Top Holiday Attractions in England

Top holiday attractions in England

Whether you are looking for something to keep you, your partner or a group of friends entertained our selection of holiday attractions in England will give you some inspiration.

From thrills and spills at theme parks to the peace and relaxation of beautiful gardens there is something for everyone across England. The attraction listings include museums, country houses, castles, cathedrals, farms, zoos and so much more.

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The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell

Attractions in Cornwall

Spectacular gardens set in 80 acres of grounds. Learn how these gardens have been restored to glory and see the many subtropical species that thrive here.


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The Helicopter Museum, Weston-Super-Mare

Attractions in Somerset

More than 80 helicopters dating from 1931 to the present day are displayed here in hangers. There are open-cockpit days and Helicopter Experience or Air Experience flights available. The museum organises special events throughout the year.


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Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection, Bourton-on-the-Water

Attractions in Gloucestershire

Although the main focus here is on motoring, the museum has a toy collection that includes teddy bears, aeroplanes and rare pedal cars. It is also home to Brum the little yellow car from children's TV, which was filmed here.


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Totnes Elizabethan Museum, Totnes

Attractions in Devon

This Elizabethan house, built in 1575, features an Elizabethan herb garden, a Tudor bedroom, a kitchen and a Victorian nursery. Displays cover 5,000 years of local history and there is a special exhibition on Charles Babbage, father of the modern computer.


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Lacock Abbey & Fox Talbot Museum, Chippenham

Attractions in Wiltshire

This fine medieval abbey and house set in gardens and woodland is home to a museum dedicated to former resident William Henry Fox Talbot, inventor of the positive/negative photographic process.


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Wookey Hole Caves and Papermill, Wells

Attractions in Somerset

Explore the spectacular caves supposedly inhabited by the Witch of Wookey. Lots of other attractions including a 400 year old papermill with demonstrations of traditional papermaking.


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East Pool Mine, Redruth

Attractions in Cornwall

Learn the story of Cornwall's industrial heritage and find out what life was like for the miners of tin, copper and china clay. You can also see the enormous working beam engine and find out about the fascinating geology of the area.


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Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Bury St Edmunds

Attractions in Suffolk

The extensive remains of the wealthiest and most powerful Benedictine monastery in England, shrine of St Edmund. They include the complete 14th century Great Gate and Norman Tower, and the impressive ruins and altered west front of the immense church.


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Dickens World Tickets, Chatham

Attractions in Kent

Dickens World takes visitors on a fascinating journey through Dickens' lifetime as they step back into Dickensian England and are immersed in the urban streets, sounds and smells of the 19th century. With a host of captivating attractions, Dickens World features the “Great Expectations” dark boat ride, the “Haunted Man”, Dotheboy's Hall Victorian School Room with touch screen technology, a 4D high definition cinema show in Peggotty's Boathouse, the Britannia Theatre – an animatronic stage show introducing you to some of Dickens' characters and Fagin's Den, a soft play area for younger visitors. Location: Kent (South East)


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Barnstaple Heritage Centre, Barnstaple

Attractions in Devon

More than 1,000 years of Barnstaple's history is on show here, with hands-on visual and audio displays and life-size models and reconstructions. Barnstaple Heritage Centre offers great entertainmentfor all the family includingquizzes and games, brass-rubbing and children's costumes.


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Attractions with Wheelchair Access

Most UK holiday attractions now offer suitable wheelchair access and you will find on our listings that we have indicated where we believe they are accessible. However you should check prior to departure with the attraction for your specific needs.

Pet/Dog Friendly Attractions

Many of the attractions are dog friendly and so we have indicated where we believe they are pet friendly. Again, please check prior to departure with the attraction to make sure as rules do change.

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