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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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  • Chester Market, feature
    Image Credits: Jeff Buck - CC BY-SA 2.0

    Chester Market

    Forum Shopping Centre
    CH1 2HH

    01244 973040

    Chester Market makes for a unique spot, where you can venture to on a rainy day to enjoy delicious street food and buy wares from independent shops.

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  • Chester Meadows

    Chester Meadows

    Chester Meadows
    Upton Heath
    CH3 5AJ

    Are you after a beautiful walking spot in Chester? Come and explore the idyllic Chester Meadows, situated opposite Grosvenor Park on the banks of the River Dee.

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  • Chester Roman Amphitheatre

    Chester Roman Amphitheatre

    Little St John St
    CH1 1RF

    All history lovers visiting Chester must come and see the city’s Roman Amphitheatre first-hand. Once used for military training and entertainment, the site is a lovely place for a picnic in the heart of the city.

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  • Chester Rows
    Image Credits: Robert Cutts - CC BY-SA 2.0

    Chester Rows

    United Kingdom
    CH1 1NP

    01244 402110

    The Chester Rows are the most iconic part of the city and consist of two-tiered, half-timbered buildings lining four of the centre’s main streets. Enjoy the wonderful architecture during a stroll through the centre before exploring the many shops and eateries within.

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  • Chester Suspension Bridge

    Chester Suspension Bridge

    River Dee
    United Kingdom
    CH1 1SD

    If you’re looking for the easiest route to Handbridge from the city centre as well as a wealth of photo opportunities, look no further than this historic bridge!

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  • Red Panda at Chester Zoo

    Chester Zoo

    Moston Rd
    CH2 1EU

    01244 380280

    Chester Zoo is a family-friendly attraction near the city and is well-known, thanks to its TV show, ‘The Secret Life of the Zoo’. Come here to meet a wealth of animals and enjoy unique experiences.

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  • ChesterBoat, Lady Diana
    Image Credits: Rept0n1x - CC BY-SA 3.0


    Souter's Ln
    The Groves
    CH1 1SZ

    01244 325394

    When it comes to explore Chester in a unique way, there’s no better choice than ChesterBoat! Sailing experiences enjoying wonderful views along the River Dee await on Mark Twain and Lady Diana.

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  • Countess of Chester Country Park, feature

    Countess of Chester Country Park

    Valley Dr
    CH2 1UL

    0151 423 4433

    When it comes to beautiful outdoor spaces in Chester, the Countess of Chester Country Park is a must! Come here for a rural walk with idyllic views.

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  • Deva Roman Discovery Centre, feature

    Deva Roman Discovery Centre

    1-2, off Pierpoint Ln
    Bridge St
    CH1 1NL


    Learn about Chester’s Roman roots in an exceptional way at Deva Roman Discovery Centre. A fantastic day out for all the family.

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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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