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From Cornwall to Cumbria, Norfolk to Northumberland, London to Lancashire, there’s a lot to be said for England’s ever changing landscapes and cross-stitch of cultures and very few natives can claim to have really explored what’s on their doorstep. Roll up your sleeves, tuck in your socks and head for them there hills, dales, woods, moors and coastline, as an England holiday is much more unique than you’d ever give it credit for.

Cumbria Way walking holiday, Lake District
Walking Holiday in England's Lake District The Cumbria Way, from £589 (10 days) ex flights
Devon eco lodge accommodation, England
Award winning lodges on a wildlife-rich Devon farm, from £250 - £595 per accommodation per week
Pilgrims Way self guided walking tour, England
Discover Kent's history, its landscape and its people, from £587 (6 days) ex flights
Devon self catering cottage, England
Cosy self catering cottage with woodburner in rural Devon, from £205 - £595 per week (sleeps 4)

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Small group tour of Great Britain
Short but comprehensive tour of Great Britain, from £699 - £849 (7 days) ex flights
Thames Path walking holiday, Cotswolds to London
Follow the river to its source in the Cotswolds, from £686 - £1120 (8 days) ex flights
Cotswolds Way self guided walking holiday, England
Hike through one of Britain's most popular regions, from £704 - £979 (12 days) ex flights
Shakespeares Way walking holiday, Cotswolds & Chilterns to London
From Stratford-upon-Avon to The Globe Theatre, from £533 - £1740 (8 days) ex flights
Isle of Wight self catering cottage nr Shorwell, England
Delightful cottage & garden in picturesque village location, from £385 - £945 per cottage per week (sleeps 6)
Lands End To John O'Groats cycling trip
Britain's classic cycling challenge, from £1845 (16 days) ex flights
Walking in Kent, self guided walks
Discover hidden Kent, its people and thier history, from £706 (7 days) ex flights
Lake District family activity holiday
Walk, climb, abseil and canoe around the Borrowdale Valley, from £485 - £499 (7 days) ex flights
Fowey accommodation in Cornwall, sleeps 2, England
Cottages in a Cornish watermill, from £90 - £125 per cottage per night
Eco self catering accommodation in Yorkshire
Our cabin is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the countryside, from £264 per week (sleeps 2)
East Sussex yurt glamping near Rye, England
Luxurious, spacious yurt available all-year in East Sussex, from £95 per accommodation per night
Dartmouth Royal Regatta on a Tall ship
Be part of the 172nd Dartmouth Royal Regatta, from £500 - £625 (5 days) ex flights
Purbeck Hills self guided walking holiday in Dorset, England
Walking a stunning stretch of Dorset's World Heritage Coast, from £219 - £232 (3 days) ex flights
Burley country hotel, New Forest, England
A village hideaway hotel surrounded by landscaped gardens, from £52 per person per night
Houseboat holidays in Devon, England
Houseboats on private trout lake and wetland, from £385 - £795 per week
Cotswolds self guided walking break, England
Self-guided walking tour through famous towns & villages, from £325 (4 days) ex flights
Oxfordshire & Cotswolds guided day walks, England
Guided walks through beautiful scenery and lovely villages, from £100 - £150 per tour (1 day)
Photography course, travel portraits in London, England
Learn how to approach and photograph people in London, from £90 per half day
Family activity holiday in England, Shropshire
Thrilling family activity holiday in Shropshire, from £24 - £68 (4 days) ex flights
Hawkley bed & breakfast, South Downs, England
Hawkley B&B and bohemian pub Hampshire, from £60 - £130 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Peak District bed and breakfast, England
Organic farmhouse B&B in the Peak District National Park, from £43 per person per night
Dorset weekend walk, Hardy's Wessex
Relaxed small group walks in Hardy's Wessex near Dorchester, from £433 - £573 (3 days) ex flights
West Sussex self guided walking break, England
Walking around the stunning West Sussex Downs and Coast, from £221 (3 days) ex flights
Suffolk coast walking short break
Short walking break in tranquil, unspoilt Suffolk, from £252 - £302 (3 days) ex flights
Quantock hills walking holiday, England
A short walking break in Wordsworth's Somerset hills, from £310 (3 days) ex flights
