BackHome » Attractions / Activities UK Search » England Activities & Places of Interest

Activities & Places of Interest in England

Included below are Activities & Places of Interest, such as The British Library in England. Britain's Finest offer a host of activities and places of interest with something to suit all ages for a great day out.

The British Library

The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, London

96 Euston Road, London


Much overlooked as an attraction, the British Library, one of the world's greatest research libraries, tucked away near Euston Station, is quite simply a treasure trove of historic documents - and it’s entirely free to see them. From the Magna… more

Honister Slate Mine

Honister Slate Mine, Honister Pass, Keswick, Cumbria

Honister Pass, Borrowdale, Keswick


Set in the Heart of Lakeland, Honister Slate Mines have, for centuries, produced the beautiful green stone, which it is famous throughout the world. Unlike slate taken from quarries, the Westmorland Green Slate is wholly extracted from beneath the… more

Merrivale Model Village

Merrivale Model Village, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth


We’re not being funny but what with Merrivale Model Village’s pint-sized cricket pitch, handy little railway line, half-timbered and Georgian houses and rather charming tiny little antique shops, were we 5cm high we might rather like to relocate… more

Bede's World

Bede's World, Church Bank, Jarrow, Tyne & Wear

Church Bank, Jarrow


The Venerable Bede, early Europe’s famous scholar, lived and worked in Wearmouth Jarrow in Northumberland around 1300 years ago and Bede’s World sets out to explain what his life and surroundings would have been like at that time. You’ll encounter a… more

National Space Centre

National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, Leicestershire

Exploration Drive, Leicester


You know this is going to be fun from the minute the car winds into Exploration Drive and you spot the splendid Rocket Tower thrusting skywards. And you’d be right. Wander through the darkness of the stellarium, stare in awe through six galleries of… more

The Jane Austen Centre

The Jane Austen Centre, 40 Gay Street, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

40 Gay Street, Bath


Well, if you’re going to immerse yourself in the world of Jane Austen, there are few better places to begin than the show city for Georgian architecture, Bath, which is home to the Jane Austen Centre. The centre sits on Gay Street, set between two of… more

Beer Quarry Caves

Beer Quarry Caves, Beer, Devon

Beer


It beggars belief but an amazing 24 cathedrals were created using individuals stones that were quarried by hand from Beer Quarry. That is an awful lot of hard work underground for thousands of quarrymen over the years. No surprise, then, that the… more

Kidzworld

Kidzworld, Stadium Retail Park, St Austell, Cornwall

Stadium Retail Park, Par Moor Road, St Austell


Let’s face it, it sometimes rains in Cornwall. And when it does, you will be very glad indeed of places like Kidzworld near St Austell, where children can safely run wild around the various attractions while you sip tea in the café. The site offers a… more

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall

Discovery Quay, Falmouth


If you have ever pondered how to stay alive for weeks on end marooned at sea (answer: drink turtle blood) or what lighthouse keepers do when they are not alerting ships to imminent danger, take a trip to the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth,… more

Wookey Hole Attractions and Hotel

Wookey Hole Attractions and Hotel, Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset

Wookey Hole, Wells


I took the kids (eight and five) to Wookey Hole some months ago and they still talk about it to this day. The undoubted highlight was the dark and gloomy tour of the 50,000-year-old caves (with their secret river and encrusted caverns), where a… more

Dinosaur Isle

Dinosaur Isle, Culver Parade, Sandown, Isle of Wight

Culver Parade, Sandown


If ever there was a great attraction to take dinosaur-mad children and adults alike, its Dinosaur Isle on the Isle of Wight. Designed in the shape of a giant pterodactyl, its vast collection of 1000-plus fossils were first brought together when 19th… more

The London Dungeon

The London Dungeon, Riverside Building, London, London

Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London


Conveniently sitting between the London Eye and Big Ben, the London Dungeon is an absolute hoot of an attraction, perfect for tweens, teens and adults who love a laugh with their history. The Dungeon has been around for 40 years but is meticulously… more

