Category: Things To Do

Day Trips from York

February 7, 2014

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Take a day trip from York to whitby. Photo courtesy of steve p2008 via Flickr

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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What to Eat in England: British Puddings

January 24, 2014

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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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Discovering Robin Hood in Nottingham

December 27, 2013

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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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Where to Go in England in Winter

November 15, 2013

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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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Top 5 Things to Do in England’s Lake District

November 1, 2013

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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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Christmas in England

October 19, 2013

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Trafalgar Square During Christmas in London. Photo courtesy of Peter G Trimming via Flickr.

The image of a snow-covered Victorian London as immortalized in Charles Dickens’s famous novel ‘A Christmas Carol’ has long been the blueprint for English Christmas traditions, with carol singers, Christmas decorations and plates of freshly baked mince pies. London might have changed a little since then, but traditions hold strong and December 25th remains the biggest event on the British calendar – a holiday season that’s all about family, present swapping and over-indulging.

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