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What to see in England


England remains one of the world's most popular sightseeing destinations, drawing high numbers of repeat visitors inspired by its effortless combination of historical splendour and vibrant modernity. Some of the most famous tourist sites in the world are packed into this tiny but proud country.

The locals complain incessantly about the weather, and in truth it is rather gloomy and damp, especially from October to May. For tourists though, the imperfect weather provides the perfect excuse for retreating inside world-class museums and galleries, or enjoying the outstanding theatre.

When the sun does shine, the English countryside reveals its irresistible charms with lush greenery, rolling hills, and elegant castle ruins in abundance. Equally, some travellers relish the English landscapes in the snow and mist and London streets are never more beautiful than when they are bedecked with lights for the festive season.

Although there is so much to see and do, England is very compact, which makes it fairly easy to get between the sights. The entire country is laced with railway lines, which are frequently duplicated by bus routes, although for longer excursions it may be better to fly with one of the discount airlines like Ryanair and Easyjet.

Tower of London

The Tower of London is perhaps as famous for its traditions as its imposing structure, located on the Thames River. It is guarded by a special band of Yeoman Warders, known as Beefeaters, and dotted…

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Buckingham Palace and the Queen's Gallery

No visit to London would be complete without experiencing the pomp and ceremony of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, but now visitors can actually get a peek inside during the annual…

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British Museum

The British Museum is widely regarded as the world's greatest museum of human history and culture. Containing more than 13 million artefacts from all corners of the globe, the British Museum boasts…

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Brighton Lanes

The Lanes is a lively neighborhood that hosts a variety of upmarket restaurants and quirky shops, with everything from antiques and jewellery to fortune-telling on offer. Wander lazily through…

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No other site in England presents the viewer with such grandeur and mystery, nor sparks the imagination so much as this iconic circle of stones in Wiltshire, southwest England. Writers, adventurers,…

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The Eden Project

The Eden Project's aim is to examine the ways in which human beings interact with their environment, with a special focus on the plant world, in order to develop new ways of sustainable development…

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Hadrian's Wall

In order to separate the Roman Empire in Britain from the native 'barbarians', Emperor Hadrian ordered the building of an impressive wall in the year 122. Taking approximately six years to complete,…

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The Peak District

The Peak District was England's first national park. This beautiful region sits in the central and northern parts of England, largely within the picturesque county of Derbyshire. Diverse…

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