Our England holidays

Our England holidays are about escaping the cities and busy attractions in favour of exploring the landscapes that have inspired artists, poets, musicians and writers. You might ride electric bikes along the Tarka Trail from a self-catering ecolodge in Devon, kayak off the coast in search of dolphins, throw the family into an activity holiday in the Lake District, or enjoy long-distance walks such as the Pilgrimsí Way. Dress for the weather and remember: your hosts in locally owned hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs are never short of a recommendation for the best pub nearby.

Our top England holidays

Devon self catering cottage, England

From £205 to £749
per week (sleeps 4)
Cottage with lake view & wood burner on Devon nature reserve

Lake District family activity holiday

From £1175
7 days ex flights
Walk, climb, abseil and canoe around the Borrowdale Valley.
Small group2024: 30 Mar, 6 Apr, 13 Apr, 25 May, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 19 Oct

Winchester to Canterbury Pilgrims way

From £1875
15 days ex flights
Walk the Pilgrims Way from Winchester to Canterbury
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Coast to Coast self guided walk in England

From £1550
15 days ex flights
Self guided walk along the famous Coast to Coast trail
Tailor made

Devon eco lodge accommodation, England

From £252 to £965
per accommodation per week
Quirky eco lodges, 1 with Hot Tub, on a Devon nature reserve

Lands End To John O'Groats cycling trip

From £2245
16 days ex flights
Britain's classic cycling challenge
Small group2024: 8 Jun, 17 Aug, 7 Sep

Thames Path walking holiday, Oxford to Windsor

From £744 to £1098
7 days ex flights
Self guided walk along the River Thames Oxford to Windsor

Pilgrims Way Rochester to Canterbury self guided walking tour

From £670
6 days ex flights
Discover Kent's history, its landscape and its people

South Downs electric bike cycling holiday, England

From £1015 to £1665
6 days ex flights
E-bike through the best of Britain's vineyards
Tailor made

More about our England holidays

Escape the cities on your England holiday

City breaks in England are overrated. Youíll be crammed into the same tired, overpriced tourist attractions as thousands of others, and rarely getting a feel for England beyond whatís on the posters. Instead, you could be exploring the joys of English landscape. Take in the cuisine at country pubs at a leisurely pace on long distance walks, sea kayak and cycle around pretty Devon while staying at an eco lodge, or enjoy a classic English beach holiday on the golden sands of Cornwall or the Isle of Wight. Thereís much more to England than Stonehenge, Stratford-upon-Avon and the landmarks of London.

Devon holidays in England

In Devon, one of the most charming corners of England, it is possible to find picturesque pockets of peacefulness so quiet you can hear the grass growing under your feet. More adventurous travellers can find their happy place here coasteering or sea kayaking. Meanwhile, those that take a more laidback approach to their holidays can meander idyllic country lanes between country pubs, farm shops (great for self-caterers) and teahouses where you can dive into a plate of scones. Rural farm stays are perfect for families, with the welcome addition of electric bikes to make getting up those hills a little easier.

Walking holidays in England

Walking holidays in England are typically tailor made self-guided trips, and so ideal for independent hikers that like taking their time. Classic routes include the Thames Path, South West Coast Path and Pilgrims’ Way. Expect easygoing daily walks, overnighting in friendly B&Bs near tempting pubs, detailed maps and route notes, and landscapes that have inspired everyone from Wordsworth to Lewis Carroll. You can’t expect sunny weather throughout, even in summer, but the vagaries of the weather are actually one of the great pleasures of walking in England – just be sure and pack sun lotion as well as a raincoat.

South Downs National Park, England

England’s newest national park will always be close to our heart because it’s right on our doorstep. With over 3,000km of public walking and cycling routes, including the 161km South Downs Way from Winchester to Eastbourne, and all of them a short hop from London, is it any wonder the South Downs National Park is liberally scattered with fantastic accommodations? From welcoming B&Bs to self-catering cottages, and even trendy yurts, this rural refuge encompasses the Sussex Heritage Coast, woodlands, pastures – plus market towns, where many a food and drink festival takes place.
[Escape the cities: Matt Buck] [Devon: mattvaux7] [Walking in England: Luke Ellis-Craven] [South Downs National Park: Sam Knight]
Photo credits: [Page banner: Luke Porter] [Escape the cities: Matt Buck] [Devon: mattvaux7] [Walking in England: Luke Ellis-Craven] [South Downs National Park: Sam Knight]