England Lake District Two sheeps on pasture at sunset
England Cornwall ink flowers growing above St Ives premier golden Porthmeor beach
England Cornwall Penzance ST MICHAELS MOUNT

Compared to its European neighbours, England might seem pretty small and lacking in cultural charm and culinary expertise. But get underneath the skin of eccentric England and you’ll discover a place of outstanding natural beauty, ancient history and modern metropolises.

For such a (relatively) small country, England has an astonishing amount of natural beauty. Whether it’s the hills and waterside retreats of the Lake District, the rugged bleakness of the Peak District or coastal views on the South Downs, England’s countryside is perfect for exploring, whether hiking, cycling or simply visiting its villages.

However, if you’re into culture more than nature, England’s cities are some of the world’s most exciting. Everyone knows London is one of the world’s great cities, with outstanding nightlife, music, arts and restaurants, but try exploring a little further. Manchester is renowned for its music scene and nightlife, while Liverpool’s regeneration goes far beyond Beatles tours and football teams.

Ultimately, enjoying a visit to England is about the small things — visiting a pub for a pint of beer, eating a full English breakfast, getting confused by regional accents – but the more you see, the more you’ll enjoy.

  • Dorset

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  • Cornwall

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  • Cumbria

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  • Easton

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  • Kirkby Stephen

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  • Grange over Sands

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  • Dartmoor National Park

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  • Devon

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  • Exmoor National Park

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  • Herefordshire

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  • Symonds Yat

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  • Hereford

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  • Lake District

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  • Windermere

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  • Keswick

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  • Peak District National Park

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  • North Yorkshire

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  • York

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  • Yorkshire Dales National Park

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  • North York Moors

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  • West Witton

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  • Hawes

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  • Aysgarth

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  • Tyne & Wear

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  • Shropshire

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  • Somerset

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  • Northumberland

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  • South Downs National Park

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England Travel Specialists

Encounter Walking Holidays

Self-guided walks in South West England & Wales
Destinations England, Wales
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private tour
Activity Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Active, Hiking & Trekking

Wandering Aengus

Walking holidays in the Lake District & beyond
Destinations England
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Group tour, Private tour
Activity Nature & Wildlife, Active, Hiking & Trekking

Wheely Wonderful Cycling

Self-guided biking in England & Wales
Destinations England, Wales
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private tour
Activity Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Active, Biking

South Downs Discovery

South Downs Way walking holidays
Destinations South Downs National Park
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private tour
Activity Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Active, Hiking & Trekking

Albion Trails

Walking holidays around Hadrian’s Wall
Destinations England
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private tour
Activity Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Active, Hiking & Trekking

Midtown Farm B&B

Ideally located for Hadrian's Wall
Destinations Cumbria
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private tour
Activity Family, Active, Walking Holiday

The Wensleydale Heifer

Family-owned boutique hotel in gorgeous Yorkshire Dales
Destinations North Yorkshire
Activity Luxury, Active, Walking Holiday

Simonstone Hall

Country house hotel in the Yorkshire Dales
Destinations North Yorkshire
Activity Luxury, Active, Walking Holiday

Stow House

Bed, breakfast and cocktails in the Yorkshire Dales
Destinations North Yorkshire
Activity Luxury, Family, Active, Walking Holiday

The Samling

Hotel overlooking Lake Windermere
Destinations Lake District
Activity Luxury, Active, Walking Holiday

Lindeth Fell

Five-star B&B in the Lakes
Destinations Lake District
Activity Luxury, Active, Walking Holiday

The Cottage in the Wood

Restaurant and boutique B&B
Destinations Lake District
Activity Luxury, Family, Active, Walking Holiday

The Saracens Head

Riverside B&B on the River Wye
Destinations Herefordshire
Activity Family, Active, Walking Holiday

Castle House

Family-owned boutique hotel
Destinations Herefordshire
Activity Luxury, Active, Walking Holiday

Pilgrim Hotel

Herefordshire country house hotel
Destinations Herefordshire
Activity Family, Active, Walking Holiday

Augill Castle

Boutique castle hotel
Destinations Cumbria
Activity Luxury, Family, Active, Walking Holiday

The Grange Hotel

Luxury gem on the edge of the Lake District
Destinations Cumbria
Activity Luxury, Active, Walking Holiday

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