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Whether you're tired of holidays abroad or want a break you can truly afford, cheap holidays in England are a great idea. From the rolling hills of the West Country to the sparkling waters of the Lake District, there are dozens of beautiful holiday spots, affordable and right here at home. Whether travelling with friends and family, or looking for a rural retreat for two, you'll be amazed at how cheap holidays in England can really be.

One of the best ways to save money is by booking private accommodation, as you'll receive all-important space and privacy to boot. Whatever your budget or requirements, the freedom to enjoy your break at your own pace is priceless. Simply look through our website to find affordable properties in England - over 7,000, to be precise - and look out for our Special Offers - indicated by an orange bar. Whatever your requirements, you're bound to make great savings when you book through HomeAway Holiday Rentals.


Cheap holiday destinations in England


Devon cheap holidays Devon

Whether you want to spend your days on the beaches of Torbay, or traverse miles of dramatic moorland in Dartmoor, Devon is a great choice for cheap holidays in England. Top free attractions centre around the area's beautiful parks, including Decoy Country Park and Haldon Forest Park in the South, and Rock Park and Simmons Park in the North. It's unsurprising, as this is one of the best spots in England for outdoor activities, including walking, hiking and cycling. Spectacular landscapes are also dotted with a range of historical attractions: why not visit Dartmouth Castle, before enjoying lunch in a cosy pub?

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Cotswolds cheap holidays Cotswolds

Wherever you choose to stay in the Cotswolds, you'll uncover some of the most beautiful countryside in England, and a wealth of free attractions and activities. You could spend a day or two in Oxford, visiting the amazing Pitt Rivers and Natural History Museums, or enjoy a few days exploring picturesque landscapes, walking and cycling through deep woodlands and green meadows. Top free attractions include Millets Farm Centre and Cutteslowe Park, but the beautiful town of Stratford-Upon-Avon - known as Shakespeare's birthplace - is certainly worth strolling around, if only to admire its pretty, historic houses.

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Cumbria cheap cottages Cumbria

Cumbria is the second-largest county in England, and undoubtedly one of the most stunning. Whether you want to try outdoor activities or relax amidst unspoilt landscapes, where better for an affordable break than the Lake District? Walk around Bitts Park and Whinlatter Forest in the North, or Grizedale Forest Park and Fell Foot Park in the South: wherever you stay, you'll find no shortage of spectacular scenery. Go boating on one of the 14 lakes in the area, including those located at Kendal, Keswick and Windermere, or enjoy an afternoon cycling along the dramatic routes of the Cumbrian Coast. From wildlife parks to Roman ruins, there's plenty to see and do along the way.

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Cornwall cheap holidays Cornwall

From the dramatic cliffs along the Lizard Peninsula to the beautiful beaches of Newquay, Cornwall is a great choice for cheap holidays in England. Free family days out include playing hide and seek in Cardinham Woods, paddling along the shores of Porthmeor Beach, and spending an afternoon having fun at Marazion Play Park. You can try a new water-sport such as sailing or waterskiing, or grab yourself a wet suit and give surfing a go: Cornwall enjoys a slightly warmer climate than the rest of the UK, so it's a great choice for an English summer. If it does happen to rain, simply head for St Ives: the Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden are good options for a rainy day.

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Norfolk cheap holidays Norfolk

Norfolk is a spectacular, rural region in the East of England, and a fantastic choice for cheap holidays. It can offer a multitude of outdoor activities, family attractions and historic sites, as well vibrant cities like Norwich, a thriving market town with plenty to see and do. If you fancy spending some time on the coast, look no further than Cromer Beach: backed by enormous sand dunes and known for its abundant wildlife, you can always try your hand at a number of water-sports. Alternatively, if stately homes are more suited to your interests, spend an afternoon at Sandringham House and Gardens: completely free to enter, it's the ideal setting for a pleasant stroll in the sunshine.

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Free things to do in Cornwall: Fun-filled activities

With beautiful beaches and national parks throughout the country, you'd think you have all the inspiration you need for free, fun-filled days out. Of course, it's not always that simple, especially when the British weather doesn't deliver on sunshine! While picturesque locations may be wonderful in the summer, rainy days in London's Richmond Park or Dorchester's chalked-covered hillsides are enough to dampen anyone's spirits.

But never fear: if you do get caught in the rain, there's still plenty England has to offer.

You can peruse hundreds of museums and art galleries, visit historic cathedrals and stately homes, or take the kids to a free concert or cinema screening! There are also England's festivals to consider, which feature a multitude of free shows and entertainment options: head for Brighton Festival or Birmingham Artsfest, and you'll find no end of activities to keep both adults and children busy. For more ideas, simply sign up for email alerts from one of the many websites showcasing free days out.

Do a little research, and the rewards will speak for themselves!


More holiday accommodation options in England

Rural Location In Pretty Witherslack Village, Ideally Situated For The Lake District

Imagine yourself eating breakfast on the terrace while the children and dogs play happily on the lawn. Or chasing rare butterflies through secret, wild and sculpted gardens. Or putting on your boots and stomping off for a Sunday morning walk up Wh...

Contemporary Glass Fronted Lakeside Villa, With On-site Luxury Spa & Hot Tub!

Skylark Lodge is a large 5 bedroom detached vacation villa, offering spacious accommodation, arranged over 3 floors, with 3 levels of outside living space. - Sleeps 11 + 2 x Cots. Situated on a freshwater lake, this impressive property is in the ...

Contemporary Glass Fronted Lakeside Villa, With On Site Luxury Spa & Hot Tub

This Lakeside Lodge is a large 5 bedroom detached vacation villa, offering spacious accommodation, arranged over 3 floors, with 3 levels of outside living space. - Sleeps 11 + 2 x Cots. Situated on a freshwater lake, this impressive property is i...

Cosy detached quaint Cotswold cottage in village near walks and facilities

Cooks cottage is a delightful cosy Cotswold stone cottage attached only to neighbouring sheds on a quiet no through road leading to walks into the beautiful countryside yet moments from an excellent shop with post office services, two gastro pubs,...

York city centre 2-bedroom apartment, own parking + free Wi-Fi.

Beautifully furnished in contemporary style • oak and tiled floors, • generous sized open-plan living space • two double bedrooms • choice of kingsize double or twin beds • bathroom has a full-size bath with shower over • kitchen is well-equ...
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