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England holidays - Holidays in England

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There is so much for the tourist to explore in England! Itís an amazing holiday location that has so much to offer. Whether you want to explore the windswept moors of Yorkshire, the inspiration of so much poetry and other literature or kick back in the countryside, a short break in England will be one of the best holidays you have ever had. Travel through the historic towns of the midlands and come to rest among inspiring sea views that range, in a single county such as Cornwall alone from dramatic crashing waves on rugged rocks of Cornwall to gentle lapping harbours. From glamping to a stay in a sweet log cabin, and from self-catering cottages in the undulating grassy valleys of Devon to working farm holidays in the throughout the south of England, there is so much to see and do on a holiday!

Relax in the renowned picturesque countryside which English is well known for. From romantic, rugged moors in regions such as Yorkshire to the gently rolling grassy valleys of the South West, England truly is one big garden! Why not book one of the lovely self-catering cottages in the Westcountry, a region famous for its cheese, its cider, and its friendly and hospitable inhabitants? Working farm holidays in the South West of England amongst the historic stone buildings and wooded valleys are also great child friendly options for staying in the English countryside. While away the afternoon in the quaint cobbled spa and market towns of the Cotswolds. Visit one of the independent craft shops and artisan delis or farmers markets that fill the West Country. Pop to the big cities in the midlands or Central England to catch a concert or go shopping for luxury goods that you can't find elsewhere. Take a short break out glamping on the enchanting heather-covered landscape of Exmoor and you will experience the fairytale beauty of the English wilderness. A log cabin in Cumbria in or nearby the breathtakingly beautiful Lake District National Park is the perfect place for a cosy weekend away for couples. This National Park is an amazing location for keen walkers, climbers and hikers: if you are feeling brave why not join the groups of people every day who conquer the summit of England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike?

The English seaside is the perfect location for a wide variety of holiday activities. Every inch of the coastline throughout England boasts amazing sea views. This coastline is extremely varied, making it a great location for a special short break, whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or are off on your annual family holidays. You can choose, for instance, to spend a weekend rockpooling among the rocky caves of Cornwall which still bear traces of smugglers centuries ago, or surfing beside the clean and sandy beaches of Devon. Take a boat from the Isles of Scilly and have fun watching dolphins, seals, and the other breathtaking wildlife that frequent English shores. Why not book some pet friendly accommodation too and take your beloved dog for an exhilarating walk along one of the many pet friendly sandy beaches? There are so many beautiful country cottages beside the sea side and child friendly accommodation is the norm, meaning that it has never been easier for you to enjoy rapturous sea views on your family holidays.

England is a country full of unique and historic places to visit. You can take a short break walking the length of Hadrian's wall, for instance, staying at beautiful country cottages along the way. Or, you can picnic among the wild, yet so very tame, ponies in Exmoor. Cumbria is another site of world famous natural beauty, and is full of challenges for the climbing enthusiast and the keen walker alike. Self catering cottages by the seaside will enable you to go surfing, paddling, rockpooling, or simply sitting on a classic English pier eating fish and chips to your heart's content! If youíre travelling with friends why not add some extra spice and take part in some exhilarating watersports at one of the many coastal adventures sites dotted all over the English coastline, taking part in Sea Kayaking, Coasteering and Kayak Tours.

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Central England

With castles and estates looming from every corner, geographical beauty spanning for miles around and home to some of England's best golf and racing courses. Central England is a real hotspot when it comes to grasping a true sense of English heritage, history and nature. Great for everyone and suitable for all budgets, this is an area of England not to be missed.

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This region of England is a very popular tourist destination. The ancient Roman city of Bath is right in the heart of the region, while the picturesque town of Cheltenham is as famous for its world-renowned racecourse as it is for its history. Sleepy villages such as Castle Combe and Burford also draw in visitors, as they demonstrate a view of England that is not often seen. The area is famous for its dry stone walls and very striking architecture, the entire region is littered with ancient castles and fortifications. Each one of the five counties in the Cotswolds is home to beautiful scenery and exciting visitor attractions, so a family holiday to the area will provide a multitude of exciting things to do and see.

