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Things to do in England

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Discover the best attractions and activities that England has to offer

Home to some of the UK’s top tourist destinations, England has an array of attractions to visit and things to do throughout the year.

There is something for everyone in England. Whether you prefer theme parks full of adrenaline packed rides, heritage sights infused with years of fascinating history, diverse zoos and aquariums that educate on animal welfare, or picturesque natural beauty sites, you will be spoilt for choice with the wide variety of attractions and activities in England.

Head to the coasts for amazing stretches of sandy beaches, with areas like Cornwall and Devon having ideal conditions for surfing, wakeboarding and numerous other water sports. Hike alongside the well-known Roman fortress, Hadrian’s Wall, taking in the impressive views of the Northumberland landscape.

Explore ancient monuments and fascinating stately homes, learning all about the country’s vivid past as you go. Take a trip to the fun-filled theme park, Alton Towers, one of the top attractions in England, or to Plymouth Aquarium, the largest of its type in the country. Wherever you stay, there will be plenty of things to do and places see that all age groups will enjoy.

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  • Alton Towers

    Alton Towers

    Alton Staffordshire ST10 4DB

    Alton Towers theme park has a mix of large rollercoasters, smaller rides and attractions, as well as beautiful gardens that visitors can explore, perfect for adrenaline junkies and families.

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  • Bombay Sapphire Distillery

    Bombay Sapphire Distillery

    Based at Laverstoke Mill in rural Hampshire, just 15 miles from Winchester and 10 miles from Basingstoke, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery is in a conservation area with over 1000 years of history. The distillery showcases the care, skill and artistry behind every drop of Bombay Sapphire Gin.

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  • Fishing on the Eden

    Border Game Angling

    Border Game Angling is based on the river Eden in Cumbria UK and offers a professional fly casting tuition and guided fishing service, available on a full-time basis, with fully qualified and insured AAPGAI and FFI Master certified casting instructors.

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  • Crag's Adventure

    Crags Adventures

    A small, family-run outdoor activity company based in the Lake District. Activities are ghyll scrambling/canyoning, abseiling, rock climbing and dry scrambling. Age limit is from 9 years upwards and they cater for families, couples, groups of friends, stag and hens etc.

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  • Durdle Door, Dorset

    Durdle Door

    One of Dorset’s most iconic landmarks, Durdle Door is the first natural World Heritage Site and a must-visit for those wanting to see the spectacular beauty the Jurassic Coast offers.

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  • Eden Project

    PL24 2SG

    01726 811911

    Described as the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Eden Project houses an incredible indoor rainforest under two biomes that visitors can explore and learn all about the complex relationship between people and plants.

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  • Ghost Walk

    Ghost Walk

    An evening walk around the ‘haunted’ streets of Stratford Upon Avon, with a costumed guide (actor/entertainer) to discover the buildings seeping with stories of ghosts, witches, murder and misery. Good old-fashioned story-telling delivered in the guide’s unique style.

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  • Harbour Park

    Harbour Park

    Visit Harbour Park an award-winning beach location like no other in Sussex.  With a selection of waterfront eateries, indoor fun and a variety of family favourite rides, Harbour Park is the perfect family beach adventure.

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  • henley hillbillies

    Henley Hillbillies

    Affordable motorsport & shooting activities for all the family in the heart of Dorset. Exhilarating single activities for individuals and groups, with prices from £35/head (min age 8 years)

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  • Japanese Garden

    Japanese Garden

    The Japanese Garden
    St. Mawgan Village
    TR8 4ET

    01637 860 116

    The Japanese Garden in Newquay is a stunning, meditative garden, filled with plants and water features, that was created to be a place for relaxation and reflection. You can explore the beauty of the art and nature balance they have perfected, whilst enjoying the peace and quiet of your surroundings.

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