Canoeing in Devon - Unique Experiences

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Wake up together under a thatched roof to the irresistible smell of bacon sizzling and eggs frying. Whether it’s a dewy summer day or a dazzling winter dawn, mystical castles, glittering cities, and heart-quickening beautiful countryside await. This is the land of romantic Arthurian legends after all, whose bluebell woods, rolling meadows and towering hedgerows inspired the Romantic poets, and with towns that boast sophisticated restaurants and cutting-edge galleries. Perhaps a punt down a river, a stop-off at a grand stately home or a stroll between pubs along a canal towpath will even spark a proposal…

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Rediscover the house that time forgot at Calke Abbey

By their very nature gardens are emotional places and none more so than the surroundings of this once magnificent country estate.

Location: Ticknall, Derbyshire

 

See The National Forest in bloom at Yoxall Lodge

Too many hours indoors during winter’s gloomy days and you’re looking to break out into spring’s fresh air and lengthening daylight hours.

Location: Yoxall, Staffordshire

 

Experience steam-age travel on the Nene Valley Railway

Visit one of England’s leading steam engine and locomotive attractions, based in Northamptonshire's Nene Valley.

Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

 

Step into the Industrial Revolution at Quarry Bank

This fascinating industrial heritage site transports visitors back to 18th century Northern England and the life of a thriving cotton mill community.

Location: Styal, Cheshire

 

Get lost in the picturesque Royal Botanic Gardens

Explore 300 acres of plants in one of the world's leading botanic gardens.

Location: Richmond, London

 

Discover The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Explore hidden paths and bamboo tunnels on this aristocratic Cornwall estate.

Location: Heligan, Cornwall

 

Walk the breadth of spectacular Stanage Edge

Follow in the footsteps of your literary heroes on Stanage Edge, a dramatic rocky outcrop with equally dramatic moorland views in the Peak District.

Location: Stanage Edge, Derbyshire

 
The domes of the Eden Project at night

Discover Cornwall's Eden Project

Five biomes nestled under five giant bubbles in the hills of Cornwall make for one of Britain's most impressive indoor eco-attractions.

Location: St Austell, Cornwall

 

Uncover Cliveden's unique past

Discover a country house in Berkshire with a chequered past.

Location: Maidenhead, Berkshire

 

Explore captivating Alnwick Castle

Walk through history and admire world-class art at this fascinating castle, then stroll through spectacular floral displays at The Alnwick Garden.

Location: Alnwick, Northumberland

 

English Wine Week

A glimpse into the wonderful world of English wine.

Location: Nationwide

 

Watch the changing of the Guards in London

For sheer pomp and ceremony, you can’t beat the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.

Location: London, Greater London

 

Discover the Witterings on a coastal break

Spot multi-coloured sailing boats, follow your nose in fudge shops and snuggle down in cosy pubs on a visit to The Witterings.

Location: Witterings, West Sussex

 

A weekend in Gloucestershire

From Double Gloucester to Harry Potter.

Location: Gloucestershire

 

See the changing of the Guards at Windsor

If there’s one essential experience in Windsor, it’s taking in the spectacle of the Changing of the Guard. This tradition brings history and the public together.

Location: Windsor, Berkshire

 

Sample over 800 years of Surrey’s history

Come and discover Surrey’s history, including the open meadows of from the internationally-know Runnymede and Hampton Court Palace.

Location: London, Greater London

 

Head to Salcombe for butterscotch beaches and electric blue water

A haven for yachties and those who prefer to keep their deck shoes firmly on dry land.

Location: Salcombe, Devon

 

June events: Enjoy a flutter on the horses at Royal Ascot

Enjoy a quintessentially British day out at Royal Ascot – a highlight of the summer social calendar and one of the most exciting events of the year.

Location: Ascot, Berkshire

 

Float along London's Regent's Canal

Take a boat from Little Venice to Camden Town along the Regent's Canal

Location: London, Greater London

 

Visit the Diamond Isle

Enjoy a 10 min trip on the Needles Park Chairlift and go dinosaur hunting.

Location: Isle of Wight

 

Pier to Pier in Bournemouth

Got a spare hour or two in Bournemouth? Then take a stroll between the two piers.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

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