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Activities & Places of Interest in England

Included below are Activities & Places of Interest, such as The Eden Project 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 Eden Project

The Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall

Bodelva, St Austell


You won’t come across another attraction like this in the UK – think giant space-age halved golf ball-like biomes looming out of impeccably landscaped gardens – right in the middle of nowhere. What started out as one man’s dream to convert a china... more

Lee Valley Regional Park

Lee Valley Regional Park, Enfield, London

Enfield


Stretching across London, Essex and Hertfordshire for 10,000 acres, Lee Valley Regional Park is a mecca for outdoor lovers with great walking routes, white water rafting, horse riding, fishing, bird watching, golf, climbing, athletics, nature... 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

Stafford Castle and Visitor Centre

Stafford Castle and Visitor Centre, Newport Road, Stafford, Staffordshire

Newport Road, Stafford


Stafford Castle is a Norman Stone motte and bailey fortress. Standing on the motte are the remains of a massive hall-keep built in 1348. After the civil war, the slighted remains were given an extensive 19th century gothic reconstruction. Lower down... more

Bury Art Museum

Bury Art Museum, Moss Street, Bury, Greater Manchester

Moss Street, Bury


Bury Art Gallery was created especially to become home to the Wrigley Collection which incorporates more than 200 oil paintings, water colours, prints and ceramics collected by paper magnate Thomas Wrigley. The works include J MW Turner's Calais... more

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

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

Pumphouse Educational Museum (Rotherhithe Heritage Museum)

Pumphouse Educational Museum (Rotherhithe Heritage Museum), Lavender Pond & Nature Park, London, London

Lavender Pond & Nature Park, Lavender Road, Rotherhithe, London


Artefacts from the foreshore of the River Thames dating from Roman times and exhibitions ´The Blitz Room´, ´The 1950s´ and ´20th Century Artefacts From The Home´.... 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

Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary

Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary, Hillside Animal Sanctuary, Norwich, Norfolk

Hillside Animal Sanctuary, Hilltop Farm, Frettenham, Norwich


A lifeline for hundreds of poorly treated animals, Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary makes for a lovely day out for children and anyone else who loves getting close to all creatures great and small. Go along and see heavy horses, ponies, donkeys, sheep,... 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

Cheddar Caves & Gorge

Cheddar Caves & Gorge, Cheddar, Somerset

Cheddar


Cheddar Gorge is the sort of place that when you see foreign visitors touring around it, you feel sort of proud to be British. To the uninitiated, this famous tourist spot is a three-mile long gorge which was created by numerous Ice Age meltwaters... 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

Thursford Collection

Thursford Collection, Thursford, Fakenham, Norfolk

Thursford, Fakenham


The Thursford Collection, in the tranquil setting of a small Norfolk village, takes you back to a traditional old-fashioned fairground where majestic engines sit next to carousel rides. The collection of mechanical organs, from the smaller street... more

Dover Castle

Dover Castle, Dover, Kent

Dover


An iconic structure that presides over the famous coastline and its white cliffs, Dover Castle has watched over the area since its keep was built in the 1180s and there has been a look out on the site for some 20 centuries. Inside this historic... 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

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, Meadow Lane, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

Meadow Lane, Stretton, Burton upon Trent


Enthusiasts of steam and all the connected paraphernalia are in for a treat at this richly informative attraction in Staffordshire. This is thought to be Britain’s most complete Victorian pumping station and is crammed with tools and equipment... 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

Terracotta Warriors Museum

Terracotta Warriors Museum, High East Street, Dorchester, Dorset

High East Street, Dorchester


The Terracotta Warriors Museum in Dorchester is host to an exhibition of the Chinese Terracotta Army from the Chin Dynasty. The exhibition features a spectacular group of warriors, which have been specially created in China by the conservation... 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

Westons Cider Visitor Centre

Westons Cider Visitor Centre, The Bounds, Ledbury, Herefordshire

The Bounds, Much Marcle, Ledbury


Join a tour around Westons Cider Visitor Centre, and hear how cider is produced, from the planting of the orchards to the moment cider is poured into a glass. Stroll through the Henry Weston Courtyard Garden and afterwards into the Bottle Museum Tea... more

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, London

East Molesey


Everyone has heard of Hampton Court Palace, where the mighty King Henry VIII entertained, wooed and ruled with a rod of iron. The Great Hall is England’s greatest example of a medieval hall and was host to Shakespeare’s company in 1603/4 while the... more

The Tutankhamun Exhibition

The Tutankhamun Exhibition, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset

High West Street, Dorchester


Experience the magnificence and wonder of the world´s greatest discovery of ancient treasure. Be there at the discovery, explore the ante-chamber filled with its treasures, and witness Howard Carter raising the golden coffins in the burial chamber.... 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

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

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

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

Hack Green Secret Bunker

Hack Green Secret Bunker, PO Box 127, Nantwich, Cheshire

PO Box 127, Nantwich


You can’t beat a clandestine government project for intrigue and Hack Green Secret Bunker in Nantwich delivers it all when it comes to cloak-and-dagger stuff. This 35,000 square foot underground fixed radar station, one of 21 in the country, was... 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

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

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

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

Cadbury World

Cadbury World, Linden Road, Birmingham, West Midlands

Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham


Uncover a world of chocolate delights and enjoy a fascinating, fun packed day out at Cadbury World. With fourteen amazing zones, there's so much to see and do for the whole family. From learning how your favourite confectionery is made and... 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

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

Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village, Hampton Avenue, Torquay, Devon

Hampton Avenue, Babbacombe, Torquay


There’s something undeniably enjoyable about wondering through flower-decked gardens and admiring the handiwork of a team of people who have recreated every aspect of life around you – but in miniature. At Babbacombe Model Village in Torquay you’ll... more

Silverstone

Silverstone, Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire

Silverstone Circuit, Towcester


For more than 60 years Silverstone has carved its mark as one of the leading motorsport venues, creating a powerful heritage around the world. Internationally renowned as the host of world class events, Silverstone is also famed for its exhilarating... more

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Coach Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire

Coach Road, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Telford


Set aside the whole day – you’ll need it to get around the ten museums that sit in this idyllic Shropshire spot. There are ten sites to visit at the The Ironbridge Gorge Museums, which collectively celebrate the Industrial Revolution and set out to... more

Bressingham Steam & Gardens

Bressingham Steam & Gardens, Low Road, Diss, Norfolk

Low Road, Bressingham, Diss


Don’t tell him your name, Pike! If this catch phrase is making you smirk at the thought of it, you are a Dad’s Army fan and should get yourself to Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens in Norfolk on the double! This family attraction (with 20 acres,... 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

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

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

Kings College

Kings College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Cambridge


Welcome to King´s College, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom. King´s is one of the oldest Cambridge colleges, having been founded in 1441 by Henry VI. It is also Cambridge´s premier tourist attraction, due... 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

Minack Theatre

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall

Porthcurno, Penzance


The Minack Theatre’s spectacular open-air setting, cut into the cliffside at Porthcurno near Penzance, is something of a shock. It feels like you have stumbled across an ancient Roman amphitheatre rather than a thoroughly British-made endeavour. The... 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

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 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

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, Milford, Lifton, Devon

Milford, Lifton


In addition to a large collection of Steam, Agriculture and bygones the Centre now hosts the historic collection of the Fairground Heritage Trust including a collection of operating fairground rides from the early 20th Century.... 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

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