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155 reviews for England holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent England holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Devon self catering cottage, England
Maggie and Ian are genuinely committed to minimal environmental impact tourism, and it shows everywhere you look .... They are welcoming, enthusiastic, and full of ideas for great days out and activities in the local area. (more)Julia Key
Very good. Great for families and for getting away from it all. It was all lovely and relaxing. Borrowing the bikes and cycling around the countryside was great fun! (more)bronwen burgess
The most memorable part of the holiday was relaxing in a peaceful setting with buckets of very fresh air...Very good. (more)Bob Simmonds
From £205 - £595 per week (sleeps 4)
Houseboat holidays in Devon, England
Staying on the houseboat was the most memorable part!...I would give it an A+. (more)Cathy Halley
The most memorable part of the holiday was ...Spending a peaceful time in beautiful surroundings without a TV. (more)Amanda Curtis
Simply sitting back, enjoying the peace and tranquillity was the most memorable...We genuinely think we had very little impact on the environment. We spent money in local shops - although the nearby Waitrose was a temptation! (more)Tony Dunne
From £385 - £795 per week
Eco self catering accommodation in Yorkshire
10/10 - would love to stay again, a weekend is not enough (more)Natalie Stone
If you want to relax, this ticked all the boxes. We came back refreshed and fully benefitting from our week away. (more)jayne ellis
We had a nice, quiet break at the straw bale cabin. The cabin was well equipped with cooking ingredients, utensils, crockery etc so we were able to spend time preparing nice meals before curling up and reading or listening to our little radio. With the veranda, pond , apple trees, allotment and surrounding farm land we felt close to nature. (more)Michele Rogers
From £264 per week (sleeps 2)
West Devon accommodation, B&B on organic farm
Staying in this farm you may feel you are staying at home. The farm owners are simple and friendly. (more)chanuan ratanawaraha
The most memorable part of the holiday was visiting the Eden Project, Rosemoor Gdns, other NT/RHS properties in the area. (more)Elisabeth Marciniw
The wonderful breakfasts that Rose cooked were made up of local produce and tasted delicious. Rose is a very good jam maker too! (more)Amanda Porter
From £75 - £85 per double room per night
Cotswolds bed and breakfast near Chipping Norton, England
This was our second visit to The Cotswolds (last over 4 years ago) and we were charmed anew. Too often our holiday experience has been such we're ready to return home after a few days, but on this occasion a week passed quickly, happily, relatively comfortably. (more)Elisabeth Marciniw
It was an excellent location. Very quiet B/B. Very friendly hosts and good breakfasts. Room well equiped with everything we needed. (more)Anne Grant
From £75 - £92 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Yorkshire self catering accommodation sleeping 4, England
Fantastic. Lovely cottage, very well stocked and furnished. Very friendly and helpful owner. The cottage is spacious and in bad weather you can sit and gaze into the garden and listen to the birds. (more)Helena Poldervaart
We were intrigued to stay in a house made of straw bales and to see how recycling/ reuse can be put into practice and good effect.- we were not disappointed! We found the photo albums showing the building of the house really interesting. (more)C Sharkey
From £396 per cottage per week (sleeps 4-5)
Pilgrims Way self guided walking tour, England
Very very good. Derek was very knowledgeable and helpful. Lunches were delicious. (more)Isabel Clare
Walking through Godmersham Park in the footsteps of Jane Austin was the single most memorable aspect. (more)Deborah Rice
Our holiday on the North Downs Trail in late spring was breathtaking. (more)Carol R Mehler
From £587 excluding flights
Fowey accommodation in Cornwall, sleeps 2, England
Everything about it was above expectation, we absolutely could not fault it!! (more)Jenny Rendall
We were not expecting such comfort in a beautiful rural setting with all the modern conveniences and yet environmentally friendly. (more)Gail Bray
It is a lovely high spec cottage in a beautiful area. We were very sad to leave and we would be very happy to return or recommend it to friends. (more)Graham Wilson
From £90 - £125 per cottage per night
Devon eco lodge accommodation, England
