The wonders of England

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A country that is as eccentric as it is steeped in tradition. Be transported into magic, into empires, into misty hillsides and cutting edge culture.

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What do do in England

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About England

England in a nutshell

England is one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It’s located on the island of Great Britain, in Western Europe. England has a long and complex history involving everyone from the Vikings to the Anglo-Saxons and beyond. At one point, the British Empire became known as the “the empire on which the sun never sets,” and for good reason.

Why is England so popular to visit?

England is a powerful and influential country with presence around the world. With international flights arriving at all times and a tunnel connecting it to France, it’s really the gateway to mainland Europe. Its diverse capital city, London, is often cited as being the most popular tourist destination in the world. London is not the only thing England has to offer; it’s home to a number of cities and small coastal and countryside towns. The small size of the country is also incredibly appealing to visitors. It’s an easy country to navigate given its size and the transportation options available throughout the country.

Things to do in England

London is the epicenter of England, and no visit to the country is complete without exploring this capital city. You can't leave the country without taking a photo at its most iconic landmarks including the London Eye, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Once you've had enough of the city, head to Wiltshire where you can view the prehistoric monument, Stonehenge. The Jurassic Coast, located in southern England, is home to a variety of beaches, coves and fossils. If you just can't get enough of the English outdoors, then a trip to the Lake District is a must. Be sure to bring your biking shoes for a tough ride on the Lakeland Loop. History buffs will appreciate Bath, which is home to the Roman-built baths. End your trip by having a pint in the seaside town of Brighton.

What is the best time of year to visit England?

England is really a year-round destination. With the exception of some of the seaside towns, most everything stays up and running the entire year. Summer is best if you want to experience the coast. Oh, and did we mention the world famous Wimbledon Championships happens in July? Get ready for Pimm’s Cup and strawberries and cream! Although the winter brings colder weather and shorter days, the country still manages to be magical. London especially knows how to make the most of winter with all the markets, decorations, lights and mulled wine. During the autumn, witness the changing of the leaves and in the spring, see the flowers and trees come back to life.

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