Best food in England

Eating out

From gastro-pubs with handwritten menus to family-friendly cafés serving organic coffee, and sophisticated eateries promising fine dining in glamorous rooms. It’s easy to find the best restaurants for every occasion and budget. Places to eat range from street stalls and quirky restaurants to Michelin-starred establishments. And every taste is catered for too. Choose from curries, noodles and pho, as well as regional Italian pastas, Argentine steaks and Spanish tapas. Closer to home, foraged food and seasonal ingredients top the bill.

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Ballroom dancing in Blackpool

It's strictly dancing...

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

 

Tree top adventures and forest segways at Wendover Woods

Take to the trees for breath-taking views of the Chilterns and Black Park.

Location: Wendover, Buckinghamshire

 
Rosie Jones and James Acaster sitting at pub garden table

7 super-accessible places to visit in the South West

From architectural feats to urban sports, here’s a round-up of the most accessible attractions in Bristol and the South West.

 

Satisfy your inner Willy Wonka at The Chocolate Hotel

Calling all chocoholics: the UK’s only chocolate-themed hotel has 15 rooms, dedicated to all that is tasty and tantalising.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

 

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

 

July events: Enjoy thrilling races at Barbury International Horse Trials

Saddle up for this three-day event, which tests the strength and stamina of horses and their riders.

Location: Marlborough, Wiltshire

 

Ride on down to the Didcot Railway Centre

Enjoy a trip to Didcot Railway Centre, whose magnificent restored engines will take you steaming through most of the Oxfordshire countryside.

Location: Didcot, Oxfordshire

 

Walk Cheshire’s beautiful Sandstone Trail

Take a walk on the wild side discovering the ancient market town of Frodsham, Georgian Whitchurch and everything in between.

Location: Frodsham, Cheshire

 

Explore England’s industrial past on a Manchester city break

Discover Greater Manchester’s historic canals, the world’s first railway station and picturesque countryside on a city break.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 

Enjoy luxury by the lake at Storrs Hall Hotel

Perched on the edge of the famous Lake Windermere, this Grade-II-listed Georgian mansion is surrounded by 17 acres of neatly trimmed grounds – plus the obligatory folly (in this case a temple).

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

 

Picnic in Blackpool’s largest park

Stanley Park, in the heart of Blackpool, is renowned for being one of the region's finest parks.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

 

October events: Visit England's largest travelling fair in Hull

Hull Fair celebrated its 700th birthday in 1993 and has grown continuously, now attracting over half a million visitors every year.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

 

Enjoy a walk with donkeys

Relax while you wander along the lanes and byways of West Dorset whilst your very own friendly donkey carries your picnic.

Location: Beaminster, Dorset

 

See A-listers perform at Europe’s largest open air theatre

Elton John, Jessie J; you might think you’re reading the line up for a big city gig, think again.The stars flock to Scarborough.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

 

Dig for buried treasure at Roman Vindolanda

See live archaeological excavations before your eyes at the ancient fort of Vindolanda.

Location: Vindolanda, Northumberland

 

Explore the great outdoors around Barnsley

Nature-lovers looking for fresh air, exercise and natural beauty can take on adventures big and small in Barnsley.

Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire

 

Try your hand at falconry at Millets Farm

Ever marvelled at a soaring bird of prey and wondered how they are trained? Find out on a special Advanced Entry visit to Millets Farm Falconry Centre.

Location: Frilford, Oxfordshire

 

Fill your belly on a gourmet getaway in Leicestershire

Try the famous Melton Mowbray Pork Pie, local Stilton cheese, cream tea, ales, wines and sloe gin as part of a delicious countryside break.

Location: Melton Mowbray and the Vale of Belvoir, Leicestershire

 

Love springs eternal in the romantic spa town of Harrogate

A beloved destination for romantic breaks, this elegant spa town has luxurious hotels, top restaurants and exotic Turkish Baths.

Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire

 

Make it a Resorts World romantic break

Romantic breaks should be about luxury, indulgence and relaxation, so it’s a good job Birmingham has all of these in abundance.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 

Sampling England’s national dish in historic Whitby

The traditional taste of fish and chips still comes out on top in the picturesque seaside town of Whitby.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

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