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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, 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

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


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

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Beverley: East Riding of Yorkshire, England

The historical market town of Beverley often attracts historians, shoppers and musicians. Look a little closer and there are gardens, walking paths and sporting events to discover. The most popular outdoor space is Beverley Westwood. A pasture historically used for chalk and as an area for making lime is nowadays a large open space visited… Continue reading Beverley: East Riding of Yorkshire, England

dover castle in kent united kingdom top heritage attraction
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UK’s Top Ten Heritage Sites Revealed

Facebook fans of English Heritage have selected their favourite top ten attractions for a family day out. The English Heritage Trust take care of around 400 visitor attractions across the U.K. The estimated age of each property ranges from the 1960’s to 3900BC. Each site attracts numerous visitors and school trips each year offering educational… Continue reading UK’s Top Ten Heritage Sites Revealed