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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.

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Our favourite experiences in England

Enter the forest of family fun – with treehouses, wobbly wires, storytelling, boat rides, marsh walks and more.

Adventure and sport

Step into Beatrix Potter’s enchanting stories, with a chance to meet Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and friends.

Arts and culture
Peter Rabbit 2013 credit photograper Steve Barber

Calling all vegans and herbivores - get into all things plant-based with a weekend packed full of speakers and entertainment.

Food and drink
Portobello Vegan Night Market

Calling all Batman fans! Welcome to ‘Wayne Manor’, where the Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises was filmed.

Great Britain on screen
A group of deer lying on the grass in Wollaton Park, a stretch of countryside and gardens surrounding Wollaton Hall

Overlooking the golden sands of Bamburgh beach, this magnificent fortress is one of Britain’s biggest inhabited castles.

History and heritage
View from a distance of a castle on hill near a beach

The world’s largest free-to-attend celebration of gender diversity lands in Manchester for an annual festival full of lively music and entertainment.

LGBTQIA+ Britain
Sparkle Weekend

Come and see 100 balloons take to the sky at Bristol’s International Balloon Fiesta.

Music and festivals
Colourful hot air balloons over floating above countryside

Meander the ancient trackways and spy dazzling chalklands along the South Downs Way National Trail.

Outdoors and nature
Two men on mountain bikes cycling at Devil's Dyke. Sunrise

The looming ruins of Whitby Abbey inspired Bram Stoker to write his classic novel Dracula – and they’re just as atmospheric today.

Relaxation and wellbeing
Two people on the steps of a hillside looking towards the pier

Visit this 19th-century seaside ‘pleasure palace’ in the heart of Brighton to discover its colourful history.

Royal Pavilion at dusk, lit up in a range of vivid colours

Who doesn’t love a saving? Especially when its up to 60% off. Shop in over 100 designer bands at York Designer Outlet just 15 minutes from York city centre, one of England’s most historic cities.

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World-class gastronomic flair and outstanding organic produce.

Cookery School at Les Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, A Belmond Hotel

Top destinations

Paddle past London’s landmarks

Two women kayaking on a river towards a bridge

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.

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