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There are plenty of activities and attractions across the country to take advantage of this summer. From thrilling theme parks to relaxing coastal getaways, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
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Top Five Things to Do This Summer in England

Top Five Things to Do This Summer in England

There are plenty of activities and attractions across the country to take advantage of this summer. From thrilling theme parks to relaxing coastal getaways, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Before you begin your adventure, be sure to check out our guide to planning the perfect summer road trip.

Continue reading for our top things to do this summer in England.


1. A fun-filled day out at Alton Towers

Located in Staffordshire, Alton Towers is the UK's biggest theme park and a must-visit for thrill-seekers!

It features an array of world-class roller coasters, including Nemesis, Oblivion, and The Smiler. The park offers plenty of child-friendly rides and attractions too.

In addition to the rides, the park boasts a water park, a dungeon tour, and CBeebies Land, making it the ideal spot for family fun.


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2. Relax on the Northumberland Coast

The Northumberland coast is home to some of England’s most stunning scenery. With miles of unspoilt beaches and many charming seaside villages, it is well worth a visit.

Popular spots include:

  • Bamburgh - known for its magnificent castle overlooking the sea.
  • Druridge Bay - with its pristine sand and drifting dunes.
  • Craster - the quaint village that's famous for its kippers.




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3. Explore the incredible Lake District

The Lake District National Park in Cumbria is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. This UNESCO World Heritage site is renowned for its stunning lakes, rolling hills, and charming villages. Popular activities include hiking, boating, and cycling. There are trails and routes suitable for all levels of experience.

Visit Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England, for a relaxing boat trip or a leisurely stroll along the shore. Don’t forget to explore the towns of Keswick and Ambleside, where you can find plenty of fantastic cafes, pubs, and shops.




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4. Discover history and culture in Cambridge

Cambridge is a small and vibrant city renowned for its rich history and academic prestige.

Take a punting tour down the River Cam and soak up the views of the city's historic colleges. King's College Chapel is a highlight that’s not to be missed. Or simply wander through the charming streets of the city centre, which are lined with cafes and shops for all to enjoy.

Cambridge is the ideal choice for a relaxing day trip.




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5. Enjoy the spectacular Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage site known for its striking geological features and stunning beaches. It stretches from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset.

The area is famous for its fossils, with many visitors trying their hand at fossil hunting along the beaches.

Key attractions include Durdle Door, a natural limestone arch, and the picturesque Lulworth Cove.

For those who enjoy walking, the South West Coast Path offers breathtaking views of the coastline.


Jurassic coast


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Ensure you’re ready for the road

So, there you have it! Our top picks of where to visit this summer. Whether you’re seeking adventure or relaxation, there’s something for everyone.

If you plan on travelling by car, make sure you're prepared before you hit the road. Book a Summer Check at your local Bristol Street Motors dealership. Our technicians will inspect key components of your vehicle and top up any necessary fluids. With a range of packages to choose from, you can tailor your Summer Check to your needs.

Knowing that your car is in great condition means you can concentrate on planning your perfect summer getaway!

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