World of Country Life

World of Country Life, Sandy Bay, Exmouth, Devon

Sandy Bay, Littleham, Exmouth


World of Country Life gives you value for money, a great day out for all the family come rain or shine. Kids, adults and grandparents will all enjoy a full day of memorable experiences. Why not take a walk back in time down Memory Lane and explore… more

The New Forest Wildlife Park

The New Forest Wildlife Park, Deerleap Lane, Southampton, Hampshire

Deerleap Lane, Ashurst, Southampton


The New Forest Wildlife Park: Enjoy a wildlife adventure in this lovely park, set in 25 acres of unspoilt woodland in the lovely New Forest. Get up close to the Sika, fallow and roe deer that roam freely throughout the park and watch the excitable… more

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest, Bedgebury Road, Cranbrook, Kent

Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst, Cranbrook


Pack your rucksack with a flask of tea and some sandwiches and set off for a day of mountain biking, tree-climbing, zip-wiring, horse-riding or simply strolling with the dog and chatting through some of the glorious 2000 acres that make up Bedgebury… more

Seaton Tramway

Seaton Tramway, Riverside Depot, Seaton, Devon

Riverside Depot, Harbour Road, Seaton


Seaton Tramway operates a three mile route through East Devon´s glorious Axe Valley between Seaton and the small village of Colyford and the ancient town of Colyton. Travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves giving… more

Morwellham Heritage Centre

Morwellham Heritage Centre, Morwellham Quay, Tavistock, Devon

Morwellham Quay, Tavistock


Morwellham Heritage Centre: The greatest copper port in Queen Victoria´s empire lies 23 miles inland. The Tamar ketch ´Garlandstone´ is moored at the quay; original cottages, shops and hostelry. 1860s costumed staff welcome visitors and host guided… more

The Needles Park

The Needles Park, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight

Alum Bay, Isle of Wight


The Needles Park is the Isle of Wight´s premier visitor attraction and is situated at Alum Bay overlooking the Island´s most famous landmark, The Needles Rocks and Lighthouse. Every year, nearly half a million people visit to view these jagged chalk… more

Land's End

Land's End, Land's End, Penzance, Cornwall

Land's End, Sennen, Penzance


Land’s End is the most South-Westerly point of the British Isles and one of Cornwall’s most popular tourist attractions. Many generations have come to have their photo taken under the famous signpost and to look out to the amazing views stretching… more

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St Austell, Cornwall

Pentewan, St Austell


On a sunny Cornwall day, the sound of nuthatches and kingfishers singing and waving camellias casting their scent onto the breeze, it’s hard to find a spot more lovely than The Lost Gardens of Heligan. But this rural idyll wasn’t always this way. The… more

Stockley Farm

Stockley Farm, Stockley Farm, Northwich, Cheshire

Stockley Farm, Arley, Northwich


Stockley Farm, opened in 1987, is an organic farm on the Arley Estate which grows a variety of crops and Milks 200 Organic cows. On arrival you are taken by tractor and trailer from the car park to the farm where there is a variety of animals… more

Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole, Dorset

Poole Harbour, Poole


The inspiration for many a story by children’s writer Enid Blyton, from a child’s point of view it’s hard to imagine a better spot for ripping adventures and lashings of ginger beer than Brownsea Island. The fun starts on the boat ride over from… more

York Dungeon

York Dungeon, 12 Clifford Street, York, North Yorkshire

12 Clifford Street, York


York Dungeon is deep in the heart of historic York, buried beneath its very paving stones, lies the North´s most chillingly famous horror attraction. The York Dungeon brings more than 2,000 years of gruesomely authentic history vividly back to… more

Tar Tunnel

Tar Tunnel, Coalport Road, Telford, Shropshire

Coalport Road, Coalport, Telford


A feature that presents the first natural source of bitumen that was discovered over 200 years ago. Visitors can don a hard hat to witness this spectacular monument.… more

Chislehurst Caves

Chislehurst Caves, Caveside Close, Chislehurst, Kent

Caveside Close, Old Hill, Chislehurst


Chislehurst Caves: Miles of Mystery and History Beneath your Feet! Grab a lantern and get ready for an amazing adventure! Just a short way from central London, close to Bromley in Kent, lay the Chislehurst Caves - miles of dark mysterious passageways… more