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East Anglia

Whether you want to visit the historical sites of Bury St Edmunds or soak up the sea views in Great Yarmouth, there is no shortage of wonderful attractions in East Anglia. Families have a choice of child friendly accommodation and seaside resorts, while mature visitors can retreat to more rural settings. There are countless options to choose from when it comes to accommodation, many of which are pet friendly.

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East Midlands

The spectacular coastline, is home to some of the most prolific bird life in the UK, as well as to popular seaside resorts such as Skegness which is sure to be a hit on family holidays. The city and countryside really do meet in this fantastic area, with historic towns like Lincoln, Derby and Nottingham as perfect for a day of sightseeing as they are for great shopping. Sure to appeal to the whole family, the East Midlands is full of surprises.

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London is one of the best places around for tourists. Where you can for example visit the ancient Tower of London and learn about the famous denizens of its dungeons, or stand among hosts of celebrities at Madame Tussauds! The unearthly architecture of St Paul's Cathedral, and the fascinating historical sites such as HMS Belfast and the Cutty Sark are second to none! What is more London, is home to some breathtaking art galleries and museums such as the Tate Modern, the Natural History Museum, and the Science Museum.

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Midlands West

There are some truly unique venues and attractions to visit in the main counties of this region. Shropshire, for example, is home to both a fully operational Victorian farm and a Victorian town: Acton Scott Victorian Farm and Blists Hill Victorian Town, respectively. The West Midlands are the perfect place to go away on a short break.

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North East

You haven't visited the North East of England if you haven't set foot on Hadrians Wall, wondered the medieval street of Durham city, walked the cliffs of Durham's heritage coast or seen the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. The closest you will get to Scotland, holidays in this region of Great Britain can be as pet friendly and as child friendly as you like. Family holidays, couple holidays or going solo, this historical area will prove exciting for all.

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North West of England

This beautiful area of England offers exciting adventures, sedate hideaways and stunning natural beauty, so people of all ages will never struggle to find the activities that make them happy. Whether it's walking in the hills of the Lake District National Park or taking in the breathtaking sea views of Merseyside, visitors to this part of the world will never be left feeling short-changed. This beautiful and vibrant area of England is blessed with swathes of incredible countryside, centuries of history and countless picturesque towns and villages to explore.

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South East England

The South East of England has become a popular short break and holiday destination for people of all ages and backgrounds. Regardless of what you want from your holiday, the South East of England will be able to provide it. Family holidays can be enjoyed along famous coastal areas like Brighton, or you can tour vineyards and explore 'The Garden of England'. With plenty of holiday cottages available, you can enjoy the South East of England at your own leisure time and time again. As well as providing a great transport links for London and further afield, it is home to the most active parts of England's wine making industry.

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South West England

There are plenty of places to visit in the South West of England if you are looking to spend some time away on holiday with either family or friends. It's a great place to go for short breaks in the countryside, particularly around Exmoor or Dartmoor, where you can watch the wild ponies roam. Failing that, you could take advantage of the beautiful coastline in Devon, Cornwall or Dorset and enjoy sea views from a cottage situated near to the coast. Thereís plenty to do at the beach, including surfing, which North Devon and North Cornwall are both renowned for, as well as any number of water sports - from scuba diving to boogie boarding (if surfing is just a bit too adventurous that is!).

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From the majesty of the Yorkshire coast to the vibrancy of Leeds, Yorkshire is the perfect place for almost any type of holiday. The natural wonders of the Yorkshire Dales provide stunning backdrops for walking, cycling or simply taking time out from the stresses and strains of modern life. The vast rural landscapes make a holiday in this part of the world pet friendly, as there are countless opportunities for animals to roam free. It doesn't matter whether you want to explore the historical attractions of York or the sleepy market towns of North Yorkshire, this part of the world has something for everyone.

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