Holiday rentals in England
Find and book unique accommodation on Airbnb
Top-rated holiday rentals in England
Guests agree: these stays are highly rated for location, cleanliness, and more.
Holiday rentals for every style
Get the amount of space that is right for you.
Other great holiday rentals in England
Your guide to England
All About England
Brimming with history and multicultural heritage, England boasts world-famous museums, a patchwork of varied landscape, and decades of dominance in the music industry. From the industrial heritage of the Northeast to the balti houses of Leicester and Birmingham and hallowed surfing spots in Devon and Cornwall, diversity is at the country’s core.
Visitors can roam the lush green hills of the Lake District, explore the lowland hiking and biking in New Forest National Park, and hit the beach and grand promenade in Brighton. Prehistoric anomaly Stonehenge in Wiltshire and the winding waterways of Norfolk hark back to centuries past, while the Science Museum in South Kensington and the Greenwich Observatory look forwards — and upwards.
London, Liverpool, and Manchester have each led revolutions in pop culture, from Merseybeat in the early 1960s to the Madchester club scene of the 1990s and the recording studios on Denmark Street in Soho. England is the home of the globe’s best-known sports stadiums, from a legendary tennis club in South London to rival football grounds in Liverpool, Manchester, and Newcastle.
The best time to stay in a holiday rental in England
Coastal destinations are extremely popular over the summer, with Norfolk’s crab season in full swing and Devon’s beaches lined with families making sandcastles. Warmer temperatures and a lower chance of rain also make this a great time to explore England’s wealth of National Trust parks and stately homes, and take advantage of open-air dining in London’s Covent Garden or along the Tyne in Newcastle.
Although spring and autumn are generally mild, rain is always likely, so pack an umbrella and some warm layers for trips to the coast, and make sure you have sturdy footwear if you’re taking on hiking trails. Northerly parts of the country are more prone to frost and snow in the winter months, and the North Sea can make east coast destinations decidedly chillier than the southwest, which benefits from the Gulf Stream. Larger cities like Manchester and Birmingham fill up with Christmas markets over the festive period, while London draws revellers with extensive illuminations and open-air ice rinks.
Top things to do in England
The Roman Baths in Bath
Bath is a world-famous city packed with Georgian architecture and cultural delights like literary-themed museums and contemporary art galleries. It’s best known for its Roman-built baths, built in 836 BC atop a natural geothermal spring. Although you can’t take a dip here anymore, you can tour the impressive space and enjoy the steam. On summer evenings, the site is illuminated by flaming torches.
The Lake District is England’s largest national park and a World Heritage Site. Aside from the incredible views, you can take a boat ride on one of its crystal-clear lakes or hike one of the numerous trails throughout the valleys. You might even get to see the Northern Lights on a clear winter night. William Wordsworth lived here and included many descriptions of his beloved Lake District in his poetry.
Cricket continues to be one of the most popular sports in England. If you’d like to see how it all works, grab a ticket to an international or county match at Lord’s Cricket Ground in St John’s Wood or the Oval in Kennington. The MCC Museum at Lord’s has an extensive collection of cricket-related art and international memorabilia.