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Get the Taste for England’s Heritage this Christmas

Christmas food and drink treats are now available to purchase online from English Heritage, for yourself or someone else. Access to English Heritage sites across the country may be limited this festive season but their online shop remains open to ensure everyone can give or receive a taste of England this Christmas. Items are made… Continue reading Get the Taste for England’s Heritage this Christmas

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UK Staycation: Go Ape Prepares to Reopen All Sites

The thrills and adventures of Go Ape can again be enjoyed throughout England with Wales and Scotland to reopen soon. From Aberdeen in the north down to Devon’s Haldon in the south, Go Ape’s adventures are happening in tree tops right across the UK. With various activities and adventures for all the family, each of… Continue reading UK Staycation: Go Ape Prepares to Reopen All Sites

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UK Staycation: Food and Drink Experiences in England

As everyone begins to go out to eat and drink again we've selected some experiences to make it more adventurous. As they continue to celebrate ‘The Great British Staycation’ of 2020, Buyagift.com are giving up to 60% off experiences purchased through them and some include eating and drinking out. We at The Rucksack News have… Continue reading UK Staycation: Food and Drink Experiences in England

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UK Staycation: Accommodation Adventures in England

As everyone can finally plan their holidays and staycations for this summer, we’ve selected our favourite accommodation experiences in England. Celebrating ‘The Great British Staycation’ of 2020, Buyagift.com are giving up to 60% off weekend getaways and breaks purchased through them. We at The Rucksack News have chosen our favourite places to stay for every… Continue reading UK Staycation: Accommodation Adventures in England

the castlerigg stone circle in englands lake district
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Free English Heritage Sites to Visit Now

More than 180 of English Heritage’s free sites are open to visitors with all others to hopefully reopen by August. England’s history can be discovered for free, including the Iron Age and Medieval, Saxon, Norman or Roman times through historic walls, castles, crosses, abbeys, stone circles, bridges and more at sites across the country that… Continue reading Free English Heritage Sites to Visit Now

the beach at filey in yorkshire
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UK Staycation: Haven Holiday Sites

Haven’s coastal holiday sites have made changes to be covid-19 compliant so everyone can enjoy a nature-based holiday this year. Dotted along the coastline of England, Scotland and Wales are the award-winning Haven holiday parks. Attracting families, couples and groups who love to be active, they ensured none of their sites are far away from… Continue reading UK Staycation: Haven Holiday Sites

the river nidd at knaresborough in north yorkshire
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Enjoy a Stay in Rural England for Countryside Walks

As the daffodils make their appearance across England there is something for walkers of all ages and interests across the country. The English countryside is home to many areas of natural beauty including national parks, forest and woodland areas and coastal, river or canal paths. Northumberland Situated in the north east, Northumberland is the most… Continue reading Enjoy a Stay in Rural England for Countryside Walks

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A Castle Howard Christmas

Walking through the gardens and alongside the lakes before taking a step into the glamour of Venice this festive season. These typical English grounds in Yorkshire are probably best enjoyed at other times of the year when the ground is drier and crisper and the lake side facilities are open, but for those that enjoy… Continue reading A Castle Howard Christmas

pevensey castle
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English Castles to Visit in November

English Heritage have shared their pick of five castles to visit this Autumn. Conisbrough Castle Conisbrough Castle South Yorkshire’s 12th Century castle was the inspiration behind Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe. Its crumbling castle walls, grassy picnic areas, visitor centre and exhibitions are still attracting guests to visit the castle, see its defences and learn about… Continue reading English Castles to Visit in November

Destinations

Places to Stay Whilst Exploring the U.K: England

Charming hotels, guest houses and spas to stay at whilst exploring the natural beauty of England. Harrogate, North Yorkshire The spa town of Harrogate is a relaxing place to stay after exploring the nearby Yorkshire Dales National Park or the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Beauty. The Yorkshire Dales The Yorkshire Dales is a popular destination… Continue reading Places to Stay Whilst Exploring the U.K: England