VisitEngland is the country’s national tourist board and is here to help you make the most of what’s on your doorstep.
What to do in England
VisitEngland has a website full of ideas to help you make a holiday with the Camping and Caravanning Club one to remember. Here’s just a taster of what’s on offer.
Roam the South Downs National Park then refuel in a country pub, or climb the soaring peaks of the Lake District and see England from on high while you picnic on local cheese and chutney. From gentle strolls through the charming Cotswold villages to uphill hikes in the Yorkshire Dales, you won’t run short of things to see, and eat, in England’s green and pleasant land.
Animal lovers can follow wild ponies around the The New Forest, spot rare red squirrels on Brownsea Island and explore the Malvern Hills to see newborn lambs bound across the fields in spring.
And for that quintessential countryside English experience, you can’t beat a ride on a vintage steam train through the wild heather-clad North York Moors or an afternoon wandering through a vast rosy garden before indulging in afternoon tea.
For coastal delights, meander along shell-studded beaches in search of pre-historic fossils on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset and East Devon and be charmed by the Isle of Wight’s cute little seaside villages filled with thatched tearooms, shops and pubs.
Or, head north to Scarborough in Yorkshire for ice cream and candy floss-fuelled sunny days spent building sandcastles on a blissful Blue-Flag beach as the amusement arcades jingle-jangle in the background.
Suffolk is full of quintessential seaside towns while Norfolk has wild beaches to explore, such as Hunstanton. And speaking of wild, if you fancy something even more remote and tranquil, Northumberland is just the place, with miles of unspoilt sandy coastline simmering with wildlife and complemented by dramatic medieval castles and characterful harbour towns selling freshly caught seafood.
For more coastal and rural escape ideas check out: visitengland.com
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