England is a country with such a diverse offering; from the towering fells of the Lake District to the sandy beaches of the South West. Each area is unique and boasts its own charms and quirks. Whether you are looking for foodie delights or fresh sea air, there will be somewhere for you in England. We have chosen a selection of the best towns to stay in England; there is sure to be one which will suit you.
The spa town of Harrogate is a gem of North Yorkshire. It is a relaxing spot which has been known for the quality of its water since the 16th century. To this day people still visit Harrogate for its spas. However, there is more to Harrogate. It also offers great shopping, delicious food and plenty of history to get your teeth into.
Ambleside is a gorgeous town which sits at the north edge of Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park. It is brimming with cosy cafes and shops selling everything you could need for an adventure. You’re well placed to explore the rest of the Lake District here, but you can also enjoy walks and ferry trips from Ambleside without jumping in the car.
The spa town of Buxton is surrounded by the Peak District National Park. You can enjoy the best of both world here; a vibrant town with easy assess to the quiet beauty of the Peak District. Whether you enjoy walking, going to the theatre, great food or browsing independent shops, Buxton will have something for you.
Whitstable, on the Kent coast, is famous for its annual oyster festival. If you love fresh seafood then this is a great place to stay, but there is more to it than great food. You’ll also find art galleries, independent shops and an impressive castle. Make sure you soak up the sea air and enjoy the views.
Sat next to the Cotswolds, Cheltenham is a great place to stay. The town itself has much to offer, including festivals throughout the year covering everything from jazz to horse racing. Of course, it’s also well placed for day trips into the picture-perfect Cotswolds. However you like to spend your holiday, Cheltenham will have something for you.