Clearwell Caves

Clearwell Caves, Clearwell, Coleford, Gloucestershire

Clearwell, Coleford


Clearwell Caves are now a working mining museum where visitors can see impressive caverns with geological and mining displays. Iron ore from the Caves has been used over many centuries to make tools, weapons and machinery. Some forms of the iron ore… more

The Dinosaur Museum

The Dinosaur Museum, Icen Way, Dorchester, Dorset

Icen Way, Dorchester


Appropriately positioned just seven miles from the Jurassic Coast, The Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester is the only museum dedicated to these most fascinating of creatures in mainland Britain. And it takes a delightfully innovative approach to the… more

The Rum Story

The Rum Story, Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria

Lowther Street, Whitehaven


Not that we are suggesting that it rains much in the Lake District, but The Rum Story in Whitehaven makes for a great little place to while away an afternoon should the heavens open. Based in the original Georgian premises of the Jefferson family who… more

Dickens World

Dickens World, Leviathan Way, Chatham, Kent

Leviathan Way, Chatham Maritime, Chatham


Here at Dickens World, we want to take you back in time on a personal guided tour through the sounds, sights and smells of Victorian England through the eyes of our best loved author, Charles Dickens. Our visitors are taken on a 90 minute… more

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Kew Road, Richmond, London

Kew Road, Kew, Richmond


Treat yourself to a day wandering through the rose pergolas, clambering treetop-height through the limes or just lazing by the lake at Kew Gardens, the 300-acre Unesco World Heritage site in south-west London. Admittedly, when the sun is out there’s… more

The Observatory Science Centre

The Observatory Science Centre, Wartling Road, Hailsham, East Sussex

Wartling Road, Hertsmonceux, Hailsham


As you drive through the gates of the Observatory Science Centre near Hailsham in Sussex,the copper clad domes housing giant telescopes stand strangely at odds with the rural surroundings and there’s little to give away the fun inside. But once… more

Tower of London

Tower of London, Tower Hill, London, London

Tower Hill, London


Even before you get into the Tower of London, you’re treading on historic territory – Tower Green was the site where Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard waved goodbye to their heads. The Tower, built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, is one… more

Beatles Story

Beatles Story, Brittania Vaults, Liverpool, Merseyside

Brittania Vaults, Albert Dock, Liverpool


You don’t have to be a fan of the Fab Four to get a kick out of the Beatles Story, so wonderfully is it recreated. From the innocent start at the Woolton Village fete where John first met Paul to the TV footage showing screaming fans fainting in… more

Crich Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Village, Crich, Matlock, Derbyshire

Crich, Matlock


Everyone loves a ride on a tram so take yourself off to Crich Tramway Village , home of the national tramway museum, in the heart of Derbyshire for a nostalgia fest. Visitors ride on vintage trams through a period street and then onto open… more

Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London, London

Bow Street, Covent Garden, London


The Royal Opera House is the third theatre on the Covent Garden site, the previous two being destroyed by fire. The new building opened in May 1858 becoming known as the Royal Opera House in 1892. Restoration work began again in 1996 and was… more

Flag Fen Archaeology Park

Flag Fen Archaeology Park, The Droveway, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

The Droveway, Northey Road, Peterborough


Flag Fen Archaeology Park is home to a wooden causeway some 3,500 years old that is so unique it is held by experts all over the world in the same esteem as Stonehenge. The wooden ritual causeway and ceremonial platform have yielded one of the… more

At-Bristol

At-Bristol, Anchor Road, Bristol

Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol


Learn everything from why water flushes down a loo to how the human brain functions (they’ve a real one on display) at the hugely entertaining and interactive At Bristol science centre on the city’s waterside. From biting on straws to hear music… more

Tower Bridge Exhibition

Tower Bridge Exhibition, Tower Bridge, London, London

Tower Bridge, London


Tower Bridge has stood over the River Thames in London since 1894 and is one of the finest, most recognisable bridges in the world. At the Tower Bridge Exhibition you can enjoy breath-taking views from the high-level walkways and learn about the… more

