English Tourism Week 2014

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It will come as no surprise that here at Sykes Cottages, we think England is great. From rugged coastlines, beautiful countryside and fabulous cities, England is a fantastic holiday destination for everyone! This week is English Tourism Week, a week long celebration dedicated to all that makes England an excellent holiday destination. Businesses and attractions across the country will be showcasing what makes them great by putting on events and exclusive offers this week. So if you’re in England and you’re looking for something new to try, why not see if one of your local museums is hosting an English Tourism Week event? Read on to find out what we think you must do when on holiday in England.

Enjoy the Local Cuisine

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We all know that England has a bit of a reputation about its food being bland and unexciting, but we think that couldn’t be further from the truth! England has a wealth of fishmongers, farmers and vegetable marketplaces selling local, fresh produce that are great for when you’re self catering and want to treat yourself to a lovely home cooked meal. Wherever you are in England there is bound to be a regional speciality that no holiday would be complete without trying! When in Cornwall it would be rude not to try an authentic Cornish pasty or a traditional cream tea, a trip to Norfolk wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Cromer to try some delicious crab and if you fancy something sweet whilst you’re in Derbyshire, nothing beats a homemade bakewell tart!

Enjoy England’s Natural Beauty

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It may be true that England’s weather is not the best, but it’s the frequent downpours that keep our greenery so green and our landscapes so beautiful. When it isn’t raining, the often mild temperatures and cool breezes make heading outside so very tempting. Even in our busy city centres, wherever you are in England you won’t be far from green space. Whether you’re hoping for a few leisurely strolls in the great outdoors on your holiday, or if you’d prefer something a little more adventurous, you won’t be stuck for outdoor activities in England.

Immerse Yourself in English History

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As it is believed that England has been inhabited by humans for over 800,000 years, it is a country with a wealth of history. Whether your interest is in history, science, nature or even British brands, there is bound to be a museum that will cater to your needs and provide a fantastic day out. From museums with a broad range of exhibitions such as Liverpool’s World Museum or more specific museums like The Pencil Museum in Keswick, England is rife with entertaining and educational days out!

Experience it yourself

The Boat in Tregony, Cornwall.
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If we have inspired you this English Tourism Week to experience all that England has to offer as a tourist destination, why not book a self catering holiday cottage in England? At Sykes Cottages we have over 2700 holiday cottages across England that are perfect for exploring this wonderful country.

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Leanne Dempsey

By Leanne Dempsey

A lover of reading, eating and shopping Leanne will often be found spending time with her two pugs or snapping away on instagram. A big fan of the city, She likes nothing more than getting away for a weekend break in the UK, her favourite places being London and Bath.

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