From the bright lights and city sights of London to quaint villages and rolling countryside, England offers great opportunities for exploration.
With some of the world’s most famous buildings and sights within walking distance of each other, London is always high on visitors “must – do” lists. Maybe it’s the draw of taking a selfie at Buckingham Palace, Big Ben or the London Eye. Maybe its to catch a show in the West End. London is unmissable.
Is it an ancient timepiece, is it a form of temple, is it a burial ground? If you discover the reason behind the secret to this ancient circle of standing stones, you will solve one of the country’s greatest archeological mysteries.
It was the ancient Romans who first made a tourist attraction from the natural hot springs in this part of England. The complex they created is still open for visitors to walk through. Whilst bathing there is no longer allowed, you can visit the nearby Thermae Bath Spa to indulge yourself in the naturally warm waters.
Budding thespians will feel right at home at the birthplace of William Shakespeare. From his birthplace to his gravesite, as well as Tudor streets, taverns and tea-rooms, the town has many buildings and places associated with the Bard.
You won’t catch sight of any Tyrannosaurus Rex on your drive along England’s southern coastline, but you will see rocks which chart 185 million years of history. The cliffs at Beer, the shingle ridge at Chesile and the natural limestone arch at Durdle Door are all part of this 95 mile stretch of coast
Wooded valleys, cascading waterfalls, undulating countryside and a rugged terrain all feature in this National Park. There’s plenty of open space to enjoy the fresh air and freedom
Central to England’s Industrial heritage, many of the former warehouses and factories are being re-imagined to incorporate the city’s growing arts and culture scene. Football is a big draw to the city, whether you support the world-renowned Manchester United or Manchester City teams, their stadiums offer tours and the National Football Museum tells the history of the sport.
The Beatles are central to Liverpool’s cultural offering. From their childhood homes, to the Cavern Club and a interactive exhibition at The Beatles Story, fans of the Fab 4 will not leave disappointed. There’s even a Yellow submarine (or two) in the city.
Northern National Parks
The Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and Lake District offer distinct experiences from caving to climbing and cycling to swimming. The landscapes offer patchwork farmland, drystone walls and postcard panoramas.
One of Europes most dramatic Roman ruins, this defensive wall features abandoned garrisons, towers and fortified buildings across the wild terrain of northern England