A tour through England means a voyage through time: from the prehistoric, gigantic monument that is Stonehenge to the futuristic domes of the Eden Project in Cornwall. England is shrouded in history everywhere you turn, but has also embraced the 21st century. London, the luxurious capitol, is completely revamped and energized due to the 2012 Olympics. Cities such as Manchester, Leeds, and Newcastle retain true to their ancestral history while showing off a new-age look through remodeled waterfront galleries, trendy apartments, modern bars, shops, and restaurants. Tour England and you’ll receive a true taste of the new mixed with the old.
Travelers enjoy England because it is small in scale, allowing tourists to spend less time traveling between places and more time experiencing what the wonderful country has to offer. The country offers the best in terms of luxury, relaxation, and adventure. Tourists love to spend time traversing the rolling hills of Oxfordshire, bike-riding throughout Norfolk, or even surfing off the coasts of Newquay. The most thrill-seeking tourists can also enjoy rock-climbing off in the Peak District.
But beyond the adventure, England is about sitting back and enjoying a good cup of tea or having a drink with the locals at a pub. The music festivals and crickets matches give the small country a strong sense of pride that is wonderfully contagious to any traveler.
London is one of the world’s most visited cities for good reason, as it has something for every traveler: from historic monuments, to pristine architecture, to delicious, one-of-a-kind restaurants.
Tour London and you’ll walk into history every step of the way: Tower of London, Westminster Abby, Hampton Court. London has done an amazing job at preserving their historic architecture and keeping structures well-maintained for future generations to enjoy.
For the art and culture lover, London is a haven with innovative art, music, writing, and design. There are art galleries, museums, festivals, all of which create the illusion of a never-ending supply of classic entertainment.
Central London is the location of the major museums, galleries, and iconic sights. To escape from the highly-dense city, take a trip to Hampstead Heath or Greenwich Park and take in the green landscape. Venture even further out to Kew Gardens, Richmond, or Hampton Court Palace and get a taste of the beautiful, lush-green panoramas of London.
Tour the Cotswolds
The Cotswolds is home to beautiful rolling hills and picture-perfect villages. Tourists love the Cotswolds because they get to experience old mansions, cottages, churches, and the best that old-world England has to offer.
Though the Cotswolds is absolutely beautiful in its traditional hold on classic England, the place can be inundated by tourists during the peak season (usually the summer). Nevertheless, tourists find the architecture, culture, and atmosphere beautifully historic and find a way to enjoy their time regardless of the amount of people in town.
To avoid the rush of crowds, visit the main centres during the early morning or late in the evening. For some time off away from the crowds, take to the hills by foot or bike and enjoy the majestic scenery.
Tour Lake District
Lake District is magical in its peaceful serenity. Few places in England match up to its beautiful, intoxicating landscapes that inspired famous romantic poets of the 19th century. The panorama includes mountain peaks, rolling hillsides, and the largest natural lakes in England.
Tourists that love the great outdoors must go to Lake District. Not only does it provide some of the best scenic landscapes, but it’s also filled with history and culture: from the abbey of Furness to the literary landmarks of Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount.
Bath is the quintessential English city: architectural icon, fashion trendsetter, and cultural principal. The city is immensely attractive, featuring Georgian terraces, Palladian parades, and stone townhouses. In fact, the entire city was named a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
If you’re prepared to spend far more than a pretty penny, then Bath will bathe you in more luxury than anywhere else in England. Bath is meant for those that want top-of-the-line grandeur.
Manchester is one of the fastest growing cities in England. From trendy bars to bohemian boutiques in the Northern Quarter, Manchester has an unstoppable night-life best suited for the party-going tourists.
There are plenty of sites to see in Manchester. As football runs deep in the city, make sure to visit National Football Museum at URBIS. Near the museum you’ll find the Manchester Cathedral.
If you’re a young early-twenties traveler, then you’ll most likely enjoy the night life on Oxford Road, which is full of pubs and clubs packed with Manchester University students. For a mature nightlife, head to Deansgate or the Northern Quarter.