The Best Places
to Visit in England

The Best Places
to Visit in England

As Hugh Grant’s character said in the classic film Love Actually, “We may be a small country, but we’re a great one too. The country of Shakespeare, Churchill, the Beatles, Sean Connery, Harry Potter, David Beckham’s right foot. David Beckham’s left foot…”

England has so much to offer travelers. There's the vibrant scene in London, the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, coastal towns, royal castles, and pre-historic sites. Be transported back in time with intriguing visits to prehistoric Stonehenge, the Roman ruins of Bath, and majestic medieval castles. Venture inside the timber-framed building where the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare, was born and grew up, or visit the Brontë family's home. Every type of traveler is sure to find a place or moment in England that charms them.

Top 8 Places to Visit in England

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Tour London, England

Home to Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, and Westminster Abbey, London is a city bustling with energy. The city's West End offers incredible restaurants, shops, and a famous theater scene. You can ramble through the buzzing stalls of Borough Market, London's most renowned food market, which has been supplying locals with fresh produce and goods for centuries. From the city's pub scene to the Thames, Greenwich to the Tower Bridge, starting your tour of Great Britain in London offers a modern-day look at English culture.

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Visit Windsor, England

This historic market town hosts Windsor Palace, one of the British Royal Family’s official residences and the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. Stroll beside the River Thames, shop for royal souvenirs. Right across the river is Eton, home of the famous boys’ school where George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, and Ian Fleming were educated.

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Stonehenge, England, UK

Pay a visit to the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge. Built sometime around 3000 BC, Wiltshire’s famous ring of Neolithic standing stones has been attracting visitors for centuries. Today, this sacred site remains a special place with both religious and cultural significance.

Village in Cotswolds, England

Visit The Cotswolds in England

The iconic landscape of rolling hills, the ‘wolds’, truly captures quaint old-world England. Dotting the hills are quintessential English villages with honey-colored buildings built of local limestone and complete with rose-bedecked walls and the occasional thatched roof. Among the palaces, castles, and country houses found across the five counties that The Cotswolds cover, visitors can visit Shakespeare's home in Stratford-upon-Avon, and Oxford - the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

Roman Baths, Bath, England

Visit The Roman Baths in Bath, England

As one of the world’s best-preserved Roman remains, the Baths are a must-see attraction on a visit to Britain. Here you can bathe in thermal water that has come straight from the natural hot springs beneath the city, just as the Romans did some 2,000 years ago.

St. Ives Beach, Cornwall, England

Tour Coastal Cornwall in England, UK

The peninsula that is County Cornwall reaches into the Celtic Sea with a long, salty finger. The rugged coast is speckled with seaside towns like Penzance, made famous in the comic opera, and St. Ives, a fishing port-turned seaside resort town, along with the medieval ruins of Tintagel Castle. Visitors to the area can view the Isles of Scilly from the dramatic cliffs of Land’s End, the most southwestern point of Britain.

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Visit York, England in Great Britain

Britain’s largest county offers a living window into the pastoral agricultural past of Northern England. Traditional architecture dots the landscape, including dry stone walls zigzagging across fields. Travel through the Yorkshire Dales to visit the Brontë Parsonage Museum, created within the actual home of the Brontë family. Travel to York, one of the oldest cities in England to discover its Viking history and exquisite architecture. Home to York Minster, Britain’s largest medieval cathedral, the cobbled Shambles, and the National Railway Museum, York is a must-visit for any traveler.

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Visit Bristol, England

This seaside town sprang from Iron Age hill forts and Roman villas. Spanning the River Avon, the Clifton Suspension Bridge has been an emblem of Bristol since opening in 1864. Brunel's SS Great Britain, the world’s first great ocean liner (1843) attracts visitors to the harbor's 19th-century warehouse district, which now overflows with restaurants, shops, and galleries.