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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Tintagel Castle, Tintagel

Attractions in Cornwall

Tintagel Castle is steeped in legend and mystery; said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, you can still visit the nearby Merlin's Cave. The castle also features in the tale of Tristan and Isolde. With a history stretching as far back as the Romans, Tintagel Castle is one of the most iconic visitor attractions in the south west.


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Longleat, Warminster

Attractions in Wiltshire

Fantastic attractions, amazing animals, spectacular shows! Longleat Safari & Adventure Park is bigger and better than ever with over 15 exciting attractions...an adventure you'll never forget!


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Hunstanton Sea Life Centre, Hunstanton

Attractions in Norfolk

The Sanctuary features a seal hospital, outdoor pools, penguin and otter enclosures and a breathtaking aquarium with an underwater display tunnel. Come face to extraordinary face with the newest residents from the Hammerhead shark family. A pair of Bonnethead sharks have joined the tropical sharks in the mighty ocean tank. Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary is now home to a Chinese Mitten Crab found on the Ouse Wash. Chinese Mitten crabs are an alien species to our British waters, an unusual looking crab, which has furry looking bristles covering its claws earning it the name the ‘Chinese Mitten Crab’. Location: Norfolk (South East)


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Swanage Railway, Swanage

Attractions in Dorset

Enjoy a nostalgic steam-train journey through magnificent countryside and the village of Corfe Castle, offering good views of the historic ruins. Pass through the eastern gateway to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.


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Trethorne Leisure Farm, Lauceston

Attractions in Cornwall

This farm and leisure park offers more than 45,000 square feet of indoor attractions. They include a virtual climbing wall, Jolly Roger Ball Blaster, ball pools, assault course and pony rides. Visitors can also pet and hold the animals


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Athelstan Museum, Malmesbury

Attractions in Wiltshire

This museum has local history exhibits such as costumes, and early fire engine, photographs of the town and an educational hands-on activity call the Mini Museum Detective. There is also an activity corner to keep younger children amused.


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The Deep, Hull

Attractions in East Yorkshire

The Deep, one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world is located in Hull, East Yorkshire. This award-winning visitor attraction is home to over 3,500 fish including spectacular sharks and rays, making it the perfect family day out.


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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Estate, Ripon

Attractions in North Yorkshire

A World Heritage Site, set in 323 hectares (800 acres) of beautiful countryside, offering an unparalleled opportunity to appreciate the range of England's heritage. Discover the magnificent 12th-century abbey ruins and the only surviving Cistercian corn mill. Amble through the beautiful landscaped Georgian water garden of Studley Royal, complete with Neo-classical statues, follies and breathtaking views.


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Shanklin Chine, Shanklin

Attractions in Isle of Wight

Enjoy the unique tranquility of Shanklin Chine, the Isle of Wight's oldest tourest attraction, which first opened in1817. A natural scenic gorge with a 45feet waterfall and stream leading to a beach. Shanklin Chine was once a site for shipwrecks and smuggling. It was later used for training Commandos during WWII.


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Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Hythe

Attractions in Kent

A 600 acre wild animal park situated in the gardens of historic Port Lympne Mansion. The collection includes the largest herd of captive-bred black rhino outside Africa, plus elephants, tigers and many more.


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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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