Where to stay around England?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 58,407 vacation rentals near England. From 24,944 cottages to 18,606 apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near England for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in England?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in England. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • London: 12,154 vacation rentals
  • Kensington: 2,817 vacation rentals
  • Covent Garden: 967 vacation rentals
  • Cornwall: 8,514 vacation rentals
  • Notting Hill: 1,400 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in England! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in England?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in England:

  • London: 12,154 rentals
  • York: 617 rentals
  • Oxford: 259 rentals
  • Manchester: 360 rentals
  • Cambridge: 277 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to England?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in England are:

  • Heathrow Airport (LHR): 11,615 vacation rentals
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW): 519 vacation rentals
  • Paddington Station Airport (QQP): 11,886 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in England?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in England. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • London Bridge: 11,952 rentals
  • Hyde Park: 11,982 rentals
  • Piccadilly Circus: 11,951 rentals
  • London Eye: 11,943 rentals
  • Trafalgar Square: 11,943 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around England listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

See England and forget that stiff upper lip

You can't help but smile blissfully when you visit this delightful country. England is the largest of the U.K.'s 4 nations, with loads of historic landmarks, charming villages, and seaside resorts, plus bustling cities like London, Birmingham, and Manchester. Whether your England vacation rental is in a lively metro area or the majestic countryside, you're never more than 2 hours from a picture-perfect coastlines. The only thing richer than the breathtaking landscapes is the area's history. And maybe the food. From prehistoric Stonehenge to medieval castles, see why England's past has impacted so much of our modern world.

A spot of tea will turn into a lot of tea

Splash out at the posh shops of London or go off for a gander in the spectacular countryside of northern England. The pristine waters of the Lake District will knock your knickers off. Drink in the history of ancient castles and villages, and then enjoy drinks of another kind at a British pub or elegant tea room. If you fancy another sort of "tee," there are gorgeous golf courses. Head to the south coast for some seaside leisure. Finally, don't buy into that British cuisine cliche, because Indian curries are as prevalent as fish and chips or bangers and mash.

Feel like royalty as you roam the countryside

London isn't one of the busiest cities in the world for nothing. People love seeing where the Royal Family resides in beautiful Buckingham Palace. And you can see where many a lad spent time at her Majesty's Pleasure in the famed Tower of London. In south England, puzzle over the iconic and mysterious Stonehenge, admire the quaint villages, rolling meadows, and more cool castles in the Cotswolds, and visit the Roman baths of Bath. Head north to the Yorkshire region to see ancient abbeys and cathedrals like York Minster, dozens of museums, and more magnificent vistas of moors and valleys.

Where the weather can be 4 seasons all in 1 day

The first thing to know is that England is not quite the gray, rainy place it's often potrayed as. In fact, Paris and N.Y.C. see more rain than London. As a general rule, it's rainier (and windier) the further west and north you go. The maritime climate means warm summers in the high 60s, mild winters in the 30s, and often cloudy skies. If your England vacation rental is in spring or autumn, you can pop pics of the lush countryside exploding with a vibrant kaleidoscope of colors.

This gorgeous landscape gives you moor to love about England

Recall that with any England vacation rental, you're quite close to the sea. So not surprisingly, much of the geography is lowland terrain with rolling hills and coastal plains. The north is more mountainous, with the Pennines and the Lake District sporting gentle peaks that don't top 3,000 feet. There are many grassy uplands, called moors, throughout the country, as well as lakes and valleys. Steep cliffs line portions of the coast, the most iconic of those being the White Cliffs of Dover. Fun fact: these cliffs are white because they're composed of soft, crumbly limestone known as chalk.