Catalyst - Science Discovery Centre

Catalyst - Science Discovery Centre, Gossage Building, Widnes, Cheshire

Gossage Building, Mersey Road, Widnes


It’s not easy making chemistry seem accessible to most people, but Catalyst, a museum dedicated to making the science entertaining, manages it beautifully. Based in Widnes in Cheshire, the home of the chemical industry in the UK in the 19th and 20th… more

Poldark Mine & Heritage Complex

Poldark Mine & Heritage Complex, Poldark Mine, Helston, Cornwall

Poldark Mine, Wendron, Helston


Poldark Mine & Heritage Complex is located in the Wendron Valley, once the scene of industrial activity, Poldark and its 18th century tin mine, described as one of the most atmospheric mine tours in Europe, is one of Cornwall´s most important… more

Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, London

Westminster, London


If you have ever fancied taking a look around the iconic Houses of Parliament, home to 1,000 years of history, politics, stunning art and architecture, we have good news. 75-minute Blue Badge guided tours are available which start by following the… more

Priory Visitor Centre

Priory Visitor Centre, Coventry Arts & Heritage, Coventry, West Midlands

Coventry Arts & Heritage, Priory Row, Coventry


The best way to find out about medieval life in Coventry is to visit the Priory Visitor Centre. When excavated the site revealed the remains of Coventry´s first Cathedral and the Priory Undercrofts. Many remains of the medieval buildings have been… more

Paradise Park

Paradise Park, Avis Road, Newhaven, East Sussex

Avis Road, Newhaven


Made up of Planet Earth Museum, a heritage trail and gardens, a kids’ play zone and a garden centre, Paradise Park in Newhaven, East Sussex, provides plenty whether the weather’s inclement or fine. The museum charts life on earth from the very start… more

Sherlock Holmes Museum

Sherlock Holmes Museum, 221b Baker Street, London, London

221b Baker Street, London


The Sherlock Holmes Museum has already had over 2 million visitors since opening 12 years ago. It is unique. It is in a Georgian building dating from 1815. It is totally unspoiled (by which is meant un-modernised!) and is identical to the lodging… more

Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon

Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey


Sick of cookie cutter presents and fancy a bit of originality? Get thee to the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, the south west’s biggest contemporary craft centre which houses everything from metalwork, textiles and sculptures to photography and jewellery.… more

Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker, Kelvedon Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex

Kelvedon Hall Lane, Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood


Designed in the 1960s to house 600 military and civil personnel (and possibly the prime minister too) in the event of a Soviet attack, your tour of the bunker is self-guided using a handset you pick up from the entrance - which only adds to the… more

Shanklin Chine

Shanklin Chine, 12 Pomona Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight

12 Pomona Road, Shanklin


Shanklin Chine is a world famous gorge that drops 150ft from the cliff to sea level. A deeply shaded path winds down to the shore where there are over 150 plants and mosses to see.… more

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Road, London, London

Marylebone Road, London


Come on, where else can you meet The Queen, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Helen Mirren, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Captain America, The Iron Man, The whole of One Direction and Bollywood’s leading actors all under one roof? Madame Tussauds… more

Bath Aqua Glass - Glassblowing Demonstrations

Bath Aqua Glass - Glassblowing Demonstrations, Bath Aqua Glass, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

Bath Aqua Glass, 105/107 Walcot Street, Bath


Glassblowing demonstrations at Bath Aqua Glass offer the opportunity to see skilled glassblowers at work using traditional techniques to make beautiful ranges of free blown glassware (no moulds are used). The glassware takes inspiration from the… more

Snibston Discovery Museum

Snibston Discovery Museum, Ashby Road, Coalville, Leicestershire

Ashby Road, Coalville


Snibston is a multi-award-winning interactive museum specialising in science and technology, engineering, transport, fashion, history and mining. Based on the former Snibston Colliery, it comprises 7 hands-on galleries, a children’s outside play… more

To view the icons please zoom in