Maggie, joint owner with Ian, took us on a walk through the wet grassland area of special scientific interest. Not only was it interesting from an ecological point of view it was such fun. (more)Jenny Brace
We'll remember the brightness of the stars on clear nights with no light pollution, watching bats flying around our lodge at sunset, waking late because it was so quiet and comfortable and the blackout blinds were so good, the ruby red cows really glowing like rubies at sunset, being content to just potter around the farm in the sunshine without getting bored. (more)Sue Stanwell
The most memorable part were the ...scones on arrival (they were the best I have ever tasted!), walking around the beautiful country side and the farm... (more)Jenna du Plessis
From £250 - £595 per accommodation per week
Cumbria Way walking holiday, Lake District
We had superb weather all the time, could not have been better. That plus a really nice route through stunning landscape made it perfect. (more)Helka Ahava
Most memorable: being dive bombed by a kestrel near Bassenthwaite. Fortunately we had walking poles... Most exciting: various parts of the walk were very beautiful (more)Stephen Allen
From £589 excluding flights
Isle of Wight self catering accommodation, England
This is our second time (in as many years) at the granary and we love the village. (more)Lucia Whalley
Our lovely cottage was kitted out with everything you could wish for...It is a lovely cottage if you want some lovely walks and near to most things if you want to drive. We loved it. (more)Sue Adams
We loved it. We would definitely go back. The kids thoroughly enjoyed the fast boat out to the needles. (more)jo morris
From £375 - £785 per week (sleeps 4)
Peak District self catering log cabins, England
Most memorable was how perfect the accommodation was. Clean, warm, cheery, brilliantly laid out for wheelchair users. The whirlpool bath was fab, especially when using the eco friendly toiletries supplied. Scenery wonderful, something for everyone to enjoy. (more)Naomi Dunn
The welcoming, warmth of the owners and the cottage as we stepped in out of the cold. We loved the views offered from all sides. (more)Rahila Hussain
The most memorable part of our holiday was the peace & tranquility and the great hospitality from the owners... Absolutely fantastic and just what we needed. (more)Catherine Wilde
From £475 - £940 per cabin per week (sleeps 4-6)
East Sussex bed and breakfast, England
This is the perfect place to relax and to experience the England countryside (more)José de Jong
Lovely guests, superb location...Excellent. (more)Philippe Basquin
From £35 - £44 per person per night
East Sussex yurt glamping near Rye, England
Excellent...the Yurt was great (more)daniel richardson
Perfect.....The yurt is a wonderfully serene space and there is an enclosed area outside it, with a table and benches. (more)Agnès Baetens
The most memorable part of the holiday was being in the peace and quiet and the wood burner on the yurt. (more)Verity Slade
From £95 per accommodation per night
Isle of Wight self catering cottage nr Shorwell, England
The cottage was extraordinarily well equipped with everything people need on holiday in a self-catering place. (more)Stefan Woll
Simply the best one ever spent on the Island and it was the 15th trip!...The most memorable part was walking across the Tennyson trail - fantastic views! There's some gorgeous coves etc off the main tourist areas. (more)Mrs Pamela Hill
Superb accommodation made a great base to explore the isle of Wight, an area new to us. Lovely garden and al fresco dining! The weather was not great for August but everything else was brilliant, there is lots to do and see - and amazing walking! (more)Judith Pollard
From £385 - £945 per cottage per week (sleeps 6)
Walking in Kent, self guided walks
Memorable parts? Walking through the Kent apple orchards. Tips? Relax and enjoy - everything is done for your convenience. Local benefits? Yes - we ate out and bought souvenirs. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Peter Sparks
From £706 excluding flights
Pilgrims Way guided walk
Memorable parts? Seeing the towers of Canterbury Cathedral for the first time away in the distance - our goal was now in sight. Tips? Take a decent camera. Local benefits? Definitely minimal impact on the environment. Local publicans certainly benefited as well. Overall rating? Excellent, good fun and very rewarding. (more)Ian Rigden
From £869 excluding flights
Lake District family activity holiday
