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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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Beckford's Tower

Beckford's Tower

Climb the 154-step spiral staircase within the walls of this gild-topped tower.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 
Free-wheeling fun in Leicester & The National Forest

Free-wheeling fun in Leicester & The National Forest

From a city full of fresh cycling ideas, to off-road biking excursions in The National Forest.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

 
Feel the winter glow of a city illuminated for Light Night

Feel the winter glow of a city illuminated for Light Night

See Nottingham become filled with after dark illuminations and neon displays as it blinds the winter chill from the air with live music and street theatre.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 
See how Fine Bone China is made at Royal Crown Derby

See how Fine Bone China is made at Royal Crown Derby

Royal Crown Derby is the oldest surviving manufacturer of fine bone china, see how they work their magic.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

 
Delve deep inside the Hellfire Caves

Delve deep inside the Hellfire Caves

Venture into the Buckinghamshire chalk caves that held the notorious Hellfire Club, founded by Sir Francis Dashwood in the 18th century.

Location: West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

 
Wallops Wood Cottages

Wallops Wood Cottages

Located in the Meon Valley, Wallops Wood Cottages are six luxurious ground floor, multi-award winning, accessible, family and pet friendly self-catering cottages.

Location: Droxford, Hampshire

 
August events: Discover the English countryside with BBC Countryfile Live

August events: Discover the English countryside with BBC Countryfile Live

Head to the spectacular grounds of Oxfordshire’s iconic World Heritage Site, Blenheim Palace, for BBC Countryfile Live, which will be hosted from the 1 - 4 August.

Location: Woodstock, Oxfordshire

 
Try some luxury without all the fuss at Dormy House

Try some luxury without all the fuss at Dormy House

You won’t find tractors or pigsties anymore at Dormy House; instead this former farmhouse has all the luxuries of a top hotel without that infernal stuffiness.

Location: Broadway, Worcestershire

 
Plan a New Forest adventure

Plan a New Forest adventure

Remember family holidays? The rain hammering down on the caravan roof; the endless games of cards, and interminable bickering? All that can be a thing of the past.

Location: Hampshire

 
Find something special in Southsea

Find something special in Southsea

In Southsea you'll find a wealth of distinctive stores selling everything from retro clothing to antiques just a pebble's throw from the beach.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

 
August events: Isle of Wight Garlic Festival

August events: Isle of Wight Garlic Festival

Did you know garlic is not just useful for scaring off vampires, but can also be used to make beer and popcorn? Find out how at the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival.

Location: Newchurch, Isle of Wight

 
December events: Join the biggest Christmas Day party in Britain

December events: Join the biggest Christmas Day party in Britain

Wake up on Christmas morning and head down to Eastbourne's Bandstand for a festive live concert you won't forget.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

 
Adventure boat trips to Beachy Head

Adventure boat trips to Beachy Head

Jump aboard an adrenaline filled boat trip for a close up view of the stunning South Downs National Park coastline and Beachy Head lighthouse.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

 
Sail on posh boats on the Broads

Sail on posh boats on the Broads

Take a well-earned break from life.

Location: The Broads, Norfolk

 
Marvel at Liverpool’s architectural heritage

Marvel at Liverpool’s architectural heritage

Stroll along the waterfront for some of Liverpool's many architectural treasures.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

 
Fall in love at Lancashire's newest gourmet retreat, Moor Hall

Fall in love at Lancashire's newest gourmet retreat, Moor Hall

Escape to Lancashire for a romantic break at Moor Hall, a brand new restaurant with rooms led by award-winning chef Mark Birchall.

Location: Aughton, Lancashire

 
Short breaks: 24 hours in Cambridge

Short breaks: 24 hours in Cambridge

Here’s a taste of what you can experience in the world-famous university city less than an hour from London.

 
11 of the best seafood restaurants in England

11 of the best seafood restaurants in England

We have scoured England’s coastline for some of the best (and tastiest) English seafood. Why not tuck into a seafood feast on an island, try a Bloody Mary topped with an oyster or keep it traditional with award-winning fish and chips.

 
Reach new heights on a Lake District mountain

Reach new heights on a Lake District mountain

Climb where only birds fly and explore a hidden underground world in Cumbria’s Lake District mountains, the ultimate place to broaden your horizons.

Location: Honister Pass, Cumbria

 
Uncover Manchester’s hidden gems

Uncover Manchester’s hidden gems

Get a taste of the city’s secret side and discover a plethora of unusual and wonderful places.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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