Esthwaite Lake. Photo courtesy of the yes man via Flickr.

The Most Beautiful Lakes of the Lake District

The largest and most famous of the country’s national parks, England’s Lake District is a hiker’s paradise of rugged peaks and windswept valleys, dotted with traditional stone-built villages. For lovers of the outdoors, there are plenty of things to do in the Lake District, but the undeniable highlight is its many natural lakes. To help you plan your trip, here’s a rundown of the most beautiful lakes of the Lake District.

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February 21, 2014 by
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Take a day trip from York to whitby. Photo courtesy of steve p2008 via Flickr

Day Trips from York

At the heart of England’s northernmost county, historic York makes a strategic base for exploring the windswept landscapes of Yorkshire. From haunted coastal villages to rugged moorlands, here’s our top pick of day trips from York.

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February 7, 2014 by
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What to Eat in England: British Puddings

Tuck into classic British puddings like Spotted Dick Pudding. Photo courtesy of kepstin via Flickr.

With traditional suet puddings that date back to the Middle Ages and innovative sweets made from wartime rations, there is no better country in the world to skip the main course and go straight for dessert. Here are some of the best British puddings to eat in England.

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January 24, 2014 by
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Discovering Robin Hood in Nottingham

Discover the legend of Robin Hood in Nottingham. Photo courtesy of drumminhands via Flickr.

Movies like Errol Flynn’s Adventures of Robin Hood, Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood: Prince Thieves and Ridley Scott’s more recent eponymous effort have cemented Robin Hood’s status in modern pop culture, but the heroic outlaw has been captivating audiences since medieval times. Whether the folk tales are true and Robin Hood really existed is open to debate, but if you need any convincing of his importance, pay a visit to Nottingham, where the legacy of the Prince of Thieves still lives on.

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December 27, 2013 by
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Where to Go in England in Winter

England in Winter. Photo courtesy of calydelphoto via Flickr.

From cozying up around an open pub fire to singing Christmas carols beneath a glittering Christmas tree, winter is one of the most atmospheric times to visit England and with recent years bringing some of the coldest winters on record, there’s even the possibility of a white Christmas. Whether you’re looking to celebrate the holidays in style or make the most of the colder weather, here are some ideas for what to do and where to go in England in winter.

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November 15, 2013 by
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Top 5 Things to Do in England’s Lake District

Yewbarrow in England's LakeDistrict

The country’s largest and most famous National Park, sprawled over an 885-square-mile plot, the Lake District has always been top of the list for visitors to north-west England. With16 vast lakes glistening in the shadows of some of the UK’s tallest peaks, and dozens of historic villages dotted throughout the scenic valleys, there’s no shortage of sights, but to help you make the most of your time, here are our top 5 things to do in England’s Lake District.

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November 1, 2013 by
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