It was truly amazing and we will definitely be going again....The outdoor activities team were very knowledgeable about the area so we learned lots about the history of the place, and the impact of their work. They were also great at educating the children (and adults) about nature and doing things naturally which we have carried with us. (more)Sandra Hilton
Very enjoyable and offered both something for adults and children. Although you were with a group for activities you could still do your own thing in the evening which meant that it still felt like an independent holiday. (more)Matthew Hawkins
We had a great guide for the week - Simon. Also Ghyll scrambling and rock climbing with the whole family (children from 4 to 19) was special...Great fun. (more)Michele Oliver
From £485 - £499 excluding flights
Peak District self catering cottages, England
The accommodation had everything we needed and the owners were welcoming and informative. It was a good overall experience. (more)Rachel Pettitt
Very relaxing and the cottage was wonderful to come back too at the end of the day, or have a break during the day. (more)Colin Ingram
Exactly the relaxing break we needed and more....The cottage was wonderful and the views superb. We did some great walking and some amazing eating. The farmhouse breakfast has to be described as memorable -delicious! (more)Kathy Longford
From £270 - £740 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-6)
Kent farmstay accommodation, Faversham, England
Great hostel perfect for groups or families...Excellent for value for money (more)Julie Hardy
Liz and Graham were lovely and their farm was great - everything you could hope for (clean, warm, friendly, safe) for such an amazing price. (more)Hannah Reid
I thought that our hosts were environmentally aware, and therefore minimized the impact our stay had on the environment. (more)Matthew Wicks
From £16 - £30 per person per night
Peak District bed and breakfast, England
Excellent. There were lots of lovely little touches...We were made to feel very welcome, and the breakfasts were amongst the best we've ever had. (more)Rod Howell
Seeing the farm and the animals and finding out about how they have converted to an organic farm was the most memorable part. (more)Sue Kerrigan
From £43 per person per night
Chichester bed & breakfast accommodation, England
The owners were very nice people, and the breakfast was very good. (more)Sarah Hagen
Really enjoyed exploring this area of Britain, which I have never really explored before. Particularly liked Arundel Castle, and as for the breakfasts they were amazing. (more)Wendy Morris
This weekend was very relaxing for us. I believe you can make it even better with the local sport activities such as kite surf, sailing, etc... Probably for next time! (more)Marion Renoux
From £30 - £55 per person per night
Sussex shepherds hut B&B, South Downs, England
Memorable parts? The most memorable was the lack of excitement!! What we wanted was peace quiet and lovely countryside and we got it in buckets. Tips? Take all your strain and stresess and they will fully blow away by the fantastic place, the shepherds hut. Bring a healthy appetite. You are going to need it for the lovely pub lunches. On a practical side an ordnance survey map, walking shoes and a camera and all the clothes you would need for the British weather. Other than that,... (more)David Green
From £100 - £120 per accommodation per night
East Sussex cabin B&B, South Downs, England
One of the best weekend escapes I have been to. I felt so relaxed and was also a great opportunity to learn about something I am very interested in. I just wished we could have stayed longer! (more)Nadia Saadi
Excellent....We loved the quirky, cosy wood cabin and the warm welcome we received from the owners. (more)Maxine Peel-Yates
From £65 - £90 per couple per night
Malvern bed and breakfast accommodation, England
It was a beautiful setting, away from all distracting technology, right in the middle of the country side. A very warm and welcome environment. Inspiring to enjoy nature. (more)Maja Pertot Bernard
The hospitality was very warm and welcoming - and the rooms and house were delightful. Lots of lovely touches - organic food and organic bath products and a bar of chocolate from Oxfam. (more)Joanna Hughes
Staying in such a beautiful location and being able to walk on the Malverns again was the highlight. (more)Becky Rathmell
From £65 - £90 per room per night

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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