More About England Cottages

England is a hugely popular tourist destination for holiday makers. People flock from all over the world to see the historic landmarks, vibrant cities and lush green countryside. Holiday cottages in England are a great way to experience the best of both worlds with something for every holiday maker’s requirements. If you are a couple looking for a romantic rural getaway or a family looking to explore the coast, there is a cottage that fits your specifications. With self-catering cottages to rent in England you can often reduce the cost of your holiday by preparing your own meals and saving on restaurant bills. There is no shortage of delicious local produce across the entire country, providing a local authentic eating experience as well as saving money. When you decide to eat out, you are never far from a vibrant city or town with a wealth of dining options and cultural attractions.

England Cottages

England is revered for its wealth of history, dramatic coastlines, and its seemingly never-ending fields of green; all of which draw tourists from around the globe. There is of course, plenty to discover for UK residents too, whether it is a long weekend relaxing in the Cotswolds where idyllic country cottages are dotted around a breathtaking landscape or mixing up a vibrant nightlife, with days on the beach and a taste of Victorian Britain in Brighton. As well as exploring stately homes, castles and palaces, there are plenty of museums and galleries dedicated to art, industry, science, psychology and even bygone Britain such as the Jorvik Viking Centre in York and London Dungeons.

Things to Do in England

A trip to the UK is not complete without visiting London, the capital city of the UK. Here you can shop till you drop in Oxford Street, watch some of the best stage shows on the planet in Piccadilly Circus, soak up some culture at art galleries such as Tate Britain, or smaller ones like the Haunch of Venison; eat, drink be merry and even pop by to visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace. There is also a wealth of open green spaces including Hyde Park where you will find Londoners relaxing or revelling in free outdoor events. One thing that England has plenty of is coastline, and some say that none is more impressive than at North Norfolk, where sandy beaches stretch for miles. Holkham Bay is one such place, winning a British Beach award for its tranquil shores that run for over 40 miles. There are plenty of national parks to visit in England including the Yorkshire Moors in the north, Dartmoor in the south and the Lake District in the North West.

England Attractions

We want you to enjoy the best that England has to offer and so here's a selection of our favourite things to see and do;

Go Ape in Thetford Forest

Whether you go as a family or a group of friends, Go Ape offers a fun filled day exploring the forest on a whole different level. There are plenty of facilities like this to visit throughout England, but choose the Thetford area if you plan to explore the east coast. Go Ape is a dynamic jungle adventure for anyone over 10 years old and at least 4ft 7ins tall, featuring zip lines, Tarzan swings, high wires and rope bridges to name but a few, all rolled in to an amazing treetop experience. Expect to see amazing scenery from a whole new point of view, where you are safely harnessed and under the keen eye of experienced instructors.

Historical York

The city of York in North Yorkshire is steeped in history, and you can still wander its cobbled streets that are now lined with unique boutiques and designer stores all wrapped up in the Tudor Buildings. York is a mix of sophistication and rustic charm, and is great at making history come to life. Visit the Jorvik Viking Centre, a multi-sensory interactive museum that brings the Viking Era back to life with sounds, smells and fantastic sets – including actual archaeological treasures where they were uncovered, under the centre itself.

A Day in Brighton

For an eclectic mix of coastline, countryside and cityscapes, a visit to Brighton is a must. This small city is decadently Victorian, if you can imagine such a thing, and small enough to explore in a day. Start the day with breakfast by the beach then try your hand at the games in the Victorian arcade, hidden away in one of the many arches along the beach. After this you can take a tour of Brighton Royal Pavilion, the opulent palace of King George IV, do a spot of shopping in the The Lanes before eating at any of the City’s fabulous restaurants. If you can squeeze it in – go for a walk on the South Downs, a bucolic and beautiful landscape and finish the day with a show at Brighton’s comedy club The Komedia.

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