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For holiday inspiration, the best things to see on the coast and an insight into life on England’s Coast, click on the local stories and blogs below.

48 hours on the Durham Coast

Durham’s coast is home to a dramatic stretch of designated heritage coastline, overflowing with wonderful wildlife, magnificent beaches, clifftop walks and waves of coastal charm, perfect for a stress-busting break.

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Fortune's Kippers, Whitby

This family-run fish smokery on the Yorkshire Coast has become known for serving excellent kippers, a traditional British breakfast staple. But what makes Fortunes’ kippers so special?

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Slow down with a scenic coastal road trip

Scenic road trips along the coast are magical experiences, allowing you to visit towns, villages and empty, open spaces while enjoying easy driving. So varied is the English coast that the scenery can change with every turn in the road.

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48 Hours in….Gosport

Gosport offers 38km of waterfront, panoramic beaches, impressive maritime attractions and lots of water sports, such as sailing, kayaking, jet-skiing, kite-surfing and fishing. There’s plenty to pack into 48 hours!

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Royal Connections with the coast

For centuries, royalty has both fortified the coast and holidayed along it. From stately homes to ruined castles – and even everyday seaside elements, such as beach huts – you’ll discover that royal seaside connections are abundant. And most of them can be easily combined into short breaks along the adjacent coast.

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Visit a bygone era with landmark lighthouses on England’s coast

Lighthouses are like exclamation marks, expressing astonishment at the coastal drama amid which they stand. By definition, visiting one involves stunning views of sea and land colliding. Many are also open to the public to climb; you can even sleep in, or close to some of them.

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Galleries and museums at the coast

If you love your arts and galleries, the English coastline has as much to offer as the high-profile museums found in London and other inland cities.

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Escape to a peaceful coastal garden

​As a nation of garden-lovers, it is little surprise that the English coastline is strewn with beautiful gardens. From small ‘secret’ gardens to lavishly designed formal lawns of stately homes, no matter where you holiday on the coast there’ll be a place of tranquillity to relax in.

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