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Why England?

England’s fascinating history and heritage is nothing short of mindblowing. From Stonehenge to Shakespeare, the wild Yorkshire Moors to London’s West End, there’s so much love about this endlessly enchanting country.

Iconic & Inspirational

Home to some of the world’s most impressive landmarks such as Hadrian's Wall and the Houses of Parliament, England is packed with inspiring sights. For starters, you can explore ancient castles, such as Dover Castle overlooking the white cliffs, or the Tower of London on the banks of the River Thames. Admire artworks at world-famous galleries including London’s National Gallery and Birmingham’s Museum & Art Gallery. And those in pursuit of history should head to one of England’s many remarkable museums, from the Jorvik Viking Centre in York to the Ashmolean in Oxford.

Scenic Beauty

Some of the best beaches in the world can be found along England’s coastline, including the fossil-studded Jurassic Coast and the Norfolk Coast - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. To see some of the prettiest countryside in England, stay in the Cotswolds with its tapestry of chocolate-box villages. For breathtakingly beautiful views, the Peak and Lake District are must-sees. And for fields as far as the eye can see, navigate your way through the marshy fens of Lincolnshire.

Legends Of Literature

England’s rich history and landscape is the stuff of legends. When you come face-to-face with the Major Oak in Nottinghamshire’s Sherwood Forest, you’ll see just how it captures the imagination. Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, with its links to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, is simply magical. And when you see Oxford’s university buildings, it’s like Hogwarts has landed in the Muggle world. With hundreds of cottages and holiday homes in England just waiting to be booked, what are you waiting for?

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Places to stay in England

Places to visit in England


With its sweeping sandy beaches, quaint fishing villages, sensational seafood and a fascinating Celtic history, it’s no wonder that Cornwall has eternal appeal. Its mild climate and huge range of attractions, from the Eden Project to Tintagel Castle, will keep you coming back year after year.

Yorkshire Dales National Park

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is jaw-droppingly beautiful and needs to be seen to be believed. With its rich cultural heritage, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and protected forests, you’ll want to make plenty of time to simply stand and stare. If you can drag yourself away from the scenery, there are castles to explore, pubs to cosy up in and a very warm welcome to be had.


Awash with medieval towns, moorland national parks and sandy shores, exploring the great outdoors is a must in Devon. Book a romantic bolthole in Dartmoor and go stargazing, or find a family-friendly rental near the Jurassic Coast. Wherever you choose, a holiday in Devon is as delightful as warm scones and tea (cream on first!).


According to Dr Samuel Johnson, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”. 300 years later, and his words still ring true. A thriving historic and multicultural melting pot, England’s capital city lures you in with one world-famous attraction after another. And there are plenty of hidden gems to discover, too.

Things to do in England

Ashmolean Museum

The University of Oxford’s Museum of Art and Archeology houses countless treasures covering 10,000 years of history.

Tintagel Castle

Get a feel for the England of King Arthur and his court with a visit to this classic Cornish attraction.

The Jurassic Coast

Fascinating fossils are waiting to be found on this World Heritage Site in Dorset and Devon.

Westminster Abbey

1000 years of English kings and queens have been crowned here, so it’s a must for any sightseeing tour of the capital.

The Lake District

Meres and lakes reflect the windswept hills and dry stone walls of England’s most inspiring landscape.

The Eden Project

Tropical rainforest is recreated under these futuristic domes, with jungle, waterfalls and plants from all over the world.

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