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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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Go Ghyll Scrambling in Cumbria

Go Ghyll Scrambling in Cumbria

Test your metal in Cumbria as you wade, climb, scramble and (sometimes) swim along its rivers, streams, pools and ponds.

Location: Cumbria

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Myddelton House Gardens

Myddelton House Gardens

Discover the compelling story of famous botanist, Edward Augustus Bowles, at one of London's best kept secrets.

Location: Enfield, London

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Watch history come to life at Morwellham Quay in Devon

Watch history come to life at Morwellham Quay in Devon

Take a living history lesson from the team at Morwellham Quay, a beautifully preserved Victorian village in the Devon countryside.

Location: Morwellham Quay, Devon

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Relax in sustainable style in The Geo Ekopod on Bodmin Moor

Relax in sustainable style in The Geo Ekopod on Bodmin Moor

Escape the rat race to enjoy the unique peace and tranquillity of Bodmin Moor in a luxurious, sustainable Geopod.

Location: Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

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Enjoy a cosy festive getaway at Tudor Farmhouse

Enjoy a cosy festive getaway at Tudor Farmhouse

Tudor Farmhouse is a rural retreat with boutique bedrooms and award-winning restaurant that is a home from home for the holidays.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

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Find yourself face-to-face with gigantic outdoor sculptures

Find yourself face-to-face with gigantic outdoor sculptures

Each face reveals a story as you meet the gigantic outdoor sculptures that span the width and breadth of the seaside resort.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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Go behind the scenes at Sunderland Empire Theatre

Go behind the scenes at Sunderland Empire Theatre

Tread the same boards as a young Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy and the Beatles on a tour of this enchanting old Edwardian theatre.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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See the dance world's freshest acts onstage in Birmingham

See the dance world's freshest acts onstage in Birmingham

Every dance taste imaginable is catered for at Birmingham's showcase festival.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Join Bill Spectre on his Award Winning Ghost Trail

Join Bill Spectre on his Award Winning Ghost Trail

Dressed as a Victorian undertaker, Bill will lead you through the streets of this pretty city lifting the lid on this great seat of learning.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Get a taste of the Yorkshire Wolds

Get a taste of the Yorkshire Wolds

Sample artisan baking, pies, pickles and jams, golden Wold oil and award-winning ales at one of the many food festivals in the area.

Location: East Riding of Yorkshire

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Sample Melton's local produce at rural markets

Sample Melton's local produce at rural markets

Discover the market town of Melton Mowbray, close to the Vale of Belvoir, which translated means ‘beautiful view’.

Location: Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

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Take to the ice in an activity break in Nottingham

Take to the ice in an activity break in Nottingham

Get ready for winter and take to the ice at the National Ice Centre, stay the night at a quirky new hotel, and enjoy a full day of entertainment.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Picture England’s seaside at the Scarborough Art Gallery

Picture England’s seaside at the Scarborough Art Gallery

Discover the historical and cultural heritage of Scarborough through the works of local artists.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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Be inspried by Swallows and Amazons in the Lake District

Be inspried by Swallows and Amazons in the Lake District

Whether or not you’ve read Arthur Ransome’s Swallows & Amazons, any holiday splashing around on lakes will bring out the adventurous child in you.

Location: Coniston, Cumbria

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Explore the home of William Wilberforce

Explore the home of William Wilberforce

Nestled in Hull’s Historic High Street is the family home of William Wilberforce waiting to be explored.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Meet the gibbons at Paignton Zoo

Meet the gibbons at Paignton Zoo

Let’s face it, British animals can be fairly tame (bless ‘em). At least, compared to tigers, Chilean flamingos, Asiatic lions and tropical reptiles they are – all of which you’ll find at Paignton Zoo in Devon.

Location: Paignton, Devon

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Rejuvenate your body and soul at Church Spa

Rejuvenate your body and soul at Church Spa

Set in a beautiful former 19th Century Methodist church, this is a unique setting for a spa and is nestled in the enchanting village of East Markham.

Location: Newark, Nottinghamshire

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View the Beauty of the Quantock Hills

View the Beauty of the Quantock Hills

Experience an area of wilderness and tranquility, and find peace in the quiet beauty of the Quantock Hills.

Location: Quantock Hills, Somerset

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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

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Birds, boats, batter and beer at Seahouses

Birds, boats, batter and beer at Seahouses

Visit the 1843 original Fisherman’s kitchen, sup a pint of Farne Island Ale in a beer garden or indulge in Robson Green’s favourite ice cream.

Location: Seahouses, Northumberland

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