England Destination Guide
England vacations provide a multitude of activities and sights for the entire family. From London's bustling sprawl to The Lake District's breathtaking natural beauty, the traditional estates of rural England to Liverpool's fascinating Beatles Museum, England packs a punch with visitors despite its postage-stamp size.
England's cultural hub London is bursting with music, art, theater and over a thousand years of absorbing history. Its countless pubs and music venues offer musical performances to suit all tastes – from rock'n'roll's rising stars to stripped back acoustic shows. London attractions include The Tate Modern, the Saatchi Gallery and British Museum, which offer the best in world-class contemporary art.
A trip to London wouldn't be complete without clapping eyes on Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. London is also a shopping mecca, with High Street fashions on the cutting edge of world trends and plenty of vintage treats up sale in Portobello Road's famous markets.
Heritage and history beyond London's limits
Take the time to venture outside London to enjoy England tours in the nation's rolling green countryside. The Lake District has long been a celebrated icon of English beauty and has been a designated national park since 1951. Made famous by the poems of William Wordsworth and Samuel Coldridge, The Lake District has been immortalized for its picturesque views, walking trails and lush countryside.
Many of England's oldest homes and country estates still exist and are open to the public, evoking the lucid imagery of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Original Georgian architecture surrounds the stunning spa town of Bath in semi-rural Somerset. Established on the sight of natural spa waters, the town of Bath grew as a fashionable escape for wealthy 18th Century aristocrats and was renowned for its restorative properties.
Today Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of England's most popular tourist destinations. Other noteworthy estates include Hampton Court Palace in Richmond, Windsor Palace (one of the official residences of the Queen) and Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, which features as 'Pemberley' in the BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice.
In contrast, Liverpool's Beatles museum is a living monument to the Fab Four. An atmospheric journey into the lives and times of England's most enduring band, the museum puts their hometown firmly into the spotlight. Best of all, it evens features a yellow submarine! So what are you waiting for? Book a cheap flight to London and experience England's history and culture today.