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England over Easter?

Hi! I just planned a spur-of-the-moment trip to England (my first!) this morning- from March 15-30. I realized afterwards that this will have me in England over the Easter holiday.

On the one hand, this means that friends I'll be crashing with will have a long weekend.... on the other, is this the end of my sight-seeing on my only full weekend in the country?

Any tips I should keep in mind, given the holiday?

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Almost all sights and museums will be open on Easter Sunday - I spent a spring semester in England and we spent the day at Hampton Court Palace. Some shops and restaurants will be closed, but if you don't go to church Easter morning, you probably won't even realize it's Easter. Besides all of the Easter candy in the stores, it is pretty uneventful. You shouldn't have any problems.

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Keep in mind that 17 March is St. Paddy's Day.

Find an Irish pub and join in. You'll have a ball !

A lot of what is available depends on what part of England you're in. All the main tourist sights are open but crowded on the other hand many city centres are deserted and it can be a great time to grab a local guide book and take a walk around.

On Easter Sunday a long lazy lunchtime session in a city centre pub is a tradition for many of us.

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Keep in mind Easter Monday is a Bank Holiday, so a lot of things will be closed on that day.

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I also planned a trip to London and only realized later that it included Easter Sunday. The day was a total non-event.When I asked at my hotel what would be open they looked at me like I was nuts! I even bought a new pair of shoes as the ones I brought from home were killing my feet!