are now open to the public for the first time, revealing the story of this urban oasis in Clerkenwell.

Location: London

 
Go off-roading on Salisbury Plain

Go off-roading on Salisbury Plain

Calling all thrill-seekers! Experience a high-adrenalin adventure holiday this autumn by taking to the byways of Salisbury Plain with Stonehenge ATV.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

 
Discover James Hudson Taylor’s heritage

Discover James Hudson Taylor’s heritage

The British missionary James Hudson Taylor was born in Barnsley – take a trail through the places he lived and preached at.

Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire

 
Relax in Idyllic St Ives

Relax in Idyllic St Ives

St Ives is a picturesque fishing village with an artistic flair. Take in the character and charm of this quaint retreat.

Location: St Ives, Cornwall

 
October events: Celebrate all things foodie at the Forest Showcase Food Festival

October events: Celebrate all things foodie at the Forest Showcase Food Festival

Head to the Forest of Dean this autumn for the best in local, seasonal and speciality food and drink at the Forest Showcase Food Festival.

Location: Coleford, Gloucestershire

 
Enjoy a unique dining experience at the Black Swan

Enjoy a unique dining experience at the Black Swan

Treat yourselves at the Black Swan at Oldstead, near York, the only Michelin Star and 3AA pub in the North of England.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 
Rally and roll at the GwynneSpeed School

Rally and roll at the GwynneSpeed School

Grab the wheel and experience a range of rally and off-road driving thrills at Cotswold Water Park.

Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire

 
August events: Notting Hill Carnival

August events: Notting Hill Carnival

Dance to the steel pans, see amazing costumes and enjoy a slice of the Caribbean at Notting Hill Carnival, the biggest street carnival in Europe.

Location: Notting Hill, Greater London

 
Explore Hadrian’s Wall Country on an electric bike

Explore Hadrian’s Wall Country on an electric bike

Use modern marvels to explore ancient history with the Hadrian’s Wall Cycle Scheme.

Location: Maryport, Cumbria

 
Wine tasting at Hotel du Vin

Wine tasting at Hotel du Vin

Take a trip around the world's wines in Newcastle.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

 
Enjoy a five-star cookery break by the sea

Enjoy a five-star cookery break by the sea

Become an expert in the kitchen with a Cookshelf cookery course in Eastbourne, before relaxing after a busy day at the 5 star Grand Hotel.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

 
August events: Sit under the stars at Summer Nights film screenings

August events: Sit under the stars at Summer Nights film screenings

Grab a blanket and watch a blockbuster film at Wollaton Hall's Summer Nights outdoor cinema.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 
May events: Enjoy blue skies and vintage cars at Magnificent Motors

May events: Enjoy blue skies and vintage cars at Magnificent Motors

Don’t miss out on a visit to Magnificent Motors, Eastbourne’s exciting vintage and classic car motoring event in May.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

 
Enjoy days out with the kids at Playdale Farm

Enjoy days out with the kids at Playdale Farm

Have a fun day with the family meeting some farmyard friends, and playing indoors and out.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

 
December events: Explore the Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland

December events: Explore the Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland

Full of atmosphere and tradition, the Christmas Tree Wonderland is an epic trail through historic gardens and seafront walkways draped in lights.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

 
Discover Capability Brown landscapes in Coventry

Discover Capability Brown landscapes in Coventry

Stay at Coombe Abbey, a 12th century Cistercian abbey turned luxury hotel with formal gardens and tranquil lake in a parkland setting.

Location: Coventry, West Midlands

 
September events: Test your fitness levels at The Great North Run

September events: Test your fitness levels at The Great North Run

The Great North Run is an iconic half marathon with more than 54,000 runners registering to take part every year.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

 
Explore Cambridge University

Explore Cambridge University

Take a walking tour through the colleges that make up one of the most prestigious universities in the world – Cambridge.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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