Why we love England
Few locations inspire quite like England. It’s the home of iconic landmarks from Big Ben to Stonehenge. You’ll find swathes of natural landscapes, from the Lake District to the Cornish coast, alongside market towns, vibrant villages and dramatic coastline.
From legendary landmarks and bustling cities to rolling emerald hills - England is an unmissable nation of contrasts. But beyond its beautiful landscapes and rich heritage, there’s a side of dynamism, creativity and culture to discover. Sing your heart out at the iconic Glastonbury music festival, or lose yourself in Manchester’s diverse street food cooking up international flavours. Or take in the tranquil vineyards of Kent before sampling sustainably brewed beers in the country’s microbreweries. Whether it’s an adrenaline-fuelled adventure across our national parks, hitting up the waves of our coastline, or taking in the hustle and bustle of our cultural hubs, it’s time to discover all that England has to offer.
Sparkling lakes, secret valleys and picturesque stone-built villages make up the beauty of the Lake District. From climbing England’s highest peak, discovering the world of Beatrix Potter or gazing at the skies for breath-taking constellations – explore the Lakes District for awe-inspiring experiences.
A city that needs no introduction when it comes to street art. Home of iconic stencil artist Banksy, see graffiti drenched walls round every corner. Look out for UPFEST, an annual urban art festival that brings big names and big designs, indie stalls, and creative workshops to the city.
England’s only natural World Heritage Site, embark on a coastal adventure across the Jurassic Coast that spans a whopping 95 miles (152km). A fossil finders paradise, spend time hitting up the beaches for prehistoric hunting, or discover break-taking sunset views from the chalky hills of Old Harry Rocks.
Featured things to do in England
Step into nature
Discover a different side to England’s urban spaces on a kayak tour. Walk across historic coastal paths, enjoy its many gardens in bloom and embrace England’s iconic nature in Spring.Find out more about Britain’s blooming flower shows
Jam-packed with summer festivals, come and party with the big names in music through to celebrations of the arts.Find out more about music and festivals
Explore England’s cities
Wander through quaint cobbled streets, tuck into street food as diverse as its communities, and explore a world-class art and music scene.Find out more about England’s cities
Pick up a gift or two under the twinkling lights of England’s Christmas markets. Grab yourself a mulled wine and enjoy the festive cheer across the country.Find out more about our Christmas Markets
Our favourite experiences in England
Paddle past London’s landmarks
As London begins to twinkle with city lights, climb aboard a kayak for a sightseeing adventure like no other. Make a splash on the Thames, and paddle past iconic landmarks including the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s and Tower Bridge.