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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

edinburgh christmas market
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Edinburgh Christmas Market: Scotland

Princes Street Gardens, close to Waverley train station is the setting for the Christmas market at Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh. With a vibrant and bustling atmosphere, the market has the modern shopping and commercial district on one side whilst looking up at the other is the old town and Edinburgh Castle. On throughout the… Continue reading Edinburgh Christmas Market: Scotland

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

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New Europe and North Africa Walking Tours with Country Walkers

Leading walking adventures company has introduced new guided routes in Scotland, Switzerland, Croatia, Iceland, Slovenia, the Danube River and Morocco. Providing travellers with the opportunity to partake in guided walking holidays whilst also having time to explore independently, Country Walkers have introduced a series of Flex-Guided tours.  The collection of new destinations and itineraries include… Continue reading New Europe and North Africa Walking Tours with Country Walkers

lochwinnoch wetlands and birds rspb site scotland
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RSPB Lochwinnoch: Renfrewshire, Scotland

The RSPB run wetland habitat of Lochwinnoch is situated between Castle Semple Loch and Barr Loch in the Scottish Lowlands area of Renfrewshire. Boat and Lily Pads on Pond, Lochwinnoch Home to a variety of bird species the wetlands area of Lochwinnoch is protected. There is a visitor education centre on the site. The different… Continue reading RSPB Lochwinnoch: Renfrewshire, Scotland


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