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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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  • 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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  • Grosvenor Park, Chester

    Grosvenor Park

    Grosvenor Park Rd
    United Kingdom
    CH1 1QQ

    Treat your loved ones to an exploration of the Green Flag award-winning space of Grosvenor Park. This 20-acre park is a must for any Chester itinerary.

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  • Grosvenor Shopping Centre, Chester
    Image Credits: Graham Robson - CC BY-SA 2.0

    Grosvenor Shopping Centre

    Pepper House
    Suite 7
    2nd Floor
    Pepper St
    CH1 1EA

    01244 342942

    The large shopping precinct of Grosvenor Shopping Centre is a fantastic place for a spot of retail therapy, thanks to its selection of over 70 stores. Find this delight on Eastgate street.

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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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  • Highclere Castle

    Highclere Park
    RG20 9RN

    01635 253210

    The residence of the 8th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon and the setting for Downton Abbey is a unique attraction that celebrates English culture.

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  • Kent & East Sussex Railway

    Kent & East Sussex Railway, Tenterden

    Weaving a picturesque route through unrivalled Wealden countryside, steam trains from a bygone era traverse the Rother Valley to Bodiam, close to the picturesque Bodiam Castle.

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  • Kim Bailey Racing

    Kim Bailey Racing

    Visit Kim Bailey Racing and take a tour of the amazing facilities at Thorndale Farm. Boasting superb views, a Morning on the Gallops will give you exciting behind the scenes access to one of Britain’s most successful racehorse training yards.

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  • Old Dee Bridge, Chester

    Old Dee Bridge

    River Dee
    CH4 7JB

    A historic landmark in Chester, Old Dee Bridge connects the city to Handbridge via the River Dee and offers lovely views of the area.

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