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Enjoy the outdoors from indoors: The Great Outdoors

Explore England from your home

From VisitEngland's 50+ ways to expore England while staying at home, you can enjoy local goodies, virtual tours and theatre shows from your sofa. This amazing list includes virtual tours of England's top attractions, Uk Zoo-cams, Theatres and Concerts, and Learn something new. In the list below, we pick out some highlights, plus some others we found along the way. 

Local countryside

Beautiful time lapse video of Ingleborough, the second highest mountain in the Dales and one of the Three Peaks. There is also a webcam which updates every few seconds if you want to see a live image of the mountain. 

The Henge

Have you always wanted to go to Stonehenge but just couldn't face the journey?  Now you can experience an interactive tour with English Heritage's 360 degree view from inside the monument.  You can also switch to Skyscape and enjoy a live view from within the stone circle. 



Many zoos are opening their doors to virtual tours at different days and times.  Check out their websites to find out where and when to join the fun.

Chester Virtual Zoo - See what some of the animals of Chester Zoo are up to! A great collection of live wildlife webcams.

Marwell Zoo - Hampshire.  See the flamingos on live cam, and penguins, giraffes and lemurs on photo cam (image refreshes every 30-40 seconds). 

Edinburgh Zoo - see Tigers, Yang Guang the Panda, Koalas and Penguins on live webcam 

Dublin Zoo - Catch a glimpse of the giraffes, zebras and rhinos on the African Savanna, get a birds-eye view of the penguins or watch the wondrous herd of Asian elephants bathe and chomp on their lunch with our live animal cams.


It's not just zoos where you can watch animals live. The Wildlife Trust in Cumbria has a badger cam live streaming the animals from Ambleside.  Badgers mainly come out at dusk but they are worth waiting for!  

For more wildlife trust cams, click here.

Explore England's Literary Hotspots


Navigate your way around England’s literary hotspots with VisitEngland's interactive map. Enjoy a pint in Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn, or have a game of Poohsticks in Ashdown Forest.

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