England is the largest of the four so-called ‘home nations’ that make up the United Kingdom and also includes over 100 smaller islands including the Isle of Wight and the Isles of Scilly.
England is a destination people dream of, probably because England itself can be a dream. With double decker buses, quaint cottages and royal families, this country is the land of fairytales and folklore. And England’s capital city, London, is a vast and diverse metropolitan centre and a global capital of finance, culture and fashion.
The whole of England has a wide variety of regions and cities to visit: Oxford, Cambridge, Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol, York, Nottingham, Bath, Plymouth, Bournemouth, Brighton and many more.
The most iconic sights in England are in London, where here are countless museums and historical sites to visit. To name a few there are Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, The Globe Theatre, Beg Ben and Piccadilly Circus. The Tower of London is also worth a visit. Home to the British Crown Jewels, this building was a prison for hundreds of years and is said to be the most haunted spot in England.
In the south of England stands Stonehenge one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world. Evidence indicates the stones were erected sometime in 2500 BC.
In the north part of England is Hadrian’s Wall, originally built by the Romans in 122 AD and intended to protect their colony Britannia from Scottish tribes. Running 117 kilometres from the Irish Sea to the North Sea, Hadrian’s Wall was made a World Heritage Site in 1987.
Up in the northwest part of the country, in County Cumbria, is the Lake District, the largest National Park in England. With lakes and fells providing the most dramatic scenery, this spot is a favourite amongst hikers and climbers.
This country of 52 million people has gained an awful reputation for being grey, cold and rainy. In truth, the temperatures never reach either extreme and the rain isn’t as frequent as you’d think.