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Sometimes you don’t need to travel far to satisfy your craving for a summer holiday. With the weather in the UK now hotting up and summer well and truly on its way, we take a look at some of the best things you can do in England during the summer months.

 1) Go for scenic walks

There’s no better time to explore the UK on two feet than during the summer holidays, and fortunately, we’re blessed to live in a country that has some truly beautiful walks.

From the undulating hills of the Lake District to the New Forest’s ancient trees, heathland and native ponies, the UK’s landscape is wonderfully varied, with fascinating wildlife to discover around every corner.

Punctuate your walking trails with a refreshing beer at several traditional English pubs, and you have a holiday made in heaven!

Native ponies in the New Forest during the UK in the summer

2) Spend a few days at the seaside

You don’t always have to go abroad to enjoy some sun, sea and sand.

Home to soft, sandy beaches, historic walking trails and charming coastal towns, the UK’s coastlines offer everything you need for a classic seaside break.

Ramble your way across a section of the fossil-studded Jurassic coast, spend a weekend on Torquay’s palm-fringed promenade or enjoy a traditional seaside escape on the sandy beach of Weston-super-mare: the UK has a coastline to suit everyone.

Walking the Jurassic Coast during the summer in the UK

3) Get active

Summertime is the perfect time to get outdoors and take up a new hobby or sport, from tennis or golf to cycling and hiking.

Head to your local golf course or join us on a sociable golfing holiday in the UK for a few rounds of friendly, organised golf.

And if competitive sports aren’t your thing, why not give yoga a try? This gentle, feel-good activity is great for those who want to exercise outdoors without getting too hot and sweaty.

UK golfing holiday

4) Explore a new town or city

The UK is saturated with centuries of history, and no-where else is this more apparent than in its charming cities and towns.

Discover the beating heart of the Industrial Revolution in Shropshire, explore Stratford-upon-Avon – Shakespeare’s birthplace – and visit Jane Austen’s final resting place in Winchester.

Then there’s the historic cities of Cambridge, York and Oxford – and not forgetting London, of course. Dive into museums when it rains, and enjoy a punt and a picnic on summer’s clearer days.

Stratford-upon-Avon during the summer in the UK

5) Visit a UNESCO World Heritage site

From the Roman spa city of Bath, the 150 million-year-old Jurassic Coast, to the symbolic and hugely influential Ironbridge Gorge, our country’s collection of UNESCO World Heritage Sites represent the UK’s contribution to the world we live in today.

Soak up some history this summer and tick a few World Heritage Sites off your bucket list without even boarding a plane.

Top 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites To Visit In Your Lifetime >>

Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire during the summer in the UK

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