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Best hidden gems in England

Best Hidden Gems in England

England is, along with France, one of the most visited nations in the world. Whereas millions of travellers visit London or Manchester, fewer go off the beaten track to explore the hidden gems of England.

 

Do you want to see another side of England and discover places far from the crowds of tourists? Book your flights and accommodation at the best price as well as your tours and activities in England and discover the best hidden gems in England.

 


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St Ives

Cornwall

St Ives is a picture postcard village ranked among the best hidden gems in England.

 

You can book flights to Plymouth and explore Cornwall and St Ives. Located a 2 hours’ drive from Plymouth Airport, St Ives has inspired many artists who have decided to settle there; what about you? Book your hotel at the best price in St Ives and your tours and activities in Cornwall.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Plymouth (2 hours by car, 2 hours 30 by train). 

 

 Where to stay:  "Tregenna Castle Resort" is located a 5 minutes’ walk from St Ives Beach.

 


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Torquay

Devon

Torquay is a bit like Cannes or Nice on the French Riviera. It is one of the most beautiful destinations of the English Riviera with a pleasant climate, healthy air and warm winds favorable to the development of tropical plants.

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to Plymouth (1 hour by car, 1 hour 30 by train) and your accommodation at the best price in Torquay.

 

 Where to stay: "The Osborne Apartments" located 2 minutes from the beach with pool and  restaurant.

 


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Castle Combe

Wiltshire

Located 30 minutes from the beautiful city of Bath, Castle Combe is one England’s  best hidden gems and one of its most beautiful villages.

 

This small village is a treasure where time seems to have stopped. You may also have seen it in some Hollywood films, including one of Steven Spielberg's latest films. Which one? Come on site and talk to the locals, they will tell you.

 

Book your accommodation at the best price in Bath or Castle Combe. Also book your tours and activities in England such as a "Day trip to Stonehenge and Bath from London".

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Bristol or London. Castle Combe is located 1 hour by car, 2 hours by train from Bristol, 1 hour 30 by car and 2 hours 30 by train from London . 

 

 Where to stay: "The White Hart" is a traditional English pub with very beautiful rooms.


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St Michael Mount

Marazion - Cornwall

St Michael's Mount is located just 20 minutes from the beautiful village of St Ives and is a two-hour drive from Plymouth Airport.

 

This small island was built after the famous Mont Saint Michel in France. The Saint-Michel castle is on top of the island at the very end of England, the extreme south.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Plymouth (2 hours by car – 3 hours by train) as well as your accommodation in Marazion.

 

 Where to stay: "Marazion Hotel" offers a restaurant, bar and stylish rooms, some with views of the sea towards St Michael's Mount. 

 


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Little Venice

London

"Little Venice" is Londoners’ pristine waterfront neighbourhood. It is significantly less known to foreign travellers and has not invaded their Instagram accounts yet. Hurry up and discover this unique neighbourhood and its canals in the Borough of the City of Westminster.

 

The easiest way to get there is to stop at the "Royal Oak" or "Paddington" underground station. Be sure not to miss and book your accommodation at the best price very close to "Little Venice". 

 

Book your accommodation at the best price in London as well as your tours and activities in London such as a « Sparkling 2-hour River Thames sunset cruise in London ». 

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to London and get off at the "Royal Oak" underground station. 

 

 Where to stay: "O Hyde Park" located 5 min from Little Venice. 

 


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Polperro

Cornwall

This small village in Cornwall is one of the best hidden gems in England. A 50 minutes’ drive from Plymouth Airport, Polperro is a small fishing village which is becoming a popular tourist destination.

 

Many artists have lived in this village in Cornwall and painted its quiet and peaceful life.

 

Book your flights to Plymouth and accommodation at the best price in Polperro or Cornwall.

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to Plymouth (50 minutes by car - 2 hours by train).

 

 Where to stay:  If you want to stay in the heart of the village of Polperro, we recommend the “Claremont Hotel" with an excellent location in Polperro.

 


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Port Isaac

Cornwall

This small fishing village of Cornwall is known by fans of television series since it has served as a location for a large number of television productions including the series "Doc Martin".

 

Located an hour and a half drive from Plymouth, Port Isaac is a perfect destination for a few days trip for a romantic or family holiday.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Plymouth (1hour 30 by car, 3 hours by train). 

 

 Where to stay:  "Port Gaverne Hotel" is located in a pretty cove. This hotel offers spacious rooms and the hotel's restaurant offers delicious seasonal products.

 


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Bibury 

The Cotswold

Just a 50 minutes’ drive from Oxford, Bibury is a beautiful Cotswold village located in Gloucestershire County. Bibury is considered by many travellers but also painters to be one of the most beautiful villages in England.

 

You can stay overnight in this beautiful village to make the most of the unique atmosphere of Bibury. You can also book your tours and activities in England today  such as a "Cotswold tour with lunch".

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Bristol (1 hour 20 from Bibury by car – 3 hours by train) or London (2 hours by car – 4 hours by train).

 

 Where to stay:  "The Swan Hotel"  located in the heart of Bibury Village. 

 


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Ilfracombe

Devon

Well known by the English, Ilfracombe’ seaside resort is still a secret for foreign travellers. This small seaside resort in Devon in South West England, is accessible by car or train. You will fall in love with this beautiful town, perfect for a break with your lover or your family.

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to Bristol (2 hours 30 by car - 4 hours by train).

 

 Where to stay:  The "Carlton Hotel" is located 4 minutes from the seafront. It has a gym, a bar and a restaurant.

 


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Torcross

Devon

The easiest way to reach Torcross is to book your flights to Plymouth Airport (located a 1 hour’s drive from Torcross). You can stay in Plymouth and explore the most beautiful villages in England such as Torquay, Torcross, Looe and St Ives.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Plymouth (1 hour by car, 1 hour 30 by train). 

 

 Where to stay: "The Grand Hotel" located in Torquay. It has splendid views of the bay.


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Bournemouth

Dorset

Once you get to Bournemouth Airport you are only 20 minutes away by car or taxi from the sublime beaches of this exceptional seaside resort. It is a relatively new city since it dates from 1810. It quickly seduced many residents of Dorset who came to live there.

 

Recent polls say that Bournemouth is the most pleasant city to live in the United Kingdom. To enjoy a beautiful holiday in England you know what you have to do.

 

Book your flights but also your accommodation and your tours and activities in Dorset such as a "Bournemouth City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour".

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Bournemouth. 

 

 Where to stay: “Derby Manor” is located a 10 minutes’ walk from the beach.

 


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Hastings

Sussex

Located in the South of England, a 50 minutes’ drive from Brighton and two hours from London, Hastings is not only famous for the "Battle of Hastings” celebrated  every year, but it is also a seaside resort. Discover one of the hidden gems of England by booking your flights, accommodation and tours in Sussex.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to London (2 hours by car – 2 hours 30 by train).

 

 Where to stay: "Royal Victoria Hotel" for its fine position on the seafront. 

 


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Southwold

Suffolk

Located a 1 hour ’s drive from the beautiful university town of Norwich in Suffolk , Southwold is one of England’s best hidden gems.

 

This beautiful seaside resort is famous for its colourful "beach huts" and its wooden pier; it is perfect for a quiet 2 -day trip for couples or families.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to London (3 hours by car – 4 hours by train).

 

 Where to stay: The "Seaside Fisherman Cottage Southwold" is located on the seafront. This holiday home is fully equipped.

 


 

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